Jay Collier (@JayCollier)

Midcoast Maine USA

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @JayCollier ever

September 2012

Burlington Free Press: #Vermonters want local news & design, not generic design & wire services they can get online. http://t.co/mzeLPIht

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ATC: Guy Raz & author of “When America First Met China” - from early traders to today’s intercultural connections  - http://t.co/ljIp8ORC

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My prediction: entire college curriculum will be available to my 9-year-old daughter by the time she enters college. Already taking a look.

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Right now: Guy Raz on the future of higher education, Coursera, the end of lectures, professor as coach. Audio at 7 - http://t.co/h8Trc0VW

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RT @jackiegerstein: “Teach not they way you were taught, but the way you wished you were taught.” http://t.co/Tg5gVpPb #connectedlearning

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RT @willrich45 Every Child.a Maker http://t.co/TIk06n79 [Where can we get a high-quality version of this? Great!]

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@whitneyhess Midcoast, north of Portland. Topsham, center of an experiment: hyper-local meets hyper-global. Skipping the middleman.

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Censors at Sina Weibo delete entire accounts, giving rise to the “Reincarnated Party:” those who create new accts. -  http://t.co/gJssz9pz

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John Seely Brown captures the future of learning (10-min. animation). This is the world our children are growing into. http://t.co/1mL2a8QS

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@fredsheahan Thanks for reading, Fred! I’ll bet you would have liked that conference.

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#Netflix fail: Silverlight no longer supports Mac/Chrome; no instant watch. Time to spend on #Hulu again …

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RT @socialmediaweek What does an open and connected city look like? @DTapscott on Bogota as an example: http://t.co/ScA3IzsK #SMW12

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@Neilstephenson BTW, I can’t wait to learn more about your project. I understand congratulations are in order for persistence.

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It appears that #Education #Scotland drank the Koolaid. Is the excitement universal? #Glow http://t.co/Khal83Ju

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(A personal favorite)

Knowing why beats knowing how. “Strategy always outperforms skill.” by @whitneyhess via @ideafood http://t.co/eSgvm20d

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Gizmodo: Facebook now records all of your searches in the activity stream - http://t.co/BNoidnLQ

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Notes from #CultureCon: designing agile learning teams & organizations. This is the world our students will live in. - http://t.co/8Yo1a3MZ

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Chronicle: 17 universities join Coursera, including Maryland, Wesleyan, Columbia, Berklee, Vanderbilt, Hong Kong UST - http://t.co/33CtfF4i

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ComputerWorld: Google will drop support for IE8 on Nov. 15. Big impact on Windows XP, which cannot run IE9 or 10 - http://t.co/0wVS7c3n

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John Maeda: Design is no longer the killer differentiator, art is, questioning purpose, meaning, value. #STEAM - http://t.co/DVXWzh9Z

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Forbes: Downtown Portland, ME, is one of “America’s Best Hipster Neighborhoods.” http://t.co/ngY8kEzQ

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HigherEdMktg USATODAYcollege: Redefining the nerd stereotype in 2012 - http://t.co/Ks9AfJb3: http://t.co/TPH76HNc

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Regent and Concordia cut tuition. [My prediction: 25% of overpriced colleges can’t cut, will close.] #burstingbubble http://t.co/gAyzkZUQ

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HanoverHigherEd RT @USATODAYcollege What Romney’s “47%” comment has to do with college #admissions & why you should care - http://t.co/FsYKvNlY #highered

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Sounds good: Conference on contemplative practices in #highered. Sponsored by Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. http://t.co/RGb2537F

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Exercise: Brainstorm the persona, the cultural essence, the identity of your (agile) organization /20/krismaporganisation-persona/

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Grant Wiggins: Common Core is a set of criteria for building local assessments, not a content curriculum sequence. http://t.co/wxOcHown

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Linus’ Law: when source code is seen by more eyeballs, bugs will be discovered more rapidly (Eric Raymond) http://t.co/iye6rc0m

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WSJ: FedEx chief cuts forecast for global growth based, in large part, on #China’s slowing #exportshttp://t.co/2FQcynCO

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Livestream is now free, with no ads. However, no more embedding, and login is required to view. http://t.co/CPxSTRaR #video #streaming

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WSJ Opinion: Comparing the teaching profession in Chicago, Ontario, and Finland. Your thoughts, Canadian friends?http://t.co/MZLtkC5Q

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petervan The Difference Between Revolution and Disruption http://t.co/DwS4ct76 via @DigitalTonto > must read

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Anthro201 Bibeault (1982): “organizations are not suffering because they cannot solve their problems but because they cannot see their problems.”

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Anthro201 Hutchins (1995) “Culture is a human cognitive process that takes place both inside and outside the minds of people.”

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Now, back to the regularly scheduled Twitter stream.

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Correction! “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed” was penned by William Gibson, not Bruce Sterling. #CultureCon

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@JohnSBaxter Jim McCarthy said he’d be posting, but if I have a chance, I’ll type it up!

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To paraphrase Bruce Sterling: “Change is all around us, it’s just unevenly distributed.” #culturecon

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RT @petervan: Saying that change cant happen is probably the best thing you can say to a corporate rebel to motivate him/her :-) #culturecon

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Michael Margolis: Culture hacking is “sacred work.” We need to be conscious about process and avoid rushing to define it. #culturecon

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Michael Margolis: Today, for the first time, “we have the DNA code for widespread cultural innovation.” #culturecon

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It was nice meeting you, @getstoried! I vote for the spiral as a powerful metaphor for the story of personal renewal - http://t.co/ixuEObgr

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Unscientific observation: Attendees seem rather evenly divided between software developers & culture hackers. Common interests. #culturecon

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Overheard: You can’t impose a better culture/mindset by bringing in new VPs from above. [Tribal Leadership is worth a look.] #culturecon

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Kennan Salinero of http://t.co/bIONFgPJ recommends “Organizing #HigherEd for Collaboration” http://t.co/GKRPooDT #culturecon

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Next open space SESSION: How to change large corporations from within. Title: “Corporate Rebels United.” Mathias and @PeterVan #culturecon

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Dan Mezick: “Culture Hacking should be an open source concept.” Group agrees. Future IP shall be held within that context. #culturecon

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Eric Raymond: “The best thing to be is both radical and unthreatening.” #culturecon

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Participating: Jim McCarthy, Eric Raymond, Dan Mezick, Venessa Miemis, plus 23 others. #culturecon

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“Culturecon 2012 Lexicon” 0.1 was written by Jim McCarthy in collab. with riders on the CultureCon bus between Philly & Boston. #culturecon

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Our open space session has just approved the 0.1 version of a cultural hacking manifesto called “Culturecon 2012 Lexicon.” #culturecon

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Eric Raymond: Reminder that hacking is the process of building software as high level play. #culturecon

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CultureHacking: Group shared “I want to be in a culture where…” No value clashes. Now looking for common principles. #culturecon

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I want to be in a culture where learning is lifelong & lifewide. Not just in schools or workplaces, but everywhere every moment. #culturecon

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CultureHackingManifesto: Raymond, McCarthy: As a culture hacker, we design cultures that lead toward freedom. #culturecon

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CultureHackingManifesto: Jim McCarthy: Raise awareness that culture can be consciously “designed.” Hacking is subset of design. #culturecon

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CultureHackingManifesto: Peter Van: Tell a new story based on values rather than efficiency #culturecon

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CultureHackingManifesto: Eric Raymond: “Culture hackers work toward freedom.” Give people incentives to change their behavior. #culturecon

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Open space session: “Drafting a culture hacking manifesto” with Venessa Miemis and Eric Raymond. #culturecon

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Open space sessions getting underway at #culturecon http://t.co/U91NzCZP

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Starting OpenSpace sessions. First emptiness, then focus. From chaos to creativity. #culturecon

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RT @HackerChick: @esrtweet just switched from talking about hackers to talking about evangelism. Clearly I am in the right room. #culturecon

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RT @adhondt: Were about to start the Open Space sessions at #CULTUREcon Boston. Palpable anticipation and energy!!! #culturecon

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What we need next: techniques for transforming aspiration into operations. #culturecon

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Great conversations with folks from #Brightcove and #Pearson during break. #culturecon

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Margolis: We live in a time when we can more easily test the veracity of stories and create tribes than ever before. @dneighbors #culturecon

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Yes @dneighbors. For Margolis: How do we teach our children to identify untrue stories that manipulate shared values? #culturecon

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Margolis: Key to change: Shifting your emotions. More effective than changing your mind (i.e., change management processes). #culturecon

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dneighbors @JayCollier one could create stories manipulating shared values that are not true.. (ex: cults) cc: @jlindenthal

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RT @ethicalimpact: Our wounds make us curious Michael Margolis #culturecon

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RT @ethicalimpact: Story telling reveals invisible lines of connection Michael Margolis #culturecon

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@dneighbors: @jlindenthal suggests that when stories are based on shared values (rather than just trust) they resonate more. #culturecon

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Margolis: Great exercise. Choose partner, take turns telling story of why cultural change matters to you (90 seconds). #culturecon

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RT @dneighbors: @JayCollier is there danger in people building culture off untrue stories? cc: @getstoried #culturecon

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Margolis: “Storytelling starts with ‘why’.” Reflect on this: “Why do you care about culture work?” Higher vision of what can be? #culturecon

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Margolis: “When a culture is in trouble, it calls back the outsiders.” An opening. #culturecon

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For me, the most powerful symbol is spiral of loss, transformation, renewal, and return. Campbell, Kegan. http://t.co/EraZPYL2 #culturecon

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Margolis: Change the story, change the culture. However, we don’t like stories about change. #culturecon

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Margolis: “Anthropologists contend that 70% of everything we learn is through stories.” What stories are held sacred? #culturecon

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Margolis: “It is hard to do culture work without becoming, at some point, an outsider.” New, dissonant ways of perceiving. #culturecon

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RT @HackerChick: The way a leader walks into a room does more to shape the culture than any strategy @robertrichman #culturecon

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Next up, Michael Margolis on the link between culture and storytelling, with focus on “cultural heretics” ;) #culturecon

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John Buck is co-author of We The People, book about sociocracy in governance and management - http://t.co/SGIpe0y3 #culturecon

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LeFebvre/Buck: Consent-based groups: share common aim, agree on who is included, & take action based on informed consent of all. #culturecon

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LeFebvre/Buck: Consent-based decision-making is more effective than consensus or command-and-control - http://t.co/WtsBY97b #culturecon

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LeFebvre/Buck: Add project/task-oriented circles to skill-based communities of practice circles. #culturecon

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LeFebvre/Buck: Dynamic governance model (comm-of-practice and coordinating circles) is in use by orgs of up to 2,000 employees. #culturecon

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LeFebvre/Buck: Conways’s law: organizational systems reflect their communication structures. Poor communication, poor system. #culturecon

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LeFebvre/Buck: Define a pair of people to be members of two program circles, and serve as link between them. #culturecon

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LeFebvre/Buck: Organize program as multiple circles & connect them in both directions. Sounds like our http://t.co/O0QQoX5A #culturecon

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LeFebvre/Buck: Dynamic governance replicates sense of belonging at all levels of program and organization #culturecon

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Next, Dan LeFebvre & John Buck on governance: applying agile thinking to large pgms. http://t.co/ELwYHzLj http://t.co/UbDIhg2j #culturecon

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McCarthy: “When we have a common platform for cultural innovation, there will be no problem we can’t solve together” #culturecon

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McCarthy: “When we have a common platform for cultural innovation, we will all be able to undermine illegitimate authority.” #culturecon

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McCarthy: Software brings “greed & reason together at last” ;) But more: Richest society the world has ever known, more freedom. #culturecon

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McCarthy: Software is the “full-bodied fruit of the enlightenment,” gave rise to agile, consciously-designed cultures. #culturecon

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Jim McCarthy: History of designed cultures follows thread from Pericles to Marco Polo, Franklin, and today. Still not habitual. #culturecon

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Jim McCarthy: When entering a designed culture, it’s like going from a cave to the Taj Mahal, filled with freedom and safety. #culturecon

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Jim McCarthy: Prophets create cultures that create geniuses. #culturecon

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@petervan @claytonlz @tracifenton Answering this question in public is fearful in its own right [Even after volunteering? ;] #culturecon

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RT @claytonlz: That people have a hard time answering the power question suggests that it is powerful #culturecon @tracifenton #culturecon

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Exercise: 3 minutes to think about a particularly challenging work situation and ask, “what would I do if I weren’t afraid?” #culturecon

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RT @joshroman: Fear in culture cuts off creative thinking in favor of myopic, defensive, low-trust thinking. @TraciFenton #culturecon

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Fenton: To envision a free workplace, ask “What would I do if I weren’t afraid?” #culturecon

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HBR: “How We Went Digital Without a Strategy” by Ricardo Semler. Mentioned by @TraciFenton http://t.co/UzkIuAHH #culturecon

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Fenton: To build a democratic company, consciously design for freedom. Mindset + design = culture. #culturecon

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Traci Fenton: When we consciously design organizations for freedom rather than fear and control, we build world-class orgs. #culturecon

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Next up: Traci Fenton, founder of WorldBlu (workplace democracy) http://t.co/KJCXEaQ5 http://t.co/7nTYHQ9K #culturecon

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Logan: Agile learning facilitates freedom, greatness, and choice … tribes that can change the world. #culturecon

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Logan: Prophets remind people of their great potential, even when they themselves forget. #culturecon

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Logan: Rather that dwell on one-to-one relationships, prophets bring together groups of three or more people with shared values. #culturecon

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Logan: Prophets speak in terms of the values of the group. George Washington listened and communicated through common values. #culturecon

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Logan: Stage 5 conversations: “Life is great.” Values define what we should do regardless of circumstances. #culturecon

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Logan: Stage 4 conversations revolve around “We’re great.” Common vision, mission, values. #culturecon

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@MtnLaurel Yes! That’s the next stage. (Logan is working through these one by one. Those were stage 2 and 3.)

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Logan: Common conversations include: “My life sucks” (25% of people in organizations). “I’m great, you’re not” (in 50%). #culturecon

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@CoCreatr They’re recording, but not feeding live.

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Logan: Prophets create great tribes by listening to conversations. #culturecon

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@CoCreatr It’s nice that you’re here virtually.

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Logan: Values-based agile change IS inevitable. Become a prophet visioning that future. #culturecon

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Dave Logan: All people “tribe,” but only 7% of organizational tribes are wired to do agile learning well. #culturecon #culturecon

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Agile Boston’s goal: to become the most active Agile learning community on the planet thru continuous improvement & innovation. #culturecon

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DanMezick #culturecon here we go! http://t.co/eO41Lpqd

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RT @shnmcd Am writing a paper on corporate culture this fall. This will be helpful intel. [Great! Feel free to send questions.] #culturecon

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First up at #culturecon Boston, Dave Logan on stages of organizational culture. http://t.co/i2EfxxQE http://t.co/kb05j0jc

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Warning: a firehouse of tweets coming today from #culturecon. Sorry, in advance, to followers accustomed to my usual pace.

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Attending #AgileCultureBoston. “Organizational culture drives customer engagement, high productivity, job satisfaction” http://t.co/MOv5pOHy

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Chronicle: #Stanford turns summer #skunkworks project into new open-source online-education #platform: Class2Go - http://t.co/yvObWYzg

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Amtrak Downeaster extends from Boston beyond Portland up to Brunswick #Maine starting November 1 - http://t.co/JEFVtHdO

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Portland Press Herald: Schools don’t merely manufacture laborers; they educate and nurture whole human beings - http://t.co/A0J1XCCf

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Non-profit Tech: 70 low-cost or free Web-based tools for nonprofits - http://t.co/ZKiiuwlO

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BBC News: Thousands and possibly millions of websites hosted by http://t.co/mRYYYast down “in possible hack attack” - http://t.co/nFZNak5R

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CaitlinGilmet Bill Nemitz: It’s high time that Maine said thanks to its teachers | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram http://t.co/kqrL3Yd2

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Forbes: WordPress powers 1 of every 6 websites [and is] the default digital publishing tool for major media companies - http://t.co/s43RviLL

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#Ontario considers sweeping changes to higher education, including more specialized, non-overlapping campuses - http://t.co/P5EVlVZi

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#Bates’ new president: innovate technology in the liberal arts and break free of ‘disciplinary silos.’ The race is on. http://t.co/vObsixOW

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myphronesis Check out @ewanmcintosh post: What’s the difference between PBL and Design Thinking? http://t.co/ttacmnmT - http://t.co/JhAKqDRR

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sharoncohen36 “Educator learning should replicate student learning.” Stephanie Hirsh, Learning Forward exec. director http://t.co/vgmE0pVJ #bced

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AmanaAcademy From STEM to STEAM: Science and Art Go Hand in Hand http://t.co/OgRyOKJx #innochat

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