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Introduction to the October 2014 Knowledge Letter

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 1 October 2014



Introduction to the October 2014 Knowledge Letter
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 172
Posted DateWednesday 1 October 2014 07:40 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

At the risk of getting a little boring I'd like to briefly talk about Randomised Coffee Trials again. Quite simply, if you have not taken a look at them yet - then give over a few minutes of your time to learn about them.

Apart from other benefits they are a powerful way of increasing the opportunities for serendipity and thus innovation in your organization - something I talk about here There is something special about meetings in the flesh which cannot be replicated digitally.

I also just came across a service called Global Hangouts which is designed to "ignite inspiring conversations about pressing global issues by introducing young people from different countries to each other."

It seems a great concept and you can see the connection to RCTs. I would give it a go myself but I don't quite fit the "young people" profile. Maybe I should create one for "oldies" like me :-)

Actually, I think it would be far more interesting to connect young people with old people across cultural divides - it would make for some potentially interesting conversations.

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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