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Do Your Employees Endorse Your Products?

Portals and KM

However, Matt found that 49% of information workers are detractors, and only 27% were promoters, however in North America, workers are three times as likely to advocate as European workers.  Forrester found that, “advocacy correlates with work technology attitudes and behaviors in North America. And why it matters).

Ode to Rossland

Michelle Laurie

One of the best ski hills in North America is a 3minute drive away or you can x-country ski there on the trail connecting town and the hill. Rossland, B.C. image by, Steve Hilts. I work from a home office in this beautiful mountain town in southern British Columbia. Here are 10 reasons why I love Rossland: 1. Affordable.

2011 22

I Think I May Have Just Experienced The Future…


As a road / air warrior, I get to travel a fair bit and visit not just mainland Spain, but a bunch of other countries in Europe, and North America.

2012 112

TIBCO Upgrades tibbr with GEO and Other New Capabilities

Portals and KM

You filter on customers, customers in North America, government customers in North America, etc. Is About the Technology).

2012 34

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I nthe last five years, the price of gasoline in North America has roughlydoubled. Well, for a start,industry wont be able to finance further energy cost increases on thebacks of North American (and Chinese) labour. Altogether,North Americans now spend $104 for every $100 they earn. No more Wal-Martization roomremains.

Internationalism is not globalization

Chris Corrigan

In North America we are entirely helps within global trade agreements with very little internationalization. I’ve been reflecting on the UK referendum results obsessively for the past couple of days. While most of my friends and colleagues voted to remain, I can also understand a little the desire to “leave.”

Returning to the Basics

Chris Corrigan

Our Beyond the Basics team is about to host our last gathering of the current cycle of offers, back in North America. TS Eliot.

Weathering the storms

Chris Corrigan

View from my garret. Last night and this morning the sky has been what is sometimes called angry. And ten minutes after that it is clear again.

Surface Pro 3 ??? Some Further Thoughts and Links

Michael Sampson - Currents

I am looking forward to seeing it in action. In preparing for its release, I have been paying attention to news and updates. That impresses me.

2014 25

Dealing with your slaves and seeing the world

Chris Corrigan

All of us in North America depend on slave labour to support our lifestyles. Think gains like gay marriage and civil rights in North America. In a complex and interconnected world it is hard to be an activist against things. So what to do? Consider the slavery question. Real slave labour. So how does one deal with this?

2014 17

A Bright Start to the New Year: Welcome Eric Weaver to Ant’s Eye View

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Eric’s account list is expansive. the National Review , the Seattle Times and the Washington Post. Welcome Eric!

2011 22

The Occupy Movement: Don’t Tell Us What To Do

How to Save the World

We’re all armchair strategists at heart. All these criticisms miss the point. The Occupy movement has already accomplished an enormous amount.

2011 26

Creating a mindset to work with failure

Chris Corrigan

In North America and Europe we have a cultural aversion to failure. Innovation does not come without discarding ideas, trying and failing. Â In complex systems with complex challenges, failure is inevitable and desired. Â If we need to prototype to sense our way forward we have to have a mindset that can handle failure. Frame it up.

2014 16

Creating a mindset to work with failure

Chris Corrigan

In North America and Europe we have a cultural aversion to failure. Innovation does not come without discarding ideas, trying and failing. In complex systems with complex challenges, failure is inevitable and desired. If we need to prototype to sense our way forward we have to have a mindset that can handle failure. Frame it up.

2014 16

The Need for Smarts as Well as Data

Portals and KM

In North America in particular, there is an obsession with numbers. But this data alone is not enough. I certainly agree.  

2013 11

Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

North. North %. I don’t see a systematic difference between the South and the North columns, do you? Modified. Count. China.

One reason why I love English football

Chris Corrigan

English football runs on a very different system than North American sports. In North America, the league owns the teams.

2009 12

Interior transformation

Chris Corrigan

This is why such experiences are revered with masks and dances on the west coast of North America. It was exciting and we were fired up.

The Genius of Randomness

How to Save the World

” Hmmm. I don’t believe in divination, but sometimes playing with the random can provoke insight that rational inquiry cannot.

"Charting Culture"

Endless Knots

The fad to chart massive amounts of data often leaves me (and others) shrugging. Cool pictures but. Here's the link  (embed not working).

Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

On April 25, Social Innovation Meetup #4 , organized by Hivos and Kennisland, was held in Amsterdam. How do they help accomplish social change?

Antique Maps and Prints for Sale

Portals and KM

I am moving and would like to sll some of my art by others and old maps. This post covers antique maps and print and the yesterday's post has art. 

Food Security

How to Save the World

image from the book Creating a Forest Garden by Martin Crawford. and facilitated by my friend Chris Corrigan. Sounds like a lot of work. The lesson?

2014 21

Links of the Quarter: May 28, 2015

How to Save the World

America’s Subversive War on Arab Peoples and Putin’s Russia: It’s all about money, oil and power, reveals Julian Assange.

2015 24

What we’re up to with Berkana

Chris Corrigan

In it you can get a snapshot of the work that is happening within our network, including the Art of Hosting offerings that we undertake in North America and the learning and illuminating of work happening all over the globe. The 2010 annual report for the Berkana Institute is out.

The one reason not to bother with lists about ‘community’


You don’t have to spend time in Northern Ireland to appreciate that, I believe there are plenty of places in north America where the ‘communities’ are quite strong enough thank you. Kaid Benfield has written some good stuff, but this latest Atlantic piece – ‘ What Are the 7 Keys to a Strong Community? ’ - is perplexing. Partnerships.

Not Ready to Do What’s Needed

How to Save the World

forms of activism, adapted from the book Deep Green Resistance. It is time to give up on it, to let it go; time to say goodbye. ”). Easy to say.

2012 37

Employee Engagement Affects Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Regional Differences in Employee Engagement According to the study, less than 33% of employees are engaged in North America. about us. research resources. contact us. advertise here. Newsletter. Latest News. Features. Interviews. Product Reviews. Web CMS. Enterprise CMS. Document Management. Web Engagement. Digital Asset Management.

Monday Video: Conformity

Nancy White

What Africans did vs colleagues from Europe or North America. Yup, crowded elevators. Overpacked according to standards here at home.

Peter Block on community

Chris Corrigan

In it he aggregates the wisdom of those of us who have been practicing participatory process for the last 30 years in North America.

Keynote Speakers for Intranets 2012 in Sydney - May 2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

million customers in the United States. Martin White (UK) is the author of the Intranet Management Handbook and three other books. Conference Notes

2009 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners

Portals and KM

North America took top honors with 7 Winners, followed by Asia (5 Winners) and Europe (3 Winners). This brings back memories. The Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) award has been around for some time.   These were the days of better travel funding and the relatively early days of KM. creating a learning organization.

Links of the Month: November 19, 2011

How to Save the World

Cartoon by Mark Hurwitt. I believe ‘we’ are not the rational ‘individuals’ we imagine ourselves to be. Conservation. Beauty.

2011 25

Links of the Month: October 23, 2014

How to Save the World

Unfortunately, America furnished its part of the house with stapled-together crap designed to look better than it really was. ” divide.

2014 15

Blog>> Personal KM vs Team Collaboration

Green Chameleon

Here are two examples: * region: asia-pacific, africa & middle-east, eastern europe, western europe, north america, latin america. Are you a person that is very well organised? Can you always find the books, CDs, or DVDs you are looking for? Are you doing the same for your digital information? One: Transparency.

Blog>> Electronic Records Management Lags Everywhere

Green Chameleon

The bulk of responses came from North America, and it would have been good to get deeper insight into Australia, New Zealand and the UK, where slightly different traditions of records management hold sway. 55% had no policy guidance on the status of emails as electronic records. How does this relate to knowledge management? Try it

Catalyst pre-conference workshop agenda - Project Concordia

Collaborative Thinking

We will hold a pre-conference workshop at the Burton Catalyst North America 2009 conference on Monday, 27 July 2009, from 10am to 5pm , in San Diego, California. Another option for those wishing to leverage attendance at Catalyst (on top of all the great Burton Group workshops, sessions, guest speakers, etc). The Consumerization of IT.

Links of the Month: July 15, 2013

How to Save the World

We need something similar in North America. (image from the cover of ando perez’ book; artist unknown). But not before. I’m sorry.

2013 14

Case Study: Find It With SharePoint Search (Mike Brannon, National Gypsum) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

Has 34 locations in North America. The inaugural Share conference in the United States is almost done. There is one final track session, the keynote, and then the SharePint (thankfully there will be Sprite available) - don't forget the post-conference workshops tomorrow though. I'm attending Mike Brannon's session on SharePoint search.