Archive for February, 2010

Alan Moore and Gerd Leonhard March 1st Webinar

Sunday, February 28th, 2010Tomorrow, March 1st Gerd and I are running the first of many sessions on Thriving Commercially in the Networked SocietyI posted about it (here).So a couple of films made by our friends at Freedom Lab that outline how Gerd and ...

Mobile my remote control for life: destination Japan

Sunday, February 28th, 2010It never ceases to amaze me that people, some people, refuse to accept that Japan has much to teach us in terms of how to market successfully, create killer advertising campaigns and do other cool stuff in which he mobilee ...

Legal madness in Milan

Friday, February 26th, 2010Its not Milan Daaaaaarling this time.Just reading an editorial in the analogue version of the Guardian.On Wednesday, a Milanese court convicted three Google executives of violating privacy and gave them six-month suspended sentences. This is an analogue verdict in a ...

Coalition of the willing

Thursday, February 25th, 2010Coalition of The Willing’ is a film that discusses how we can use new internet technologies to leverage the powers of activists, experts, and ordinary citizens in collaborative ventures to combat climate change. Through analyses of swarm activity and social ...

The Grateful Dead invented freemium

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010According to John NaughtonNow spool forward again to today, when the angst du jour is how to get people to pay for online "content". Once again, the most perceptive insight may come from the music business – specifically from an ...

Tohato – one of the greats of engagement marketing on mobile

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010Perhaps one of the most innovative FMCG launches anywhere - whilst others think that Buy One Get Free will suffice, Oh Well.Tomi Ahonen, my co-author of Communities Dominate Brands provides insight into the mechanics and success of the launch. And ...

Advice for entrepreneurs

Monday, February 22nd, 2010Address pain points in society to do good and do better Entrepreneurs looking for growth opportunities should begin by identifying 'pain points' in society, say INSEAD Professor Subi Rangan and Shantanu Prakash, the founder of Indian educational company, ...

Book review: monkeys with typewriters

Sunday, February 21st, 2010A year or so ago, I get a call from a lady called Jemima Gibbons who wanted to meet me to discuss how one went about writing a book - so we meet up in my favourite haunt at RIBA ...

Grow VC the Kiva of tech start ups

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010I am proud to introduce Grow VC which has some great heritage behind it. Not only the creators but also projects like Kiva, Artistshare, Galaxy zoo and Local Motors (More on networked economics). Here is the context,80% of the growth ...

Online seminar with Gerd Leonhard and Alan Moore

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010Thriving commercially in social media and the networked society: An interactive seminar with Gerd Leonhard and Alan MooreOn March 1st Gerd and I will be running an interactive online seminar. (more information here) We felt our combined capability and insight ...

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