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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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San Francisco and the Artists of Innovation

Toby and Joe each have their own studio, facing onto the garden, separated by a common area: neutral ground. Both lifelong artists, they’ve welcomed me into their home in Bernal Heights, San Francisco, turning over their garden cabin to me … Continue reading

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Distractions

I’m editing the Handbook of Social Leadership today. In fact, i’m exactly half way through: which is why i’ve allowed myself to be distracted by writing the blog. I’ve been pretty focussed and feeling pretty proud about it. Except that … Continue reading

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#NormCore – an emergent community of change

I’ve accidentally joined a trend: according to Wikipedia this week, ‘normcore‘ is “an emerging cultural trend focusing on ‘coolness that opts into sameness’“. As far as i can tell, if you don’t fall into hipster, cool subculture, you can claim … Continue reading

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Mapping the Social Age: the ecosystem of change

As i work on the book about the Social Age, i’ve spent some time charting the ecosystem of change. Change is constant, and not just in one area. Driven by technology, in a context of wider social change, everything is … Continue reading

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A Valentine of loves and loss

A day for love, but not everyone feels it: whilst some people struggle to open their doors for piles of cards, others wait idly by for the postman, destined to spend the night alone. Which is what i’ll be doing … Continue reading

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The emergence of Global Culture

I’m facilitating some workshops this week around Community Management in Social Learning spaces. One of the Russian delegates mentioned that in her culture it’s ok for the moderator to tell people what to do and they will simply obey, whilst … Continue reading

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Emergent reason

Ever so often i become aware that i write too much about serious things. It’s raining hard today, with the odd moment when the sun breaks through. It was during one of those moments that i was to be found … Continue reading

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On the third day of Christmas Learning: the sound of jingling bells

I’m dedicating the last twelve days of writing to a series of reflections on key trends and features of learning in the Social Age. Today, it’s all about social collaborative technology. I’ve got myself a new iPhone and, in the … Continue reading

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As worlds collide: formal and informal spaces in the Social Age

To understand the realities of the Social Age, we have to recognise that the boundaries between the formal and informal spaces in our lives have substantially collapsed. We inhabit a grey space where our communities, connections and conversations cross both. … Continue reading

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