Monthly Archives: September 2007

Sunday Open Thread – September 30, 2007

What I’m Thinking of Writing (and Podcasting) About Soon: The Collapse of the US Dollar: 2007-08 Scenario: I think the chart above, showing the value of the $US against a basket of other currencies, is telling us that a collapse … Continue reading

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Saturday Links for the Week – September 29, 2007

NYT interactive map of global water scarcity areas (brown) A real mixed bag of interesting, thoughtful and disturbing news and information this week: Water Scarcity Analysis: The NYT series Choking on Growth turns its attention to water. The map above … Continue reading

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Introducing Social Networking Tools and Social Networking Analysis to Business: What To Do

I attended a meeting yesterday of a self-managed KM group facilitated by the Conference Board of Canada. The subject was Social Networking in Business, and we talked about the tools in general, and social network analysis in particular. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Being Spun

Last evening I watched Charlie Rose’s PBS interview of Iranian President Ahmadinejad. What struck me was how much his style of communication mimicked that of GW Bush. The same attempt to conceal bald lies with swagger and squinty smile and … Continue reading

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Learning to Podcast

Later this week, I’ll be posting my first podcast, an interview with Chris Corrigan, Open Space guru and author of the Parking Lot blog. Chris is a conversationalist extraordinaire, so interviewing him was a piece of cake — future interviews … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Our Natural Selves

What we think of as ‘us’, headquartered in our minds, is merely a complicity of our bodies’ invention, a figment of reality. In reality our minds are the battleground between our bodies’ organs, which invented and co-evolved our minds as … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread – September 23, 2007

Chart by Stuart at Random Useless Info.For the previous 30 years, 1950-1979, price was steady at about $0.30 – 0.40/gallon before spiking near the end of the 1970s.What I’m thinking about, and planning on writing (and podcasting) about soon:Figments of … Continue reading

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Saturday Links for the Week – September 22, 2007

The Wisdom of Crowds?: Chart shows value of US Dollar versus a basket of other currencies. With unrepayable government, corporate and personal debt levels, high vulnerability to interest rates, dependence on China’s ever-fragile and reckless economy, and dependence on cheap oil, … Continue reading

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How Risk, Responsibility, Sustainability and Resilience are Interconnected

I‘ve spent a fair bit of time recently talking with some Canadian business leaders about what’s keeping them awake at night. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at their social and environmental consciousness. I had expected I would have to persuade them … Continue reading

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Blowing the Whistle: A Culture of Lying and Cheating

I‘ve written before about whistle-blowers. Yesterday, I actually met one, Cynthia Cooper, the internal auditor at WorldCom who uncovered and relentlessly investigated the company’s three billion dollar fraud. She’s a brilliant and powerful speaker, telling the astonishing story of convoluted … Continue reading

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