@dilgreen “Twitter lessons” and UK Africa Professional Educators’ Seminar

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Hi Dil, Today I tweeted: #UKAPES #dadamac @dilgreen @DadamacN @fantsuam @joannapnorton Let’s discuss. Especially ref UAL Wikipedia FABLAB connections. You replied: @Pamela_McLean I have no idea what this means or refers to, or how to find out! I am going to need twitter lessons. The abbreviations I confess the message was somewhat “coded”. I apologise… Read more »

PS – FASST Holacracy update

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Hi Brian – PS to the open letter. I shared a Holacracy update during the session yesterday. As you know I see FASST as an experiment in collaboration, and a possible focus for exploring Holacracy and Teal Organisational structures. The Holacracy focus began when Sally kindly offered me some free coaching and facilitation services when… Read more »

FASST face-to-face October 12th

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Hi Brian As the “at a distance” member of FASST you may like to know what “the London lot” got up to yesterday. We met round at my place. The people The “we” was made up of : Gavin who helped me to name FASST  (and places himself more on the boundary than within it)…. Read more »

Metaphors and Clean Language

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Hi Christopher Following our discussions yesterday on metaphor and “where it sits” regarding thinking and communication (and FASST) I thought you might appreciate this video by Judy Rees on Clean Language and Metaphor   More about Judy here: Judy Rees Judy is also active in RSA reinventing work network – next event plus more information… Read more »

Reviving Critical Modernism in Development Studies

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Hi Richard. I read your post about Reviving Critical Modernism in Development Studies. I’m encouraged by what you’ve written. I agree that it is extremely important to look critically at Issues of power, and to enable less powerful voices to be represented in the development discourse. Ref “In practice, this means seeking universals and commonalities to… Read more »

Personal blocks, cross-boundary teams, and FASST

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This open letter follows your comment that “I feel like the journey unpicking our own blocks is worth taking and sharing. Following that, we can have an outward focus that might be useful to cross-boundary teams (across departments, across functions, across location).” You and I  have overlapping interests there – both on “unpicking our own… Read more »

Fasstuck: a new oxymoronic word

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Hello Pamela, On our last Skype call you used the word “FASSTuck” to refer to an obstacle you had been facing with the FASST experiment. We then talked through the obstacle and realized it wasn’t an obstacle at all: that FASST has already launched, and is always and already moving, and to deal with an… Read more »

“Organising for Development” with FASST

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Hi Christopher. Following our meeting yesterday this is for reference and sharing: You and I are meeting at my place on Wednesday to continue our FASST planning. We’ll invite the other five London-based, potential FASST people in case any are free to join us. Together we’ll consider the points that Sally raised in her last… Read more »

FASST, Teal and journeys to the future

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This open letter is to FASST crew members and to Teal for Startups (T4S) people who wonder what I’m doing bringing FASST into T4S This is another bit of connecting the dots for you. This time the connections are between Teal organisations and FASST, emphasising the theme of FASST as a vehicle. We see FASST… Read more »

Our FASST time travel trip

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Hi Brian – or should I say “Welcome aboard FASST” for our time-travel trip together. Thank you for the opportunity to wordify some of the ideas about FASST during our Skype chat this evening. I’m writing you this follow-up, open letter to capture some of the points we covered: FASST is already very real and… Read more »