The map in my mind

I tried to write a typical review (what I loved, what I wondered about, so what) of Seth Godin’s Linchpin and I couldn’t.  I just couldn’t.

Instead, to show you how I saw Linchpin, I must draw you a map.

If you know me personally, and frequent the space near me, you’ve likely watched me scrawl some version of this onto one white board or another.  You’ll have to tell me if I’ve left out any of the good parts.

To the rest of you, I hope that over the imperfect medium of the internet, this somehow makes sense. I’m no Tolkien (really going out on a limb on this one), but I’m trying to draw for you my own Middle Earth, the map in my mind.

Here we go:

Before I read Linchpin, I was already thinking about maps, new maps. [Actually, new coordinate systems (but I’ll just leave you with the link for now).]

Then, I found these lines in Linchpin:

Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been bullied enough or frightened enough to hold it back.  They have become victims, pawns in a senseless system that uses them up and undervalues them.

It’s time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map.

Who am I to question Seth Godin?  I drew a map. The Story Continues…

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Introduction to Cynefin

Post Updated (4 January – based on a comment):

On Tuesday, when Steve Holt showed me David Snowden’s Cynefin model, the model intrigued me.   If you’ve read my Motivation Perspective file, you’ll know I love a good model.

Since Tuesday, between parties, other posts and a sledding trip, I’ve been unable to get Cynefin out of my mind.  Unable to do any actual reading on the topic, I used my short burst of time to chase down a few links in the hope that I’ll be able to paw through the info this week.

I’ve found David Snowden, multi-ontology sense making (yes, that term is supposed to scare you on first look), cynefin (a Welsh word)  cognitive edge methods and a wiki too.

If you’re interesting in learning more about Mr. Snowden and his work, you can click through the links above, or find them all neatly stacked at my new Delicious hosted links page.

[Note: For all of you with an Input strength, you’ll love the linking and sharing features at Delicious.]

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