Building TUMI - Charlie Clifford on the TUMI Journey

Michael Sampson - Currents

profiles the story of Charlie Clifford and TUMI : " Charlie Clifford ditched a corporate job in marketing to start a business selling rugged leather bags made in South America. Clifford, 67, credits the success of Tumi, based in South Plainfield, New Jersey, to an ever-evolving design. That was in 1974. Nearly 30 years later, he sold his company, Tumi, named for an ancient ceremonial knife from Peru, to a private equity firm.

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The International Food Shortage

Michael Sampson - Currents

In South America they didn't know what "please" meant. David, my 13 year old son, forwarded this to me yesterday. It obviously tickled his fancy! Recently, a worldwide survey was conducted and the only question asked was: "Would you please give your honest opinion about the solution to the food shortage in the rest of the world?". The survey was, not surprisingly, a huge failure. Because: In Africa they didn't know what "food" meant.

Some Great Latin Restaurants in New Orleans

Portals and KM

      Baru Bistro & Tapa s
 offers traditional cuisine of the Caribbean coast of Colombia and South America. We recently saw a PBS special on WYES that covered some of the wonderful Latin restaurants in New Orleans.

2015 172

We need your help (especially if you speak French or Spanish)

Net-Map Toolbox

While the idea is quickly spreading throughout the anglophone world, there are now first applications in South America and francophone Africa… but alas, my colleagues and I so far relied on ad-hoc translate-as-you-go solutions, training an interpreter or organizing face-to-face sessions where we use our own language skills. I want Net-Map to be as directly available and easy to learn for anyone who wants to understand and improve social networks as possible.

The Case for SmOOCs

Jenny Connected

Canada, USA, South America, Africa, Europe, India, the Far East and Australia were all represented and at the time of writing 60 people have accessed the Moodle site within the last 3 weeks. On reflection #fslt12 was a SmOOC – a small open online course. I suspect that just as the number of Massive Open Online Courses of the Stanford type will proliferate – at least in the short term – so too will SmOOCs.

2012 138

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 234

Facebook talks like a pirate. Movember and online community rituals

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

If you bend down to talk to children, if you learn a few words of Spanish before heading to South America, you can jolly well put together an engagement plan to play with customers who enjoy mucking around with Pirate Speak. Want to know how to change Facebook to Talk Like A Pirate?

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Endless Knots

Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and South America had most of the people and most of the natural resources. “We’re “We’re playing a game to redistribute the world’s resources so that everyone has enough.”. He took a breath and I saw the small door to gaining some context. “I I don’t get how it’s a game. Is there a board with players or what?”. Teddy laughed. The “board,” such as it was, comprised a huge floor map of the world the size of a basketball court. “It’s

2010 104

From virtual classroom to workshop and back

Joitske Hulsebosch

We train and support an international group of organisations from countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and South America. I'm getting so busy that blogging gets harder (if I want to have some off computer time too!).

Tom Davenport on Improving Management Decisions

Portals and KM

In this case they were losing tons of money on loans to South America. My former colleague, Tom Davenport, is working on a new book on decision making. My friend Andrew Snider of Athenium recently spent some time with him to talk about the leverage that an organization can get by improving micro-decisions using systematic behavior measurement. Tom reflected on this conversation as part of his blog post, Microdecisions for Macro Impact.

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Reflecting on a month in China

Jenny Connected

In recent years I have travelled a fair bit, making at least one long haul trip a year, but China has been the most challenging trip I have made since travelling round South America in the 70s. From October 8 th to November 2 nd , I was in China. For the first two weeks, I travelled as a tourist covering thousands of miles and taking five internal flights. The trip started in Beijing.

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Share2010 Session: Arvind Sampath from Sinclair Knight Merz on "Knowledge Management, Collaboration and Sinclair Knight Merz Strategy for Success"

Michael Sampson - Currents

But are about to put a distributed architecture in place, with a farm in LA for better support for the offices in South America. Arvind Sampath from Sinclair Knight Merz talked about their experience with success around knowledge management and collaboration. Key points: Arvind has a background in working in a kitchen and playing in a heavy metal band. The stretch to today? Kitchen staff and a band work together to create great content again and again.

2010 114

Enterprise 2.0 Conference – What to Expect – Day 3


outside of North America. And with this one other blog post I am just about to put together I’m concluding what you can expect from the upcoming Enterprise 2.0 conference event, taking place in Boston, and which will start in just a few hours from now.

2009 130

News Updates (December 18, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Desca, a leading technology integration services company, today announced that it has earned the TelePresence Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco for the Central America North South America Caribbean (CANSAC) region. Twitter in 2009. My end of year post on Messaging News is about the most significant event in collaboration in 2009. " The most significant event for me in 2010 was observing the adoption and use of Twitter.

2009 98

Green Chameleon » Touched

Green Chameleon

Low context cultures (as in white middle class America) work very much on explicit coded information, which makes them very accessible to “outsiders&# but lack mechanisms for building shared tacit knowledge easily.

2008 130

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Highlights – Day Three


As I am coming close to the end of the series of highlights blog posts from the Enterprise 2.0

2009 130

Social Network Travel Logging

Governance in a Networked World

Julie had done the outback tour through the back of Queensland, NSW and South Australia. We have however managed to travel to many other countries beyond my work destinations, some triggered by work connections, like Rosario and Maria’s wedding in South Africa which was a real treat.

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Links for the Week: May 17, 2009

How to Save the World

made a wonderful video in 2004 about her trip with her teenaged daughter to South America -- without a guide-book, maps, phrase-book, or compass. BLOG Links for the Week: May 17, 2009. mountain in Japan, still snow-covered in May; photo by Kevin.

2009 46

Experiences with Online Conferencing (part 1)

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

I compare this with meetings a had in South America, were I just started speaking Spanish. When you don’t know how to ride a bike, walking is always faster! An online conference call seems like a simple, cheap and accessible way for bringing a distributed group together. As we use our e-collaboration community as a laboratory for experimenting with e-tools, we decided to prepare an upcoming f2f meeting using online teleconferencing.

2006 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

JoeBageant on our Prison/Asylum Culture: Mybuddy Joe writes about the deepand broad psychological malaise in America ,and the efforts of psychologists to heal it, exploit it, and keep thelid on it. And NOAA suggests seven of these areas (SW NorthAmerica, E South America, S Europe, N Africa, S Africa, SE Asia, WAustralia) will soon face 1000-year-longdust bowls. A really serious biker has made a 20,000 mile tandembicycle trip from the North toSouth extremes of the Americas.

Links for the Week -- February 14, 2009

How to Save the World

Joe Bageant on our Prison/Asylum Culture: My buddy Joe writes about the deep and broad psychological malaise in America , and the efforts of psychologists to heal it, exploit it, and keep the lid on it. And NOAA suggests seven of these areas (SW North America, E South America, S Europe, N Africa, S Africa, SE Asia, W Australia) will soon face 1000-year-long dust bowls. BLOG Links for the Week -- February 14, 2009. "25

2009 35

Oldie but goodie: "CompuServe's Intranet Forum"

Endless Knots

Jeff Stamps; go ahead Alistair Bruce; One 59 year old partner in our firm was a technophobe.Then he discovered that his 22 year old daughter whom he adores.could use email to stay in touch with him from South America. Out of nowhere, my colleague, Diane Gayeski , who serves as Associate Dean and Professor of Communication at Ithaca College , found this little gem in her files.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The Only Diet for a Peacemaker Is a Vegetarian Diet: "Conscience dictates that the grain should stay where it is grown ,from South America to Africa. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

2008 46

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Living in Cyworld: Contextualising Cy-Ties in South Korea. JCMC Home Submit Issues Author Index Editors About JCMC boyd, d. & Ellison, N. 2007). Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication , 13 (1), article 11.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

All the oldmyths are told: Norse sagas, Greco-Roman myths, Aesop’sfables, tales of Japanese kami, parables from native peoples acrossNorth and South America, fables from across Africa, Celtic tales, evenChristian and Islamic myths. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

A Post-Civilization Story

How to Save the World

All the old myths are told: Norse sagas, Greco-Roman myths, Aesop’s fables, tales of Japanese kami, parables from native peoples across North and South America, fables from across Africa, Celtic tales, even Christian and Islamic myths. BLOG A Post-Civilization Story. The following story, reproduced by permission, was written by Usul of the Blackfoot, about life after the collapse of our civilization.