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The great unexplored area of public policy in food production and distribution...

"The question of whether you can feed the world sustainably needs to be flipped around," he replies. "The real question is whether you can feed it industrially. What we’re learning about climate change is raising real questions about how long that agricultural model can survive.


Via +Jay Rosen 
Michael Pollan explains what studying the food system taught him about capitalism, and more
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Hear hear +Euan Semple...

In terms of making business connections I want to meet people who are NOT like me. By definition my potential clients are people who don't know what I know and haven't done what I have done. But even in personal terms I don't always want to meet people like me. I want to meet interesting people who stretch me, who help me learn something about life and about myself. 
 
Ever decreasing circles

I have just been sent an invite to a service that claims that their "matching algorithm globally identifies the best sparring partners for benchmarking and experience exchange among your peers." Now to be fair I haven't tried out the service yet but if it is another "people like you" sort of algorithm I am not interested.

In terms of making business connections I want to meet people who are NOT like me. By definition my potential clients are people who don't know what I know and haven't done what I have done. But even in personal terms I don't always want to meet people like me. I want to meet interesting people who stretch me, who help me learn something about life and about myself.

There is a real risk with our online tools that we end up in ever smaller echo chambers, reinforcing our prejudices and confirming our biases. I did say the other day that Facebook is like talking to yourself but better - but it is only better if it is not exactly like talking to yourself!

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In which an old IRA volunteers offers an account of taking orders from Gerry and Martin
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What legacy?
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Further to an earlier posting on G+ (http://goo.gl/Hzx1I0), conversation starting over on Slugger on what do we mean by democracy and what are its minimal qualifications?

H/T +Pradheep Shanker 
I picked up this gif on Google Plus a few days ago. If you look at the detail you'll see there's plenty to argue about, but it seems to me that's what makes it worth sharing. What do we consider needs to be present to consider a country to be democratic? The first and most…
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Friends and colleagues in Higher Ed in the UK/Ireland, this is well worth considering...  via +Steve Wheeler 
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Fascinating stuff on the new post text digital world… So here’s the idea: let’s say we can serve up high-quality Fusion-branded content to a new generation of digital natives, and that they love that content. If and when that happens, it’s going to be a…
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Seminal perspective..,
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Via +Indy Johar  and +Sita Magnuson 

Reimagine Governance
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Founder of award winning blog Slugger O'Toole. Mick's agency helps organisations prepare for the challenge of the digital era.

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