Monthly Archives: February 2011

Avatars in the Boardroom – A Presentation at Tuck School of Business

I recently visited Tuck School of Business and gave a lecture on virtual worlds. You can read all about it on the ReactionGrid blog.    

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On Leadership and Community: Wisdom from Lao-Tzu

Lately I’ve been thinking about leadership and communities.  And in particular, how the two are so delicately intertwined. This beautiful passage from the Tao Te Ching has been on my mind a lot. “Learn from the people Plan with the people … Continue reading

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Authentic Animal Conversation #6: “Dibs”

“I can’t believe he’s actually doing it.” “RICKY, GO FOR THE FLOWERS!  THE FLOWERS!” “Shut up!  They’re going to hear us!” “Just stay in the grass and be quiet, you morons.” “I can’t see.  What’s he doing?  Did he make … Continue reading

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Authentic Animal Conversation #5: “A Cat of Action”

“This seems like a really bad idea.” “I’m not listening.  Look at my face.  This is my ‘I’m not listening’ face.” “I’m serious, Steve.  I have a really bad feeling about this.” “You’d rather be sitting in the snow?  I … Continue reading

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Virtual World Endgame: Collapsing the Metaphor

Mitch Wagner recently posted a piece on his blog titled “Why I hardly ever go on Second Life anymore.” I respect and value Mitch’s perspective a lot.  He’s been exploring virtual worlds for years, and it’s clear that he loves … Continue reading

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Short Story: Part 4: Camper

“Oh, you bastard!  Campers suck!” “It’s a valid strategy!” screamed a voice from around the corner. Those were the last words Jeff heard as red mist seeped into his vision.  Headshot.

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More strangeness on Pathlandia

Found on the region Pathlandia on jokaydiaGRID, right next to the other strange things. Definitely has something to do with this. Hopefully we’ll learn more soon.

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Communicating between Virtual Worlds – RADIONNE

Many people are exploring virtual worlds such as Second Life as well as the growing constellation of Opensim-based worlds. Here’s a neat device that can help you communicate between them all. It’s called RADIONNE.

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Hypergrid Adventurers Club meet #36+37: Visiting Help Island on ReactionGrid

The region Help Island on ReactionGrid is being developed by Tinsel Silvera. It contains resources for new avatars including a freebie area, a Gallery of Prims for new builders, and Hypergates to various places to explore. For today’s two meetings … Continue reading

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Something is amiss on Pathlandia

Found on the region Pathlandia on jokaydiaGRID. Hmmm. I suspect it has something to do with this.

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