Tag Archives: Leadership

The Shape of Social Heroes

The gruff pattern of Victorian heroics, triumphing or succumbing over or through adversity is deeply grounded in our psyche. Ground in like the dirt on their faces as they stare, grittily, out from grainy black and white photos. Gruff, bearded, … Continue reading

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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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Storming the Castle: the BBC vs Clarkson

For those not aware, i have the mechanical genius of a tortoise. When it comes to fixing the car, i open the hood, look at the engine, pull out my wallet and call the mechanic. Sometimes i poke stuff to … Continue reading

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Chasing the Shadow of the Social Age

I saw a video the other day of a small child discovering their shadow. They were walking along when they suddenly realised that the penumbra trailing close behind was somehow attached. A sequence of bemused hopping and dancing entailed as … Continue reading

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The Disruption of Design

I’m reflecting on the disruption of design, which, you’ll note, is a two pronged statement. On the one hand, traditional methodologies of learning design are being disrupted by the realities of the Social Age: the rise of ‘sense making‘ communities, … Continue reading

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The Future of Organisations: scaffolded & reconfigurable

Everything will change. As the Industrial Age required us to build factories and dig coal from the ground, as the Knowledge Age required us to buy computers and go global, so the Social Age will bring change. Change of unimaginable … Continue reading

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Core skills to navigate the Social Age

A premise of the Social Age is change: change in our ecosystem, change in the Social Contract, changes in how we work, learn, communicate and play. The skills we used to navigate the Knowledge Age will not suffice for the … Continue reading

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