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Eugene Kim2,086Dave recently had a quibble with something that Eugene wrote recently in a blog post he entitled, "Documenting Is Not Learning." Eugene totally agreed with Dave's quibble. They wanted to chat to go deeper, and figured that it would be fun to do it via Hangout. As a way to model what we're planning on discussing, we're encouraging folks to watch and take notes live using Dave's great new tool, Boardthing: http://gamestorming-10443.onmodulus.net/board/530be431998a900000000025 More context: http://eekim.com/blog/2014/03/learning-via-artifacts-a-conversation-with-dave-gray/Learning via Artifacts: A Conversation with David Gray and Eugene Eric Kim2014-04-02 21:30:009  

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Top posts in the last 50 posts

Most comments: 12

2014-07-14 17:38:19 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Hello Boardthingers,

We will be going out of beta soon and are at the point where we need a business model. At the moment our plan is a freemium model, with some features available in the free version and some features in the paid version.

We have a couple of questions for you:

1) Given the features we currently have, which of them would you be willing to pay for? What do you think would be a fair (monthly subscription) price for those features?

2) What additional features do you want to see that would be worth paying for? What do you think would be a fair (monthly subscription) price for those features?

3) Do you have other ideas for how we can develop our business model? If so please share them here.

Thanks!

Most reshares: 11

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2015-01-23 20:30:29 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Most plusones: 24

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2014-06-09 16:34:15 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

> A schematic history of human civilization reflects a growing complexity of the collective behavior of human organizations. The internal structure of organizations changed from the large branching ratio hierarchies of ancient civilizations, through decreasing branching ratios of massive hierarchical bureaucracies, to hybrid systems where lateral connections appear to be more important than the hierarchy. As the importance of lateral interactions increases, the boundaries between subsystems become porous. The increasing collective complexity also is manifest in the increasing specialization and diversity of professions. Among the possible future organizational structures are fully networked systems where hierarchical structures are unimportant.

More: http://www.necsi.edu/projects/yaneer/Civilization.html

#complexity   #organization  

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2015-06-26 16:47:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-04 23:55:32 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Master the art of asking

If you want to be an effective communicator, you need more than just communication skills: you need to have something meaningful to say. You can start by

1. Collecting good information, and

2. Taking the extra time and energy to make it relevant to others.

You can do both at once by learning to ask good questions. The benefit of collecting information this way is that you automatically get deeper context than you would ever get from other kinds of research; you learn what people really care about.

Questions can be broadly categorized into two types:

1. Open questions provoke dialogue. They begin with “What” “Who,” “Where,” “Why” or “How.” Open questions can never be answered “yes” or “no.” Examples:

“How do you go about doing this today?”
“What area do you seeas needing the most improvement?”... more »

Master the art of asking

If you want to be an effective communicator, you need more than just communication skills: you need to have something meaningful to say. You can start by

1. Collecting good information, and

2. Taking the extra time and energy to make it relevant to others.

You can do both at once by learning to ask good questions. The benefit of collecting information this way is that you automatically get deeper context than you would ever get from other kinds of research; you learn what people really care about.

Questions can be broadly categorized into two types:

1. Open questions provoke dialogue. They begin with “What” “Who,” “Where,” “Why” or “How.” Open questions can never be answered “yes” or “no.” Examples:

“How do you go about doing this today?”
“What area do you see as needing the most improvement?”
“Who will make the final decision?”
“Where are the biggest problem areas?”
“Why hasn’t this been done before?”

2. Closed questions confirm your understanding or seek commitment. They begin with do, so, is, are, if, can will, would, should, or could. Closed questions can only be answered “yes” or “no.”

Examples of closed questions that confirm understanding:
“Do you find this acceptable?”
“So you think the situation is deteriorating, is that right?”
“Is this common?”
“Are you saying that these kinds of initiatives have failed in the past?”

Examples of closed questions that seek a commitment:
“If I guaranteed immediate delivery, would you buy today?”
“Can you think of a reason not to do this?”
“Will you decide by Tuesday?”
“Would you like this today?”
“Should we talk to your boss?”
“Could we call him now?”

Ask good questions, for good reasons.

Did you like this post? <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Selling-VP-NO-Dave-Gray-ebook/dp/B00X0436E0/">Buy the ebook</a>.___

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2015-04-16 17:40:37 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

If you're part of the system, you're part of the problem.

https://medium.com/principles-of-agility/if-you-re-part-of-the-system-you-re-part-of-the-problem-6636fb7e52b8

If you're part of the system, you're part of the problem.

https://medium.com/principles-of-agility/if-you-re-part-of-the-system-you-re-part-of-the-problem-6636fb7e52b8___

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2015-03-02 20:58:02 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-02 20:56:22 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Think you can't draw? If you have five minutes and a pen and paper, I'll prove you wrong.

Think you can't draw? If you have five minutes and a pen and paper, I'll prove you wrong.___

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2015-02-16 20:42:45 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

You can join the private beta now at http://boardthing.com

You can join the private beta now at http://boardthing.com___

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2015-01-23 20:30:29 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-23 20:03:08 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

What is liminal thinking?

What is liminal thinking?___

2015-01-23 17:00:48 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

What is liminal thinking? Some thoughts from my new book project.

http://www.davegrayinfo.com/2015/01/23/what-is-liminal-thinking/

What is liminal thinking? Some thoughts from my new book project.

http://www.davegrayinfo.com/2015/01/23/what-is-liminal-thinking/___

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2014-09-17 20:52:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Ordered a copy recently and look forward to reading it. Thanks for the excellent summary.

Ordered a copy recently and look forward to reading it. Thanks for the excellent summary.___

2014-09-01 22:53:42 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Let's talk about tools

Let's see, it started with this tweet from +Roger Parker:

Boardthing trailer http://app.looplogic.com/davegray/boardthing-trailr … Fascinating, intuitive #vizthink card-based video @davegray

Jason Grant:

Is this not something one can do with existing tools though? Even things like Google apps, etc? I don't get it.

Dave Gray: What's your go-to tool for this Jason? I haven't found anything that works for me yet, hence this project 

Jason:

My go-to tool is not to replicate real world into digital. I use masses of mind maps for this kind of stuff.

It means I don't really believe in card sorts as such, which this basically is a tool for. Or post-its.

I also find that doing any of this kind of card sorting stuff in real world doesn't achieve much, soavo... more »

Let's talk about tools

Let's see, it started with this tweet from +Roger Parker:

Boardthing trailer http://app.looplogic.com/davegray/boardthing-trailr … Fascinating, intuitive #vizthink card-based video @davegray

Jason Grant:

Is this not something one can do with existing tools though? Even things like Google apps, etc? I don't get it.

Dave Gray: What's your go-to tool for this Jason? I haven't found anything that works for me yet, hence this project 

Jason:

My go-to tool is not to replicate real world into digital. I use masses of mind maps for this kind of stuff.

It means I don't really believe in card sorts as such, which this basically is a tool for. Or post-its.

I also find that doing any of this kind of card sorting stuff in real world doesn't achieve much, so avoid it.

Dave:

It seems that you're not criticizing the app but something much deeper. I hope you blog about it or something. 

My personal experience has been very different.

Jason:

I know your style of working quite well. I don't believe in underpinning technique for sure. Tool lacks a proper USP

The demo certainly sells it quite nicely, but the core question for me is 'what then' when you are done?

The last thing I need in my life is to add another tool to my toolset. I'm trying to do everything with less tools.

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Tried to keep it to the basic facts. There's more on Twitter for those who are interested. But I lost the thread and am hoping to continue it here.

--

Moving a conversation from Twitter. I'll fill in details but meanwhile let's start in the middle.___

2014-07-14 17:39:10 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Help us out with the Boardthing business model. Please let us know your thoughts!

Hello Boardthingers,

We will be going out of beta soon and are at the point where we need a business model. At the moment our plan is a freemium model, with some features available in the free version and some features in the paid version.

We have a couple of questions for you:

1) Given the features we currently have, which of them would you be willing to pay for? What do you think would be a fair (monthly subscription) price for those features?

2) What additional features do you want to see that would be worth paying for? What do you think would be a fair (monthly subscription) price for those features?

3) Do you have other ideas for how we can develop our business model? If so please share them here.

Thanks!___Help us out with the Boardthing business model. Please let us know your thoughts!

2014-07-14 17:38:19 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Hello Boardthingers,

We will be going out of beta soon and are at the point where we need a business model. At the moment our plan is a freemium model, with some features available in the free version and some features in the paid version.

We have a couple of questions for you:

1) Given the features we currently have, which of them would you be willing to pay for? What do you think would be a fair (monthly subscription) price for those features?

2) What additional features do you want to see that would be worth paying for? What do you think would be a fair (monthly subscription) price for those features?

3) Do you have other ideas for how we can develop our business model? If so please share them here.

Thanks!

Hello Boardthingers,

We will be going out of beta soon and are at the point where we need a business model. At the moment our plan is a freemium model, with some features available in the free version and some features in the paid version.

We have a couple of questions for you:

1) Given the features we currently have, which of them would you be willing to pay for? What do you think would be a fair (monthly subscription) price for those features?

2) What additional features do you want to see that would be worth paying for? What do you think would be a fair (monthly subscription) price for those features?

3) Do you have other ideas for how we can develop our business model? If so please share them here.

Thanks!___

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2014-07-11 21:18:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lean-ux-san-francisco-full-day-workshop-tickets-11574733339?aff=eorg

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lean-ux-san-francisco-full-day-workshop-tickets-11574733339?aff=eorg___

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2014-06-30 20:43:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Want to join me in Portland this fall for the Delight conference? If so I have a special discount code for friends: DGfriend.

Register here:

http://delight.us/

Want to join me in Portland this fall for the Delight conference? If so I have a special discount code for friends: DGfriend.

Register here:

http://delight.us/___

2014-06-27 18:40:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Here's a link to the on-demand version of the webcast I gave yesterday "The Connected Digital Experience" http://bit.ly/1iM19HR

Here's a link to the on-demand version of the webcast I gave yesterday "The Connected Digital Experience" http://bit.ly/1iM19HR___

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2014-06-19 21:14:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Latest http://boardthing.com trailer. Enjoy!

http://davegray.looplogic.com/boardthing-trailr

Latest http://boardthing.com trailer. Enjoy!

http://davegray.looplogic.com/boardthing-trailr___

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2014-06-19 21:12:19 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Have you checked out http://boardthing.com lately?

Have you checked out http://boardthing.com lately?___

2014-06-17 17:00:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-06-16 15:06:58 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Hi everyone!

Our CTO +gareth marland just released a new version of Boardthing. The changes were on the back-end and designed to increase speed and improve stability. We hope there will be less bugs -- but if you could get on there and subject it to some rough treatment, we would really appreciate it. Let us know if it acts funny!

Thanks!

Dave

Hi everyone!

Our CTO +gareth marland just released a new version of Boardthing. The changes were on the back-end and designed to increase speed and improve stability. We hope there will be less bugs -- but if you could get on there and subject it to some rough treatment, we would really appreciate it. Let us know if it acts funny!

Thanks!

Dave___

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2014-06-13 20:08:50 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Really enjoyed this chat about my upcoming book (and more)

+Dave Gray of Gamestorming fame joined us to share some stories around principles of agility. Does your organisation have a culture that’s capable of being agile? How do you survive in an agile environment? #ux   #podcast  ___Really enjoyed this chat about my upcoming book (and more)

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2014-06-13 18:45:56 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Nice post on remote collaboration by +Jeff Gothelf (via +Jessie Shternshus )

Nice post on remote collaboration by +Jeff Gothelf (via +Jessie Shternshus )___

2014-06-11 15:31:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I used Boardthing this week with a client and it was terrific.  I had played with it before but hadn't used it to do 'actual' work.

I am helping a client prepare a presentation for an upcoming conference.  He was in Qatar this week.   One of his staff who was working on the presentation and demos was in Melbourne.  I wanted to review their preparation and make sure they had an effective narrative structure, as the foundation for building their presentation.

We used Skype and I shared a board with them.  We started by mapping their top-level structure on cards, then I crafted a new story-line by re-ordering their cards and adding new points.  Then we fleshed out their points under the structure, by capturing additional ideas and deciding which ones we would use.

We finished with structure along the top and points below.  They were happy with the new outlineand en... more »

I used Boardthing this week with a client and it was terrific.  I had played with it before but hadn't used it to do 'actual' work.

I am helping a client prepare a presentation for an upcoming conference.  He was in Qatar this week.   One of his staff who was working on the presentation and demos was in Melbourne.  I wanted to review their preparation and make sure they had an effective narrative structure, as the foundation for building their presentation.

We used Skype and I shared a board with them.  We started by mapping their top-level structure on cards, then I crafted a new story-line by re-ordering their cards and adding new points.  Then we fleshed out their points under the structure, by capturing additional ideas and deciding which ones we would use.

We finished with structure along the top and points below.  They were happy with the new outline and enjoyed using Boardthing.  I left them to translate the board into the first version of a Powerpoint presentation.

Boardthing was a great enabling tool for this type of remote work.  It made the interaction very easy due to the flexible layout options, like post-it notes on a wall, and because each participant could see and contribute in real time.___

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2014-06-09 22:37:38 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Everything's a fractal! :)

Creating Connected Companies & Connected Selves
Revelations and validations reading the book Everything Connects

Throughout my entire life, I've often seen so much and understood so much intuitively that I've had a difficult time communicating it at first to others in a logical way. But this is also why I've been a voracious self-learner. I'm continually trying to find examples of information that resonate with what I've intuitively come to know. I then use those examples to expand my vocabulary, so as to communicate the meaning of my knowledge better.

While I've read many books and articles over the years that have helped me immensely on my journey, a recent book entitled Everything Connects, by Faisal Hoque with Drake Baer, has communicated what I've been intuitively researching over the years in a cohesive, universal way that finally brings everything together and makes sense on multiple levels. And as I've iterated before, this is exactly what paradigms do. They simplify complexity, not by removing it, but by containing and integrating the many complex parts into a simple singular one (i.e. holons), thus allowing complexity to continue to build through emergence.

“People can handle large quantities of change if it hangs together and makes sense.”
— William Bridges, JobShift

Aligning Organizational Development & Personal Development

A year or so ago, I had read The Connected Company by +Dave Gray and, at the time, it was the most definitive book I had found on the subject of my research. But the more I found other great books that mirrored Dave's work, such as Unboss by Lars Kolind and Jacob Bøtter, the more I realized something was missing. All of these books focused on the organizational development side of things amazingly well but they weren't really getting to the heart of the changes occurring within individuals, thus their own personal development. And more importantly, they weren't showing the universality between the two that I intuitively knew existed but couldn't clearly articulate as yet.

For example, I've mentioned in the past that when you truly understand your passion and purpose, your entire life integrates and you become much more flexible and adaptable. In effect, the very characteristics which we desire in our organizations as well. By doing so, by understanding yourself at a much deeper level, you begin to evolve from being multi-disciplinary, to interdisciplinary, and finally transdisciplinary. In simpler terms, you begin to break down the disciplinary silos within yourself and evolve into a polymath utilizing all of your knowledge collectively as an ecosystem to innovate, solve problems, and creatively express yourself.

Clustering: Structures of Innovation

The first pattern and connection that started to bring this all together was when I began reading Chapter 5: Structures of Innovation within Everything Connects. This chapter talked about creating interdisciplinary teams, that promote intersectional thinking, similar to what Dave Gray called pods in The Connected Company. What really raised the hair on the back of my neck though were further words within Everything Connects that stated that this approach can be utilized within an individual as well. The word they utilized to describe this universal approach was clustering. And when I heard that word, I had my mind blown because I was already familiar with it.

You see previously I had been struggling with a way to articulate how this shift occurred within an individual. How do they become integrated? How do they begin to see intangible connections that others do not see (i.e. post conventional mindset)? It was while reading a paper by +Valdis Krebs, entitled Building Smart Communities Through Network Weaving, that I saw a pattern that mirrored what I intuitively experienced internally in my own development and evolution. In effect, the process that Valdis described didn't just work on an organizational level but it worked on an individual level as well by connecting the different clusters within ourselves and thus becoming integrated internally (i.e. having an integrated identity).

But how do these connections, this internal bridging, occur within us? For myself, it was often by making a leap, by seeing a similar pattern between two seemingly disconnected and diverse bits of knowledge. In effect, whenever I learnt something new in life, I tried to take that lesson and apply it as a pattern, or a template, to other aspects of my life. For example, when I started learning about permaculture, I immediately saw the connection between it and the Web as an ecosystem before this relationship was noted by others within news articles years later. And more importantly, I realized that these permaculture principles could also be applied elsewhere in life, if their pattern could be understood on a more universal level.

But the icing on the cake was understanding how this bridging of networked clusters into a community mirrored what occurred within an individual as their perception (aka wisdom) increased in depth and breadth over time. In effect, as each cluster is bridged with another, think of it similar to another illumination beam being turned on to display a hologram. As more and more clusters are bridged and aligned, the clarity of what you're seeing, and what's emerging, is increased. Therefore, just as a network evolves into a community and finds it purpose, so too does an individual evolve internally and find their own purpose by seeing the similarities in their diversity.

“Bridging ties between clusters are also important in innovation. New ideas are often discovered outside the local domain. To get transformative ideas you often have go outside of your group. A successful formula for creating ties for innovation is to find other groups that are both similar and different than your own. Similarity helps build trust, while diversity introduces new ideas and perspectives. Connect on your similarity, and profit from your diversity.”
— Valdis Krebs

“From one thing, know ten thousand things.”
— Miyamoto Musashi

“Design from patterns to details.”
— Permaculture Principle 7


Playing: Performing Innovation

After reading Chapter 5 of Everything Connects, I didn't think it could get any better but it did within Chapter 6: Performing Innovation. My mind was blown once again when I realized that what I was reading was what I had been having difficulty describing in the past, when I referred to socially evolved individuals as being both generalists and specialists at the same time (which I also tried to illustrate in a feeble diagram called The Big Shift). Even more so though, was the emphasis of how playing was integral to this which mirrored my belief that this shift was more than just about working but about learning and playing as well.

In effect, by playing, exploring, and experimenting in our lives, we are able to discover the deeper similarities within this diversity as our core skills (aka natural talent). Therefore, the more we work in different disciplines, something which a traditional organization might describe as wasteful and aimless, the more we are able to see the underlying pattern of our work on a universal level (i.e. flexible social, transferrable, or creative skills) rather than just on a disciplinary level (i.e. fixed technical skills). Thus the more opportunity and autonomy we have in being “aimless” in our lives, the more opportunity and possibility we will discover our aim, our purpose, in life. Truly, as the saying goes, to find yourself, one must lose themselves.

But more than just seeing playing as exploring, playing is also seen as performing a role. As I've recognized in researching transgender articles recently and what's also mirrored in Everything Connects, gender is not so much a fixed truth but instead something that is performative and constructed, as though it were a role. Yet as we've seen throughout history, if your performance isn't in alignment with society's own constructed one as a social artifact, even if it feels right to you in expressing your identity, then you can easily be persecuted and rejected because of it (i.e. man playing a woman). This is exactly the same thing that often happens in traditional organizations today (i.e. engineer not welcome in a designer meeting and vice versa) and how I've often felt in trying to express the integrated diversity of my life's work and my own identity to others (i.e. HootSuite asking me what department / discipline I wanted to apply for at their job fair).

I could go on to describe how the book further describes four primary roles within organizations and how I believe these roles look very similar to the Keirsey Temperaments but I'll leave it at that for now, other than to say that I highly recommend reading the book. I, myself, can't wait to finish reading it to see if further validates my research and findings even more so.


“In the same way that an actor can have central dramatic strengths but play many characters, a team member can have a core skill set and contribute in many fashions.”

“It also feels deeply true that if people are scolded, shunned, arrested, or otherwise penalized for expressing what feels deeply true to them—their concept of self and the way they present and express that self to the world—they will suffer a self-rejection that could, if they are not yet emotionally resilient, fester into self-denial or self-hatred.”

“We should identity job descriptions as just that: they are descriptions, not prescriptions.
— Everything Connects

“Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.”
— Meryl Streep

Image via Thinking Futures
http://thinkingfutures.net/the-future-is-uncertain/
___Everything's a fractal! :)

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2014-06-09 16:34:15 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Bar-Yam's work was a HUGE influence on my book, The Connected Company. Highly recommended.

> A schematic history of human civilization reflects a growing complexity of the collective behavior of human organizations. The internal structure of organizations changed from the large branching ratio hierarchies of ancient civilizations, through decreasing branching ratios of massive hierarchical bureaucracies, to hybrid systems where lateral connections appear to be more important than the hierarchy. As the importance of lateral interactions increases, the boundaries between subsystems become porous. The increasing collective complexity also is manifest in the increasing specialization and diversity of professions. Among the possible future organizational structures are fully networked systems where hierarchical structures are unimportant.

More: http://www.necsi.edu/projects/yaneer/Civilization.html

#complexity   #organization  ___Bar-Yam's work was a HUGE influence on my book, The Connected Company. Highly recommended.

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2014-06-09 16:23:25 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Anyone speak German? What does it say?

Anyone speak German? What does it say?___

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2014-06-07 12:10:33 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Very nice template!

I made this Impact/Effort Matrix Template to use in BoardThing for a meeting tomorrow... thought I'd share...___Very nice template!

2014-05-25 19:23:57 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Pen tool and eraser tool are live! Check it out! :)

Pen tool and eraser tool are live! Check it out! :)___

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2014-05-19 21:59:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Coming soon!

Coming soon!___

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2014-05-19 21:59:00 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

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2014-05-18 01:35:12 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This is the color palette we are considering for Cards and the soon-to-be-released pen tool. Does this cover your color needs?

This is the color palette we are considering for Cards and the soon-to-be-released pen tool. Does this cover your color needs?___

2014-05-18 00:33:46 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I've set up a user community for Boardthing. Hope you will join us to share tips and tricks for online collaboration!

I've set up a user community for Boardthing. Hope you will join us to share tips and tricks for online collaboration!___

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2014-05-16 18:48:42 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

My boss, +Karl Becker and I are playing with +Dave Gray's Boardthing (http://boardthing.com/) this morning:  

We're having just a little too much fun with this. 

My boss, +Karl Becker and I are playing with +Dave Gray's Boardthing (http://boardthing.com/) this morning:  

We're having just a little too much fun with this. ___

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2014-05-16 18:48:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

+Dave Gray : Culture Mapping Space & Place (check out the Fitness Landscape slides)

http://www.slideshare.net/dgray_xplane/culture-mapping-space-and-place

+Dave Gray : Culture Mapping Space & Place (check out the Fitness Landscape slides)

http://www.slideshare.net/dgray_xplane/culture-mapping-space-and-place___

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2014-05-02 18:26:25 (11 comments, 7 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Boardthing: A perfect visual tool for collaborative brainstorming
Boardthing is a flexible new, web-based visual thinking and brainstorming tool that is perfectly designed to empower small teams to generate, organize and prioritize their ideas.

Boardthing, which is currently in private beta, is the brainchild of +Dave Gray,  a well-known design and visual thinking expert. He is the founder of the design consultancy XPLANE, which was acquired by the Dachis Group in 2010. He has authored two books on design, change and innovation: Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers and The Connected Company.

Gray partnered with two developers to create a prototype of Boardthing after it became obvious to them that no tool existed that could easily replicate the experience of small-group brainstorming with Post-it notes and dot voting. In a relatively... more »

Boardthing: A perfect visual tool for collaborative brainstorming
Boardthing is a flexible new, web-based visual thinking and brainstorming tool that is perfectly designed to empower small teams to generate, organize and prioritize their ideas.

Boardthing, which is currently in private beta, is the brainchild of +Dave Gray,  a well-known design and visual thinking expert. He is the founder of the design consultancy XPLANE, which was acquired by the Dachis Group in 2010. He has authored two books on design, change and innovation: Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers and The Connected Company.

Gray partnered with two developers to create a prototype of Boardthing after it became obvious to them that no tool existed that could easily replicate the experience of small-group brainstorming with Post-it notes and dot voting. In a relatively short time, Boardthing has matured into an an elegant, easy-to-use collaboration visual thinking tool that feels just right for many types of projects.

You can read my detailed review of it here:

http://mindmappingsoftwareblog.com/boardthing/

#brainstorming   #creativity   #collaboration  ___

2014-05-02 15:54:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Very nice article about http://boardthing.com by innovation tool master +Chuck Frey

http://ht.ly/wpH8I

Very nice article about http://boardthing.com by innovation tool master +Chuck Frey

http://ht.ly/wpH8I___

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2014-05-01 18:48:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

AWESOME!

AWESOME!___

2014-05-01 12:24:10 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

If you are up for it, please share some photos of your office space. It's for a presentation I'm giving on culture, space and place. Not just your personal work space, but shots of the larger picture.

If you are up for it, please share some photos of your office space. It's for a presentation I'm giving on culture, space and place. Not just your personal work space, but shots of the larger picture.___

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2014-04-29 22:21:49 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

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2014-04-26 23:51:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Dave Gray draws a concept model, and describe how he thinks about it. 

Dave Gray draws a concept model, and describe how he thinks about it. ___

2014-04-26 23:50:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I sat down with Delight 2014 Conference keynote Dave Gray, Founder of XPLANE and Boardthing, to hear a little about what he's thinking about these days. Plus, I got a sneak peek into his talk for the conference! (delight.us/conference ) 

I sat down with Delight 2014 Conference keynote Dave Gray, Founder of XPLANE and Boardthing, to hear a little about what he's thinking about these days. Plus, I got a sneak peek into his talk for the conference! (delight.us/conference ) ___

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2014-04-25 19:30:28 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2014-04-15 19:33:40 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2014-04-14 19:33:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Next week, I’ll be one of several speakers at this day-long virtual event. Use the discount code STEVE for 20% off! (with +Dave Gray +Brenda Laurel +Christina Wodtke +Leah Buley +Kim Goodwin )

Next week, I’ll be one of several speakers at this day-long virtual event. Use the discount code STEVE for 20% off! (with +Dave Gray +Brenda Laurel +Christina Wodtke +Leah Buley +Kim Goodwin )___

2014-04-11 20:37:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I feel like I just got handed my rifle for the new management revolution by +Stephen Denning.

___I feel like I just got handed my rifle for the new management revolution by +Stephen Denning.

2014-04-11 19:01:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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