Tag Archives: Twitter

Why tech savvy millennials are precisely not your problem. #IITSEC Reflections 2015

Amongst the strangest things said to me at the conference this week was “evidence shows that all these kids talking into their phone have degraded social skills, they’re unable to function in normal society“. Which is odd, because i see … Continue reading

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The Record Store: How we use our Communities

The Social Age is lived out in our communities: the varied spaces, both on and offline, where we learn things, share things, subvert the establishment and generate momentum. Or sometimes just hang out. I’m preparing for a Masterclass in Social … Continue reading

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The Ideas Butterfly: a social way of working (out loud)

In many ways, the idea is the easy part: making something of it is what counts and, in the Social Age, we do that within and alongside our communities. Today i took part in Chat2Lrn, a regular Twitter Chat, covering … Continue reading

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Haight Ashbury’s Hippies: Permission to think differently

Even ten years ago, people wore ties. I still have one somewhere, an unpleasant orange affair with a few loose threads, part of a uniform worn by millions as they trudged to work to sit in their cubicle and pushed … Continue reading

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San Francisco and the Artists of Innovation

Toby and Joe each have their own studio, facing onto the garden, separated by a common area: neutral ground. Both lifelong artists, they’ve welcomed me into their home in Bernal Heights, San Francisco, turning over their garden cabin to me … Continue reading

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Distractions

I’m editing the Handbook of Social Leadership today. In fact, i’m exactly half way through: which is why i’ve allowed myself to be distracted by writing the blog. I’ve been pretty focussed and feeling pretty proud about it. Except that … Continue reading

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#NormCore – an emergent community of change

I’ve accidentally joined a trend: according to Wikipedia this week, ‘normcore‘ is “an emerging cultural trend focusing on ‘coolness that opts into sameness’“. As far as i can tell, if you don’t fall into hipster, cool subculture, you can claim … Continue reading

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