Archive for the ‘How Stuff Spreads & Changes’ Category


What do we mean by the terms ‘community’ and ‘networks’?

Posted by  GeoffBrown —March 12, 2011
Filed in How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Sustainability

I’m excited because over the next 4 weeks I have 4 days of reflective and learning time set aside with some wonderful people. Next week, I am spending the better part of 3 days with a group of people who follow each other’s blogs, share a similar workspace and push the boundaries of learning and practice. Can’t wait for that. And to make things even better I have a paid job with the 3 Pillars Network and a NETWORK of 30 or so practitioners in the behaviour change field … and to be more specific that’s behaviour change that relates …

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What’s so scary?

Posted by  admin —October 29, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Leadership

The most common conversation I hear my clients having is about ‘Social Media’ … facebook, twitter, wikis, blogs etc. This is in the context of Knowledge Management, project management, internal communications and stakeholder engagement. Often I hear the tension between controlling it and letting it go – do the latter as it’s not that scary! Earlier this year, Euan Semple and I co-facilitated a day of social media conversations with a few of my clients. We had a ball and our parting words were … “let’s do that again sometime”. Well, that’s probably not going to happen in Melbourne for a …

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Making your message Stick and Slip

Posted by  admin —October 11, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Sustainability

I am currently researching and creating a Slideshow for a client on the topic of ‘Obesity’ – the same thing that Jamie Oliver rants about here and the same things that Nicholas Christakis discusses here at TED (which is a great video as her asserts the notion that Obesity is contagious and spreads through social networks!). As an aside … as I bookmark ‘obesity-related’ websites on Delicious here, I am again thinking about how much has changed since I was researching topics at Uni 20 years ago! The most graphic things I have come across (so far) are 2 videos …

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Starting somewhere … the next chapter

Posted by  admin —August 17, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Sustainability

My last post  told the story leading up to a local community event in Aireys Inlet that happened on Sunday. I am part of a Transition Town project called “The Mangowak Harvest“. Here’s the story of what actually happened (simply click <> through the slides at your own pace) … Aireys Inlet Story WAW2010View more presentations from Geoff Brown. If you liked this Story and want to share with others, here are a couple of things you can send them via email or the web The url link to the Slideshow – http://www.slideshare.net/GeoffBrown3231/aireys-inlet-story-waw2010 The html code to allow the Story …

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Great use of YouTube by Dave Snowden

Posted by  admin —July 20, 2010
Filed in Facilitation, How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Vizual Thinking

I spent about 30 minutes putting together this post and if you have got a spare 20 minutes (and you are keen to challenge your own worldview), go grab a cup of tea and work your way through these videos. I have put them in an order that will make sense to someone exploring these concepts for the first time. ————————————————————————————————————– Why do we still see policies in workplaces like, “You Tube banned on Government Servers to stop staff wasting time!”, when staff could be learning stuff as rich as these videos from Dave Snowden? Dave is the Founder & Chief Scientific …

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