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The paradox of groups

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 28, 2005
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Heiko Rudolf put me on to Clay Shirky’s writing today and I was perusing some of his essays. I was struck by this quote from …

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Where should your community budget go?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 20, 2005
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I was just re-reading some papers from IBM’s Institute for Knowledge-Based Organizations (now called Institute for Business Value). I’m writing a report describing an approach …

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Building stronger relationships in communities of practice AND lurkers

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 19, 2005
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Nancy White points us to a short report developed and written by seven CPSquare community members. The topic is one that has interested me for …

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The maximum number of people we can deal with in a network

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 17, 2005
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Dave Snowden used to say that we can only know 150 people at any particular time or for any single network (read identity). This has …

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Some great reports by Etienne Wenger and others

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 16, 2005
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In case you haven’t already found Etienne Wenger’s publication page, here is the link. In particular I would recommend the report to the CIO Council of …

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A great story of community of practice development

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 9, 2005
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I heard this story from the New Yorker was circulated among senior Defence staff in Canberra and it unnerved them. I think it’s a fantastic story of …

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Paper on communities of practice requested for online journal

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 2, 2005
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I was pleasantly surprised last week to be asked by the editor of LeaderValues to submit my paper on communities of practice to their online …

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Agreed ways of working with timezones

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 23, 2005
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I’m reading an excellent book at the moment called Distributed Work by Pamela Hinds and Sara Kiesler (eds.). While reading the chapter on ‘Face-to-face Communication’ …

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Metaphors for vrtual collaboration

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 21, 2005
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Nancy White draws our attention to some interesting metaphors a startup called Socialtext uses to talk about virtual collaboration: * Socialtext — the building and garden* …

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Blogging at IBM

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 21, 2005
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I remember, while working at IBM, that only the people ‘in the know’ had internal blogs. And those in the know were the thousands of technical …

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