Introducing the First Thursday group

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Hi Folks This post relates to conversations of the “First Thursday” group, These online conversations began some time in 2006 or 2007. They continued once a month until part way through 2015, when we needed to relocate. A few months ago Folabi Sunday encouraged me to restart the group, this time on Facebook. We have… Read more »

Nov 5th – Exponentially Human

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Hi Folks, The context for this continuing conversation is: A book I read called Technology vs Humanity – the book and the “stay connected” link . A call for chapter proposals from Fast Future Publishing for 50:50 – Scenarios for the Next 50 Years. A discussion with Brian Griffin, about what I might write, during… Read more »

Nov 4th update on FASST and SHIFT

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Hi Folks. This pulls together threads that are emerging this week around collaboration and how FASST and SHIFT are coming together. I’m writing it after a meeting that Sebastian and I had today. I’m writing it mainly to update Christopher. @Christopher I’m not describing SHIFT now in any detail because in a couple of weeks… Read more »

@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 FASSTĀ  (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 »

Death Cafes and Soul Midwives

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I’ve always danced between theory and practice. When life gets complicated, uncertain or difficult in practice, I like to think that someone somewhere has been there before. I hope to scamper back from the practicalities of “life as it is” for a quick helping of “what other people already know”. I hope to find some… Read more »

Reviving Critical Modernism in Development Studies

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Hi Richard. I read your post about Reviving Critical Modernism in DevelopmentĀ 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 »