Tag Archives: Meaning

Graffiti: the stories we tell

I found a new Bortusk poster in Amsterdam today. A slightly torn and weathered neon monster staring out at me from the side of a skip as i cycled past. I think that brings to about fifteen the number i’ve … Continue reading

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The 3rd Dimension of Social Leadership: Technology

I’ve been exploring the NET Model of Social Leadership, which looks at three Dimensions: Narrative, Engagement and Technology. Narrative forms the 1st Dimension: it’s about curation, storytelling and sharing, about strategies for information and knowledge management. It’s about interpretation: the … Continue reading

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Social Lives

I had a great meeting in London yesterday: we talked about the changing nature of work in the Social Age, about the evolution of leadership, about the challenges of change. As we rode the lift back down to the lobby, … Continue reading

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Narrative

Stories are special: we relate to them emotionally, directly, we feel and hear them with our hearts and souls. Stories engage us in ways that elude straight facts. The very process of communication involves stories that we fashion and shape … Continue reading

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Bartering for backgammon: creating a shared experience in learning

I’m not good at backgammon, but i do enjoy a game, so the small wooden set looked like a good souvenir from my Asian trip. Compact, lightweight, a delicate light wood inlaid with a darker one, just the right size … Continue reading

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My new, free, eBook “Learning, Knowledge & Meaning – the Singapore Diary”

Our relationship with knowledge is changing: the ways we find stuff out and what we do with it once we have it. We learn on the move, in the bath or on the train and come together in social learning … Continue reading

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Centres of learning: books, libraries, enhanced content and learning communities

The new Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is superb: ten years work to renovate, refresh and rehang the galleries, resulting in a beautiful setting and interpretation of some of the finest artworks in the world. And a great library. My highlight yesterday … Continue reading

Posted in Authority, Book, Change, Community, Culture, Curation, e-Books, Engagement, Forum, Future, Information, Interpretation, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Technology, Meaning, Narrative, Publishing, Social Learning, Stories, Technology, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Command and control, share or narrate? Dilemmas of the Social Age

I’m preparing slides for my workshop tomorrow and settled on this one, encapsulating the dilemmas of the Social Age: do the pressures of command and control trump the need to share and narrate? It’s really about inward and outward pressures … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Authority, Challenge, Change, Community, Control, Creative, Culture, Engagement, Formal Learning Spaces, Informal Learning Spaces, Knowledge, Learning, Narrative, Privacy, Relationship, Sharing, Social Learning, Social Media, Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

The future of books: the evolution of publishing

Books capture knowledge, hold fossilised thoughts, document romantic stories, explore scientific theory, collect together poems and codify philosophy. Books are repositories of wisdom and love. We used to use books to access knowledge, we gathered them together into collections, themed, … Continue reading

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Creating meaning in social learning: interpretation

I spent yesterday afternoon in The Hermitage in Amsterdam, a great museum, currently housing an exhibition on Peter the Great, the modernising eighteenth century Russian Tsar. The gallery space is large, well laid out, containing a wide variety of artefacts … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Collaboration, Communication, Community of Practice, Curation, Information, Interpretation, Knowledge, Learning, Meaning, Museum Education, Narrative, Personal Learning Network, Reflection, Semantics, Social Learning, Standardisation, Stories, Worldview | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments