Tag Archives: Books

Connected: Trails

Week three on the road and i am settled into disruption. Bouts of familiarity interspersed with the emergent and new. By the time i get home again, it will have been round the world in twenty one days: twenty one … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Social Age: Social Leadership

I’ve just published my 2016 Map of the Social Age and thought i’d follow up by highlighting some key sections and expanding a little. I’ll start with Social Leadership. The premise of Social Leadership is this: we exist in two … Continue reading

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The Man Who Mistook… A Tribute to Oliver Sacks

It didn’t take me long to find the first reference i made to Oliver Sacks’ work: it’s in the first significant piece of writing it did, for my undergraduate dissertation on the psychology and neurophysiology of interpretation. It’s easy to … Continue reading

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Tokens and Totems

I was momentarily stumped by the question from my niece, but i suppose that’s the nature of naivety: it can be surprisingly complex. “What’s your favourite stone” she asked. The question had been prompted some months before, when she had … Continue reading

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The Concentration of Meaning: Birth of the Social Age

It’s largely a matter of concentration: not thinking harder but rather a greater aggregation of knowledge and resources. Trace the journey of ‘sense making‘. At first, we had to use our own senses: looking at the world around us, biting … Continue reading

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The Point of Books. Not just Facebook.

A somewhat unfair media reaction today to Mark Zuckerberg’s assertion that books can be great, “allowing you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way“. I’m all for books all for people who espouse their virtues: … Continue reading

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For the love of books

Despite the rush as i left the house, i still found time to dash back upstairs to grab a book. But which to take? Two sat on my desk: Clark Quinn’s new book on ‘innovation‘ or Slash’s biography? Now, Clark’s … Continue reading

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