Category Archives: talk

LBtalk IDEFOCS – Former child soldiers on the path of hope 2013-11-09

Find more on our playlist of hangouts on youtube:

IDEFOCS – “The Initative for the development of Former Child Soldiers

Find links and participants here: Permalink to conversation and logging during the hangout:

Some background infos – mentioned topics and links

Our stories | IDEFOCS

Eco charcoal (developing as a business)

Action 10

Life after death: Helping former child soldiers become whole again –
Harvard School of Public Health » HSPH News


Living Bridges Talk #05 (2013-04-02) – Mapping forward!

Guests and links

Echoes from the blogs


More links of interest from attendees of the talk

Shared by Henrik Hörlin

(I put it here, since our comment section is a bit hidden)

  • They describe the concept like this:” Impure is a visual programming language aimed to gather, process and visualize information. With impure is possible to obtain information from very different sources; from user owned data to diverse feeds in internet, including social media data, real time or historical financial information, images, news, search queries and many more”. It is a very “techy” tool (in Alpha 0.9 stage) that requires some development for novice users. It later evolved into:
  • “The visual programming environment to gather, shape, and share living data” They do not mention Impure anywhere but Impure says on their FB-page that “Impure is now Quadrigram!!!”
  • ”A community of creative people making sense of complex issues through data and design.” Basically a site where you can go and visualize something for someone or get something visualized. Covers graph nodes, statistics and data galore.
  • ”Our infographics and data visualizations tell your story, drive traffic, and amplify your social media presence”.
  • YouTube videos: As I mentioned in the chat: Clay Shirky says: “Information overload is filter failure”: (Gives good examples too) He has other videos that are worth checking out about Internet and social crowd sourcing etc.
  • Simon Sinek has many good points on how to convince people to invest time and energy into what you have to say:
  • This is one of his first videos on TEDx but he has a couple more that describes other related issues with management (generally recommended).
  • Dan Pink has a slightly different take on this and explains why we are all in “sales” today. It is all about convincing people that doing what you propose is “selling an argument”. Granted this is directed mostly towards “sales/management people” but the concept is true to all walks of life. If we want people to take anything we say seriously we have to “sell the idea” so that they will embrace it


Shared by Monika )

Living Bridges Talk #04 (2013-03-05) – hello OpenU West Africa, Egypt, India!


Leila País de Miranda and Joachim Lohkamp talking inter alia with Jay Cousins, Joy Lohmann and with Francis Okeke and the Community Manager of the Open University of West Africa.

Find more links like Open University of West Africa – Let’s grow ideas for a better tomorrow – and to the living bridgers in the thread on FB – here is the perma link:


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With a digital mindset there comes the Living Bridges attitude

The digital will not go away – Easily adapt with Thomas Power’s wisdom

With the rising (social) connectedness we are inevitably redesigning our thinking and behavior. As happened in industrialisation, now transformation is happening to deal with the “big connectification”, resulting in the network society (Manuel Castells). We have to adapt as an individual, a consumer, a leader, a (social) entrepreneur, a teacher …). Listen to Thomas Power’s great talk!

Thomas Power confesses in the talk that he needed 11 years to switch from old school to new school mindset. Good news: You can be on his shoulders!

  • Old mindset: CSC = closed, selective, controlling
    (you will just fail with this one in the world of today and tomorrow)
  • New mindset: ORS = being open, random and supportive
    (what works in our hyper speed connected world)

Thank you Bert-Ola Bergstrand for sharing great stuff like this with me, personally you are my “ORS role model”.