Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
I think that in general it's a good idea to think about how you are using networks in all your activities. That's why I like this post and slide show from Beth Kanter. The network mindset emphasizes creating direct connections - "closing triangles" - rather than working through more structured lines of communications, and while not suitable for everything (like negotiations and contracts) is ideal for informal communications. Encouraging a network-friendly perspective - like encouraging multiple perspectives or working transparently - is also encouraged (I write about this sort of thing once in an old article, Seven Habits of Highly Connected People).

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