Open Everything Hollyhock Reportage

September 28, 2008 § Leave a comment

Some great reportage from the Open Everything Hollyhock retreat popped up online this week. If you really want to get a sense of what it was about, check out the Duane’s World Open Everything episode. I couldn’t embed it, but you can see it here.

This is the first of two parts from Duane Nickull’s show. It set’s the tone by showing the trip to Hollyhock, frames this issue with a teaser view of the speedgeeks and offers an interview with Hollyhock’s Joel Solomon. It also includes DW’s regular ‘code and tunes’ feature.

Also online this week, Julia Watson from Communicopia offered some reflections on her blog. Here’s a snippet description of the ‘leading open projects’ session from the event:

Executive coach Jeff Balin led a session on open leadership at the event.  He sees open leaders as those that find the intersection between idealism and practicality.  There is a healthy tension between the two.  Traditional thinking would set the two as opposites but Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and JFK were all leaders that found a way to make their ideals practical.  Open leaders see themselves not as top down authoritative decision makers but as facilitators to a discussion.  They aren’t threatened by divergent views but welcome differences as a way to represent the whole picture.

There is still more coming from the Hollyhock event, including a second Duane’s World eposide and a full collection of video speed geeks. I’ll post when these come online.

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