Tag Archives: Community

The New Utility: A Story about Brand in the Social Age

Agility can be about perspective, about being brave enough to climb up high and get a better view. Being brave enough to shout from your viewpoint that the world has changed. Being brave enough to lead an organisation and community … Continue reading

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To Simple, Through Complexity

Agility comes through fluidity: an ability to adapt to circumstance, to diagnose, to deploy, to learn. In essence, it’s simple: codify enough into process to give replicability and scale, keep enough freedom to adapt, to change course as circumstance demands. … Continue reading

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Disruption: Catalyst of the Social Age

In London for the day yesterday: i asked the taxi driver how busy he’d been. Not busy at all, was the answer: it’s Uber, he said, they’re stealing the market. Tough times, he said. There was talk of reducing the … 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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Storytelling and Scaffolding

As i continue to develop the Scaffolded Social Learning model, i’m struck by the importance of the Storyteller role. Under a scaffolded approach, we use two elements: formal and co-created social. The formal elements are the organisational side of the … Continue reading

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Frontier

A long drive down through the mountains today: almost three hundred miles, through the passes, across the plains, down towards Denver. In modern cars, you’re insulated: isolated. Detached. But still some sense of the pioneers. Cruise control engaged, all i … Continue reading

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10 Techniques for Scaffolded Social Learning

I recently presented a model for the design of Scaffolded Social Learning: it’s a way of combining both formal and co-created components into one coherent learning narrative. The formal elements will be things like workshops, eLearning, mobile materials, assessments, podcasts, … Continue reading

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