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How are people organised? There are very few divisions in the members of the community and you can label them easily by situation. Transitory members: Those who are in the community for a brief period (6 months or less) there to give lectures, run courses, provide  support, on sabbatical leave, or simply to attend a [...]

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How do we define dialogues? As previously discussed in e115 dialogues can be broadly split into 5 types each one devised for a specific purpose. Although if a dialogue shifts into Eristics it will automatically be considered a win for the opponent. Dialogues should be clearly started and finished as to employ clear moments and their [...]

How to find your purpose (attempt 3)

15 Questions This list was borrowed from Tina Su's blogpost http://thinksimplenow.com/happiness/life-on-purpose-15-questions-to-discover-your-personal-mission/ which focuses on a purpose rather than passion seeking. I am merely using her method, if you want more methods like this I strongly suggest going to her blog. What makes you smile? (Activities, people, events, hobbies, projects, etc.) Films, good conversations over wine [...]

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How should new members be found? The community should encourage new membership broadly through its website, through associations at universities and word of mouth. Affiliations to existing institutions and the creation of educational material software should help spread the word to encourage new members. Public debates and interaction should not be seen as a recruitment [...]

How to find your purpose (attempt 2)

So if you read my older post on passion being overrated then you'll know I have embarked on a journey of self discovery to find my why, my raison d'être and not necessarily a particular activity that I enjoy but the reason behind my motivations. I followed that up with Daniel Priestley's "themed rant", now I'm taking some [...]

How to find your purpose (attempt 1)

So if you read my last post on passion being overrated then you'll know I have embarked on a journey of self discovery to find my why, my raison d'être and not necessarily a particular activity that I enjoy but the reason behind my motivations. The Daniel Priestley rant method I have just listened to the Entrepreneur Revolution, [...]

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What technologies should be used? Initially due to budget constraints, space, health and safety issues, the initial community should focus purely on computer and IT technologies. These provide the most utility for the lowest costs. As for software a primarily open source approach fits in line with an organisation trying to help the world and [...]

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What (if any) are the methods of initiation? Initiation, despite some overtones it has picked up does not imply that the community is a cult. Established communities and organisations use initiation ceremonies all the time, from university graduation days, to receiving a watch for your 21st birthday. There should be some official recognition of achievements not [...]