Hi Andrew, thank you for your message. I suggest we set up a phone call where we further talk about your idea and I could offer you a detailed view of the Portuguese current CI reality. What do you think?
Hi Andrew, I am very sorry to only now come back to your invitation. I have missed your request for too long. I look forward to have the chance to work together for the development of CI. Wish you all the best, Miguel
Thank you for the welcome back, Andrew. Just re-iterate the points I made in 1997:
1: We've been practising CI since 1982 - long before SCIP was thought of.
2: We have serious reservations about US SCIP: the way it operates, its americo-centric policies, and some of its more questionable members and their activities. That's why we left SCIP somewhere around 2000.
3: We're quite interesting in joining and contributing to a UK- or Europe-based CI group. The way CI works varies widely from country to country across Europe; what's accepted in one country is frowned on in another, and a crime in a third. There's interesting work to be done on this.
I like structured approaches like strategy maps because they drive useful discussion (and sometimes even decisions!), and could certainly see how we could apply that tool to the IntellCollab. With that said, I suspect we might have more luck applying such an approach to an individual project under the IntellCollab at this point, as there is a lot of interest in keeping the IntellCollab "loose" as it gets going, and strategy maps tend to be more oriented towards defining specific objectives, goals and initiatives. What do you think?
I have one more site and the project is done (I can't wait to write it up). Re collaberative intelligence very involved through social media groups and web 2.0. Just got back from a Nanotechnology conference in Russia where collaberation was key.
Hi Andrew, it is a good news that webinars are starting to be organised considering European time zone. I think that everything later than 13.00 UK (we are +1hour ) time is late since some people official working time is 15.00 and most is 16.00. It would be perfect if one could listen to the webinar later on at time and date convenient to him/her, in other words listening to already held webinar with recorder questions and answers. It could cost then less and maybe could be offered to "emerging" or less developed markets.
Did I understand correctly you are asking how much people would pay for it or? I looked at prices for webinars at SCIP site. It is 95US$ for members and 195US$ for non members. For benchmarks I saw recently over here one day seminars/workshops here for 285 US$ cca. I understand these topics are more specialised but seems a lot for non members. Generally I would myself be interested, have to check case by case with my employer of course depending on topic. Cheers and sorry for delay, I'm still getting used to this ning
I've invited you to a new group on Ning that i've set up. I think that i ought to explain to you the rationale behind this. Several other local country groups were set up on Ning and with the flurry of activity i felt that there ought to be a UK and Ireland group. (Ireland as they are close to the UK and speak English - and geographically are part of the British Isles).
I don't see this as a replacement of SCIP UK - that must be the preeminent vehicle for CI in the UK (although whether it should be called that now is open to question). Moreover it could be a feeder into SCIP UK and could act as the discussion / online networking area. Whatever way a web-site is constructed it will be difficult to get the same level of functionality for zero-cost so Ning provides that.
The prompt to form the group was the post from Woz of Reading. I don't know if you know him - i don't. It shows however that there are CI people who could be led to SCIP UK from a group such as this. It also provides a national forum - whereas SCIP UK will probably be mostly London / SE for most meetings (and won't include Ireland).
I hope that you don't feel i'm treading on your toes - as i'm not planning to and this wasn't the intention. As i stated in the objectives this should be complementary - and i hope that you'll work with me to make it a great source and aid to SCIP in the UK.
Thanks so much for this note and for the invitation to speak to your group. I'm honored, and excited about it.
My general theme "Bottom Line Intelligence" is available to you to see in streaming video at http://www.knowledgeagency.com/content/videos. Please let me know if there's anything you or your members would like special attantion to.