Archive for the ‘No straight lines’ Category

Bill Drummond and the 17

Thursday, March 17th, 2011I really enjoyed this video - question is this a story about performance art, or is it a story that requires us to suspend disbelief and see the world and our relationship to each other in different ways? A great ...

Critical enquiry

Thursday, February 24th, 2011Howard Rheingold provides and in-depth and eloquent lesson on how we need to engage in a world defined not by scarcity or information but abundance, in which we need to be able to determine for ourselves the validty, and quality ...

Did the church see Gutenberg coming?

Thursday, February 17th, 2011Social Media or Social Business?Did the Church see Gutenberg coming? I asked this question recently at an event on innovation and disruption. Those of you that are fans of Blackadder, let me use the comedic twinning of Rowan Atkinson as ...

My East End is no longer our East End

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011Why do people quest for connection and communication? Why is the world gone all social? Why does social communication dominate? Why is everyone writing about it? And why is everything that we define as 2.0 defined by participatory culture and ...

The People’s Supermarket

Thursday, January 27th, 2011Following on from my post about Cumbria's DIO (Done It Ourselves) community, The People's Supermarket again demonstrates an alternative way of getting stuff done. In a way that perhaps is more realistic and more humane, where once again people, and ...

Cumbria’s DIY broadband community

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011MP for Penrith and The Border Rory Stewart, tells an important story of [1] what the 'Big Society' really means, [2] why in many way what we face is a design problem [3] that community is still situated and can ...

Intersections: redesigning the future of business

Monday, January 24th, 2011I have been asked to be part of a very interesting event called InterSections: redesigning the future of businessA two-day conference at the Eden Project exploring the emerging trends driving business change and revealing new opportunities for design practice. ...

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.

Intractable dilemmas in science funding and venture capital

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011Thought provoking post by Lucy P. Marcus on venture capital and science funding: A perfect storm: global shifts in venture capital and science funding. Lucy writes,The whole spectrum of sciences, including vitally important areas such as cleantech, life sciences and ...

Innovation, innovation, innovation

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011Here is the presentation that I gave on innovation and entrepreneurship at the HP's HQ in Cupertino, organised as part of the Global Entrepreneur week

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