Tag Archives: language

Insiders, Outsiders, and Visitors – and what this means for community

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I’ve been managing the EMC Proven Professional Community and the outlying social media ecosystem we’ve created for the community for a little over six months now. Maybe in another post I’ll talk more about what we are calling the social … Continue reading

Language that homogenizes creates losers

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In my last post, I talked about the Gervais Principle and the Company Hierarchy diagram: Notice the huge bottom layer of “losers”. Losers isn’t necessarily this sort of loser: But as Venkatesh Rao (inventor of the Gervais principle) explains, loser … Continue reading

The power of language – what does sexy mean?

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I knew this post was coming…someone who did not appreciate the views that were expressed in the outside circle session on the lack of women speakers at Pod Camp Boston. I knew it was coming because she posted earlier that … Continue reading