Tag Archives: Technology

Chasing the Shadow of the Social Age

I saw a video the other day of a small child discovering their shadow. They were walking along when they suddenly realised that the penumbra trailing close behind was somehow attached. A sequence of bemused hopping and dancing entailed as … Continue reading

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The Inexorable March in the Quantification of Me

At just over five and a half hours, i only achieved 84% of my sleep target last night, and the sleep that I had was disrupted. On the plus side, my 11,628 steps smashed the 10,000 step milestone. Nearly ten … Continue reading

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Organisational Dinosaurs: how big they are, how dead they’ll be

Evolution is about adaptation to environmental pressure. It’s a dance between mutation and opportunism as we find the shape that best fits the environment we inhabit. As the environment changes: we evolve. Failure means extinction: redundancy as we are out … Continue reading

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Reflections from Learning Technology conference 2015: Day 1

Technology may facilitate great learning, but it’s not the end in itself. What makes great learning is simple: make it great. Understand how people learn: design the learning to match that. Work with how we learn, don’t make us learn … Continue reading

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The Concentration of Meaning: Birth of the Social Age

It’s largely a matter of concentration: not thinking harder but rather a greater aggregation of knowledge and resources. Trace the journey of ‘sense making‘. At first, we had to use our own senses: looking at the world around us, biting … Continue reading

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A Guide to Developing Social Leadership

Formal authority is bestowed by the organisation: codified in position within a hierarchy. It’s the power and influence of last resort, backed up by “because i told you so“. Social authority, by contrast, is granted by the community, founded upon … Continue reading

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4 Aspects of the Agile Organisation

Agility is the ability to respond adaptively: not with one approach, but with many, facilitated by our ability to question, understand and act. It’s about solving a problem today and doing it differently tomorrow, but being effective at every step. … Continue reading

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