Archive for May, 2010

The virtual silicon valley that is GrowVC

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010Some say, its the future of funding for entrepreneurs, and they just may be right. easy to understand presentation on a company that I am a great believer in GrowVC - V=venture, C=Community.In Communities Dominate Brands, we always said the ...

If life is local then you have to mean it

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010Life is Local is the anthem to which the Johnston Press sings along, and of course the truth is that in many ways, life is still very local, still very situated in physical space and place. Of course the struggle ...

Entrepreneurs get networked up to and across each other

Thursday, May 13th, 2010Got a great business idea but no money to finance it? It's the age old problem faced by would-be entrepreneurs. But a new generation of online funding platforms is taking the pain out of raising capital to get new ventures ...

A requiem for Detroit

Thursday, May 13th, 2010I became aware of the plight of Detroit through my research into Local Motors. I used Detroit in my sxsw presentation to highlight what happens when we cannot build adaptation, into business systems, into regions - this is the toxic ...

Selling in the networked economy @ Cambridge Network

Thursday, May 13th, 2010Last night I motorcycled over to Redgate Software on the Cambridge Business Park to speak at the Cambridge Network event, so thank you Matt from Cambridge Network for inviting me along, on Selling in the Networked Economy. Well, the official ...

The fairness in economics

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010Ernst Fehr on compassion in economics,Twenty years ago, Fehr had a seemingly sensible idea - that a deep-seated human preference for fairness might play an important role in economics.Fairness and Reciprocity

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