<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.

            <img class="aligncenter wp-image-8819 size-full" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/jobhopping1.jpg" alt="jobhopping1" width="285" height="177" />Many people question classifying people's behavior based on what month they were born in (we call that Astrology folk), but are 'totally down' with dropping entire generations into behavioral buckets.

My favorite … “Millennials job hop. Boomers don’t.”

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