Monthly Archives: February 2008

Friday Flashback: KM 0.0 — A Pragmatic Approach to Social Networking and Knowledge Management for Business

For fifteen years, since the discipline called ‘Knowledge Management’ was invented, my ideas on how best to accomplish its lofty goals (improving front-line worker productivity and innovation through better knowledge-sharing and collaboration) have evolved continuously. Now. at last, I think … Continue reading

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What Can We Do to Reduce Animal Cruelty?

Hardly a day goes by without another gruesome story of cruel atrocities against animals. The latest revelations (don’t click this link if you’re squeamish) about the horrific suffering inflicted on animals transported live huge distances in tiny cramped stifling hot … Continue reading

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We Need Experimenters, Not Leaders

For the last eight years, the US treasury has been plundered by the thieves of the Bush Administration, doling out handouts to corporatist friends (and undoing legislation and refusing to enforce what little corporatist regulation remains) in return for campaign … Continue reading

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Twelve Things I Love About You

Lately I’ve been thinking about the qualities that the people I love have in common. And about the qualities that I look for in prospective collaborators and partners in various ventures — projects, enterprises, communities. And about the qualities I … Continue reading

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Saturday Links of the Week — February 9, 2008

and you thought you had a lot of snow…Kevin Cameron’s recent photo of snow in Japan. Love Conversation CommunityWhat Do We Want From Love?: My Second Life partner-in-crime Mia asks whether what men and women expect and demand from love … Continue reading

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Friday Flashback: Figments of Reality

Two years ago, I wrote a two part review of Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen’s 1997 book Figments of Reality: Part One Part Two The compelling thesis of the book: Living species, including humans, are emergent properties of (what Daniel … Continue reading

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The Future of the World

Some time ago several people sent me the photo above, of wild horses in an abandoned area near Chornobyl, on the Ukraine/Belarus border. Animals in the area after the nuclear plant explosion 22 years ago died horrible deaths (their thyroids … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Business Ideas for 2008

Once a year HBR publishes a set of “breakthrough ideas” for business. The February 2008 edition has this year’s collection. Some of them are the usual psychobabble, technophilia and corporatist leader/strategic management nonsense that pervades most of the business journal … Continue reading

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A Miniature Truth: Becoming Authentically Yourself

Because of the recent publication of my article on Miniature Truths, and the fact that my trip to Belize gave me time, at last, to think, I decided to write a series of occasional articles on miniature truths. Note that … Continue reading

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Saturday Links of the Week — February 2, 2008

Three weeks’ backlog of links, so I’ll keep it short: Art, Science, Literature, Philosophy: My essay on Miniature Truths has been published in BoyBedlam Review. Thanks to Cassandra (Elizabeth Adams) for noticing, and for her kind comments on it. This … Continue reading

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