Reading David’s blog entry of August 12th on overhearing conversations, I thought about a kiwi take on this. If this happened in NZ, we would overhead these conversations and probably know the people they were talking about! People talk about 6 degrees of separation – in NZ we have 2 degrees of separation – that […]
Just a short entry today and I blame it on my latest “toy” … I am a “born again mind mapper” and have found mind mapping to be useful for everything from to do lists, meeting summaries, to developing and presenting business plans. So when I found www.prezi.com I was delighted … software that allows […]
Over the past few days another example of spontaneous order came to mind. I live in a small village that has a great local theatre group. Each year they put on a comedy of some description. On some of the evenings a supper is provided – a spontaneous order in the best “Ladies a plate” […]
The work of Fredrick Hayek has been of interest to me since I worked on my PhD. In a round about way the notion of spontaneous order as discussed by Hayek was my first brush with complexity theory. Thinking about Hector’s World (see post from August 3rd) and the emergence of Digital Citizenship has prompted […]
A recent article from the Observer talked about the availability of various services that “manage the internet footprint that people and businesses leave online”. The article goes on to say these “Reputation Managers” can also send an alert whenever a reference is posted about your child online. For the two reasons I talked about in […]
I mentioned in my introduction that since I turned 40 I have challenged myself to move outside my comfort zone. A couple of “small” things to add to the list of things that I have done in my 40s is to become a parent – first to a beautiful little girl (now four) and then […]
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