Archive for the ‘Engagement Sciences’ Category

Dynamics of dense crowds

Monday, May 2nd, 2011Interesting article in The Economist on how crowds self organise -Existing models of crowd behaviour  treat moving masses of humanity as though they were fluids. This works, up to a point. But it often fails to predict the changes that ...

Communities Dominate Brands in the top best books for starts ups

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011When I read this I was quite chuffed - IN CDB Tomi and I went beyond the social media hype before it was hyped. The lesson is – when new communication tools are not only invented but ubiquitously adopted, they ...

Competing to Innovate

Monday, January 24th, 2011This is my summing up in the MIT/Sloan British Consul's event Competing to Innovate.Compete to Innovate smlxlView more presentations from Alan Moore.

Hacking Microsoft’s Kinect

Sunday, December 5th, 2010Over 10 million people bought a Kinect in the first 10 days of launch, a reward ($1000) was offered by Adafruit, for Hackers to get Kinect to run on alternative operating systems. Microsoft announced it would bring in the legal ...

The networked society red pill or the blue pill?

Friday, October 29th, 2010I am wondering if this simply represents the two ways how companies and organisations embrace the networked world?

tattoos, identity and meaning [2]

Saturday, October 9th, 2010I am writing this post as my old friend David O'Hanlon asked a question to my post on Tattoo's, identity and meaning that I think requires a somewhat in-depth response. Patrick Skinner is a PHD student at Cambridge University, his ...

What gets you out of bed on a Monday morning?

Monday, October 4th, 2010Didier Marlier writes,Daniel relates an interesting study run by the famous M.I.T. seeking to understand the impact of financial incentives on employees’ motivation. Participants were offered low, medium or high financial reward depending on their results in a series of ...

The framework of the networked society

Monday, July 12th, 2010Michel Bauwens of the P2P Society has put together with the help of Lily Fisher, a beautiful presentation on how various legal/creative/production/business tools and frameworks fit together. Thank you Robin Good for the hat tipEverything open and free on ...

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 ...

Cambridge technology cooler than the Apple tablet?

Friday, January 29th, 2010Cambridge produces some extraordinary technology. So I am glad to celebrate that.Its engagement as technology even into the automotive industry. Is it a disruptive technology? Minority Report springs to mind. And its twitter and wifi enabled.

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