Monthly Archives: December 2021

2021 Review

This is the final blog post of 2021: in this, my primary reflective space, i’ve written around 50,000 words this year, and shared about 180 illustrations, all as part of #WorkingOutLoud. In 2021 i have deliberately given myself more freedom … Continue reading

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The State and Social Change

Change happens at the intersection of systems: sometimes through negotiation, sometimes neglect, sometimes conflict. Today i am #WorkingOutLoud building out some thinking around Social Movements and the evolution of the Dominant Narrative. That term, the ‘Dominant Narrative’ is one that … Continue reading

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Investment

One could argue that we have shifted to the Investment Organisation: one that no longer simply procures what it needs (people, things, ideas), but rather invests in the structures and individuals that create those things. Structures such as community, trust, … Continue reading

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The Power and Pride of Being Right

Few of us like to be wrong, and yet we so often are. To be wrong can feel like being ‘found out’, or like somehow showing a weakness or failing. Most of us would rather be found out to be … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on ’Radical Explorations of the Future of Work’

I’ve used this year of writing to explore quite a broad range of ideas, and given myself permission not to find structure and coherence as i go – so instead of ending up with a neatly categorised set of articles … Continue reading

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Learning – Fragments

Throughout this year i have been writing individual articles and short series exploring aspects of modern Organisational learning – all working towards a new publication that i hope to draw together next year: these pieces chart broad shifts in Organisational … Continue reading

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Landmarks of the Social Age – #1 – Connectivity

Today i am #WorkingOutLoud to share part of the manuscript i am working on, acting as a guide to the map of the Social Age. Our first landmark as we explore the Social Age is ‘Connectivity’ – it rises over … Continue reading

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Landmarks of the Social Age #9 – Power

Today i am sharing a section from the new manuscript: a series of views across the landscape of the Social Age. This one concerns Power: this is the re-write that i’ve been working on today. I have one more section … Continue reading

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Perspectives on the Social Age

It’s not unusual for the end of the year to be taken up with a renewed impetus to complete work: in this case, a manuscript that has been kicking around on my iPad since late 2019 – the ‘Social Age … Continue reading

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2,000

This is my 2,000th blog post and, appropriately enough, i’m writing it in a coffee shop. The practice of #WorkingOutLoud sits at the heart of my writing: carrying out research, trying to connect dots, sketching out possible ideas, and sharing … Continue reading

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