Category Archives: Choices

Choices and opportunities

The Social Age is a time of constant change: careers are fractured and we’re likely to change direction many times. As the nature of work evolves and the opportunities presented by social collaborative technology increase, we are spoilt for choice … Continue reading

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The OAR Model for Community Management

I’ve been working this week on a workshop for social community managers and came up with this model, which i thought i’d share today. The OAR model covers three activities: Observe, Attend and Refer. For much of the time, the … Continue reading

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Opening Pandora’s box

A while ago i was thinking about ‘how people come to learn‘. There were four main reasons: planned, needs driven, curiosity and by accident. The next two days for me are going to be about curiosity and accidental learning, and … Continue reading

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Running in the rain: risk and reward in learning

I met up with Lucy last night in London and, as we walked by the Thames, we saw a fountain. I’ve seen them like this before, by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam: it’s a large base with squared off sections, the … Continue reading

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The Learning Festival

I was at a festival this weekend, enjoying some great music in the sunshine with my friends. It’s a beautiful site, a Big Top for the larger bands, stalls for food and drink, and a small acoustic tent for more … Continue reading

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Where should you invest your time? Taking control of learning

Something i’ve really learnt over the last few years is about time: how it’s stolen, lost, spent or invested, remembered, forgotten or enjoyed. Those of you who are regulars may recall that since Christmas i’ve been playing guitar everyday. I’ve … Continue reading

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Taking the long way around: circular routes to learning

I am forever getting lost in Amsterdam, which is odd as it’s quite a small city. The problem comes from the way it’s arranged in a series of concentric horseshoe shapes around the canals. This makes it very pretty, you … Continue reading

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Adaptation: a social learning skill

I was at a gig last night at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge, a great venue, with it’s brick arches and high ceiling. As the name implies, whilst these days it plays host to assorted musicians, comedians and performers, it’s … Continue reading

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What’s love got to do with it? Loving what you do and doing what you love

I love writing. I don’t just enjoy it, i really love doing it: i try to carve out any chunk of time i can to sit in front of the keyboard. Or at least, i love certain types of writing! … Continue reading

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The skyline of London: to learn is to change

Walking through the city this morning, i was looking at the skyline: some familiar shapes, famous building, standing iconic like St Pauls in the morning light. Others, new, being shaped as we speak, thrusting up into the air, taller, brighter, … Continue reading

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