Tag Archives: Social Age

Pragmatic Dissonance: Communities of Difference and the Limitations of Consensus

We come together in communities, but are driven apart by our differences: in a systemic view of change, we may need to create the conditions for, and opportunity to, both agree, and dissent. It is unlikely that we will achieve … Continue reading

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Islands of Belief

We live on islands of belief, carefully forged by our immersion in local culture, established education, held in tribal groupings, dominant doctrine and ideology, and internally reinforcing: to be within the tribe reinforces the strength and resilience of the tribe … Continue reading

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Social Leadership: Citizenship

Yesterday i reflected on democracy, our structures of representation, and the ways in which they are adapting, which led me today to consider ‘citizenship’, a reflection on responsibility, as well as rights. I’ve tentatively contextualised this within Social Leadership, to … Continue reading

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The Death of Democracy

Fake news, foreign intervention, echo chambers, big data and analytics, you’d be forgiven for assuming that we are witnessing the death of democracy, the final gasp of liberal societies first, and best, hope, assailed unaccountably by social tech and evil … Continue reading

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The Social Punks Podcast: Update

I wrote the other week about a series of six podcasts that i’m working on: they each explore a broad aspect of the Social Age, but with a punk perspective. In other words, they look at broadly what is happening, … Continue reading

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The Social Punks: #WorkingOutLoud on the Podcast Series

For the last year or so, i’ve been writing an Explorer newsletter every Friday (that’s why there’s no blog published fridays!). ‘The Captain’s Log’ has given me an opportunity to explore a different type of writing: it’s slightly longer form, … Continue reading

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A Failure of Foresight: Foundations of Failure

The way we view the world may be wrong: our greatest Organisations, structures of power and control, may be trapped in an outdated mindset, caught in redundant webs. Through our own failure of foresight, i believe that we sow the … Continue reading

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