Monthly Archives: September 2016

Seattle: An Architecture Of Innovation

Amazon are building a forest: in the heart of downtown Seattle, beauty emerges, a convoluted scaffolding, sharp sunlight glinting off glass, anodised steel forming perfect spheres. A new building, an architecture of innovation. Three interlinked spheres that will form meeting … Continue reading

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Not Worth The Paper It’s Written On? Contracts And Trust

I’ve been quite surprised by the level of interest in the work around the Landscape Of Trust. I’ve certainly benefited greatly from the support and ideas around the methodology and approach, as well as the input of different perspectives on … Continue reading

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Words About Learning: Generosity

I’ve been working with a group of NGOs today, exploring aspects of Social Learning. One thing that’s apparent in this space is generosity: a sharing of ideas, of resources, of spaces and networks. Generosity is core to Social Learning, learning … Continue reading

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Edge of Shadows: The Trust We Feel

The Landscape of Trust research is intended to surface the notions that, together, make up our understanding of ‘trust’. It’s a highly subjective term, but there are commonalities of understanding: if we can understand the landscape, how different components relate … Continue reading

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Outside The Sphere Of Consequence

One artefact of culture is to create spheres of consequence: if you are within the sphere you experience the consequence that the culture imposes upon you, whilst if you are outside of it the consequence is almost entirely irrelevant. One … Continue reading

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Types of Power: the Struggle for Control

I wrote recently about the types of power that exist within organisations: individual power, based upon our relationships and sphere of direct influence, hierarchical power, which is codified within the formal defined power structure of the organisation, and networked power, … Continue reading

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The Things We Invest

As I work around the Landscape of Trust I’ve been thinking a little bit about investment: not the money that we invest, but the other things, the things that we as individuals invest in the organisations that we work for, … Continue reading

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