🔥 Dynamic Skillset newsletter (January 2017)

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Hello! So, what with one thing and another, I haven't managed to send out this newsletter for a coup
 
January 31 - Issue #9

Doug Belshaw

I'm a consultant who helps people and organisations become more productive in their use of technology. Co-founder of @WeAreOpenCoop #digilit #coops #openbadges

Hello! So, what with one thing and another, I haven’t managed to send out this newsletter for a couple of months. Sorry about that. Normal service is now resumed!
I’ve been doing a lot of work and thinking with my We Are Open Co-op co-founders. Dynamic Skillset, my consultancy business, is a member of this co-operative, and we’ve collaborated on really interesting projects with everyone from Creative Commons to city councils and colleges.
Last month, the co-op launched a brand new newsletter for the Open Badges community called Badge News. Our next project is a self-paced email ‘badge beginners’ email course that we’re planning to release next month. Do let me know if you’d like to be a beta tester (or a sponsor!)
Last week I was at BETT, the international educational technology trade show. As ever, these things are better opportunities for networking and catching-up with people than they are finding out anything new, but I did get a chance to use a new online virtual and interactive learning environment called ALiS. You can check out that presentation here.
Finally, it’s that time of the year when the good intentions we have at the start of the year start to wear off. If that sounds like you, then good news! I’ve just finished Chapter 3 of my audiobook #uppingyourgame: a practical guide to personal productivity.

The best of what I wrote in January
3 Ways To Prepare Your Company For A Flatter Organisation Structure
The trials and tribulations of being a digital parent
Vagueness, ambiguity, and pragmatism
The best of what I read in January
The Platform Cooperatives Movement Helps Light up the Commons
The Data That Turned the World Upside Down
How I Got My Attention Back
Great Teams Are About Personalities, Not Just Skills
Medium, and The Reason You Can’t Stand the News Anymore.
Why I Only Work Remotely
Availability for February
I’m going to be here, there, and all over during the next month: Jersey, Geneva, London, Rome… However, I do have a few days where I can work for you from home, or come and help you in-person. My existing clients seem to think I’m pretty good at helping people and organisations improve their use
It all starts with a 30-minute exploratory conversation, for which I don’t charge. I’m interested in your project, so let me how I can help.
Get in touch!
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