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The politics of truth and science in America

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 Posted in Broadcast, Engagement Civil Society, Engagement Research, Ethics, Government & Politics, Health, Media, Science, Uncategorized | No Comments »

An 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 ...

“Crowdfunding will never catch on” investment trainee age 46

Monday, July 12th, 2010 Posted in Alan Moore Speaking, Convergence, Culture, Economics, Engagement Civil Society, Engagement Education, Ethics, Government & Politics, No straight lines, Participation, Social Marketing Intelligence, Society, Trends, Web/Tech | 2 Comments »

I stole the headline from an old economist advert, but just tweaked a little for context!The crowd has the potential to be a larger funding source than anyone of us ever expectedArgues Paul Kedrosky in The Venture Capital Journal July ...

GSK and the exporting of mental illness

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 Posted in Culture, Economics, Ethics, Government & Politics, Health, Identity, Marketing, Science, Society, Sociology | No Comments »

After writing about Naomi Klein yesterday and the superbranding of politics. I came across a thought piece in New Scientist called Invasion of the mind snatchers by Ethan Watters.His story is one that around the world in different cultures, we ...

Obama and the superbranding of politics

Monday, January 25th, 2010 Posted in Advertising, Books, Darwin, Economics, Engagement Civil Society, Engagement Education, Engagement Marketing, Engagement Politics, Ethics, Government & Politics, Law, Marketing, Media, Participation, Philosophy, Politics, Trends | No Comments »

My god Naomi Klein takes me back - No Logo is up there for anyone who is remotely interested in brands. And were I to draw up a time line of books I have read and how each book subsequently ...

David Rosenberg on building a sustainable world

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 Posted in Culture, Economics, Engagement Civil Society, Engagement Politics, Engagement Sciences, Ethics, Government & Politics, Green tech, Greentech, Society, Strategy, Trends | No Comments »

David has emerged as a world leader in sustainable construction innovation and has lead Hycrete admixture through the very first Cradle to Cradle certification. He has participated in numerous conferences around the US and the world, including a closed panel ...

Detroit and its legacy

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 Posted in Convergence, Culture, Darwin, Economics, Engagement Civil Society, Engagement Organisations, Engagement Politics, Ethics, Government & Politics, Society, Strategy, Trends | 1 Comment »

[caption id="attachment_4560" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="http://www.flickr.com/photos/36000556@N02/3902376964"][/caption]Detroit Motorcity Capital of the world. I went looking for Detroit because of a story about a company called Local MotorsJohn “Jay” Burton is the co-founder of Local Motors, and I am particularly interested in his ...

Do some Newsbrands want to charge for the right to lie to you?

Monday, August 17th, 2009 Posted in Convergence, Culture, Economics, Engagement Civil Society, Ethics, Government & Politics, Media, Newspapers, Social Marketing Intelligence, Society, Strategy, Trends, Web/Tech | 1 Comment »

Is Journalism Online like Spotify? Which I posted about in networked economics comes to the music industryThe Journalism Online e-commerce system will offer a single account for users to access all the publishers' websites and a range of payment options ...

Reboot asks: are we ready for more open and transparent government?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 Posted in Alan Moore Speaking, Culture, Engagement Civil Society, Ethics, Generation C, Government & Politics, Identity, Participation, Philosophy, Society, Strategy, Trends | 3 Comments »

Micah L. Sifry writing in the Independent, explores this idea,On his first full day in office, U.S. President Barack Obama issued an executive memorandum that may someday be seen as signaling the most important ...

Reboot asks: what is the highest form of efficiency?

Monday, June 29th, 2009 Posted in Alan Moore Speaking, Convergence, Culture, Darwin, Engagement Civil Society, Ethics, Government & Politics, Health, Identity, Participation, Philosophy, Politics, Social Networks, Society, Strategy, Trends | No Comments »

According to Woodrow Wilson it thespontaneous cooperation of free people.Lee Bryant in last weeks Independent – asked the question, whether people power can reboot Britain?Reboot is a event happening next Monday [6th July @ the Savoy Place] exploring what and ...

Taxing times for the real indoor pirates?

Saturday, May 9th, 2009 Posted in Culture, Engagement Civil Society, Engagement Politics, Ethics, Government & Politics, Participation, Society, Strategy, Trends | No Comments »

The Guardian's Tax Gap series has highlighted the injustice of companies making huge profits yet using complex accounting arrangements to avoid tax. The root of these problems is financial secrecy in some jurisdictions (usually tax havens), which allows companies to ...

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