Simple Governance for Learning Communities

Governance is an important tool in sustaining a community.  When the community has a hand in shaping a living governance (meaning it’s dynamic and prone to change with the changing needs of the community), based on a set of shared goals, you gain trust in the systems and in the communications that are going on […]

Post-Mortem on Star Wars Management Guide

For the second in what might be a series of documenting #fail, I’d like to answer the question “whatever happened to the Star Wars Management Guide?” Context Almost a year ago, I pondered the idea of having a broad community of geeks, engineers, MBAs and anyone else to collectively write a business book based on […]

Post-Mortem on Black Swan Society

Yesterday I stated at the end of my lengthy ramble that “that there is enduring value in hub and spoke models of community building and organizational change, even without sponsorship from authoritative leaders.  Even when we fail in this model, we at least still learn…” I’d like to share a little post-mortem on one of […]

Leading, Leadership, Community and Change

Malcolm Gladwell (@gladwell) has a very interesting article on Twitter, Facebook, and social activism in The New Yorker today. In the National Journal Magazine, Jonathan Rauch [website] has a fascinating article that dissects How Tea Party Organizes Without Leaders. Gladwell seems to assert that social activism will only be effective when you at least have a […]

Podcast Idea: #lrntalk

UPDATE: We’ve moved to a Wiki to better organize; check out http://lrntalk.wikispaces.com/ An idea floated up again today that has been floated many times before about doing a learning-related podcast.  While my current podcast has been much neglected by me, I’ve thought of doing a podcast several times in the past and have opined on […]