Tag Archives: Purpose

Iceland: Abandoned

I made the trek out to the plane wreck to take the iconic photos: aluminium undimmed by age, bright against the black ash, silhouetted by the distant mountains, decaying under a clear blue sky. There were no casualties when the … Continue reading

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Illustrations About ‘Community’ in Social Leadership

Continuing to #WorkOutLoud as i complete the final illustrations for the 2nd Edition of the Social Leadership Handbook: today, three core illustrations about ‘Community‘. These three images accompany the section where we consider where the communties are that we inhabit … Continue reading

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Cambodia Diary: Temples

The mass of architecture simply delineates space: It subdivides and subtracts from the sum total of the world, partitioning off a series of spaces purposed for ritual, function or play. Be it mud walls, steel doors or stone ramparts, the … Continue reading

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A Sense of Culture

Our notion of culture seems tied to geography: a distinction that may be losing it’s relevance in the Social Age. For fun, today i’ve been sketching out a model of waves of culture, overlapping but distinct ways in which we … Continue reading

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Friends Forever?

We were in a conversation today about establishing communities when Laura reminded me about ‘Friendship Books‘. A thing of our childhood, before the days of t’internet, the premise was this: a book, made of actual paper, where you wrote a … Continue reading

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Voices

Whispering in the wind, echoing through hallways, buzzing like an angry fly down a bad phone line or whispered tenderly late at night. Voices of purpose and intent, voices that implore or beg us to take action, bullying or directive … 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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