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The Playground of the Designer: Working in the Space Between Logic and Magic

ChurchWorld leaders need to think like designers.

Before you rule that out by saying you’re not creative, consider the following thoughts, adapted from The Designful Company… 401 more words


Simon Says, Be a Designer

Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing conditions into preferred ones.     – Herbert Simon, Nobel Laureate

If we take Simon’s description but simplify the language and tone, we end up with a new definition powerful enough to recast the way organizations think:

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Here comes everybody by Clay Shirky

This post is overdue – by about 5 years. I loved this book, it sent me racing in to discover the world of social (web 2.0 we used to call it) and I have talked to heaps of people about it. 684 more words


Reinventing Knowledge

I’ve just been on a fascinating journey through the ages of learning and knowledge. Only someone with a clear understanding of the pursuit of understanding through the ages could construct this book and define these ages – each one acknowledging a different culture around knowledge and giving us different insight into today’s era when we have no lack of access to information – but who knew we had such different ways to seek wisdom? 795 more words


Midmonth BookNotes – Outlandish October

In the October 2015 edition of Midmonth BookNotes, you’ll find books featuring Hollywood themes, Outlander read-a-likes and many more… Click here to view the PDF.


Lauren Groff's "Fates and Furies"

Enter knowing the entire universe is about Lotto and Mathilde.

The novel is an overwrought love story presented to us in a most literate and poetic way. 395 more words


Influence, customer focus and thinking like a freak

Does your life seem to resonate sometimes with a certain theme? – well this week mine seemed to be telling me to get much better at defining what a customer might want. 1,331 more words