What ‘Facilitation’ Really Means and Why It’s Key to the Future of Work →

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Brandon Klein, writing for Fast Company:

As workplaces become less hierarchical and more reliant on interpersonal problem-solving, rather than just tactical execution, facilitation is becoming a job skill you’ll need to rely on more and more.

It’s great to see the importance of good facilitation being talked about in the mainstream media. No arguments from me.

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Thinking About the Way We Think

Can we see a bigger picture? Can we think about the way that we think? Can we see the problem of linear thinking in a world made up of circles? Great questions posed by Nora Bateson in An Ecology of Mind — a daughter’s loving film portrait of anthropologist, biologist, and psychotherapist Gregory Bateson.  
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Father’s Day

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It’s Father’s Day, my 20th as a dad. Helping raise two beautiful young women who are compassionate, caring and generous is by far my greatest achievement. The world needs more people who arm themselves with love, wisdom and kindness. The world does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. — Dalai…  
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Ben Franklin Circles →

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Ben Franklin Circles are a fun, innovative way to build and strengthen community in an increasingly disconnected and digital world. They are about asking two simple questions: How can I improve myself? And, how can I improve the world?

Interesting idea.

Via David Gurteen.

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Eliminating the Human →

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David Byrne, writing for the MIT Technology Review:

For us as a society, less contact and interaction—real interaction—would seem to lead to less tolerance and understanding of difference, as well as more envy and antagonism. As has been in evidence recently, social media actually increases divisions by amplifying echo effects and allowing us to live in cognitive bubbles. We are fed what we already like or what our similarly inclined friends like (or, more likely now, what someone has paid for us to see in an ad that mimics content). In this way, we actually become less connected—except to those in our group.

In a similar vein to yesterday’s post, David Byrne also has some thoughts on a world shaped by technology. The possibility of a world with even less human interaction is a scary thought.

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