The challenge of “wordifying” experiential knowledge

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Hi Willam, We were discussing our mutual problem of flipping over from a state of “having knowledge gained through deep experience and enquiry” into a state of “sharing whatever knowledge others would find useful”. We talked about the process of “wordifying” things, i.e. “talking them through” (or writing them). We considered how “wordifying” is part… Read more »

Practical 21st Century “Big Vision” and #Dadamac

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Hi William, You asked me to put in writing the “Big Vision” that I was telling you about regarding Dadamac’s UK-Africa collaborations and our alternative, grass-roots led, approach to International development. So here goes. The Dadamac Big Vision is something fit for purpose in the 21st century. It is completely practical and every part of… Read more »

Goals, help needed and “Before I Die Network” event

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Hi Olivia. I’m doing some prep ready for your Before I Die Network (BIDN) follow-up session this evening. I’m interested to see what progress I have in fact made since the pre-Christmas event, so I’m checking the notes I made then and the good resolutions that I made. I know that you often invite us… Read more »

Dadamac Holacracy and Holacracy-of-one (mine)

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Hi Brian. Here’s the latest update – it’s mainly about prep for the Dadamac Holacracy launch, and its connection to the Holacracy-of-one stuff that I told you about in Update on People, ULab, Holacracy, Teal and more and in our Skype chat. There are various things I need to get my head around as I… Read more »

Update on People, ULab, Holacracy,Teal and more

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Hi Brian. So much to tell you since we last wrote or Skyped. Friday was a special ULab day – a live session to share feedback from last year’s course participants – see U.Lab – the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Check twitter and #ulab for a flavour of it. I put up a photo… Read more »

My stomach virus

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Hi Pamela, I see your last open letter was about “the big picture in physics,” and yesterday the world’s scientists (I’m not sure how many of them are there) announced the existence of “gravity waves.” Rather than comment on either of these two topics, I’m going to talk about the most important thing that happened to… Read more »

Wandering through the weeds

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Hi Brian. I’ve just been reading your open letter on High Lines and Bottom Lines which ended “and wandered through the weeds myself”. Wandering through the weeds – you were referring to city spaces. If we were talking, our conversation  would now bounce off from that in various possible directions, depending which of the thoughts… Read more »

High Lines and Bottom Lines

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Dear Pamela, Delancey Street on the Lower East Side is somewhat near me. More interesting is that I used to live one block away from what’s now known as the High Line. Whenever I’m walking on the High Line with a friend I point out the building where I used to live (“The terrible one, right… Read more »

The Lowline, New York City’s First Underground Park

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Hi Brian Is this anywhere near you? I’m wondering if you may have seen it. A Look Inside the Lowline, New York City’s First Underground Park It’s not an urban sci-fi fantasy: Someone is actually building a leafy underground park below Delancey Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The Lowline is a plan to turn… Read more »