Collaborative Thinking: Burton Group Catalyst Speaker Submissions

Collaborative Thinking

» February 15, 2008 Burton Group Catalyst Speaker Submissions Catalyst (North America) is Burton Groups premiere event for technologists and executives.

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. Happy New Year's Eve. This is the season for employee appreciation. At least it used to be when year end bonuses were given out.

Trending Sources

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. I recently wrote a post about feeling isolated so I thought it only right to also share why most of the time, I am grateful! Here are 10 reasons why I love Rossland: 1.

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

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Almost no one inNorth America calls him/herself lower-class or upper-class, and peoplewho describe themselves as middle-class (a class which really nolonger exists in North America) do so hesitantly. The principal determinant of ones class in America, andthe hermetic worldview that comes with it, is education. Americas much-ballyhood liberty is largely fictional. America, he says, cannot hope tostop messing up the rest of the world until it solves its own mess."When

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I nthe last five years, the price of gasoline in North America has roughlydoubled. So its not surprising that, except for theWal-Martization of the North American economy (offshoring NorthAmerican jobs and importing cheap Chinese crap to replace the goodsonce made domestically) to offset the higher costs of energy,$3.50/gallon gasoline has not affected any corporate or individualbehaviour. Altogether,North Americans now spend $104 for every $100 they earn.

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. “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”. — TS Eliot.

2015 23

Surface Pro 3 ??? Some Further Thoughts and Links

Michael Sampson - Currents

In some of the research data I’m writing up at the moment, based on a couple of surveys across North America, the Surface Pro features heavily as the device that is expected to increase in usage in organizations.

2014 25

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.” ” What I find awful is the manner in which the Leave campaign used racism and xenophobia to generate support for its position.

2016 17

Weathering the storms

Chris Corrigan

View from my garret. When i am working at home, as I am today, my office is a stand up desk in a window dormer that ingeniously is surround on all three sides with windows.

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. One of the easiest ways that your opponents can neutralize your opposition to things like oil and slavery is to say “we” you depend on oil and slaves, so that makes you a hypocrite.”

2014 17

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

Ant's Eyeview Blog

A true pioneer in digital marketing, Eric began his 20-year career in 1991 as a Community Manager and Content Curator at America Online, and since then he’s helped drive awareness, revenue and loyalty for household brands across North America.

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

How to Save the World

E veryone, it seems, has advice on what the Occupy movement should do next, in the face of winter, dwindling and hostile press coverage, flagging public support, volunteer burnout, and police raids and brutality. We’re all armchair strategists at heart.

2011 26

A world full of knowmads in 2020?

Joitske Hulsebosch

This means that the past advantageous position of Europe and North America will be lost. John Moravec was the first to coin the term knowmad in the book Knowmad society. In this Tedtalk John poses an interesting statement about the 'rise of the knowmad'. "

2017 11

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.

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.

2014 16

The Need for Smarts as Well as Data

Portals and KM

In North America in particular, there is an obsession with numbers. Rich Beatty published a nice article, Data Guides, But the Gut Decides , on how CMOs need to balance art and science in their decision making.

Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

Here’s the final table I arrived at which compares “South” and “North” in terms of “ satisfaction with the Ning platform.” North. North %. I don’t see a systematic difference between the South and the North columns, do you?

One reason why I love English football

Chris Corrigan

When I was 10 years old, my family moved to Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, just on the north edge of London and eight miles away from White Hart Lane, the home of Tottenham Hotspur. English football runs on a very different system than North American sports.

Interior transformation

Chris Corrigan

The products of colonization – whether in North America, Ireland, the middle east, Africa or elsewhere leave communities and people dispirited, dispossessed and disillusioned. This is why such experiences are revered with masks and dances on the west coast of North America.

The Genius of Randomness

How to Save the World

When I just did this I came up with this sentence from The Fourth Turning : “What [the early European migrants to North America] did not seek — indeed, what they were fleeing — was a pagan resignation to the seasonality of nature.”

2015 14

"Charting Culture"

Endless Knots

This one is original -- charting the migration of well-known people from their births to their deaths, principally in the general Europe-to-North-America neighborhoods. The fad to chart massive amounts of data often leaves me (and others) shrugging. Cool pictures but.

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

Making CommunitySense

Interesting related things happening in North America are the Stanford Social Innovation Review , the Academy for Systemic Change , the Change Lab, and the Sustainable Food Lab. On April 25, Social Innovation Meetup #4 , organized by Hivos and Kennisland, was held in Amsterdam.

2013 28

Antique Maps and Prints for Sale

Portals and KM

  Original 1638 map of Frankfurt Germany nicely framed 19" x 22"   Original map of Italy 1704 purchased in Rome - nice frame 27" x 30"   Original French 1835 map of North America with many interesting historical points. 

Food Security

How to Save the World

This is because, I learned, these “second growth” areas were “next up” to be logged when a collapsing economy and the replacement of wood by oil as the essential energy resource of North America spared them.

2014 21

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. It’s based on this previous article by Scott Doyon. Not long ago I had a little dig at the ritual of offering lists , so no more on that theme now.

Links of the Quarter: May 28, 2015

How to Save the World

” Megadrought Coming: A NASA/Cornell/Columbia research study shows the intensity and longevity of the current drought in most of the plains and the west of North America. subdivision in Cathedral City CA, built (as you can see) in the desert; photo by Damon Winter in the NYT.

2015 24

Not Ready to Do What’s Needed

How to Save the World

Social movements in North America are locked into this pacifist doctrine that is imposed by the middle-class reformists who want to control the movement and dictate how it conducts itself. forms of activism, adapted from the book Deep Green Resistance.

2012 37

Keynote Speakers for Intranets 2012 in Sydney - May 2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

Over the last twelve years most of his work has been developing long-term intranet and information strategies for companies in the UK, Europe and North America.

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. Web Publishing. Enterprise 2.0. Web Optimization. Social Media. Web Development. Mobile. Front Page. All Topics. Full RSS Feed. Featured Products.

CMS 16

Monday Video: Conformity

Nancy White

What Africans did vs colleagues from Europe or North America. Via Howard Rheingold , Face the Rear: An Illustration of Social Influence rings true like a bell. I love playing with “elevator etiquette&# by not standing the way the group is.

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. One of the most useful books of the past five years in terms of the work I do is Peter Block’s Community: The Structure of Belonging.

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. Back when I was with a large consulting company and involved in our knowledge management practice, I spoke at the awards meetings in London several times.   These were the days of better travel funding and the relatively early days of KM.

Links of the Month: November 19, 2011

How to Save the World

Imagine Armed Chinese Troops in Texas: Fascinating thought experiment to understand why so much of the world hates America , from the quixotic Ron Paul campaign. Cartoon by Mark Hurwitt.

2011 25

Links of the Month: October 23, 2014

How to Save the World

” Homeless: Jim Kunstler (via PS Pirro) on collapse being like a house falling apart : That fading modern world is the house that America built, the great post World War Two McMansion stuffed with dubious luxuries in a Las Vegas of the collective mind.

2014 15

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. Mike is the Director of Infrastructure and Security. Key points: - National Gypsum is a drywall, cement board. 900 employees.

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? By nature, I am rather a forgetful and chaotic person; therefore, I learned rather early to become structured and organised to overcome this shortcoming.

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. The Association for Information and Image Management ( AIIM ) has published an illuminating if gloomy report based on a survey of almost 800 members earlier this year.

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). Alice Wang and I will be exploring the intersection between identity and social networking during the workshop below: Use Cases Driving Identity in Enterprise 2.0: