Checking in on Holacracy By Steffen Maier

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Checking in on Holacracy By Steffen Maier (snip) What are the pros and cons of this approach? Let’s start with some background on Holacracy. Brian Robertson developed the system to solve what he saw as barriers to productivity, creativity and transparency. (snip) With this system, employees no longer take job titles, but inhabit roles that create autonomy over… Read more »

The birth of Education’s new Scientology Cult.

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My highlights – why I want to re-read: 20 Tips for Great Teaching The birth of Education’s new Scientology Cult. Graham Brown-Martin If you fell for the clickbait headline then the chances are that you’ll be a fan of Doug Lemov. Hailing from New York, a product of Teach for America, with a Harvard MBA… Read more »

What If Everyone Had Free 2G Mobile Internet Access? – ICTWorks

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Excerpt from ICTWorks post highlighted regarding relevance to Dadamac Connect’s interests What If Everyone Had Free 2G Mobile Internet Access? (snip) Is All Data Bandwidth is Equally Valuable? The “all bits are created equal” debate in Network Neutrality doesn’t really take into account our varied experiences of Internet.  On a personal level, it is clear that… Read more »

Is 2016 the year of Pomodoro?

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I liked this tweet – Teatro Pomodoro ‏@teatropomodoro Jan 3 It took us almost 3 days to figure it out, but now we are sure: 2016 is going to be the year of the Pomodoro pic.twitter.com/8LPBueS2UR Relevant @Jonathan -The pomodoro video 44 seconds in reminded me of our “colleagues conversation” today at Deli Nene  –… Read more »

Microloans, research, possible interest to Fantsuam Foundation

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Microloans Don’t Solve Poverty But research might reveal what will. By Ben Casselman (snip) Karlan went on to found Innovations for Poverty Action, a nonprofit organization that works with researchers to conduct studies that measure the impact of global anti-poverty programs. IPA is now working with organizations, including the microlender Kiva, to help them find… Read more »

The sky is the limit: human powered cranes and lifting devices

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Well explained and excellently illustrated post on the history of cranes and lifting devices – from “simple stuff” like the pyraminds to all kinds of ingenuity. The sky is the limit: human powered cranes and lifting devices (snip) We could lift anything without fossil fuels. Nevertheless, apart from their use by some hardcore ecological architects,… Read more »

Press release announcing the 4th Diaspora Development Dialogue.

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4th Diaspora Development Dialogue press releas Haja Bally <comms@afford-uk.org> Dear collegues,  Please find enclosed the press release announcing the 4th Diaspora Development Dialogue. Please, do not hesitate to largely disseminate it to your media contacts, as well as within your network. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. Kind regards, PRESS RELEASE4th Diaspora Development Dialogue (DDD… Read more »

Holacracy and ResponsiveLeaders

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Update from Sally McCutchion Hi everyone! It has been a little while in the making but I’m really excited to share with you a podcast that the partners of Evolving Organisation recorded following the evening we shared experiencing a taster of Holacracy. The podcast is 30 minutes and touches on all the incredible things we… Read more »

Go ON UK – The UK’s digital skills charity – active in Croydon

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Go ON UK The UK’s digital skills charity – http://www.go-on.co.uk/ Go ON UK believes in the transformative power of technology to improve the prospects of individuals, families, communities and organisations. Which is why we are committed to eradicating digital exclusion and ensuring that everyone in the UK has the motivation and skills needed to benefit… Read more »