Category Archives: Change

Guide to the Social Age 2019: Change

This is the final article in a series of pieces that, together, annotate my Map of the Social Age for 2019. These pieces simply mark a dozen points in the landscape that seem of particularly important to me at this … Continue reading

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A Time of Answers?

We are relocating from a space of certainty, to a place of doubt: our domain based Organisations, with the systems of education that feed them, and the markets that sustain them, all evolving. This is not a time for answers, … Continue reading

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One Of Ten Thousand: Which Step Will You Take?

Of whatever magnitude desired, change most often starts with ourselves: whilst we plan for scale and effect, the reality is that the ten thousand steps to change form a daunting pathway. To ask ‘which step will you take’ can form … Continue reading

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Mapping the Social Age

At the start of every year, i redraw the map of the Social Age, to reflect my current understanding of the landscape. But every year remains a sketch map: this is an evolving landscape, like the face of a glacier. … Continue reading

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Remnants

I spent last week driving through the Highlands, moving between fishing villages and towns, themselves a legacy of the Clearances, where rural populations were displaced by acquisitive land owners, appropriating the commons. The shoreside settlements thrived on salmon and herring, … Continue reading

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The New York Dereliction Walk: Failure, Innovation, and Social Movements for Change

Things change: the cities, towns, and rural landscapes that we live within do not form a passive backdrop to our actions, but rather cast a sharp shadow from them. Today i am sharing my full notes and research for ‘The … Continue reading

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New York: Divided

Our view into a community is inherently divided: we see just one layer, one context. One city. The last few days, walking through New York, i find myself moving not just up and down, across the grid, but also through … Continue reading

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