Hello World

Michael Sampson - Currents

It has been a while since I have written here, and the simple reason is that due to sickness in my family, I needed to take a few months away from work to care for my wife and children. I was able to complete a few short duration projects during those months, which greatly helped with cash flow, but have basically been away from the office since early September. I think we are getting there … we are not completely there yet, but definitely getting there.

2015 48

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary


A World Without Email – The Progress Report. advocating for how essential and critical email continues to be within the corporate world and how we are going to have it for plenty more decades ! And keep living those worlds without email!! .

Email 119

Some World Cafe tips

Chris Corrigan

I had the great pleasure of coaching a team of folks last night who were running their first World Cafe. World Cafe is about tapping and making visible collective intelligence. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Design Facilitation World Cafe

2014 28

The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World


Apparently, it’s been documented and confirmed how 90% of our bodies are made of bacteria, just like pretty much any other creature in this world.

2013 132

‘The New World’. Fact and Truth in 2017

Jenny Connected

am bearing the title ‘The New World’. This is a series of programmes examining the major forces that are changing the world around us. It tried to unpick what we mean by ‘post-truth’ and what it means to live in a ‘post-fact’ world. When did we enter this post-fact world?

2017 64

Google Plus – Bridging Together Too Irreconcilable Worlds


In a fast pacing world where most of the action happens in real time it’s a pity to see how we keep missing this bridge of combining the best of both worlds.

World Autism Awareness Day

Jenny Connected

Today is World Autism Awareness Day. Tagged: autism , autism awareness , autism spectrum , learning , Research , stirling university , theory , university of stirling , world autism. Research autism autism awareness autism spectrum learning stirling university theory university of stirling world autismIn the last couple of years I have found myself doing more and more work related to autism.

2012 25

World Autism Awareness Day

Jenny Connected

Today is World Autism Awareness Day. Tagged: autism , autism awareness , autism spectrum , learning , Research , stirling university , theory , university of stirling , world autism. Research autism autism awareness autism spectrum learning stirling university theory university of stirling world autismIn the last couple of years I have found myself doing more and more work related to autism.

2012 25

Business Can’t Succeed in a World That’s Failing


One of my favourite topics du jour is that one of the Future of Work and, more specifically, how the world of Social Networking is helping redefine it by provoking one of the most profound business transformations we have lived through in our entire history.

2012 97

Think – About Making the World Work Better


So how about this one: THINK, about making the world work better. . Thus we better roll our sleeves and get down to make the world work better… It would be about time, don’t you think? It’s that time of the week, almost the weekend!,

2012 68

Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

Making CommunitySense

It was a wonderful meeting of minds of people from all over the world working on and passionate about the intersection of Gender, Nutrition, and Agricultural Extension. It all started with mapping the local: the Tilburg Urban Farming community.

2017 28

Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus


In the last few weeks a lot has been written about whether Google Plus is the ultimate killer social networking site of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or several others, you name it.

2011 90

Happy 25th birthday, World Wide Web!

Making CommunitySense

” - “We look at governing the Internet in a multi-stakeholder, non-national way, but the world is still very nation-based and people are still very culture-based. community informatics topics World Wide Web Today, the Web’s been around for 25 years, hip hip hurray!

2014 21

Access to a world of practice

Learning Alliances

How communities of practice give us access to observing, orienting, deciding, and acting in a world of practice. And the world changes as communities evolve. Communities of practice give us access to a practitioner’s view of which way is up and what’s up in the world.

2011 55

12 Random Acts of Social Media Kindness Campaigns: World Kindness Week 2012 RAK

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Random Acts of Kindness taps into both, and as November 13th to 20th is World Kindness Week I expect to see social media campaigns based around Random Acts of Kindness, so thought I would highlight a few. What do you intend to do for World Kindness Week?

2012 109

Beyond Institutions – Personal Learning in a Networked World

Jenny Connected

The thrust of this talk, from my perception, is, as the title suggests, that learning is no longer in the control of institutions, but increasingly personal and in the control of learners as they occupy a networked world. This was Stephen Downes’ second talk in a series of 3, which he is giving in London this week. This is how he introduced it on his blog Stephen’s Web .

2014 54

KM World 2014: Some Useful Workshops

Portals and KM

KM World 2014 will be held in Washington DC at the Grand Hyatt from November 4 to 7. It is great event. I used go regularly and highly recommend it to anyone interested in helping workforces perform at their maximum levels. There are many useful workshops including the ones described below. The workshop “Flexible & Agile Workstyles & Processes for the 21st Century Organization” will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m on Tuesday, November 4 th. Be sure to vote that day.

2014 33

Can improv save the world? It can’t make it any worse!

Viv Mcwaters

The workshop will also include a Design Lab, where you can bring actual, real-world situations and issues to see how improvisation techniques might be helpful. There seems to be bad news around every corner.

2016 49

Reflections from 2011 on The World of Social Media


While everyone else out there on the Internet Blogosphere gets busy blogging away their predictions for 2012 around the world of Social (And whatever other word you would want to insert right after !),

2011 64

Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work – A World Without Meetings?


Can you, too, live in a world without meetings? IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing A-World-Without-Email

2010 46

Four Principles for the Open World by Don Tapscott #hippie2.0


Now, as you can see from his pitch he gets to talk about 4 different core principles that are influencing rather strongly, not only the business world, but also our societies for that matter. Specially, in the business world.

2012 55

This complex world is hard.

Chris Corrigan

Because mostly what they are FEELING is their emotional reponse to the reality of a complex world. Just off a call with a potential client today and we were scoping out some of the work that we might do together, with a small organization facing unprecedented change. They are in a place of finally realizing that they are not in control of what is happening to them. They are completely typical in this respect.

2015 21

The Micro and the Macro of the EdTech World

Jenny Connected

It seemed to me that they presented micro and macro issues being faced by the Edtech world at the moment. This year’s Association for Learning Technology Conference in Manchester, UK, focussed on Shaping the Future of Learning Together.

2015 33

The Trials and Tribulations of a Mobile Knowledge Worker in a Social Business World


Here is an interesting study that I have just bumped into a couple of days ago, and which may resonate with plenty of folks out there on the relevancy of Social Business in today’s corporate world. In the world of the Social Web who would have thought about that, right?

2012 83

My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress

Nancy White

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) last week in Barcelona reminded me of the early days of Comdex. I was honored to serve as a judge for the Mobile World Congress 2011 16th annual Global Mobile Awards in the category of Best mLearning Innovation. Over my career I have become a technology "conference veteran" beginning with Comdex in the 80’s. This event grew to over 220,000 attendees and over 20,000 vendors.

My KM World 2011 Session Notes: Complete Listing

Portals and KM

Here is the listing with links of my notes from the 2011 KM World conference. KM World Session Notes: Creating & Applying a Semantic Infrastructure Platform for Knowledge Sharing – Part One. KM World Session Notes: Creating & Applying a Semantic Infrastructure Platform for Knowledge Sharing – Part Two. KM World Session Notes: Jeremiah Owyang - Architecting a Connected Enterprise. KM World Session Notes: Intranet Strategy & Practice. World.

2011 38

A World With No One In Control

How to Save the World

This is perhaps one of the reasons we humans loathe complexity, and try to oversimplify everything so that we can presume and pretend to understand it and control our world. Hertzberg reminds us that back in the 1960s we blamed “the system” for what was wrong with the world.

2013 14

Connected Learning in an Open World

Jenny Connected

Here is the link to a recording of his full talk, Beyond Free – Open Learning in a Networked World and this is the Abstract for the presentation: This was the first in a series of 3 talks that Stephen is giving in London this week.

2014 23

40 Maps that wil help you make sense of the world

Net-Map Toolbox

(Veleripieris circle by Kenneth Myers). The map is not the territory. A map in the scale 1:1 would be useless – and cover the whole area that it intends to depict. In each map, you have to choose what story you want to tell.

2013 61

The “Other” Consideration of Collaboration Tools; Welcome to the New World of GDPR

Michael Sampson - Currents

And if you or your organisation does anything with the personal data of European citizens – regardless of where your organisation is located in the world – you need to know about GDPR – the “General Data Protection Regulation” released in May 2016 and due to go into force from late May 2018. Collaboration tools provide amazing capabilities for helping people work together across time and space, and selecting the right tools for your organisation is important.

2017 27

Enjoying a Disconnected Life in an Interconnected World


As much as we all love being interconnected with our family and friends, our peers, our customers and business partners, etc.

2011 46

6 Steps to Creating a More Positive, Optimistic World

Hildy Gottlieb

It’s obvious he really wishes the world were a better place, because he spends pretty much all his time on Twitter rambling on about how bad things are. Complaining that the world is not the way you want it just adds to the negative you are hoping to avoid!

2011 19

World's Total Combined CPU Power Now Equals One Human Brain

Portals and KM

Breaking down the results by devices, they found by 2007 94% of our technical memory was in a digital format and that phones held six percent of world processing power, but the big story was gaming hardware, which shot up to a quarter of the total computational capacity, pushing the PC back down to a two-thirds share.   So all the computers in the world have now reached the capacity of one person. Here is an interesting fact.

2011 44

Why We Cannot Save the World

How to Save the World

H ardly a day passes when I don’t hear a cry for us all to work together to do X, because if we do that, everything will change and the world will be saved (or at least be rid of some horrific and intractable problem and hence made immeasurably better). We cannot save the world.

2012 26

Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement


Indeed, instead of focusing on the whole world, which may have been a bit too ambitious and perhaps over demanding on everyone as in too large to cover, I am switching gears and instead adopt a new mantra towards it: Life Without eMail. . The (corporate) world is not going to do it.

2013 132

A world full of knowmads in 2020?

Joitske Hulsebosch

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'. " In 2020 45% of the workforce will be knowmads ". Eh 2020? That's already in 3 years time! Hurry up?

2020 11

Painting of a Vought F4U Corsair from World War Two Museum

Portals and KM

This one in hanging at the World War Two Museum in New Orleans.  Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a Vought F4U Corsair.

2017 21

My KM World Session Notes: Creating a Semantic Infrastructure Platform

Portals and KM

Here is the first in my notes from the 2011 KM World. I would agree here as the world is constantly changing. I attended the workshop – Creating & Applying a Semantic Infrastructure Platform for Knowledge Sharing led by Tom Reamy , Chief Knowledge Architect - KAPS Group. Here is the session description. While the distinction between information and knowledge has often been misused, there is an essential truth that knowledge is richer and deeper than simple information.

2011 35

Beyond Assessment – Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Jenny Connected

Beyond Assessment – Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World. Beyond Institutions – Personal Learning in a Networked World. Beyond Free – Open Learning in a Networked World.

Google Tiers Search into the Global, Social and Personal

Alchemy of Change

Connection Technologies Contextual Computing Google Google Search Plus Your World personal search search social searchBy connecting Google+ to search, Google is tiering web search into three, very useful, layers: global search, social search and personal search.