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Gathering ’11 Podcast #09 — Interview with Ehon Chan

Gathering ’11 Podcast #09 — Interview with Ehon Chan

Gathering '11 LogoGathering ’11 was an event that brought together leading thinkers, change-makers and collaborators from across Australia and around the world to explore and develop ideas on how to solve today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, together.

In this series of podcasts I interview the attendees about their personal experiences of Gathering ’11, as a way of exploring these topics further, and of continuing the conversation.

In this episode I talk with Ehon Chan. Ehon is a social entrepreneur, social innovator and digital branding professional. He is the founder of a number of social start-ups and is currently working on a campaign to challenge the stereotype of a what it means to be a “real man”. Ehon spends a couple of days a week in Melbourne, Australia and the rest of his time traveling.

We talk about new media and social change, curation, co-creation and getting shit done.

Read Ehon’s blog or follow him on Twitter: @ehon.

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Please note: We had a few technical glitches recording this episode. Apologies in advance for the less than perfect audio continuity.

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Please consider donating via the Gathering ’11 website. Your contribution will ensure the team can pull together Gathering ’12 and continue to share what they learned from Gathering ’11. They greatly appreciate your support!

2 September 2011 0 comments Read More
Another appearance on the Productivity Show

Another appearance on the Productivity Show

I should have mentioned this earlier, but it slipped my mind, which is quite ironic given the topic!

Believe it or not, Tony recorded another Productivity Show episode, in which he and I yack about Productivity, Getting Things Done, Technology and catch up on the last year.

Should we do more? What should we talk about? Love to hear your feedback.

1 September 2011 1 comment Read More
Gathering ’11 Podcast #08 — Interview with Jean Russell

Gathering ’11 Podcast #08 — Interview with Jean Russell

Gathering '11 LogoGathering ’11 was an event that brought together leading thinkers, change-makers and collaborators from across Australia and around the world to explore and develop ideas on how to solve today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, together.

In this series of podcasts I interview the attendees about their personal experiences of Gathering ’11, as a way of exploring these topics further, and of continuing the conversation.

In this episode I chat with Jean Russell. Jean is a facilitator, social ecosystem designer, and founder of the thrivability movement. She is currently writing a book: Breakthroughs for a World that Works. Jean lives in Bloomington, Illinois.

We talk about ‘thrivability’ and moving beyond sustainability; breakdown and breakthroughs, social ecosystem design, themes from Gathering ’11 and messy moments.

You can follow Jean on Twitter: @nurturegirl.

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Credits: Intro music by Sic Alps / by-nc-sa

Please consider donating via the Gathering ’11 website. Your contribution will ensure the team can pull together Gathering ’12 and continue to share what they learned from Gathering ’11. They greatly appreciate your support!

27 August 2011 0 comments Read More
Gathering ’11 Podcast #07 — Interview with David Week

Gathering ’11 Podcast #07 — Interview with David Week

Gathering '11 LogoGathering ’11 was an event that brought together leading thinkers, change-makers and collaborators from across Australia and around the world to explore and develop ideas on how to solve today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, together.

In this series of podcasts I interview the attendees about their personal experiences of Gathering ’11, as a way of exploring these topics further, and of continuing the conversation.

In this episode I interview David Week. David is an architect, and Director of community development consultancy, Assai. He blogs about international development assistance on his blog: Architecture for Development. He lives with his family in Melbourne, Australia.

We talk about structure versus self-organisation; the narrative of a new economy; moving from ideas to ‘putting rubber on the road’, social entrepreneurship and the opportunities presented by generational change.

You can follow David on Twitter: @davidweek.

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Credits: Intro music by Sic Alps / by-nc-sa

Please consider donating via the Gathering ’11 website. Your contribution will ensure the team can pull together Gathering ’12 and continue to share what they learned from Gathering ’11. They greatly appreciate your support!

19 August 2011 0 comments Read More
Gathering ’11 Podcast #06 — Interview with Matt Cooperrider

Gathering ’11 Podcast #06 — Interview with Matt Cooperrider

Gathering '11 LogoGathering ’11 was an event that brought together leading thinkers, change-makers and collaborators from across Australia and around the world to explore and develop ideas on how to solve today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, together.

In this series of podcasts I interview the attendees about their personal experiences of Gathering ’11, as a way of exploring these topics further, and of continuing the conversation.

In this episode I interview Matt Cooperrider. Matt is a serial collaborator and co-conspirator of Gathering ’11. He works for Collabforge, specialising in organisational collaboration, social media & Government 2.0. He’s from New York, but lives in Melbourne, Australia.

You can follow Matt on Twitter: @mattcoop.

We talk about his role organising Gathering ’11 and the experience of co-creating the event with others; the tension between participating and organising; core themes of the event and future developments such as the Anthology project.

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Credits: Intro music by Sic Alps / by-nc-sa

Please consider donating via the Gathering ’11 website. Your contribution will ensure the team can pull together Gathering ’12 and continue to share what they learned from Gathering ’11. They greatly appreciate your support!

12 August 2011 0 comments Read More
Gathering ’11 Podcast #05 — Interview with David Hood

Gathering ’11 Podcast #05 — Interview with David Hood

Gathering '11 LogoGathering ’11 was an event that brought together leading thinkers, change-makers and collaborators from across Australia and around the world to explore and develop ideas on how to solve today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, together.

In this series of podcasts I interview the attendees about their personal experiences of Gathering ’11, as a way of exploring these topics further, and of continuing the conversation.

In this episode: David Hood. David is a social entrepreneur and instigator of Gathering ’11. He runs Doing Something Good, an enterprise fostering the development of impactful and resilient networks for social good. His vision is to support similar initiatives around the world. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

You can follow David (if you don’t already) on Twitter: @davidahood.

Yesterday, I met with David at Hub Melbourne to talk about the conception of the Gathering ’11; the experience of co-creating the event with others; his personal experience and learnings from the day and from developing the event; and future developments. There is some exciting stuff ahead folks!

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Credits: Intro music by Sic Alps / by-nc-sa

Please consider donating via the Gathering ’11 website. Your contribution will ensure the team can pull together Gathering ’12 and continue to share what they learned from Gathering ’11. They greatly appreciate your support!

6 August 2011 1 comment Read More
Gathering ’11 Podcast #04 — Interview with Ralf Lippold

Gathering ’11 Podcast #04 — Interview with Ralf Lippold

Gathering '11 LogoGathering ’11 was an event that brought together leading thinkers, change-makers and collaborators from across Australia and around the world to explore and develop ideas on how to solve today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, together.

In this series of podcasts I interview the attendees about their personal experiences of Gathering ’11, as a way of exploring these topics further, and of continuing the conversation.

Ralf Lippold blogged his reflections of Gathering ’11. I thought I’d explore this further with him.

Ralf is a Consultant in Lean Thinking and System Dynamics and ‘boundary spanner’. He is passionate about sharing and connecting people and their ideas. He lives in Dresden, Germany.

You can follow Ralf on Twitter: @RalfLippold. He shares his thoughts on a number of blogs and platforms. The best starting point is his ‘Blogger’ profile.

During the interview, we talk about making small changes, quickly; connecting people and ideas across networks and countries; the social change scene in different areas of the world — and penguins!

There are a couple of things Ralf mentions during our chat, that are worth noting here:

  • The ‘opening’ video discussed is ‘Thrivable’ featuring Jean Russell by Alan Rosenblith. This was launched at Gathering ’11.
  • He mentions attending a previous conference, which was The 3rd SoL (Society for Organisational Learning) Global Forum in Muscat, Oman.
  • He also mentions a trip he took to Finland to visit a ‘management school without teachers‘. That is Team Academy: the Entrepreneurship Centre of Excellence of the JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland.
  • CoOrpheum: is a co-working space in Dresden.
  • Ralf is currently on a mission to establish a new hightech institution to fuel the innovative entrepreneurship eco-system in Dresden. That project is InnoBay.

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Subscribe to the Gathering ’11 Podcast via Add to iTunesiTunes.

Credits: Intro music by Sic Alps / by-nc-sa

Please consider donating via the Gathering ’11 website. Your contribution will ensure the team can pull together Gathering ’12 and continue to share what they learned from Gathering ’11. They greatly appreciate your support!

29 July 2011 5 comments Read More
Gathering ’11 Podcast #03 — Interview with Helen Mitchell

Gathering ’11 Podcast #03 — Interview with Helen Mitchell

Gathering '11 LogoGathering ’11 was an event that brought together leading thinkers, change-makers and collaborators from across Australia and around the world to explore and develop ideas on how to solve today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, together.

In this series of podcasts I interview the attendees about their personal experiences of Gathering ’11, as a way of exploring these topics further, and of continuing the conversation.

Last night, I interviewed Helen Mitchell — a Knowledge Manager intrigued by the possibilities that social media creates for collaboration, learning and knowledge sharing. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

You can follow Helen on Twitter: @helmitch. She shares her thoughts (occasionally, she tells me) on her blog: Musing the universe.

During the interview, we talk about working at the edges; making small changes to make a BIG difference; being in the now and the importance of serendipity.

There are a couple of things Helen mentions, worth noting here in the show notes for clarity:

  • The Creative Performance Exchange (CPX) is a Melbourne-based meetup group designed for the exchange of creative ideas and methods that are at the intersection of multiple disciplines.
  • A Knowledge Cafe – is a conversational style meeting process popularised by David Gurteen.
  • The reference to Even Chuck Norris Gets Sad is about Ehon Chan‘s Soften the Fck Up — a campaign to challenge the stereotype of a “real man”. Hopefully, I’ll get him on the show to talk some more about this.

I hope you enjoy listening.

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Credits: Intro music by Sic Alps / by-nc-sa

Please consider donating via the Gathering ’11 website. Your contribution will ensure the team can pull together Gathering ’12 and continue to share what they learned from Gathering ’11. They greatly appreciate your support!

22 July 2011 0 comments Read More
Gathering ’11 Podcast #02 — Interview with Marigo Raftopoulos

Gathering ’11 Podcast #02 — Interview with Marigo Raftopoulos

Gathering '11 LogoGathering ’11 was an event that brought together leading thinkers, change-makers and collaborators from across Australia and around the world to explore and develop ideas on how to solve today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, together.

In this series of podcasts I interview the attendees about their personal experiences of Gathering ’11, as a way of exploring these topics further, and of continuing the conversation.

This morning, I interviewed Marigo Raftopolous — Owner and Director of Strategic Games Lab. Marigo is working with social technologies, game dynamics, collaboration & innovation to reshape the world for the better. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

You can follow Marigo on Twitter: @marigo. She shares her ideas on her blog: Tales from the Casbah.

Marigo presented a lightning talk at Gathering ’11, on the topic of Gamification and how game mechanics can be used to build community and influence change. I thought I’d follow up with a conversation about this.

During the interview, we talk about challenging the status quo; building momentum for change through positive action and reinforcement; and the importance of taking action. As a nice segue from last week’s episode, we also talk about the importance of play and fun to engage and involve people.

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Credits: Intro music by Sic Alps / by-nc-sa

Please consider donating via the Gathering ’11 website. Your contribution will ensure the team can pull together Gathering ’12 and continue to share what they learned from Gathering ’11. They greatly appreciate your support!

15 July 2011 2 comments Read More
Gathering ’11 Podcast #01 — Interview with Viv McWaters

Gathering ’11 Podcast #01 — Interview with Viv McWaters

Gathering '11 LogoGathering ’11 was an event that brought together leading thinkers, change-makers and collaborators from across Australia and around the world to explore and develop ideas on how to solve today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, together.

In this series of podcasts I interview the attendees about their personal experiences of Gathering ’11, as a way of exploring these topics further, and of continuing the conversation.

Today my guest is Viv McWaters — freelance facilitator, world traveller, and disruptor from Bells Beach, Australia.

You can follow Viv on Twitter: @vivmcw.

Viv wrote a blog post of her Gathering ’11 experience. In it, she talks about John Hagel, author of The Power of Pull, and the idea of ‘chipping away at the core’. She also describes a technique introduced by Heather Gold called tummeling, or UnPresenting. I thought I’d follow up with a conversation about these topics and more.

We also chat about:

  • Being a participant (as opposed to being a facilitator)
  • The importance of connections, particularly for introverts
  • The role of social media at Gathering’11 and other conferences
  • Improv wisdom (Commit – Make your partner look good – Being ordinary: putting down your clever).

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Credits: Intro music by Sic Alps / by-nc-sa

Please consider donating via the Gathering ’11 website. Your contribution will ensure the team can pull together Gathering ’12 and continue to share what they learned from Gathering ’11. They greatly appreciate your support!

8 July 2011 0 comments Read More