Tag Archives: Curiosity

#WorkingOutLoud – Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy

A very early stage #WorkingOutLoud post today as i start work on a more academic paper entitled ‘Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy’. I’m not going to get into much detail here, but the notion of ‘black swan’ events, … Continue reading

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To Seek, To Strive

In the Social Age, where borders are devolved, where technology connects, where community persists, we have to look beyond hierarchies to solve the challenges we face. We have to seek, to strive: For fairness, for equality, to make every voice … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Rebellion

I found this chair in a shoe shop, of all places: incitement to rebel, a challenge to live a little. It’s an interesting things rebellion: a force for change, an upsetting of the apple cart. Highly contextual: lead the rebellion … Continue reading

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The Need to Explore

A kayak trip tomorrow: we are packing warm jumpers and wet gear, two thermos flasks and baguettes for lunch. A day on the water: exploring. It’s hardly uncharted waters: the harbour here is twelve miles long, but it’s been inhabited … Continue reading

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The Apple Watch: Day Zero

Today would have been the day i took possession of my Apple Watch, had i remembered to order one. Or had Apple spontaneously decided to send me one. Neither of which happened. None of this would have mattered, except as … Continue reading

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Six Tenets of Social Leadership

Social Leadership is a style fit for the Social Age: it’s about building social authority, reputation based leadership that is consensual by the community. It’s complimentary to formal leadership but vital at a time when formal authority delivers a diminished … Continue reading

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To Thrive in Chaos and Ambiguity

Uncertainty: a shifting landscape of expectations and alliances, technologies and goals. Ambiguity: what does winning mean anymore and will we ever stop striving? Ambiguity: that thing that used to work is less effective these days, the path is less clear. … Continue reading

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