Category Archives: Culture

Layers of Culture: can you see the Graffiti?

Back in Amsterdam: from the window i see smoke curling up from the chimney on the houseboat. It drifts lazily in the morning breeze, barely visible in the grey light. I wonder idly about life on a barge: many of … Continue reading

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Circling Fairness

There’s a gap between desire and reality, between aspiration and the act. Whilst many organisations espouse values such as ‘integrity‘ and ‘fairness‘, the reality is that they display neither, inhabiting instead a space of indifference or meek acceptance. They may … Continue reading

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Eclectic Reflections: Culture, Agility, Technology, Authority and Equality

Today, some eclectic reflections on the realities of the Social Age CULTURE: Culture is co-created through actions of individuals in the moment: it’s not aspirational or deterministic. It’s not something written on the wall in the lift. To engage in … Continue reading

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The Context of Stuff

The biggest different between how things were then and how they are now? Maybe it’s the contextual nature of information, the interpretation of knowledge. What we need, when we need it: pushed to us, provided to us on demand, made … Continue reading

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A Global Social Age

I ran a big workshop yesterday with a Thai company on ‘Exploring the World of Social Learning‘. I think it went well: we covered the ‘foundations of the Social Age‘, looked at the impacts of ‘social collaborative technology‘ and then … Continue reading

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Halloween: the Perils of Pumpkins

I’m impressed by the quality of pumpkins on show: i think it’s a Facebook thing. Competition has definitely hotted up these last few years as my friends settle down to have children and our attempts to compete on the bike … Continue reading

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Framework for Fairness: A model for fair decision making in business

Some notions seem obvious: the need to be fair, the need to do right. And yet in our societies we are not equal. We fail to do the right thing on many levels, not because we are bad people, but … Continue reading

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