Quiet innovation: make it easier to help and ask for help

Quiet innovation: making it easier to help and ask for help

Innovation is seldom quiet.  We often think of it in grand terms -- something high tech and groundbreaking,  something larger than life and way out of our reach.  That's because we, as benefactors, often see the end result first. But for those at the forefront of change, innovation trudges … [Read more...]

Web Index Report: threats to online freedom and democracy grow ever more

Back in my university days, I learned of a useful framework for analysing the ills of the educational system called "ABCs". It stands for: Access and participation, Bureaucracy and control, and (Counter-)Consciousness formation. The ABCs describe the fundamental problems faced by the educational … [Read more...]

Resilience and the gamer

Here's Jane McGonigal on TED Talk:  http://on.ted.com/McGonigal [ted id=1501] … [Read more...]

Five good reads: collaborative economy value chain; Google Mine; finding meaning in stories and numbers; a platform for whistleblowers; and freedom from fear

1. Keynote: The Collaborative Economy with Jeremiah Owyang http://www.slideshare.net/jeremiah_owyang/collaborative-economy-keynote-jeremiah-owyang The collaborative economy: an economic model where ownership and access are shared between people, startups, and corporations. What this means: the … [Read more...]

Socbiz insights: on social media and storytelling

The most important lesson there is to learn in social media advocacy is this: you must let the truth get in the way of storytelling. Whether you are advocating a cause on social media or creating a branded story for a company, I would urge you to remain steadfast in telling the truth. Don't let a … [Read more...]

Are you a member of The Cult of Competitiveness?

"But the most important things in life, the most vital and electric things that enrich the human experience into something greater than anything the most competitive of Darwin’s finches could hope for, are not to be found in competition. Love and companionship, in spite of and through hardship, will … [Read more...]