Monthly Archives: January 2017

Blowing In The Wind

Trees move in the wind: they bend, because the alternative is to break. I’m feeling deeply curious about systems at the moment: systems of power, systems of communication, formal and social systems, and so on. Particularly in how they are … Continue reading

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To Seek A Truth

One cannot help but be caught up in the frenzy of thinking and discussion around politics, truth or post truth, facts or lack thereof, communication, and change. There’s no doubt that a lot is happening. I’m deeply uneasy: not specifically … Continue reading

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Lino Cuts

Last week was time out for walking, painting and reading books. I spend some time making lino prints: it’s the closest i have got to sculpture, starting with nothing, and physically carving the expression into the bland canvas: it’s a … Continue reading

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The Erosion and Rebuilding of Culture

Culture is cocreated in the moment through the actions of every individual: the organisation may believe that it can own and shape it, but in reality it simply frames it. If I join a new organisation, I can go through … Continue reading

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Foundations of the Social Age: a MOOC

I have to say it’s been a busy couple of days: I’ve recorded 29 videos and 10 podcasts for the MOOC I’m designing on the foundations of the Social Age. This is an experiment, a chance to pull together a … Continue reading

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Trump: Communication in the Social Age

The early stages of the Trump presidency are seeing the battle lines drawn between formal media organisations and social power. It’s a complex conflict: partly a tension between different types of power, partly a battle between establishment and a newly … Continue reading

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10 Tips For Designing Effective Social Learning

Social Learning is one approach to learning design, an approach where we combine the best of ‘formal‘ learning (the story that the organisation tells), with the best of the community (the co-created, sense making, ‘social‘ story that the community writes). … Continue reading

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