Monthly Archives: October 2006

Going offline for a week or two

Stressed out. My computer is crap and will need a week or two to fix. So I’m going offline until that’s done and I’ve had a chance to mellow out. Don’t give up on me — I’ll be back. Take … Continue reading

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George Monbiot’s Heat — Part One

Other recent books like The Weather Makers explain what we’re doing to cause global warming and the catastrophes it will soon cause. George Monbiot’s book Heat is devoted entirely to answering the question What Do We Do To Stop It. This … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread — October 29, 2006

Royal Bank Plaza Toronto by Amy Allcock It’s been a tiring week — lots of work, lousy weather, and everyone around me seems to be suffering from colds, allergies etc. My stress level is rising, because after weeks of improvement … Continue reading

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Links for the Week – October 28, 2006

‘More Windows in Paris’, A sample of the amazing photography of Zaadster ‘Farland’ Pimping for Failed Fat-Cat Executives: Money buys power, which gets you more money. If you’re rich but a total screw-up, the NYT tells us you can hire … Continue reading

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For Sale: Baby Shoes. Never Worn.

The title of this post was written by Ernest Hemingway, and is one of the first examples of ‘flash fiction‘, very, very short stories. The upcoming Wired Magazine challenged sci-fi, fantasy and horror writers to see if they could top … Continue reading

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Need, Want, Love

Writing about love twice in just over a week — perhaps it’s a sign of the times. I’m learning to spend more time observing people, and sometimes what I’m discovering is a bit unnerving. I’m more convinced than ever that … Continue reading

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A Four-Pronged Approach to Getting to ‘Yes’

I hate selling. As a believer in the principles of complexity (adapt to the situation/environment, don’t try to change it), I think trying to change people’s minds is inherently, unnecessarily difficult, and often futile. Tell people what makes sense to … Continue reading

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Principles of Knowledge Management (for organizations with no KM resources)

I‘ve written a lot about Knowledge Management (KM), and recently especially about a revolutionary bottom-up approach called Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). The recommendations in my articles for instituting KM or PKM in your organization (processes, infrastructure etc.) assume, however, that … Continue reading

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Carnival of the Green #50

I‘m delighted to have the honour of hosting the 50th edition of the weekly Carnival of the Green, a multi-authored round-up of the past week’s news and ideas on the environment and sustainability. The Carnival was founded and is managed … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread — October 22, 2006

Photo taken inside the Collingwood Caves during our visit last month.Introducing the Sunday Open Thread: I’m learning to say no. Recently it’s become obvious to me that, with my current work contract taking up my full time on weekdays, I … Continue reading

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