Posted on January 3, 2010
New Year’s resolutions don’t work and can sometimes make things worse. Maybe the problem is less about us and the entire thought process that informs why we plan change in such linear ways to begin with.
Posted on December 19, 2009
Social media and social networks were big in 2009, however they will not live up to their fullest potential until they enable us to share and convey emotion better. Video, may be an answer.
Posted on December 8, 2009
Change requires energy and complex change requires a lot of energy. This is why balancing energy is so critical and why exhausted tired organizations so often reach for the simple and wrong solutions to complex problems.
Posted on November 27, 2009
Our tweets and Facebook posts provide us with new ways to tell stories that can be as rich as traditional methods. By viewing these narrative fragments in context, we can learn a lot about our world and the way that we communicate.
Posted on November 3, 2009
Is our use of the term ‘hero’ in the context of health care doing us more harm than good? What if we stood back and look at what that term means in light of true population and public and public health? We might change our tune.
Posted on October 31, 2009
This week’s Halloween edition of Amazing stuff highlights a short video on complexity science (and organizing a children’s party), an unexpected (and amusing) link between environmental health + pornography, a map of illness, marketing and PR for the masses, and figuring out what meaning really means in the world of design.
Posted on September 27, 2009
“If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.” If staying the same requires change, then what good is standing still? Actually, quite a lot. A mindful look at the systems around us.
Posted on September 10, 2009
Books may be low tech compared to Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, but its focus on narrative gives it an advantage over other tools. Some thoughts on how to keep a low tech tool useful in a high tech information environment
Posted on August 25, 2009
Is the ‘e’ part of eHealth working at cross purposes with our wellbeing? The speed, volume and complexity of information online and the myriad ways we access such information may be leading to new types of illnesses and problems as it solves others.
Posted on August 7, 2009
Wikipedia contributions are starting to plateau in part because some of the qualities of a healthy, creative system are being eroded by changes in how posts are being edited and controlled.