Category Archives: Community

San Francisco: Social Justice?

Unconscious or dead, the filthy, limp figure lay against the shopfront, stinking of alcohol and piss, curled over but swollen face still visible, hooded eyes screwed shut, beard filthy and ragged, features creased like an old cowboy with ruddy cheeks. … Continue reading

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Spaces, Places and Community

A place may be a space, but it’s not always a community. A community may be a place, but doesn’t have to occupy a particular space. A space may lack community and therefore fail to be a place at all. … Continue reading

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Investing in Community: the Long Term Return

I’ve been trying to publish a post everyday this week around the new Change Curve work, but today, a short interlude. Why? Because as i’ve been #WorkingOutLoud on it, sharing and publishing as i go, i’ve ended up thinking more, … Continue reading

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Social Learning: Birth of a Community

I sat in on an hour long session today, the birth of a new Social Learning community. It’s part of a large Scaffolded Social learning project, of which the community forms the central ‘sense making‘ elements. So establishing it, building … Continue reading

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I Want to be Elected: Democratised Debate

As the day draws to a close, i find myself on a train, heading home, in time to vote before the polls close tonight. My phone buzzes and chatters as, over on Facebook, my friends kick discussions to and fro … Continue reading

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The CEDA Model: checking the vitality of Social Learning communities

At the heart of the Social Age lies community: formal or social, large or small, purposeful or just companionable. It’s the ‘sense making‘ and amplification functions of community that power Social Learning and Social Leadership and let us perform better. … Continue reading

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Reflections from Learning Solutions Day 1: Trust and Inspiration

I flew into Florida last night, straight down from Denver, in time for dinner with friends in downtown Orlando. A great start. The thing about conferences is that they’re immersive, three days separated from your reality, dropped into this abstract … Continue reading

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