Distributed governance was part of the conversation at RESET18 in Helsinki last month, where I discussed networks, communities of practice, knowledge-sharing, and sense-making, in the context of the Finnish civil service. I concluded that a network society needs networked models for organizing and for learning. Governments and their departments need to transition to the network… Read More


One of the most important things companies do is hire people, and it’s still a bit of a black art. Most companies look at candidates job history, they call references, they give them tests, and they bring them in for interviews. And despite all this effort, HR leaders tell me they still make mistakes as… Read More


Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @haymarketbooks — “No human being is illegal.” Prof. Jason Stanley — Three Essential Facets of Fascism Conjuring a “mythic past” that has supposedly been destroyed (“by liberals, feminists, and immigrants”) Fascist leaders sow division;… Read More