Collecting insights

September 26, 2012

There was a lot happening at the Applied Improvisation Network Conference in San Francisco. As well as the pre-planned sessions, and the open space offerings, the one-on-one and small group conversations, and the serendipitous moments, there was the Twitter and Facebook back channel, photos being posted on Flickr, videos being made, drawings made, and people […]

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Wish I’d thought of that!

September 7, 2012

Doesn’t really matter what it is, when I see something I really like, a great idea, a new use for something, I invariably wish I’d thought of that. I do understand that most good ideas are crowd sourced, or group generated – Keith Sawyer did a great job in his book Group Genius in debunking […]

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November 14, 2011

Thanks for your patience while I was doing some tweaking on my web site. There’s a few minor changes that you’ll notice – a menu for easier navigation, and a little less clutter. More posts coming too.

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What a difference three decades makes

October 20, 2010

When I last visited London, nearly 30 years ago (yeah, I know, way too long between drinks) this was the only way to contact people back home (back home being Australia). Now I have options, which then, would have sounded like they came straight out of a science-fiction novel. It’s easy to forget how useful […]

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Digital habits*

March 27, 2010

*With apologies to Nancy White for commandeering the title of her latest book It’s Saturday afternoon here at Bells Beach. It’s not a particularly pleasant day – it’s grey, drab, damp and uninteresting. Friends who were here for a cycling event have left, the paper’s been read, the dishwasher loaded and gym done. The dodgy […]

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Open data movement afoot

March 18, 2010

At last year’s TED conference, Tim Berners Lee called for the an open data movement with the free sharing of raw data and all the benefits that would come from that. You can watch the original talk here. Last month, he gave an update in this six-minute talk. He shows how mashable maps are being […]

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Connection and intimacy

January 21, 2010

I like this summary of how the internet enables us to stay connected. It’s also a good follow-up from my previous post. No surprises, but a good reminder of how the work landscape has changed in such a short time and how individuals are streets ahead of organisations. No surprises there, either!

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Me too!

August 5, 2009

Nancy White has a great post about how she uses social media. Here’s a summary with some of my favourite choconancy comments in italics. online community “Eminds” was where I learned that online relationships can be real, how they get real, and  how they break and fail. online learning together But regardless of the technology, […]

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TED Talk: Communicating real news

June 22, 2009

If you are still in any doubt that we are in the midst of phenomenal change, watch this. It’s Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organising Without Organisations, talking about the impact of new technologies. The events in Iran during this last week is the latest in a series of examples […]

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April 10, 2009

Last week my skype account was hacked which meant I couldn’t log in. After no response from skype support (and a hilarious email from them wanting feedback on their customer support!) I gave in and created a new account. Now the sidebar with the green ticks is back and I’m gradually reconnecting with my contacts. […]

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