Archive for October, 2011

The politics of truth and science in America

Sunday, October 30th, 2011An extraordinary story of how science is becoming highly politicised is told by Shawn Lawrence Otto.First off less than 2% of Congress totaling 535 members, have professional backgrounds in science, whereas there are 222 lawyers.When in 1987 the Federal Communications ...

Taking control of your healthcare with Patients Know Best

Friday, October 21st, 2011I am thrilled that Mohammad Al-Ubaydli of Patients Know Best got to speak at the wonderful The DO Lectures. His message and story is important and critical to WHAT NEXT looks like. PKB is a case history in the forthcoming ...

Constraint in business design innovation

Thursday, October 20th, 2011Steve Song runs Village Telco – a name I love. We connected recently via the No Straight Lines project and he kindly sent me through a few posts to read that related to some NSL topics.I was taken by his ...

TEDx Sheffield: No Straight Lines

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011Thank you TEDx Sheffield for inviting me to kick off your event recently.No Straight Lines, argues that we have reached the nadir of the adaptive range of our industrialised world. Now faced with an unsustainable trilemma of social, organisational and ...

Celebrating Craftsmanship

Saturday, October 15th, 2011In No Straight Lines one of the 6  principles of NSL is  #2 Craftsmanship.Craftsmanship can and does manifest it self in many ways - we need to celebrate them all. This lecture from The Do Lectures given by the charming ...

Human nature is not like a machine

Friday, October 14th, 2011John Stuart Mill writing in On Liberty in 1859 said "man (humanity) is not built like a machine, that should be set to do the work exactly proscribed to him but should be seen more like a tree, that can ...

Grow VC opens API for developers for a truly open crowdfunding ecosystem

Thursday, October 13th, 2011The guys at GrowVC seem to be on a wave of constant iteration and development, constantly pushing the boundaries of how venture funding is going to look like, and be like.Grow VC Chairman and Co-founder Jouko Ahvenainen said to me ...

Craftsmanship with John Coltrane

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011Click here for a deeper dive into CraftsmanshipMore info on (No Straight Lines)Video: Designing for transformation

The life long kindergarten

Sunday, October 9th, 2011Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, develops new technologies and activities to engage people (especially children) in creative learning experiences. His ultimate goal: to help people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, work collaboratively, and ...

A suitable placement: Juveniles In Justice

Friday, October 7th, 2011In 1990 or thereabouts I met a guy called Richard Ross (American) in Vienna. He was part of a photographic show that a friend of mine had curated called Reinventing the American Dream. At the time I had no idea ...

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