Posts Categorized: Communities

The Internet of Everyone

Technology will rapidly change, consolidate, and probably change again. – John Chambers Stop chasing the latest technology wave. It’s much better to make sense of it while also watching for the next wave. These waves of technology will most likely come faster and faster with the Internet of Everything (IoE). Faster feedback loops will be… Read more »

Update from Down Under

I’m sitting in the Toronto airport, waiting for the last leg of my journey home from Australia. I presented and ran workshops at AITD and talked at the Amplify Festival, in addition to taking a few days off and enjoying Sydney. Here are some updates from this week.

Make Work More Human

2013: The Incredibly Shrinking American Middle Class – Bill Moyers 2013: Five Myths about Canada’s Middle Class – Globe & Mail 2013: RIP: The Middle Class – Salon 2013: The Next Middle Class – Harold Jarche 2014: The Middle Class is Steadily Eroding – New York Times The titles above indicate a shift in the… Read more »

2497 and counting

Do you think you will still be working, in some capacity, in 10 years? What will you have learned during that decade? Will you remember much of it? Will you have access to reminders and artifacts that could jog your memory? Perhaps you need an outboard brain. Yesterday marked 10 years of blogging here at… Read more »

Renaissance Sackville

Like most professionals, I have many facets to my life in addition to my business. For the most part I do not discuss these here on my blog. However, I mentioned my community work recently to Christian Renard, and he suggested that I write about it. I have had the privilege of serving as Chairman… Read more »

From the observed to the observers

The other day, in our Change Agents Worldwide community forum, Susan Scrupski mentioned that she was taking an online course. It floors me that the learned teachings of academia have come to the same conclusions on some of these matters involving networks of people that we have by actually doing it (vs. studying it).  The… Read more »

Six roles of network management

If helping the network make better decisions is a primary role of management in the emerging economy, how does one get there? I highlighted the six roles of management in the network era in my last post and I would like to build on these and show how this is was being practiced at Change… Read more »

Only people can let knowledge flow

The knowledge sharing paradox is that while sharing our knowledge is good for the organization, each individual has to see a personal benefit as well. The more the enterprise directs knowledge-sharing, the less likely it will happen. Conversely, the less structured the process, the more difficult it is for the organization to benefit. Damned if… Read more »

The social imperative

Dr. Robert Sapolski has been studying baboons for thirty years. It seems that many researchers took for granted the hierarchical nature of baboon life, with dominant males attacking those next down the social ladder and then the process repeating itself down to infants and females. Research also showed that the baboons on top were less… Read more »