Tag Archives: Social Age

Why Kindness Counts

Again, today, i found myself shying away from saying ‘kindness counts’, or rather i found myself apologising for saying it. Whenever i use the term, i fear it sounds weak, it sounds like a predictable liberal statement, more about ‘niceness’ … Continue reading

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The Building Blocks

Our formal organisations are built in familiar ways: we assemble functional teams, buy them computers, put a roof over their heads, connect them through technology, and hold them safe with rules. These are the building blocks that delivered the Industrial … Continue reading

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Citizen of Apple, State of Lego

What if you are no longer a citizen of a State? What if ‘citizenship’ has devolved from a binary, to an analogue, status: no longer something you have, or lack, but rather something contextual, more fluid, and perhaps multi faceted. … Continue reading

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From The Ruins Of The Old

It’s possible that we are destined to fail, that our organisations will crumble, that the pace of change the Social Age demands will simply be too much for our creaking hierarchies to handle. Not every organisation will fail, but maybe … Continue reading

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The Captain’s Log

I write a weekly email newsletter for Social Age Explorers (that’s why i don’t post a blog on Fridays). It’s a reflective letter, commenting on key news stories, providing a layer of context around my writing through the week, updating … Continue reading

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The Reality of Learning

The pace of change in Organisational approaches to learning is being far outstripped by evolutions in the reality of learning itself. In the Social Age, technology allows us to access knowledge, and make sense of it, ever faster, and more … Continue reading

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Moroccan Diary: Empowered

‘I’ve led a hard life’, said Mustafa, not seeking sympathy, but more as a statement of fact. And i could believe it. In his mid fifties, we were talking in the earth and wood riad that he had built, himself, … Continue reading

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