I’m going to be writing here for a bit about Tuttle & Co, Tuttle Inc., Tuttle Consulting and any other ways of saying Tuttle as a business (TaaB – there’s another one). I’m looking for your help with refining these ideas and getting us up and running with some work.
We’ve met now every week for eight years. Some of us have put teams together to beef up existing client work, some have brought half-baked ideas to a Friday morning and gone away with a big project to do, others have mused that they’d like to do something with x and immediately found collaborators. But often things are raised and then just hang there for a while waiting for someone to pick them up and run. Sometimes these things just fade away and die. That’s probably alright, but what if we had a way of making that decision together? In fact a way of making lots of decisions together, because hey, whoever heard of having too many decisions to make or too many projects to contribute to?
How can we make formal the informal relationships that we have, incorporate our unincorporated group with the intention of creating value for other organisations and for us all as a community? And all the while continue to just have fun talking on a Friday morning?
Well, as with the British Council project, that we did oooh nearly seven years ago now, I would want something that is congruent with the way that Tuttle feels. This might not be well-defined. It might actually exist in various different versions in just about everybody’s heads but some of the principles that have emerged are:
Action Research and learning – we develop the thing by doing it and reviewing regularly
Openness – we do it in the open unless there’s good reason not to
We establish and protect reputation through publication
Everyone’s welcome – It’s not for everyone, but it should be for anyone
One member one vote (so equity may be sold but not for any sort of control)
No debt, Low overheads
Equality of opportunity and fairness in the division of any spoils
Being an exemplar for other organisations
Developing new business models for a digital economy
Always learning from others, always improving
Any more occur to you? Any of these that you have a problem with?
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From Dominic Pride
Enjoyed the event and I asked the following question:
“What happens when AI is the only option?” It was prompted by a comment made by @drjackuk about the lack of support for doctors in decision making leading to a high risk factor for patients undergoing an operation.
Along the way we uncovered the following:
-AI may well be the best option. Already planes use narrow AI to minimise pilot error and reduce cognitive load. Can this reduce risk in driving, for example?
-For AI to work, everyone must subscribe to it. A system where only part of the population cedes control to an algorithm may not work
-Personal liberty is at stake. What happens when you task an algorithm to act in your best health interests, and it mines information from different sources of your life and informs real / digital health professionals
THE SOUND HORIZON
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From Jed Baxter
My write up of the ‘political’ stream is now posted on Medium.
Please add the conversation there if I left any out.
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Nope, nothing to see here folks….
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Updated: April 2015
Moved along the SouthBank a little to the National Theatre’s new cafe space called “kitchen”. And we got us a Facebook Page since y’know people seem to like that way of finding out about stuff. Nothing else has changed!
These days we’re on Level 5 of the Royal Festival Hall. Still no agenda, still Fridays, still 10 till noon-ish. Just come and bring a pal and have a chat.
In summer months or if it’s warm we
usually go out onto the balcony area. might sit out on the patio!
You might like to pick up a coffee down on Level 2 before you come upstairs (or of course you may not!)
See you soon.
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I woke this morning to a tweet from Joanna Geary suggesting that I “might dispute your first status” – huh? It turns out Desi Velikova is starting an event next month called “London Social Media Cafe” and was tweeting to people: “We’re organising the first London Social Media Cafe and thought you might be interested” – the site refers to the Birmingham and Toronto SMCs as inspiration but makes no direct reference to our work.
Although I was initially riled, once I’d had a coffee and looked through it all again, I saw there was nothing to get hung-up about. As I said, nearly 5 years ago, “I own nothing here”.
Just to set the record straight so no-one has to dig through blogs and wikis or actually talk to someone to find out the answer – the thing that we now call Tuttle or the Tuttle Club started out as the London Social Media Cafe. I wrote about it first on 8th August 2007. In the early days we used a wiki atlondonsocialmediacafe.pbworks.com Soon after people found that #tuttle was much less of a mouthful than #LondonSMC and we got on with the important business of talking to each other, building relationships and having a laugh rather than worrying about what we were called.
Good Luck with it, Desi!
(cross-posted from Perfect Path)
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