Monthly Archives: June 2014

Reflections from mLearnCon: geolocation and exploration

Imagine the time when technology effortlessly connects us to conversations, resources, community, when it understands what’s on our minds and facilitates us getting the answers, creating meaning, making sense of the world. We’re on the edge of the revolution, where … Continue reading

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Reflections on #mLearnCon: learning from our social lives

I’m at mLearnCon in San Diego this week: exploring developments in technology and methodology over the last year. The impacts of social collaborative technology, mobile devices in every aspect of our lives has been huge: in both our formal work … 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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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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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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Unearthing Organisational Stories: finding the narrative

“It’s a little wordy, is that normal in your field?” was Heidi’s response to my first draft. Her tact doing little to numb the honesty. In some areas, volume is good: boxes or chocolate and length of holidays being two … Continue reading

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The Innovation Factory: tangles and lines

I’m reading a great book about lightbulbs. I’d never stopped before to really thing about them. At best, they were something i lamented when they failed and grumbled at when i ran out of. I’d never considered them as a … Continue reading

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