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Back to basics

Back to basics

On a sunny Sydney morning I sat watching the ladies run around the Domain as part of the Sydney triathlon. As I observed these athletic creatures pound the pavements and their support teams cheer them on (ever mindful of their various national allegiances and individual heroines) I couldn’t help thinking what an essentially “physical” species […]

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COMSTRAT 2012

Social Media for Government

Last week I gave a presentation at the “Social Media for Government” conference in Melbourne. For any who are interested my presentation is here. The conference was very well attended and there were a range of people from all walks of government life, and a lot from local government, which I found particularly heartening. With […]

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The digital footprint

The digital footprint

I have been speaking to a number of people recently and a number have made some comments about my perspective on the “digital footprint”. My intention is not to be negative about digital information nor its impact on our world.  In fact, in many ways I see digital information interaction technologies as one of the […]

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ANZSOG Master Class 2012

My second main activity last week was attending my first ANZSOG “Master Class” courtesy of my colleague Peter Thompson and the good folk at ANZSOG. The two day “class” was taught by Professor John Alford and Associate Professor Jon Brock who shared with us their expertise in teaching using the Case Methodology.  They have been […]

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The getting of wisdom ... one day

The getting of wisdom … one day

“To be a human being is to have the almost unique opportunity of getting to know oneself and the world in which one lives.  It is sure shortsighted to disregard this opportunity and confine oneself solely to the business of living.” So said Ervin Laszlo and this has always been a guiding philosophy for me.  […]

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So, bring on 2012!!

This was meant to be my last post for 2011 but it is in reality my first for 2012. 2011 was a challenging year on many fronts, both personal and professional, but those challenges have set up a number of key platforms upon which I will be focusing my energies in 2012.  They also ensured […]

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Digital enlightenment

Digital Enlightenment

I have always been interested in the symbiotic interplay between technology and human systems, how humans invent and use new technologies and then how those technologies change or alter the human systems themselves. As I thought about how to approach this next post there are two streams that I wanted to explore and I have […]

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