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Euan Semple - If it's not unpleasant it's not work

Euan Semple - If it's not unpleasant it's not work

You know, for me the idea of retirement sort of doesn’t mean anything. I just do, I like doing in the work that I get paid for, the idea of stopping doing is bizarre. I would equally… talking to my daughter again the idea of putting up with something that you don’t enjoy, for 40 years, to gain stability and then enjoy yourself after that… and so if that… And yet so many people still have real lines between work[...]
Euan Semple - You haven't to train people to use your technology

Euan Semple - You haven't to train people to use your technology

I think about the problem of adoption of technology, and I have blogged about, I tweeted about this yesterday. I was walking away from a conference where a lot of communication folks had been saying “we have a problem with adoption”, or “our staff don’t have access to technology because they're working out in the street” or whatever… And on my way from that to my next meeting I walked past some guys digging out the road, and they were[...]
Euan Semple - Shrug off that victim mentality

Euan Semple - Shrug off that victim mentality

I’ve spent about 20 years in a big organization, in a big corporation, and I'm very aware of how challenging that is, and how dysfunctional they can be and how non-trivial it is to assert a way of looking at the world within that context, and… but it is possible and I stopped going to meetings I thought were pointless and said so. I made sure that most of my meetings were with the energetic interesting people who were helping[...]
Euan Semple - Enabling small cracks in the surface

Euan Semple - Enabling small cracks in the surface

In one of the chapters in my book I talked about the way that… If democracy is struggling in the form of governments, and our civic ways of organizing ourselves, and if corporations are increasingly… as usual taking out significant chunks of our lives, and our time, and our energy, why don't we try to manifest more democratic principles within organizations? And, you know, Tracy Fenton has that competition for the world's most Democratic Organization, and I think those willing[...]
Euan Semple - My resistance to the whole Enterprise 2 / Social Business thing

Euan Semple - My resistance to the whole Enterprise 2 / Social Business thing

I think the biggest challenge is just the kind of contract that we still have between ourselves and the organizations we work for. And I can't remember this maybe because, as well, I can't remember the details, but I heard of a company recently who had begun to deploy social platforms, and it was almost as if the senior management just suddenly realized what did… what it was chosen for and got them taken by (…) again. So I think it[...]
Euan Semple - The whole industrial corporate thing isn't normal

Euan Semple - The whole industrial corporate thing isn't normal

I think it's just that we've created a world of which is been less painful to stay asleep at work. It's been easier to wait for your boss to tell you to do stuff. You've been slapped, and then if you tried to do anything other than that in many work circumstances… But I do believe genuinely that everybody has the willingness and the inclination to take responsibilities to start shaping their lives. If all of that means everybody can[...]