Social Norms and Transformation

Much has been made about social norms and transformation.  According to several articles on FeverBee.com, there are three ways to establish norms quickly, especially for new members. Frequency. How often do members see this behavior repeated? Uniformity. What % of the visible members of the group embrace this behavior? Consistency. Is the behavior consistent? Why are…

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Picolla Morte – Small Deaths and their Lessons

Those who have ever dropped off a kid at a college or had one leave home can understand immediately what I’m talking about.  My son has entered his own path, and though will return, is clear that this “spreading their wings” thing is going to continue. I wanted a term that represented what I was…

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Five Lessons of PAX and Burning Man

My first version of this blog post was to pit PAX West, my favorite conference, versus the simultaneous Burning Man Festival, which I’ve been curious about but unable to attend. Yet this seems distasteful to me now that there has been a suicide there. I have no desire to take down Burning Man, to kick…

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