Archive for the ‘No straight lines’ Category

co-creation, competition, innovation

Thursday, February 21st, 2013An aspect of open collaboration literacy which may seem counter intuitive is that of competition. Competitions can attract people passionate about solving real world problems; these need to be open access attracting a true divergence of knowledge, and have a ...

What’s next for business?

Thursday, February 21st, 2013We have created a 1 day session and shorter briefings for companies and organisations that are interested in exploring what next might look like for them.You are short on time, curious, exploring new possibilities about What Next for Business looks ...

Switching on the Human-OS has a political dimension

Thursday, February 21st, 2013Introduction: In Necessity Hath no Law, the obsertvation was made that when people feel powerless, their style of reaction takes us back to a different age and a different time. Visceral protest. These reactions are representative of, I would argue, ...

Designing and co-creating the best possible future for the NHS

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012Designing and co-creating the best possible future for the NHSThe bitter public battle now being fought over the future of the NHS looks set to continue. Its future shape uncertain, and the mounting resistance that is so visceral is based ...

Design and manufacturing in a non-linear world

Saturday, February 11th, 2012A story about how we design and manufacture in a non-linear world, using agile software development, modular design, and rapid prototyping, the WikiSpeed car development team, developing a 100 MGP car for the Automotive X-Prize, has achieved an extraordinary compression ...

Venturing beyond the possible

Sunday, November 20th, 2011When running the No Straight Lines Induction Days, I am often challenged, (on more than one occasion I have to add), though this particular challenge is now expected. And it relates to Apple.Some people struggle to reconcile Apple as a ...

Openness is resilience

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011What does it mean to design and create open source tools for civilisation?Marcin Jakubowski tells us how. In many ways this story is very much part of the story of No Straight Lines that I have been researching, evolving and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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