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October 30, 2005

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Apparently...: Put your head back in the clouds Phil Edwards on why the long tail doesn't exist ... refreshing and interesting stuff (tags: long_tail networks)...

October 28, 2005

links for 2005-10-28

Skype patches critical flaws - Computerworld Ho hum ... patches patches patches ......

October 27, 2005

links for 2005-10-27

IBM's Management Makeover As its world changes, IBM is studying its top-performing leaders. What do they do differently, and can everyone do it? (tags: IBM Leadership) visualcomplexity.com - A visual exploration on mapping complex networks (tags: Networks maps visualization)...

You say profession, I say passion

Missed this while on my travels. Anjo, Lilia and Stephanie have been doing some interesting things analysing blog communities through terminology rather than links. [Anjo writes it up here, here and here.] One of the upshots of it all is...

Biomimicry

Jeremy Faludi over at Worldchanging has a nice primer on biomimicry. "Most designers, engineers, architects, and other people who build things just don't know that much about biology and the natural world; and even when they do, there's often a...

Helen

The rather brilliant Helen Goulden is getting going with her Green Fairy blog. "[There is no entry].....In Wikipedia for 'Co-operative Inquiry' ... But just about every other type of 'inquiry' is listed. Go on..."Genius....

October 26, 2005

links for 2005-10-26

A cognitive analysis of tagging (tags: tags cognitive_cost)...

Online culture

Amongst the general hoo-ha over whether Wikipedia is indeed rubbish or not, I saw this little comment by Kevin Wired Kelly, a lot of whose writing I like."With the steady advance of new ways to share, the Web has embedded...

KM and OD

Gautam has been doing some thinking about the overlap between Knowledge management and Organisational Development. "Eventually every KM project is an attempt to change the corporate culture of the organization and the behavior of people in the organizational systems. This...

October 25, 2005

links for 2005-10-25

Metrics - Weighting the Metrics (tags: metrics) Metrics - Soft Metrics (tags: Metrics) Metrics - Hard Metrics (tags: Metrics) Metrics - Introduction Tristan's series on metrics, which he hopes will stir up some discussion on what Web 2.0 means...

The rounded vision of a child

Holiday reading quote #3, from Ziauddin Sardar's Desperately Seeking Paradise. On the one hand, it's an autobiography detailing one moderate Muslim's struggles to find paradise; on the other, it's a fascinating view of the some of his struggles with fundamentalists,...

Design guru

Well not quite. But am playing around with the styles and templates after an upgrade to 3.2 so things might look a bit wangy in between lunch breaks......

October 24, 2005

Conventional Wisdom

Holiday reading quote #2, from the I thought disappointing Freakonomics. (Steven Levitt is clearly frighteningly clever, but I felt that the "rogue economist" label, and the profusion of hyperbrilliant, superintellectual and ultragenius tags actually detracted from what was being said....

Powerful beyond imagination

"Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination." - Einstein...

Slowness

Holiday reading quote #1, from Carl Honore's brilliant In Praise of Slow:"The Slow movement is on the march. Instead of doing everything faster, many people are decelerating and finding that Slowness helps them to live, work, think and play better......

Wasted Sweetness

Back from a great two weeks of reading, relaxing, exploring, mint tea and fearless driving in Morocco. A week ago I was a couple of miles outside Merzouga, in the desert, under a full moon, and staying in a Berber...

October 8, 2005

Social Computing and the Organisation

That's it ... event done. It was a little nerve-racking, as doing anything is for the first time things is I suppose. And I certainly fluffed the intro. But at least am beginning to get some ideas making it better...

October 6, 2005

Deloitte, risk aversion and "Just say no" to blogs

Anu points to Deloitte's decision to say no to blogs last month. Briefly: - Ryf Quail, Deloitte's director of digital marketing and communications, made the proposal to blog. He describes himself as "an extreme outlier". - Chief Marketing Officer David...

Wood

Jason's back blogging over at Can'O'Worms - definitely worth a read, I think, for his curiosity, openness and for gems like this “Ch’ing the chief carpenter, was carving wood into a stand for musical instruments. When finished, the work appeared...

October 2, 2005

links for 2005-10-02

DMNews.com - Blogs help sales Some measured successes from blogging in business (tags: blogs business marketing measures)...