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Academic representations of crowdsourcing, co-creation and open innovation

Academic representations of crowdsourcing, co-creation and open innovation | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it

As part of my work as a PhD student, I read lots of papers about open innovation and/or participative marketing. These papers are highly interesting but, I must admit, sometimes a little repelling with huge chunks of texts, references and citations. Visualizations of the described phenomena are greatly helpful to understand some of this information...


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Flemming Binderup Gammelgaard's curator insight, September 6, 2013 4:37 AM

Blog post with lots of interesting visualizations of crowdsourcing, co-creation and open innovation 

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Riders on the Storm is a network of facilitators, consultants and other professionals who ride the storms of their clients, their businesses and their personal life. This collection provides resources on co-creation, collaboration and resilience
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Terrapsychology: "The Environment" is You!

Terrapsychology: "The Environment" is You! | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it

Isn’t it odd that most of our psychologies treat the mind as entirely separate from the living world? That our standardized concepts of mental health make no reference to the health of our surroundings?

 

Scientific research makes it plain: the ecological health of the planet is not only a political or financial issue, but a mental health issue as well. Urban sprawl, air pollution, toxic waste, and sheer architectural ugliness have been shown to impact mental health.

 

Anxiety and depression, rage and crime, family violence, and lost productivity at work and at school do not exist in a vacuum. Health and hope fail when landfills and refineries go up in neighborhoods too poor to fight back. We suffer a global warming of collective consciousness, an eroded capacity for holding our fire.

 

However, the relationship between self and world runs much deeper than measurement can tell... (Click title for more)


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I had not come across Terrapsychology before so a fascinating read with a slightly different take on how we are one with the world.

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Laura Smith's curator insight, August 7, 5:09 PM

Such an important concept. The archetypes that comes in our dreams are often so deeply related to the earth, animals, plants, creativity and our own connectedness to the primal energy that is our planet.

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A Brief Introduction to C. G. Jung and Analytical Psychology

A Brief Introduction to C. G. Jung and Analytical Psychology | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it

Carl Gustav Jung was the best known member of the group that formed the core of the early psychoanalytic movement—followers and students of Sigmund Freud. After completing his medical studies, Jung obtained a position at the Burghoelzli Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. There he worked with patients suffering from schizophrenia, while also conducting word association research.

 

In 1904 Jung corresponded with Freud about this latter work and also began to use Freud's psychoanalytic treatment with his patients. In 1906 Freud invited Jung to Vienna, and they began a professional relationship. Freud soon began to favor Jung as his successor in the new and growing psychoanalytic movement.

 

Through Freud's efforts, Jung was appointed Permanent President of the Association of Psycho-Analysis at its Second Congress in 1910. Jung and Freud held in common an understanding of the profound role of the unconscious. Their understanding of the nature of the unconscious, however, began to diverge. This led to a painful break between the two men... (Click title for more)


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Interesting introduction to Jung's work. For facilitators perhaps best known for developing archetypes that underpin facilitation tools such as Heroes' Journey (my preference to Hero's)

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20 Quick Tips For Better Time Management

20 Quick Tips For Better Time Management | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it

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Fairly standard time management tips but always worth reminding yourself of them.

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Mary Gravitt's curator insight, August 5, 8:00 AM

#B2B #Leadgenerations #Marketingappointmentsetting

Jacob M Engel's curator insight, August 5, 12:25 PM

Time management is essential for success!

Tyler Fleck's curator insight, August 5, 3:37 PM

Good for board members, homeowners, and...well...anyone looking to manage their time just a little bit better!

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How to Tell a Great Story

How to Tell a Great Story | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it
It’s a skill every leader needs to master.

 

"We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you improve your ability to tell stories that persuade?"


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Harvard Business Review blog that brings together advice from both marketing and evolutionary biology to provide tips on how to tell a great story.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 31, 11:57 AM

What a great article with real practical advice!  All the steps are here for any leader to follow to become a better storyteller.


And I really like the 2 case studies shared. Not only are they written as as stories (an uncommon experience), they are terrific examples of 2 ways stories have been used by leaders and the results that occurred. 


Many thanks to fellow curator @Gregg Morris for finding and sharing this piece.

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Take Notes by Hand for Better Long-Term Comprehension - Association for Psychological Science

Take Notes by Hand for Better Long-Term Comprehension - Association for Psychological Science | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it
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Writing long hand on flipcharts may help groups with long term comprehension - now there's a thought

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Leadership and the Paradox of Pain

Leadership and the Paradox of Pain | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it
“Lincoln’s story confounds those who see depression as a collection of symptoms to be eliminated. But it resonates with those who see suffering as a potential catalyst of emotional growth.

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Useful reminder that depression can be experienced as a breakdown in your sense of self and purpose and that finding a true purpose can help you deal with depression and make substantial shifts in your life.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 14, 2013 2:14 AM

Well worth reading!

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Events - International Facilitation Week

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Details of all the events being held for International Facilitation Week including the Riders on the Storm international summit.

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6 Ways Small Businesses Can Band Together for Better Results

6 Ways Small Businesses Can Band Together for Better Results | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it
There’s a classic children’s book, Swimmy, where a school of little fish team up and swim as one big fish to avoid being eaten. I often read this story at bedtime to my children...
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Carol Sherriff's curator insight, September 21, 2013 2:22 PM

A US article but also applicable to UK small businesses

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7 Things Fear has Stolen from You

7 Things Fear has Stolen from You | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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Good insight on how you can manage fear

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John Michel's curator insight, September 20, 2013 4:28 AM

Although fear can feel overwhelming, and defeats more people than any other force in the world, it’s not as powerful as it seems.  Fear is only as deep as your mind allows.  You are still in control.  The key is to acknowledge your fear and directly address it.  You must step right up and confront it face to face.  This tactic robs fear of its power, instead of fear robbing YOU of…


David Hain's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:27 AM

We only have 4 basic feelingsto dwal with from birth - mad, sad, glad and scared. Good article on managing the one that doesn't rhyme!

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Neuroscience Applications for Human Capital

Neuroscience Applications for Human Capital | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it
Right now, we all are embarking on a great adventure. We are discovering how the brain really works by watching it in the very act of cognition.
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A selection of articles on the implications of neuroscience for learning and development
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Just Story It - Storytelling Resources

Just Story It - Storytelling Resources | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it
Business storytelling resources & How To Tips to help you refine your storytelling skills.
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Excellent resources for storytelling in organisations by www.juststoryit.com

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TEDxRainier - Patti Dobrowolski - Draw Your Future

A nationally acclaimed comic performer, high-performance business consultant, speaker, strategic illustrator and newly minted author, Patti Dobrowolski spend...

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A really engaging TEDx on the power of drawing - a good technique you could use with a group.

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Beyond Hearing: Importance of Ongoing Dialogue [Storytelling] w/ Customers

Beyond Hearing: Importance of Ongoing Dialogue [Storytelling] w/ Customers | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it
I tend not to take business advice from rockers, let alone ones with a past, shall we say, as checkered as Led Zeppelin, but their 1969, B-side hit “Communications Breakdown” has some worthwhile tidbits beyond Robert Plant coping with...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 30, 2013 1:15 PM

What a great article this is that is all about listening, continuous conversation, and storytelling. Written by Vick Vaishnavi, it goes way beyond what other posts on listening cover. Yeah!


I like that the author distinguishes between hearing and listening in customer relationships -- and what listening to customers really looks like as a business activity that moves the organization forward. 


The quality of your listening with customers, the quality of your ongoing dialogue, will determine how fast you will grow, but also your ability to be sustainable. Ultimately what Vaishnavi is talking about is having dialogue and storytelling as a core competence.


Now in fairness, he never mentions storytelling. But it makes total sense that when in dialogue with customers you want to consciously evoke stories so you can understand their authentic experiences.


And as the author points out, dialogue is a two-way street just like storytelling is. That means shifting your interactions with customers from a "I'll listen to you and take your info back to the org" to "I'll listen to your experience and share in return."


The author does not mention exactly what to say in these customer interactions but here we can take some steps from the storytelling playbook:

  1. use a story prompt to actually evoke an experience
  2. listen delightedly/appreciatively
  3. ask reflective questions to get to meaning ("what did you take away from that experience? what did that mean to you? tell me about the impact this had on you..., etc.)
  4. Share all the things you appreciate about what the customer told you
  5. Depending on the context, you might even have an opportunity to share an experience in return


Listening, dialogue, storytelling -- these will all bring great benefits to your business!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content Just Story It at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

Carol Sherriff's comment, September 7, 2013 8:53 AM
Great article and great comments - also demonstrates the power of a story hook to get you to read something. He had me a Led Zeppelin!
Karen Dietz's comment, September 7, 2013 10:04 AM
Yes, Led Zeppelin did the trick for me too, Carol! Many thanks for your comment.
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Shamanism, Alchemy and Yoga: Traditional Technologies of Tranformation

Shamanism, Alchemy and Yoga: Traditional Technologies of Tranformation | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it

From the most ancient times, human beings have practiced disciplines of psychospiritual transformation with devoted energy and intention. Modern systems of psychotherapy are the inheritors of three great traditions of transformation, in which the human is seen as engaged in purposive processes of exploration and integration in many realms of consciousness. In this essay I describe some of the common methods used, as well as the major metaphors for transformation.1

One possible definition of shamanism is that it is the disciplined approach to what has been variously called "non-ordinary reality", "the sacred", "the mystery", "the supernatural", "the inner world(s)", or "the otherworld".

 

Psychologically speaking, one could say these expressions refer to realms of consciousness that lie outside the boundaries of our usual and ordinary perception. The depth psychologies derived from psychoanalysis refer to such normally inaccessible realms as "the unconscious", or "the collective unconscious". This would, however, be too limiting a definition for shamanism, if "unconscious" is taken to refer to something within the individual, i.e. intrapsychic. Shamanic practice involves the exploration not only of unknown aspects of our own psyche, but also the unknown aspects of the world around us, - the external as well as internal mysteries.

 

There are three traditional systems of consciousness... (Click title for more)


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You don't usually get pscyhologists (or coaches and facilitators) admitting they draw on shamanism and alchemy, so this is refreshing reading.

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Mystical Emergence: An Architectural Journey Through Jung's Tower

Mystical Emergence: An Architectural Journey Through Jung's Tower | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it

Houses are where we begin and end each day. They shape our patterns of living and contain our relationships. We cook, eat, sleep, procreate, study, raise children, store our belongings, make our plans for the future, and interact with each other within them. They frame our view of the outside world, while providing privacy for our interior lives.

 

Paradoxically, they conceal our deepest secrets while transparently displaying our values, tastes, and social status through their form and style. Yet, despite the extremely personal role our houses play in our lives, few of us actually design or build them ourselves anymore. More often, like the resourceful hermit crab, we move into the best shells that we can find. We rely on the skills of architects, contractors, and interior designers to shape or remodel our homes to fit our personal tastes. The elusive goal of achieving the ideal home seduces us endlessly to fantasize a “dream house” where our lives are imagined as complete, in perfect harmony between a person and a place.

 

Magazines, newspapers and television run stories about them twenty-four hours a day. Home tours of the rich and famous satisfy our voyeuristic interest in seeing how others live. Recently, this hype and longing for gorgeous, seductive architecture has been referred to as “yuppie porn.” Yet, it is human nature to be interested in where and how other people live. This is especially true of such deeply personal places as Carl Jung’s private retreat at Bollingen... (Click title for more)


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Carl Jung has far reaching significance for interpreting our modern (and ancient) psyche. Ideas of safe space and voyeurism really useful for facilitators and coaches.

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Presentation Zen: George Takei's bold TEDxKyoto Talk

Presentation Zen: George Takei's bold TEDxKyoto Talk | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it

What's your story?


"We always hear that this is the era of telling your story. "The world needs to hear your story," our friends keep telling us. But this raises the question—a question I hear perhaps more than any  other: How can I tell my story and not bore the audience? The answer is actually quite simple. Your story is really their story."


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Amazing example of storytelling showing that some actors can write their own lines as well as deliver them superbly.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 21, 7:13 AM

Yes, what a terrific point Takei makes. This is the essence of business storytelling. Enjoy this TED talk this weekend and enjoy your day!


And many thanks to fellow curator Gregg Morris for finding and sharing this.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, June 22, 5:13 AM

Great presentation about a not-everyday story of Georg Takei (alias Hikaru Sulu from the staff of  Star Trek's Enterprise...)

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The Science of Storytelling

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Many studies show us that our brains prefer storytelling to facts.When we read facts, only the language parts of our brains work to understand the meaning. When we read a story, the language parts of our brains and any other part of the brain that we would use if we were actually experiencing what we’re reading, light up.This means that it’s easier for us to remember stories than facts. Our brains can't make major distinctions between a story we’re reading about and something we are actually doing....


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Intriguing information about how storytelling affects the brain and makes it easier to remember things and make distinctions between the story and our experience.

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Rick Garza's curator insight, July 28, 6:19 AM

There is nothing new under the sun. But that doesn't mean we can learn what our forefathers in sales new se well.  Stories get you farther than facts.

LocalMark's curator insight, July 28, 8:02 AM

Every brand tells a story.

 

According to this study, our brains like stories more than facts. 

 

So give the people what they want: a good story. 

M. W. Catlin's curator insight, July 29, 7:09 AM

I've been talking about these ideas in my workshops for quite a while now.  We are hardwired for story.  It's one, if not a significant reason for our "success" as a species.  It's also one of the incredible frustrations of our times.   That science and facts yield the field to the fiction of prevarication and conspiracy is a tragedy.  

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6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it

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Reminds me that 'competitive advantage' by its nature involves doing something differently to other businesses in the same area. Therefore strategic leaders also need to be doing something that is different. Problem is of course as soon as you have nailed it down, then it is available to all and no longer a competitive advantage. However these tips will keep you ahead of the game at least for a while.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 20, 2013 8:04 AM

Think about your role as a librarian and aim to develop these habits.  It will keep us on the cutting edge of transformation.

ASPEL Editor's curator insight, January 14, 2:01 AM

Often times we are faced with the temptation to reach for a fast (and potentially wrongheaded) solution. However, a good strategic leader holds steady, synthesizing information from many sources before developing a viewpoint. If your leader lacks some level of peripheral vision, it can leave your company vulnerable to rivals who detect and act on ambiguous signals. We need strategic leaders who will foster open dialogue, build trust and engage key stakeholders, especially when views diverge. Find out how to become the strategic leader your company needs!

 

 

Molly McClure [molly@fremontconsulting.com]'s curator insight, April 4, 10:24 AM

We have several strategy consultants available in Canada and the US. Sales and strategic management dashboards. Sales accounts analysis; where to focus your sales efforts and glean revenue generating sales behaviors. Reach out to me at molly at fremontconsulting dot com

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A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious - Wired Science

A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious - Wired Science | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it

It’s a question that’s perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from? We know it exists, at least in ourselves. But how it arises from chemistry and electricity in our brains is an unsolved mystery.

Neuroscientist Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, thinks he might know the answer. According to Koch, consciousness arises within any sufficiently complex, information-processing system. All animals, from humans on down to earthworms, are conscious; even the internet could be. That’s just the way the universe works.

“The electric charge of an electron doesn’t arise out of more elemental properties. It simply has a charge,” says Koch. “Likewise, I argue that we live in a universe of space, time, mass, energy, and consciousness arising out of complex systems.”


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Great to find a leading scientist - Christof Koch - consider other animals have consciousness and even considering complex systems may also have consciousness.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 14, 2013 11:49 AM

Do we live in a universe where, for reasons we don’t understand, quantum physics simply is the reigning explanation?

Clement Boye's curator insight, November 14, 2013 1:43 PM

quelle beauté cette complexitén infini beauté

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Margaret Wheatley opens Riders on the Storm International Summit in International Facilitation Week

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Finding Middle Ground ~ 3 Steps to Creating Consensus & Connection | Vince Gowmon

Finding Middle Ground ~ 3 Steps to Creating Consensus & Connection | Vince Gowmon | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it
Finding Middle Ground ~ 3 Steps to Creating Consensus & Connection ~@VinceGowmon http://t.co/OAQ9aT94JE #collaboration #conflictresolution
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Steps can usefully be turned into a facilitation approach - also very useful for co-facilitation and working together.

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Survey of GPs in the UK revealing high levels of stress

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The 8 Best Meditation Apps For Unwinding -- On The Go!

The 8 Best Meditation Apps For Unwinding -- On The Go! | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it
In our non-stop contemporary lives, it helps when mindfulness can be practiced on-the-go. Fortunately, you don't have to carve out a full 30 minutes, twice a day to feel the benefits of cultivating mindfulness through a regular meditation routine.
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10 Rules for Visual Storytelling

10 Rules for Visual Storytelling | Riders on the Storm | Scoop.it
For some people, "visual storytelling" means photographs. For others, it means film or video. An epic movie such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy may spring to mind -- and few would disagree with t...
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Excellent advice on visual storytelling whether you're a journalist or facilitator.

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11 Keys to Writing a Book when You Have Absolutely No Time to Write a Book

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Here are 11 key steps to follow for writing and publishing a book — even if you don't think you have the time to do either.

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