Category Archives: Brand

The New Utility: A Story about Brand in the Social Age

Agility can be about perspective, about being brave enough to climb up high and get a better view. Being brave enough to shout from your viewpoint that the world has changed. Being brave enough to lead an organisation and community … Continue reading

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Can Brian May save the day? Apes, astrophysics and the perils of the Social Age

Once in a while, circumstances allow you to bring all your favourite things together in one place. Today is that day: i get to write about Queen, endangered animals, social media and learning. We’re in the middle of a crisis: … Continue reading

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Authority: the changing nature of authority in social learning

I need to get the clutch fixed on Herman, my 1964 Land Rover. If i was in any way competent, it probably wouldn’t be a huge job, but my level of mechanical ability stops somewhere after changing a tyre or, … Continue reading

Posted in Age, Agile, Authority, Brand, Community, Connections, Control, Culture, Effectiveness, Experience, Hierarchy, Knowledge, Leadership, Learning, Management, Meaning, Mentoring, Personal Learning Network, Social Learning, Tone of Voice | Tagged , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Social legacy: Paris Brown and the right to learn

This isn’t a post about politics and policing: it’s a post about learning and the legacy of social media. The right to learn and the right to grow up. There’s been a scandal brewing in the UK over the last … Continue reading

Posted in Age, Authority, Brand, Culture, Disclosure, Diversity, Equality, Experience, Facebook, Freedom, Information, Integrity, Leadership, Learning, Learning Culture, Legacy, Mistakes, News, Personal Brand, Social Learning, Social Media, Tone of Voice, Truth, Twitter, Understanding | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Curating yourself in social learning spaces: adding value

I was having a long conversation yesterday afternoon with someone who is just returning to work after five years away, raising children. She was pondering on how to ‘get‘ Twitter, how to do something meaningful with social media and how … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Apps, Authority, Brand, Curation, Experience, Fact, Ideas, Information, Journalism, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Technology, Meaning, Mobile Learning, Narrative, Personal Brand, Reflection, Social Media, Stories, Storytelling | Tagged , , , | 41 Comments

Challenges in the creation and curation of social learning spaces

I was talking to someone yesterday about the challenges of creating a company wide social learning space. These spaces fall between the formal world of work and the informal social spaces that surround it: they are semi formal with open … Continue reading

Posted in Authority, Brand, Broadcast, Challenge, Collaboration, Community, Conversation, Culture, Curation, Dialogue, Engagement, Environment, Formal Spaces, Informal Spaces, Learning, Moderator, Social Learning, Social Media, Social Networking | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

Sign here: pride in learning design

When the design for the Apple Macintosh was complete, Steve Jobs had the small team sign a piece of paper, then engraved the signatures on the inside of the case of every machine that went out of the factory. Painters … Continue reading

Posted in Aesthetics, Art, Brand, Creative, Design, Education, Identity, Inspiration, Learning, Learning Design, Pride | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments