Category Archives: Knowledge

The Pleasure of Simple Ignorance

The shelves of books that i have read are mere pale shadows of that which i do now know: libraries of knowledge that fall far beyond the threshold of my ignorance. The age of mankind is littered with the artefacts … Continue reading

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Evolving Knowledge

When we consider the new ecosystem of the Social Age, we can look at some very specific changes, foundational shifts that trigger new modes of social organisation, emergent structures of power, and evolved behaviours in both individuals and groups. Our … Continue reading

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The Speed of Knowledge

The end of the year is in sight: next week, i am going to be 100% focussed on completing ‘The Change Handbook’. I’ve cleared out absolutely everything, will be turning off email and wifi, and forcing myself to focus! With … Continue reading

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Playing It Safe: Codified Errors

A minor investigation on an old shoulder injury today necessitated an afternoon at the hospital: “and it’s your left shoulder?” was the soundtrack. Each time a new person interacted with me, they asked the same question. They also asked me … Continue reading

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The Careful Application of Common Sense

A joy of travel is meeting people: in this case, a taxi driver in London. “So what do you do?” he asked. I gave some rambling answer about ‘writing‘, and ‘learning‘, ‘social knowledge‘ etc and he nodded politely. Then he … Continue reading

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Tacit and Tribal Knowledge: Socially Moderated Sense Making

Before i complete my writing around the Change Curve framework, i’m pausing to reflect and rehearse some language around tribal, tacit knowledge. A common thread that lies through the work around Social Learning, Social Leadership, and my more recent Change … Continue reading

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Quarter Mile Knowledge

Terrible traffic today in London: i ended up having to jump in a cab to get to a conference session, but reckon it would have been easier to walk. So plenty of time to talk to the cabbie. In London, … Continue reading

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