Tag Archives: Knowledge

Making Connections: creating meaning

I’m sat in the transit lounge of Singapore airport, on my way to Manila, so making a connection in a very literal sense. I wrote a book in Singapore in 2012, called ‘Learning, Knowledge and Meaning‘. It was about how … Continue reading

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Round pegs and square holes: evolving access to expertise

Fitting out the new office this weekend and i decided to lend Sam a hand: he’d borrowed a special drill bit to take out a large circle of wood to let you put cables through a desk. Between us, we … Continue reading

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The value of meeting up: the changing nature of work

Last night gave the chance for a quiet drink with my brother in the Anchor pub. We’re on holiday together, with the family, but this was the first opportunity to catch up alone. The subject turned to the ways we … Continue reading

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Building a marketplace for ideas: #diversity for social learning

Communities are built on consensus: they tolerate difference and thrive on diversity, but only within limits. Stretch them too far and there will be a break. I’ve been revisiting ideas around community, moderation and the creation of meaning this week … 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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Where’s your library? Questions around sharing and social learning

As well as a museum, children’s playground and sofas, Schiphol airport boasts a library. In the days of Kindles and eBooks, it may sound slightly anachronistic, but this library has actual shelves and actual books that you can sit in … 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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How do you grow pearls of wisdom: the importance of disturbance in learning

It’s the irritation that grows the pearl: the grain of sand that causes the oyster to lay down layers of calcium carbonate in concentric rings that are polished to a high lustre, creating the pearl. Without disturbance, little changes. It’s … Continue reading

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There’s no point in knowledge if you don’t share it: collaboration and generosity in the social age

What’s the point in knowledge if you don’t share it? Collaboration and generosity are what drive innovation and engagement and yet organisations are often obsessed with hiding things away, with tucking their stories out of sight behind paywalls and firewalls, … Continue reading

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Discovering new ideas: developing our professional practice

I spent last week working on the new book on ‘music in learning‘, taking time out of my everyday routine to dedicate to writing. I learnt a lot during that time. These short sabbaticals are invaluable: opportunities to develop new … Continue reading

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