<a href="http://river.beyondbridges.net/2016/10/25/aBlankReminder.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">I posted this yesterday.</a> Inside there is a quote I found from <a href="https://steveblank.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Steve Blank</a>...

Silicon Valley is more of a state of mind than a physical location.

It reminded me of another post of mine from earlier this year –  where I wrote about UC Davis, the importance of the work going on there, and the difference to what we see in Silicon Valley. I also touched on the apparent isolation of UC Davis from the Valley. Most of the people I meet in and through Davis – including companies. sponsors, coaches, mentors are Sacramento/Davis based. But make no mistake, the ‘state of mind’ is Silicon Valley.

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            <pre>Engaging Collaboration was <a href="http://bizcatalyst360.com/engaging-collaboration-part-2-of-2/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">originally published on Biz Catalyst</a> on October 17th 2016.</pre>

We live in a new era — mostly of self-expression, but not so much of listening. We are not Hamlet so much these days — we are broadcasters of the self… Selfhood is extremely important, of course — who can deny it? — but when you make the self the outer limit of your politics, you then begin to ignore a great deal of the attitudes, situations, dilemmas, misery of others. So there should be a limit, I think, on the limiting factor of selfhood.

Listening — that is, abandoning the self and abandoning yourself to another’s point of view — is what the internet has not really given us. It’s given us trolls, it’s given us tsunamis of opinion. Perhaps it’ll take a bend in the future that we can’t yet foresee.

Ian McKewan – Nutshell

“Like life, the Internet is non-linear. This week’s article builds on last week’s, but at the same time sets it up as I seek to focus on the collaborative aspects of engagement.

The need for collaboration gets bandied around a lot these days, but I remain convinced that few understand how it works in ‘collective creation’. No – we haven’t always done it. No, it is not ‘the team working around the table together’. And NO – virtualizing the team and doing daily scrum meetings do not collaborative teams make.

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            <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8823" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ARiverRunsThroughIt.jpg" alt="ariverrunsthroughit" width="525" height="271" />For a while now, I have been building a parallel set of thoughts <a href="http://river.beyondbridges.net" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">which now has a permanent home here.</a> It is a set of thoughts that live between the 140 characters of Twitter and this space which I am transitioning to more of an original thought / essay space.<!--more-->

Over at my river, pretty much daily, I might share thoughts on politics, or capture a moment of the day, highlight an extraordinary piece of music and and and …

Wanted to share that here, so you know.

Just like this space, the content gets tweeted out and from time I will deliver a post here highlighting threads of thoughts on the river.

BTW – the River is running on new software ( 1999 ) developed by Dave Winer. It is pretty cool stuff. Not quite as easy to implement as say a WordPress site – if you want it on your own domain – but if you want to try it out … dead easy. Click on the link – sign on with your twitter handle – and you are running.