Category Archives: Writing

The New Work

When we sat exams at school, there was a little ritual at the start where everyone unpacked their pencil case: ink cartridges, sharpeners and a collection of mascots, in my case, a plastic dinosaur i think. My first office job … Continue reading

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Reflecting on a Social way of working

First week of the year and i’ve been working on a new model, looking at pressures on Organisational Culture. Last year i defined the Social Age: a mindset and way of working where the primary relationship is between us and … Continue reading

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The death of letters

I’ve been sorting through the attic, clearing out old toys and games and sorting out boxes of old letters and cards: the accumulated paperwork that follows us through life. Funny thing though, the trail is getting thin. Through my teens … Continue reading

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Storytelling in Social Leadership – a first draft

We need a new style of leadership for the Social Age: a style that is based upon our ability to collaborate and share within communities, to create meaning in the moment, to build our personal reputation and rely on this … Continue reading

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Travelling to learn: reflection and narrative

After a long day of travelling, i’m home from Singapore, sat back in my local coffee shop, starting that sense making process that always follows a period of travelling: part reflection, part narrative. Travel broadens our horizons: it brings us … Continue reading

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Collaboration and the proliferation of ideas

I’m in New York this week presenting at a conference and developing new ideas. I love these events: a chance to share thoughts, forcing me to create narratives that weave through the many different stories and ideas i get to … Continue reading

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Narrative

Stories are special: we relate to them emotionally, directly, we feel and hear them with our hearts and souls. Stories engage us in ways that elude straight facts. The very process of communication involves stories that we fashion and shape … Continue reading

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Learning and working in the #SocialAge. Starting the journey

I’ve started writing today on my new book: it’s an exploration of the changing nature of learning and working in the Social Age. I’ve been working with my communities on Twitter and LinkedIn to develop the structure and now am … Continue reading

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My new, free, eBook “Learning, Knowledge & Meaning – the Singapore Diary”

Our relationship with knowledge is changing: the ways we find stuff out and what we do with it once we have it. We learn on the move, in the bath or on the train and come together in social learning … Continue reading

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Centres of learning: books, libraries, enhanced content and learning communities

The new Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is superb: ten years work to renovate, refresh and rehang the galleries, resulting in a beautiful setting and interpretation of some of the finest artworks in the world. And a great library. My highlight yesterday … Continue reading

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