Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

Democracy vs platform capitalism

Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. A Digital Declaration – by Shoshana Zuboff In the shadow and gloom of today’s institutional facts, it has become fashionable to mourn the passing of the democratic era. I say that democracy is the best… Read more »

Post Labour Day Finds

Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. “We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow. – Oscar Wilde” – via @BestOscarWilde @ShawnCallahan – “The stories we find, and especially the ones we retell, change who we become.”… Read more »

Strawberry Jam Finds

Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. I am spending my weeks in Toronto on a consulting assignment (which also explains my infrequent blogging), returning home on weekends, but I thought the last find at the bottom of this post rather appropriate…. Read more »

Networks and Power

Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. @contepomi90 – “Power isn’t power if you need to wait for someone else to give it to you, who can also take it away at any time. That’s self-explanatory.” @decasteve – “Don’t try to change… Read more »

Knowledge and Wisdom

Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. @flowchainsensei – “If you ‘don’t have time’ to look outside your own little bubble – what then in times of change?” “How do we evaluate teachers? We never speak of this. It is irrelevant in… Read more »

Thoughts on measurement

Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. @weissblatt – “Sharing is becoming a life skill. Knowledge is power only if shared.” Thomas Edison – “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” – via @BrunoGebarski @SteveKLabnik – “We used… Read more »

Swimming in circles

Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. @KarenGowen – “Writing a novel takes a long time but not writing it takes even longer.” @EskoKilpi – “Reach, together with symmetry and equality, were the things that made the Internet such a radical social… Read more »

Work is changing

Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The nature of work is changing. People’s relationship with work is changing. The changes to society will be vast.” – @gapingvoid Andrew McAfee: offshoring is a way station on the way to automation – via… Read more »

Friday’s Finds for Enlightened Animal Trainers

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via social media this past fortnight. @SeriousPony: “Again, while enlightened animal trainers are recognizing the danger of a purely behavioral / Skinner approach, VC’s [venture capitalists] are funding it for humans.” Gamification addresses the symptoms of a broken system, but does nothing to fix… Read more »

Friday’s Finds Down Under with me Mates

Fridays Finds this week have been curated by the PKM workshop in Sydney, NSW. (Marion Louvel,  @chemenesinson, @michelleockers, @soozietwits, Siobhan Sutherland Rogers, Julia, Elizabeth Robinson)