Tag Archives: Relationship

Forming bonds and partnerships in social learning: joining the community

My first week in Amsterdam and i’m starting to make friends. The guy in the off licence who sold me the wine, the girl in the coffee shop where i’m writing now, the elderly neighbour. Our initial partnerships are formal, … Continue reading

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Employee or partner? A new contract in a social networked world

The fundamental bond of trust between employer and employee is broken: people no longer expect a career for life. Generally, they are happy to still have a job next year. It used to be that your employer owned the structure … Continue reading

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Our evolving relationship with books: the extension of how we learn

My relationship with books is changing. We used to have a pedestrian love affair: i would buy them, read them, lavish praise upon them and then retire them to a shelf, where they would live out a happy retirement, with … Continue reading

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What’s the line between a mentor and a partner? How much of your role is to facilitate or to co-create?

I’m working with a mentor at the moment who is building their business in the creative sector. They are very much at the startup stage and much of our conversation is around building collateral and strategy. The relationship between mentor … Continue reading

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Why what i think you want is not what you really want. Defying the transactional view of learning.

I’ve often tried to anticipate what kind of response i’ll get from a particular article or Tweet. I like to feel that i can guess what sort of reaction a piece of learning will have when it hits the end … Continue reading

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