Category Archives: dino inc

Presence : Fight or Flee to Flow

Having said all that, I found the book fascinating and thought-provoking because it’s a genuine attempt to point to something that I feel is incredibly important and generally excluded from most management books: the mysterious stuff that goes on between we human beings that cannot be reduced to a business process. And I know there have been seminal moments in my life where I’ve experienced groups of people thinking together in a way where one begins to sense something really powerful at work, below the surface.

One of the great benefits of a travel day is the opportunity it affords to catch up on some reading. Yesterday was such a day and it gave me time to ponder some unrelated but connected posts which had been swirling around in the hopper.

Jon Udell’s recent series of posts on SL – the first and second on 3D simulation, the third commentary on a breakout session at the Greater IBM Virtual Block Party and the latest post looked at 3D telepresence – had all registered.

As it turns out I have been having some great conversations with SL residents of late on each of the above. One of those is Nobody Fugazi who has written a great two part post on presence. It beautifully captures the meaning of the concept which is extremely difficult to verbalism at the best of times.

When not helping people out with petrol money and becoming one with immovable objects friend and fellow facilitator Johnnie Moore shared his thoughts on presence. Using Peter Senge et al latest work titled Presence as the platform Johnnie thinks aloud on a subject we have discussed on a number of occasions.

On the last occasion we spoke I shared with Johnnie my thoughts from a dino inc chapter titled Fight or Flee to Flow which to my simplistic world view perfectly captures the essence of presence. Rereading each of the above posts and accompanying comments I was reminded how fortunate each of us are to be living in such interesting times.

Learning to Reinvent in Realtime

Two articles have sparked a number of conversations over the last 48 hours. The first by Reena Jana and Ali Mc Connon in BW shares lessons learned todate by RL organizations upon entering SL. Make sure to checkout the tip sheet at the end. It was refreshing to read a piece on how SL is remaking organizations rather than the other way around. The days of organizations merely replicating their presence in just another market are over.

The second piece by Robert Holden looks at the knock-on effect of the rapid increase of registered accounts on the SL currency supply and its likely economic impact. Both pieces serve as a reality check for organizations that SL is not a game but a place with real people who’s time and space must be respected and trust earned.

Learning to reinvent themselves in realtime are skillsets oganizations across all sectors are currently struggling to come to terms with. Fostering connectivity, collaboration and co-creation which in turn builds and strengthens communities are key to participating in the revolution and evolution of markets. It is something I have written about in dino inc and is why I am excited about the role SL is playing within the participation age. Interesting times indeed.