Action storming for tackling difficult people

Viv Mcwaters

We’ve developed a rather nifty process that we’ve named Action Storming. What we’ve found though, is if we can isolate the exact moment of difficulty and recreate the scenario, we’re then ready to do some rapid action storming. Action storming from Viv McWaters.

Painting of New Orleans Storm Drain

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a storm drain on the side of street in New Orleans. These storm drains are part of my childhood memory. These are a very prominent and essentail feature of the New Orleans streets. I

CeBIT - Oz Day 1 Twitter Storm

Governance in a Networked World

Day 1 CeBIT Australia is now over and the twitter storm was intense. Storms are something to duck for cover from. However, amongst the tweet storm there are some gems that people think are important enough to mention to their followers.just 14% to be precise.

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.

RepKnight creating a storm in social media monitoring

The Bumble Bee

RepKnight is an exciting Belfast-based software start-up in the reputation monitoring, crowd-sourced news and public opinion space.

While I failed to make sticky buns, others stormed the kitchen

Endless Knots

I never made it to the George School sticky buns, whose recipe is here --sent to me by two of my classmates after I posted my mid-storm plea on Facebook. Do you spend time looking at other people's grocery carts when checking out? (Or Or should I say, do you check out other people's carts?)

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Perfect Storm for Government Innovation Online: Vivek Kundra


The Obama Administration announced yesterday what had been widely expected, that Vivek Kundra, former Chief Technology Officer of the Washington DC government, would be taking on the role of Federal Chief Information Officer. It's a pretty exciting development!

Tracking Hurricane Gustav on Social Media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I saw a lot of tweets around how people are using social media to track Hurricane Gustav and prepare to react to needs generated around the storm.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

May 10, 2008 Saturday Links of the Week -- May 10, 2008 Photo of an electrical storm that formed in the plume of the erupting Chilean volcano Chaitén. 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.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

March 15, 2008 Saturday Links of the Week -- March 15, 2008 -- The Heavy Ideas Edition Image: Last Monday by SuperNova K , taken in January at UBC during a storm. 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.

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SharePoint Collaboration and Governance Masterclass: Ireland in March 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

Next Thursday I'll be in Ireland to deliver the SharePoint Collaboration and Governance masterclass, in conjunction with Storm Technology. Ireland’s first “SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration” Master Class hosted by Storm Technology and led by industry guru Michael Sampson. Storm Technology is very excited to have the opportunity to host such a globally acclaimed expert on collaboration and SharePoint. For details and to register, see Storm's web page about the event.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development


Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

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Protecting Mobile Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mobile devices as endpoints to corporate information have taken the world by storm. The “mobile first” mantra refers to the preferential use of a mobile device before a desktop or laptop. Have phone, will work (or even run the company ).

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Guest post: Networks for Mangrove Protection in Costa Rica

Net-Map Toolbox

But mangroves also prevent soil erosion, protect the shorelines against storms, offer habitat for birds, mammals and sea animals and can be used by humans for recreation. (by Barbara Schroeter). Costa Rica is one of the world´s biodiversity hotspots.

Trip to Fourni, Greece: Day Three

Portals and KM

 After the threat of a storm, the next day dawned very calm and the rough sea had transformed itself into a lake. This is my third trip to the Greek island of  Samos. This time we took a three day trip to the islands of Fourni. This is the third of three posts on the trip. After

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Hail! Wind! Flickering Lights!

Endless Knots

I was staying just a few blocks from Central Park in New York on Tuesday night when a sudden, vicious storm came up. I'm not particularly afraid of storms but this one, well, here's what happened in said park, " Brief, Violent Storm Turns Central Park Into an Obstacle Course of Downed Trees ," an article in yesterday's NY Times by By Sewell Chan and Sarah Maslin Nir.

Norway’s Ship Tunnel

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Stadhavet Sea is considered one of the most exposed and dangerous areas for vessels along the coast of Norway, sometimes experiencing more than 100 storm days per year and a dangerous combination of wind, currents, and waves.

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How AI Can Help Solve The Biggest Problem With Crowdsourcing

Online Community Strategy

By introducing multi-staged challenges dubbed “Storm Sessions”, Dell was able to source and develop products with their crowd, most notably Project Sputnik, the first Linux-based laptop for developers. The concept of engaging “the Crowd” through digital platforms has been around for some time.

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Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology


A couple of months back you would remember how I put together a couple of posts over here in this blog where I shared some of the highlights from the recent Social Business Forum 2011 event, which took place on June 8th in Milan, Italy.

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Collaborative Economy Roundup for the Week Ending November 6th

Online Community Strategy

Housing and Homeless Activists Storm and Occupy Airbnb HQ” via SF Weekly – “A day before San Francisco voters will decide whether to regulate ‘home-sharing’ more strictly, the activists sought to show the short-term rental company what ‘sharing’ is all about.” – [link] .

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How AI Can Help Solve The Biggest Problem With Crowdsourcing

Online Community Strategy

By introducing multi-staged challenges dubbed “Storm Sessions”, Dell was able to source and develop products with their crowd, most notably Project Sputnik, the first Linux-based laptop for developers. The concept of engaging “the Crowd” through digital platforms has been around for some time.

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JackBe Enables Business Intelligence to be More Accessible and Robust with Recent Moves

Portals and KM

Sandra gave a great example, a dashboard for hardware stores to best serve their customers during a storm situation. Sandra had recently joined JackBe and saw the need to help hardware stores as she was having trouble getting the right tools in preparation for the storm.

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Driving Through Hurricane Sandy To New Orleans

Portals and KM

Hurricane Sandy was a storm of huge proportions. during the storm with much of my stuff in the back. I did not get through the twin storms until two days later south of Louisville KY. This shows the reach of the storm. I feel for those who suffered losses from its arrival.

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Learning highlights: July-August 2018


It’s way into September now, but I still want to catch some of the highlights of July and August.

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Tweeting during a crisis: #SocialMedia Voice

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Just a short little post on the storm around my 3 tweets regarding the Sydney Siege. Where is the social media manager for @LindtCafeAus #MartinPlace which was retweeted 21 times. I hope they are ok. I still want to know – who is the community manager for Lindt & are they ok?

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Ireland: Night Falls

Michael Sampson - Currents

Met up with Eoghan from Storm Technology, drove to the Microsoft Center here (great building!), Got to my hotel in London last night at 10pm. Slept (fitfully). Up at 6am for breakfast, then took the bus back to Heathrow.

Why No Lessons Learned Microsoft?

Michael Sampson - Currents

A severe storm in Texas impacted the cooling system at the US South Central data centre, which resulted in protective systems in the data centre switching into containment mode and shutting down servers to prevent further damage.

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Dining in Camden Maine 2011

Portals and KM

We also had an excellent breakfast on the morning of Irene to have a view of the harbor during the storm.  Camden - 207-236-2254 provided dinner the day of the storm Irene.

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A calendar of seasons for my time and place

Chris Corrigan

This is also the time of the heaviest rains and storms on the coast, which fill the rivers, enabling the fish to find there way back to their home streams. Winter – when the major wind storms are gone and we get snow at sea level and the Squamish winds are most dominant.

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My Paintings Are Up at Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe

Portals and KM

There is a storm drain, the street tiles on my street - Leonidas (I will paint the tiles on your street on commisson), a roof top ventilator cap shown during the day and another at night.

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Feed Reader Highlights - February 23, 2009

Community Guy

Star Wars Real Storm Trooper Hoodie By Marc Ecko - Marc Ecko Enterprises. TED Prize: Sylvia Earle on protecting our most precious resource. Taito Brings Official ‘Space Invaders’ to the iPhone. Facebook Photos Pulls Away From The Pack. Open Innovation Speaker Series at UC Berkeley. A Day In The Life Of Comcast’s Frank Eliason [Twitter]. How To Make Twitter Sound Like Music To Your Ears.

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Facebook Eavesdropping and Spree Murders: Neomugicha Killings and Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

1] The Special Assault Team then stormed the hijacked bus and captured the youth alive. Social Media sites apparently are running AI software that listens to discussions and then can flag the discussion for monitoring. Is this a good or a bad thing? Facebook have caught one predator already.

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Another point about the weather


So a storm hit part of southern England yesterday and was widely reported as affecting Britain, which tells you plenty about the mediafolk's mental maps.

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Campervan for sale

Platform Neutral

Lift up hard sided pop top: up in under one minute, sleep soundly and dryly through storms (we did). Vanger the Campervan is for sale. We’ve loved him and now we have to leave him, and are looking for his next loving owner.

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Research is scary!

Jenny Connected

There has been norming, forming and performing in our small team, and a little storming - but no team would be complete without storming At one point I thought that Tuckman might have got it wrong - but once we started storming, I knew he had probably got it right! We have launched our CCK08 survey today. Did you blog or post to the moodle forums, or both, or neither during the CCK08 course?

Notes on "Mobility Enabling Collaboration" - Jason Perry (Health Alliance) and Simon Burgoyne (BlinkMobile)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Pressures - facing a perfect storm. Jason Perry from Health Alliance and Simon Burgoyne from BlinkMobile are presenting on mobility enabling collaboration, at the Working in Collaborative Environments conference in Auckland today. Key points: - Health Alliance has 500 staff, supporting 26,500 staff in the district health boards. They manage 81,500 assets worth over $1.1 billion. Eg., (a)

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Two Months of New Orleans Meals

Portals and KM

Before the storm (aka Katrina) there were 800 real restaurants (not counting fast food) and now there are over 1300.  New Orleans food culture is thriving.   Over 20 are in walking distance from my home. We are slowing working our way through them.

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Thoughts on group sizes

Chris Corrigan

One of the great pleasures of the weekend I just spent in San Francisco at the Applied Improv Network conference was hanging out with good friends, Caitlin Frost , Amanda Fenton (who is blogging up a storm these days), Viv McWaters and the inimitable Nancy White.

News Updates (October 29, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Storm 2 Review. Larry (ZDNet) thinks that the Storm 2 still isn't there. " I lug around the Research in Motion’s BlackBerry Storm and find it to be a device that can be useful but generally annoys you a little bit every day. So after checking out a review copy of the Storm 2 I really only had one question: Could the Storm 2 erase the taste the first Storm left in my mouth? Jive Social Business Software 4.0. Jive announced Version 4.0

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New Orleans 2014: Our Year in Review

Portals and KM

Food -  New Orleans has over 1300 restaurants, almost doubling the total before the storm. This is my second full year living back in my old neighborhood in the Carrollton Riverbend area of New Orleans. We continued to enjoy the art, music, food, and culture of the city.

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More Human Moments from Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

A lightning storm during the night caused a power spike in the US South Central data centre, which negatively affected the cooling system in one part of the data centre, which triggered the automatic systems to start shutting down parts of the data centre to prevent further problems.

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Calma Chicha – Where Chill Out Meets Unconventional Contemporary Spanish Cuisine


. ‘Calma chicha’, as you may well know, would literally translate into dead calm , you know, when there are no waves, nor wind and everything out there in the ocean is completely dead still, either ahead of a typical storm or right after.

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Re-purposing, poetry and plagiarism

Jenny Connected

As chance would have it, just in the past week there has been a ‘storm’ about plagiarism by two Australian poets. Since 2008 I have been aware that re-purposing is a key activity of connectivist MOOCs (cMOOCs).