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At 9:24 on November 24, 2011, Marco Ronzani said…

Dear Bert, I also thought about our deal for a workshop in Oxford and I still think it is a good idea to do it. I even remember what it was: We were talking about learning - in sense of: wow! now I got it! (probably deuterolearning in Bateson's terms). That takes usually a long time if you do it using primarily cognitive channels like teaching concepts, telling how it is done, etc.  My question was: How to learn SF in 10 minutes. I told you that I know how to learn self-organization in 10 minutes or resource-orientation or constructivism - everything with games or so! And I don't know any way to do that with SF in 10 minutes (I got to know one from Peter S. that takes 30 minutes!). In our conversation in Hungary we thought it could be fun to do a workshop on this topic: create a game you learn SF within 10 minutes. What do you thing about?


At 15:00 on August 22, 2011, Koen Dumont said…

Hi Bert,  we arrived around 18h in Leuven, where some of our cars were parked.  Then we split and by car-train-bus-foot, I slowly arrived at home around 20:30.  

I deeply enjoyed (and the process continues) of the presence of all participants.  

I will send you an invitation for the constellation practice group we have set up.  It would be nice if you could join.  On the other hand, I am thinking it would be nice to set up a practice group in the Netherlands as well, and to meet from time to time.... just need to find out what a suitable location would look like.   Blessings Koen

At 7:17 on August 22, 2011, Iris Heijlen said…



At 13:38 on May 23, 2011, Yvonne van Iersel said…
Ja nou kan ik op deze site niet meer woordelijk teruglezen wat ik schreef, want te ingewikkeld voor mij, maar wij zitten geheel en al bijna op 1 spoor! oftewel ik wens je succes en plezier met ''het voornemen dat je gewoon gaat doen ''. Oftewel, ik wens je niet toe dat je het gewoon gaat doen, wat zou impliceren dat het nog de vraag zou kunnen zijn of je het gaat doen, en dat ik je daarin bemoedig. (Terwijl je zelf zei tijdens de muggen dat je het gewoon ging doen)Welnee! Ik wens je plezier met het proces van het doen, oftewel ik ga ervanuit dat het gewoon doen een gegeven is. Mooi subtiel SF taalverschilletje nietwaar? Echt wel SF over nagedacht! groet! Yvonne
At 15:25 on May 15, 2010, Adina Paula Borta said…
Dear Bert,

thank you for your message (it was also a source of learning) and for the surprising gift :)
with warm regards
At 11:29 on May 11, 2010, Klaus Schenck said…
Dear Bert,
you're welcome! - in the double sense of the sentence.
Thank you for your kind comment, and your invitation to become ning-friends.
Kind regards,
At 22:54 on February 27, 2010, Jesper H Christiansen said…
Hi Bert
Happy (delayed) birthday!
Best wishes for another cheerful year
Kati & Jesper
At 13:22 on May 19, 2009, Liselotte Baeijaert said…
Hello Bert, Thank you for your support!
Please mention that we have a special offer for independent trainers/ consultants and for schools. They can contact us for more information at
At 20:46 on May 18, 2009, Martin van Gogh said…
Hallo Bert,
Enjoying a deserved rest now I hope?
In the Sundaymorning plenary Hans mentioned that all presentations from the workshops will be posted on SOLworld. Are you planning to "publish" my contribution during Louis plenary too? If so please contact me in advance since I did include real financials in my slides. Since we are a publically listed company there do apply some restrictions.
thanks in advance bert!
Martin van Gogh
At 12:27 on May 18, 2009, Liselotte Baeijaert said…
Hello Bert, once again thanks from all my heart for you and your team for the wonderful hosting at Texel: it allowed me to make the right connections; the authenticity of the place maximized my learning.
I wish you a really good and well deserved rest now and lots of beautiful memories.
Let's catch up very soon to talk further...
At 10:21 on February 17, 2009, Lina Skantze said…
Hi Bert,

John told me about your "Dancing with your boss" workshop in Vienna (I missed it). Would you like to join the Homo Ludens group and participate in the discssion on dancing and SF?

Warm regards,
At 23:49 on September 17, 2008, Marco Ronzani said…
Ok - that's the shortest I know. Quality time at night.
At 17:53 on September 9, 2008, Marco Ronzani said…
Dear Bert. I look forward to see you in Texel and enjoy your humor. Marco
At 12:20 on May 21, 2008, Stephanie von Bidder said…
Dear Bert! I feel honoured and happy. Hugs Stephanie
At 9:55 on May 21, 2008, Herman de Hoogh said…
Hoi Bert,
Thanks for your inviatation ansd I'm curious about all the possibilities of this medium and all contacts that can aris ein this way.
Greetings and succes with SOL Texel: Texel, an island in the Northsea where the sun never goes under ;)
At 12:53 on May 19, 2008, Jesper H Christiansen said…
And thank you too. I am looking forward to the next SOL conference at your 'home'.

At 21:51 on May 18, 2008, Jan Kuipers said…
Hello Bert,
Thanks for the invitation. Although I have not been in Cologne I saw the pictures...wonderfull..lots of succes in preparing Texel 2009

At 10:04 on May 17, 2008, Mark McKergow said…
Hi Bert, Thanks for your thanks - it has all come a long way since I started to look at Ning on Monday!

Cheers, Mark
At 17:16 on May 16, 2008, Petra Nickels-Lauterbach said…
Hi Bert, if you are curious why I knew it was Texel read sth about micromoves. Nice secret disclosing stuff. cu in Texel, Petra
At 16:10 on May 16, 2008, Bert Garssen said…
Thanks a lot Marco. See you again at Texel: Bert




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