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From handset to mindset

Networked: The New Social Operating System by Barry Wellman and Lee Rainie. MIT; Toronto, Ontario, 2012. You’d have to be under the spell that sent Rip Van Winkle into his enchanted slumber to miss the communications revolution of the last 20 years. Most of us can rhyme off the succession of new technological tools that

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Not such a straight line after all

Workarounds: How to Conquer Anything That Stands in Your Way at Work Russell Bishop. McGraw-Hill Ryerson. 2011. Computers and the systems thinking that goes with them have been effectively embedded in our culture for at least two whole generations. We began including them by looking at ways computers might imitate and enhance how we do

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I am not a machine so why does this organization treat me like one?

The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance by Tony Schwarz with Jean Gomes and Catherine McCarthy, PhD. Simon & Schuster New York 2010. The great majority of the points or tips in this book will be very familiar to you. However, you will not have heard them phrased so

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