Category Archives: Change

Radical Change: engaging communities

It doesn’t have to be ‘them and us‘. With the right type of engagement, it can be ‘us‘ all around. I’m seeing increased interest in the power of socially moderated and driven change models: harnessing the power of community to … Continue reading

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The battle for the soul of San Francisco

It’s a cold wind that blows in from Alaska, cutting through my light jumper and chilling me in a way entirely out of line with my expectations of California. The sun still shone bright enough to burn my nose after … Continue reading

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Haight Ashbury’s Hippies: Permission to think differently

Even ten years ago, people wore ties. I still have one somewhere, an unpleasant orange affair with a few loose threads, part of a uniform worn by millions as they trudged to work to sit in their cubicle and pushed … Continue reading

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What you need to know about ‘The Social Age’

Everyone understands that things have changed, but not always how much and how far we still have to go. The Social Age is defined by change: changes in how we work, how we learn, how we lead, how we connect … Continue reading

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Assailing the Castle of Resistance

It’s a long climb on a hot day: up the path, over the drawbridge, into the keep. Around you the ruined walls lean out over the abyss at crazy angles. Maybe twelve feet thick, leaning at thirty or forty degrees, … Continue reading

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Shaping the Culture

Scott Berkun has written a great book about his year working at Autommatic, the young team behind wordpress.com. It’s a story about a dynamic culture, unafraid to make mistakes, unafraid to learn. Surprisingly, for a technology company, the focus is … Continue reading

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Saplings

“Charles Dickens wrote ‘A tale of two cities’ under this very tree” said Andy, as we sat in the sunshine. “Interesting“, i replied, afraid to admit i’ve never read it. One of so many classics to have passed me by: … Continue reading

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A marketplace for creativity: why collaboration may be infectious

Markets are bustling places: crates of fruit and vegetables, fish piled high on ice, shouting and haggling, people jostling for space, drifts of empty cardboard boxes piled high, smells mingling and changing as you walk. I’ve walked through markets in … Continue reading

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Breaking Convention

When BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones walked onto my TV this morning, the first thing i noticed was that he was wearing his Google Glasses: wearable technology with sharing and collaboration at it’s heart. He wasn’t there to talk about … Continue reading

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Headlines

The Social Age is upon us: a time of constant change. The ecosystem we inhabit has evolved through a combination of technology and social trends. The distinction between work and play, between formal and social is blurring. This is both … Continue reading

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