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Structural Wholes

Recently on a Network Leadership blog, an authority remarked, “The number one task of network leaders is to help others become network leaders.” Of course, this principle is important, desirable, but, not ‘number one.’ Sidebar:...

Patterns

It is rewarding to see patterns enter mainstream business vernacular. Except for biology, patterns have long been an academic backwater. Analysis of patterns and structures are seeing increased use in business. Many examples are now in...

Conversation is Good Business

  MIT validates the obvious: conversation is good business. Authentic conversation is a key modality of The Social Enterprise and your Colabria Action Research Networks. In the BofA call center: “Individuals who talked to more...

Business Oxymora Meets Culture

Modern enterprise management is rife with oxymora. Many are hilarious corporate doublespeak such as constant change, accurate estimate or irregular pattern. Others aren’t funny, they’re harmful. Among the most harmful is codified culture. Too often...

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing exponentially. IoT will impact all dimensions of business, education, government, military and civil society. IoT propels Colabria’s traditional action/research initiatives and enterprise advisory activities. At Colabria we recently...

Nobel Prize

Thomson Reuters just released their annual forecast of potential winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in each category: chemistry, physics, medicine, and economics. Excerpt:  “Mark S. Granovetter at Stanford University is more of a sociologist than...

Global Forum

  Welcome to the Global Forum/Shaping the Future 2014 in Geneva! The Global Forum 2014 is taking place on November Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th in Geneva, Switzerland at the CICG – International Conference Center...

Network Life

Please find below some worthwhile learning experiences for networks. These massive open online courses (MOOCs) will help make sense of our Network Life. Recommended by Colabria. Networked Life University of Pennsylvania Begins September 1, 2014...

Early Stage Financial Tech

Trends in Early Stage Financial Tech a seminar presented by seedchange Eventbrite Registration Rqr’d: http://bit.ly/1zsZ5XG  Thursday, September 4th, 2014, 6-8pm Agenda  6-6:15pm Welcome & Conversation 6:15-7pm The Mascot Wine Tasting with Will Harlan 7-7:30pm Discussion on Trends in Early Stage Financial Technology...