Gurteen Knowledge http://www.gurteen.com Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:52:20 +0000 This feed lists the pages on the Gurteen Knowledge website that have recently been created or updated. dgurteen@yahoo.co.uk (David Gurteen) dgurteen@yahoo.co.uk (David Gurteen) Gurteen Knowledge http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/(Images)/GURTEEN-LOGO-170X60/$File/gurteen170x60.gif http://www.gurteen.com en-us Custom Lotus Notes Agent Job: Digital Architect/Senior Business Advisor http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01568349/?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01568349/?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br><br>Fantastic role! Global professional services firm require a Digital Architect to take responsibility for design and development of solutions that the firm take to clients. The Digital Architect executes prioritised projects and initiatives as part of a portfolio managed by the Solutions team and helps to knit the products they are responsible for with other Global Markets products. The firm is looking for a Business Advisor from Innovation source, R&D/Product Development. Although technology will be a big part of this role, the firm is not looking for an IT person. <br> Key responsibilities include:<br> •Works closely with sponsors to provide a business architect point-of-view to the solution scope and framing, including defining the details of each technology development<br> •Leads various teams including Innovation, Knowledge, Global IT Services, Brand Marketing & Communications to design, develop and package the overall solution, including solution vision and related service components, technology enablement, go-to-market strategy and approach, client meeting materials<br> •Manages the rapid prototyping of solutions, in particular technology, leveraging resources across the firm<br> •Liaises with subject matter experts, executive sponsors, off-shore and on-shore talent and works with Risk Management or any other function as needed.<br> •Ensures all relevant competencies are leveraged in solution and product development<br> •Advises on the planning and execution of pilots, when appropriate, leveraging the sponsor/champion to identify potential clients/account teams to engage.<br> •Analyses the impact of deployment activities through feedback channels and adjust to have a maximum communication impact.<br> •Works with sponsor/champion to make go-forward decisions related to scaling and deploying the solution, and lead the transition from incubation to scaled development.<br> To be considered for this role you will need the following skills and experience:<br> •Ability to understand the business vision and objectives, and translate business requirements in to digital products and solutions<br> •Adapt constantly to changing work requirements while assimilating new information, analysing it, and effectively applying it<br> •Take initiative and manage multiple products, simultaneously, in a fast-paced and highly challenging environment<br> •Ability to influence at all levels of the organisation<br> •Able to influence and coordinate across a multi-country, multicultural and highly distributed organisation<br> •Strong product/project management skills including the ability to lead workstreams across borders, sectors, functions and service lines<br> •Excellent visualisation, communication, listening and facilitation skills to interface with all levels of professionals<br> •Executive poise and presence to interact with senior level executives within the firm as a trusted advisor<br> •Excellent sense of operational efficiency, judgment, tact, and decision-making ability<br> •Strong written and verbal communication skills<br> •Domestic and international travel may be required periodically<br> CB Resourcing operates as both an employment agency and an employment business. Applicants will need to be able to provide us with proof of their eligibility to work in the UK on request.<br> Please email hello@cbresourcing.com with your CV and contact details for a confidential discussion about this position. 216D1833EA3260B3802580AB0054CFA7 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:51:28 +0000 David Gurteen Job: Knowledge Awareness consultant (11 month contract) http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01568320/?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01568320/?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br><br>The Awareness Advisor is responsible for applying EY Knowledge&#039;s deployment strategy and method, to the implementation of enterprisewide knowledge tools and major programs across EY. This includes the creation of a common approach, plan and set of self-service enablers/assets that can then be deployed via the service lines, sectors, markets and the regions, via consistent and high-impact knowledge learning and awareness activities to launch each knowledge tool and major program across EY. 38D9BA56A98E0DCB802580AA0079EDB4 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:50:53 +0000 David Gurteen Job: Global Knowledge Manager http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01568202/?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01568202/?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br><br>A global consultancy is looking for a permanent Global Tax Knowledge Manager to be based in London. The role will involve working on various initiatives supporting client engagements at a strategic level. The role is focused on delivering global technology solutions to meet the needs of practitioners.<br> Key responsibilities will include the following:<br> •Develop and maintain strong working relationships with project stakeholders.<br> •Drive the design, development and strategic positioning of technology solutions being used to meet business requirements.<br> •Acquire and demonstrate and understanding of business requirements from business leaders.<br> •Facilitates the delivery of sound business solutions to technical matters in order to increase productivity and profitability, including the design, development and deployment of tools, vendor relationships and communications, documentation and support.<br> •The measuring, tracking, and reporting of success criteria.<br> •Change management and implementation activities to drive the adoption of technology solutions.<br> •Manage product stakeholder expectations regarding deliverables, timing, and how the technology approach matches their needs and deliver service in a timely manner with minimal disruption to the client.<br> In order to be considered for this role you will need the following skills and experience:<br> •Extensive experience in understanding and translating business needs into technical requirements.<br> •Extensive experience in the creation of roadmaps<br> •Experience in the effective development and deployment of similar projects<br> •Demonstrable experience of managing senior stakeholders and their expectations.<br> •Strong project management skills.<br> •Good business writing and presentation skills.<br> •Able to think creatively and match business requirements to innovative technology solutions<br> •Knowledge of technologies in the marketplace specifically in relation to tax and accounting solutions.<br> •Knowledge of SharePoint would be an advantage.<br> •Understanding of working in a global or complex matrix environment, preferable within professional services.<br> CB Resourcing operates as both an employment agency and an employment business. Applicants will need to be able to provide us with proof of their eligibility to work in the UK on request. BB250213AF2FF591802580A600600C0D Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:22:37 +0000 David Gurteen Event: APQC's 2017 Knowledge Management Conference, 27 - 28 Apr 2017, Houston, United States http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/apqc-2017?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/apqc-2017?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br>Date: 27 - 28 Apr 2017<br>Organizer: APQC<br>Location: Houston, United States<br><br> 27B9CB34779BD71C80257E18004FB15E Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:30:23 +0000 David Gurteen Job: Knowledge Officer http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01567861/?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01567861/?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br><br>We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits package in our sector. 00AB992A8A383C0E8025809F003E3907 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 11:19:38 +0000 David Gurteen Job: Knowledge Operations Specialist (Templates and Automation) http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01567580/?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01567580/?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br><br>The Knowledge Operations Specialist will provide support in relation to the Central Knowledge Management team's products and projects. These will include knowledge tools and related projects across the firm and in particular Templates and ContractExpress – the firm's document automation tool. The Knowledge Operations Specialist will also provide back up to the Product Managers based in the Central Knowledge Management team as and when required. They will also be expected to manage individual projects, or work streams of larger projects, as and when required. Working experience of using the document automation tool ContractExpress is essential. You will have experience of working on large projects and interfacing with both business users and technical teams. Previous experience gained from within a law firm and/or professional services environment is preferable. You will be highly PC-literate with an interest in systems issues and will have an advanced level of knowledge of MS Office, MS Outlook and other standard tools. Experience of Microsoft SharePoint would be an advantage. ABE8D624AC309D1680258099004FAC0F Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:29:13 +0000 David Gurteen Event: The 6th International Workshop on Learning Technology for Education challenges, LTEC, 21 - 24 Aug 2017, Beijing, China http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/ltec2017?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/ltec2017?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br>Date: 21 - 24 Aug 2017<br>Organizer: Dario Liberona<br>Location: Beijing, China<br><br>The conference is preceded by one day of free tutorials for participants who wish to learn state of the art of research relating to the topics of KMO and LTEC. The tutorials will be held on the 4th September, 2017. The conference itself commences on the 5th September, 2017. The 6th International conference on Learning Technology for Education Challenges (LTEC 2017) will be held conjunction with KMO 2017. It will provide the scientific community with a dedicated forum for discussing research and presentation of your work. New technologies have a powerful influence on all aspects of our society including education. Many technologies have an impact on the way we teach and learn. New mobile devices (e.g., smartphones and tablets) increase student engagement with applications such as mobile augmented reality. Social networks and web 2.0 tools enable students to take a more active role in their own education, allowing them to become educational “prosumers” (i.e., both producers and consumers). Gamification, automation, big data, cloud education, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course), Social Learning, Adaptive Learning, Immersive Learning, mLearning, Personalised learning and responsiveness are just some of the hot topics that we&#039;ll all be talking about. There is much research that shows learning technology has the potential to improve learning. Besides technologies, there are also new pedagogical advances in learning and teaching. D5C9639074A15C26802580980062CFE2 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:13:46 +0000 David Gurteen Event: KMO 2017: the Twelfth International Conference on Knowledge Management in Organizations, 21 Sep 2017 - 24 Dec 2016, Beijing, China http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/kmo-2017?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/kmo-2017?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br>Date: 21 Sep 2017 - 24 Dec 2016<br>Organizer: Jia Tong University<br>Location: Beijing, China<br><br>The conference is preceded by one day of free tutorials for participants who wish to learn state of the art of research relating to the topics of KMO and LTEC. The tutorials will be held on the 21st, August, 2017. The conference itself commences on the 22nd, August, 2017. Knowledge Management (KM) is facing a challenging time with the advance of big data and Internet of Things (IOT) as well as cognitive learning. It is important for knowledge management to take up the challenges to help companies reach their goals and weather the tough roads ahead. Given the rise of big data, Internet of Things (IOT), disruptive technology and current market demands, knowledge management research must be aware of the new challenges. Traditional KM approaches have failed to meet the challenges posed by Big Data, mobility, social media, and customer demands. There is a strong relationship between innovation, technology and knowledge management. ICTs have great influence on KM, and therefore any innovation in ICTs is directly linked to creativity in knowledge management. Collaboration is essential in an economy based on highly specialised knowledge. There is a need to focus on fostering collaboration between individuals, teams, divisions, and organisations. It is important that we develop the skills and culture that enable high-value collaboration. Implementing a whole new set of business processes is also required to unlock the full potential of collaboration for knowledge management. DC8AF96DB620E1128025809800633B5D Fri, 30 Dec 2016 09:58:50 +0000 David Gurteen Knowledge-Letter: Gurteen Knowledge Letter: Issue 198 - December 2016 http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/newsletter198?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/newsletter198?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br><br><b><font size=+1><a name='top' href=http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/newsletter198 target=_blank>Gurteen Knowledge Letter: Issue 198 - December 2016</a></font></b><br><br> <b><font size="+1">Contents</font></b><br><br> <ol><li> <a href=#L006590>Introduction to the December 2016 Knowledge Letter</a> <li> <a href=#L006592>Have you tried out Randomised Coffee Trials yet?</a> <li> <a href=#L006594>What makes a powerful question?</a> <li> <a href=#L006591>Take a look at Nancy Dixon's Blogs</a> <li> <a href=#L006593>Four great ownership questions from Peter Block</a> <li> <a href=#L006595>Freedom of speech is more than just a value</a> <li> <a href=#L006588>Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: December 2016</a> <li> <a href=#L006587>Upcoming Knowledge Events</a> <li> <a href=#L003106>Subscribing and Unsubscribing</a> <li> <a href=#L003105>The Gurteen Knowledge Letter</a> </ol><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006590"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/intro198">Introduction to the December 2016 Knowledge Letter</a></a></font></b><br><br> If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you have had a wonderful time. And I'd like to wish you a very happy and prosperous new year and another opportunity to help make our world a better place.<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006592"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/randomised-coffee-trials-update">Have you tried out Randomised Coffee Trials yet?</a></a></font></b><br><br> I have recently added a post to my <a href="http://conversational-leadership.net/" target="_blank">blook</a> on <a href="http://conversational-leadership.net/randomised-coffee-trials/" target="_blank">Randomised Coffee Trials.</a> It is an updated version of one that <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/randomised-coffee-trials">I have on my website.</a> I plan to refine and keep the blook version updated. <br><br> What is a Randomised Coffee Trial? <br><br> A Randomised Coffee Trial or RCT for short is a rather fancy name for an incredibly simple but powerful idea. <br><br> RCTs are used to connect people in an organization at random and give them time to meet to have a coffee and talk about whatever they wish. <br><br> They are a simple, low-cost way of enabling people to talk with others who they might not otherwise meet. To learn from each other, build relationships, break down organizational silos and build community. <br><br> Hundreds of organizations across public, private and voluntary sectors have introduced RCTs in the last few years, including recently <a href="https://fabnhsstuff.net/fabchangeday/rct/" target="_blank">the British NHS</a>. <br><br> Give them a whirl - I think you will be delighted with the results.<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006594"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/what-makes-a-powerful-question2">What makes a powerful question?</a></a></font></b><br><br> A big thank you to everyone who has given me feedback on "What makes a powerful question?" Your comments have been tremendously helpful in provoking my thoughts on the subject. <br><br> You can see the comments/discussion on the <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1539/1539-6204974312085037059" target="_blank">Gurteen Knowledge Community group</a> on Linkedin. <br><br> I am still looking for input from anyone who would like to add further to the discussion. But note, I realize now that I was not entirely clear in my question :-) <br><br> Rather than ask "What makes a powerful question?", I meant to ask "In triggering a conversation to explore an issue - what makes a powerful question?" <br><br> How would one design or wordsmith such a question? What are its attributes?<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006591"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/nancy-dixon-blogs">Take a look at Nancy Dixon's Blogs</a></a></font></b><br><br> There are only a handful of people whose blog posts I never wish to miss. <a href="http://cognitive-edge.com/blog/author/dave-snowden/" target="_blank">Dave Snowden</a> is one and Nancy Dixon is another. <br><br> You will find Nancy's main blog <a href="http://www.nancydixonblog.com/" target="_blank">Conversation Matters</a> here but she is also blogging on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/0_15ym6AdXuLnZGeDKQjVywJ" target="_blank"> Linkedin now</a>. <br><br> Nancy produces so much good practical material, for example, see her latest post <a href="http://www.nancydixonblog.com/2016/12/4-great-ways-to-conduct-peer-assists-transferring-knowledge-effectively.html" target="_blank">4 Great Ways to Conduct Peer Assists: Transferring Knowledge Effectively</a>.<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006593"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/peter-blocks-four-ownership-questions">Four great ownership questions from Peter Block</a></a></font></b><br><br> I run two interactive sessions at <a href="http://www.kmasia.com/" target="_blank">KM Asia</a> in Hong Kong just before Christmas. <br> <blockquote id="nomargins"> 09:45 - 10:00 Connection before content <br> Consider yourselves as much an owner and co-creator of the conference experience as the Chair, speakers and facilitators. This ice-breaker session is driven by four 'ownership' questions from Peter Block. The most revealing of which is: To what extent are you prepared to take responsibility for the learning and engagement of others at this event?' <br> "We must establish a personal connection with each other. Connection before content. Without relatedness, no work can occur." (Peter Block) </blockquote> <blockquote id="nomargins"> 14:00 - 15:00 Are challenging questions more powerful than answers? Knowledge management (KM) is a challenging discipline given that it deals with the complex adaptive nature of human social systems. We are walking on a trampoline. Each step reconfigures the path ahead. There are no prescriptive solutions. In this dynamic session, you will have conversations with many different people, while standing and moving around the room. </blockquote> The first session, at the start of day one, I particularly liked and I have run it several times now at conferences. You can learn more here <a href="http://conversational-leadership.net/peter-blocks-four-questions/" target="_blank">Peter Block&#039;s four ownership questions</a> and get access to the slides that I used - please feel free to download them and adapt them for your own use. <br><br> How many people at a conference or a workshop truly engage with the day and consider they are as much an owner and co-creator of the experience as the chairperson, speakers, and facilitators? And how many are happy just to sit there, entranced, passively listening, and doing as they are told? <br><br> The four questions help reframe peoples&#039; mindsets from a passive stance to a more interactive, engaging one.<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006595"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/freedom-of-speech">Freedom of speech is more than just a value</a></a></font></b><br><br> You may be familiar with the <a href="https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Jordan+Peterson+contraversy" target="_blank">controversy</a> going on in Canada over the views of Prof. Jordan B. Peterson at the University of Toronto. If you are not then here is an except from Wikipedia that summarises the issue. <blockquote id="nomargins"> On 27 September 2016, Peterson released the first part of a three-part lecture video series on political correctness. <br><br> In the video, he objects to the Canadian government's Bill C-16, which proposes to outlaw harassment and discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression under the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. <br><br> His objection to the bill did not concern the LGBT discrimination legal debate, but rather the freedom of speech implications of C-16's other amendments to the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, regarding their accommodation language. <br><br> Furthermore, he argued that the new amendments paired with section 46.3 of the Ontario Human Rights Code would make it possible for "employers and organizations to be subject to punishment under the code if any employee or associate says anything that can be construed as 'directly or indirectly' offensive." <br><br> Peterson further argues that it is necessary for people to recognize the importance of free speech and particularly free speech on college campuses. <br><br> <div align=left><b>Credit: </b> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Peterson" target="_blank">Wikipedia: Jordan Peterson</a></div> </blockquote> Go take a look at all the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos" target="_blank">videos</a>, his teaching ones, the debates, the media interviews, the protests. It makes compelling viewing, both the issue, his personality and passion and the vehemence of those ranged against him. <br><br> But regardless of your own views on the human rights issue watch <a href="https://youtu.be/68NHUV5me7Q" target="_blank">this video of a debate</a> held at the University of Toronto on Free Speech, Political Correctness and Bill C-16. <br><br> What captured my attention was his stream of consciousness description and defence of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_speech" target="_blank">free speech</a> (15:43 to 16:58) which I have transcribed below. <blockquote id="nomargins"> And so we need to start talking and listening. <br><br> And when you talk it doesn't mean you're right. <br><br> It doesn't mean you're correct. Right? <br><br> It means you're trying to articulate and formulate your thoughts like the boneheaded moron that you are. <br><br> And you are going to stumble around idiotically because what the hell do you know. <br><br> You are full of biases, and you're ignorant, and you can't speak very well, and you're over emotional. <br><br> And you know you've got just problems that you can hardly even imagine that are interfering with your ability to state something clear. <br><br> And so what you do is you do your best to see what you mean. <br><br> And then you listen to other people tell you why you're a blithering idiot. <br><br> And hopefully, you can correct yourself to some degree as a consequence of listening to them. <br><br> And you see that is what free speech is about. <br><br> Because it isn't just that people can organize themselves and their societies by thinking. <br><br> You can't do that because there is only one of you. <br><br> What you have to do is you have to articulate your thoughts in a public forum. <br><br> So that other people can attack you and hopefully in a corrective manner. <br><br> And then you wanna, you know, step back a little bit. <br><br> And think okay you know I was a little arrogant there, and a little over emotional there and I didn't get that quite right, and maybe I am outright biased on that front. <br><br> And you want to correct what you say because then you correct how are you are and then you can correct how you act in life. <br><br> And then you correct your society. <br><br> And the degree to which we limit freedom of expression we put all of that at risk. <br><br> <div align=left><b>Credit: </b> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68NHUV5me7Q" target="_blank">Transcipt from a debate held at the University of Toronto on Free Speech</a></div> </blockquote> <br> Later in his introduction (17:51 to 18:24) he makes the point that freedom of speech is not just another value but the mechanism by which we keep our psyches and our societies organised. <br><br> I love the way above that he describes how free speech works - a sort of "group thinking out loud" in pursuit of a better understanding of the world and ourselves. <br><br> I can understand the need for limitations such as <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_speech" target="_blank">hate speech legislation</a> but it is a fine balance and like Prof. Peterson, to my mind we need to be extraordinary careful not to undermine the freedom of speech. It is one of the reasons I am so passionate about the role of dialogue in our lives. <br><br> <div style="text-align:center;"> <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/68NHUV5me7Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> <br> Thanks to David Creelman for pointing me to this controversy.<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006588"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/tweets-december-2016">Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: December 2016</a></a></font></b><br><br> Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. <br><br> <ul> <li> Please! No more Icebreakers: 5 Ways to Get a Group Connected Without Icebreakers <a href="https://t.co/uslqNcDIVk" target="_blank">https://t.co/uslqNcDIVk</a> <br><br> <li> 4 Great Ways to Conduct Peer Assists @nancymdixon <a href="http://buff.ly/2hOHueE" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2hOHueE</a> <br><br> <li> Overlooked Practice that improves Team Decision-making <a href="http://buff.ly/2h8sWCm" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2h8sWCm</a> <br><br> <li> This holiday season, have that conversation <a href="http://buff.ly/2ijZmv0" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2ijZmv0</a> <br><br> <li> How can coffee with a stranger improve productivity? <a href="http://buff.ly/2hHgu0E" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2hHgu0E</a> <br><br> <li> Make sure that your KM program involves all the right conversations about knowledge <a href="http://buff.ly/2h3NS2f" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2h3NS2f</a> #km #kmers <br><br> <li> How to Be Arrogant <a href="http://buff.ly/2gMlwJz" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2gMlwJz</a> /love it! LOL <br><br> <li> This algorithm is connecting students to the most interesting person they've never met <a href="http://buff.ly/2gnI8iO" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2gnI8iO</a> <br><br> <li> The Art of Conversation: Timeless, Timely Do&#039;s and Don&#039;ts from 1866 <a href="http://buff.ly/2gnuJHU" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2gnuJHU</a> <br><br> <li> World Peace and other 4th-Grade Achievements <a href="http://buff.ly/2eFRW7C" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2eFRW7C</a> /absolutely amazing we should let kids govern the world :-) <br><br> <li> Why the Problem with Learning Is Unlearning <a href="http://buff.ly/2ezmWow" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2ezmWow</a> <br><br> <li> Can Employees Really Speak Up Without Retribution? <a href="http://buff.ly/2eBMxz0" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2eBMxz0</a> </ul> <br> If you like the Tweets then <a href="http://twitter.com/DavidGurteen" target="_blank">subscribe to my Tweet stream</a>.<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006587"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/kl-events-dec2016">Upcoming Knowledge Events</a></a></font></b><br><br> Here are some of the <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/annual-conferences" target="_blank">major KM events</a> taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. 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And if you have any queries please <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/contact" target="_blank">contact me</a>. <br><br> David GURTEEN <img src="http://bit.ly/o6Q87K"><br> Gurteen Knowledge <br> Fleet, United Kingdom<br><br> 19E38D81F5E1A75C80258097003DEA46 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:19:53 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: Freedom of speech is more than just a value http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/freedom-of-speech?open By David Gurteen<br><br>You may be familiar with the <a href="https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Jordan+Peterson+contraversy" target="_blank">controversy</a> going on in Canada over the views of Prof. Jordan B. Peterson at the University of Toronto. If you are not then here is an except from Wikipedia that summarises the issue. <blockquote id="nomargins"> On 27 September 2016, Peterson released the first part of a three-part lecture video series on political correctness. <br><br> In the video, he objects to the Canadian government's Bill C-16, which proposes to outlaw harassment and discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression under the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. <br><br> His objection to the bill did not concern the LGBT discrimination legal debate, but rather the freedom of speech implications of C-16's other amendments to the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, regarding their accommodation language. <br><br> Furthermore, he argued that the new amendments paired with section 46.3 of the Ontario Human Rights Code would make it possible for "employers and organizations to be subject to punishment under the code if any employee or associate says anything that can be construed as 'directly or indirectly' offensive." <br><br> Peterson further argues that it is necessary for people to recognize the importance of free speech and particularly free speech on college campuses. <br><br> <div align=left><b>Credit: </b> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Peterson" target="_blank">Wikipedia: Jordan Peterson</a></div> </blockquote> Go take a look at all the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos" target="_blank">videos</a>, his teaching ones, the debates, the media interviews, the protests. It makes compelling viewing, both the issue, his personality and passion and the vehemence of those ranged against him. <br><br> But regardless of your own views on the human rights issue watch <a href="https://youtu.be/68NHUV5me7Q" target="_blank">this video of a debate</a> held at the University of Toronto on Free Speech, Political Correctness and Bill C-16. <br><br> What captured my attention was his stream of consciousness description and defence of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_speech" target="_blank">free speech</a> (15:43 to 16:58) which I have transcribed below. <blockquote id="nomargins"> And so we need to start talking and listening. <br><br> And when you talk it doesn't mean you're right. <br><br> It doesn't mean you're correct. Right? <br><br> It means you're trying to articulate and formulate your thoughts like the boneheaded moron that you are. <br><br> And you are going to stumble around idiotically because what the hell do you know. <br><br> You are full of biases, and you're ignorant, and you can't speak very well, and you're over emotional. <br><br> And you know you've got just problems that you can hardly even imagine that are interfering with your ability to state something clear. <br><br> And so what you do is you do your best to see what you mean. <br><br> And then you listen to other people tell you why you're a blithering idiot. <br><br> And hopefully, you can correct yourself to some degree as a consequence of listening to them. <br><br> And you see that is what free speech is about. <br><br> Because it isn't just that people can organize themselves and their societies by thinking. <br><br> You can't do that because there is only one of you. <br><br> What you have to do is you have to articulate your thoughts in a public forum. <br><br> So that other people can attack you and hopefully in a corrective manner. <br><br> And then you wanna, you know, step back a little bit. <br><br> And think okay you know I was a little arrogant there, and a little over emotional there and I didn't get that quite right, and maybe I am outright biased on that front. <br><br> And you want to correct what you say because then you correct how are you are and then you can correct how you act in life. <br><br> And then you correct your society. <br><br> And the degree to which we limit freedom of expression we put all of that at risk. <br><br> <div align=left><b>Credit: </b> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68NHUV5me7Q" target="_blank">Transcipt from a debate held at the University of Toronto on Free Speech</a></div> </blockquote> <br> Later in his introduction (17:51 to 18:24) he makes the point that freedom of speech is not just another value but the mechanism by which we keep our psyches and our societies organised. <br><br> I love the way above that he describes how free speech works - a sort of "group thinking out loud" in pursuit of a better understanding of the world and ourselves. <br><br> I can understand the need for limitations such as <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_speech" target="_blank">hate speech legislation</a> but it is a fine balance and like Prof. Peterson, to my mind we need to be extraordinary careful not to undermine the freedom of speech. It is one of the reasons I am so passionate about the role of dialogue in our lives. <br><br> <div style="text-align:center;"> <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/68NHUV5me7Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> <br> Thanks to David Creelman for pointing me to this controversy. AB5C2B58D035F19A80258098004A02E4 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:03:27 +0000 David Gurteen