Archive for the ‘Trends’ Category

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

A free ride to nowhere?

Thursday, August 25th, 2011I opened my analogue copy of The Observer at the weekend, and as is my habit I found myself in the culture section and looking a book reviews. My eye caught Evgeny Morozov's review of Robert Levine's book Free Ride, ...

Words!?

Thursday, August 18th, 2011With the evolution of the No Straight Lines project - the notion of literacy, words and language seems to be part of the gravitational pull of the project. "A gentleman can only mean what he says, if he can say ...

Assets & Access in the intention economy

Friday, June 17th, 2011My keynote that I gave at the Mobile Marketing Association conference this morning. Thank you Michael and Rebecca for [1] inviting me [2] looking after me so well.The presentation dealt with this idea: That mobile communications does not have to ...

Maintaining human values in a time of growing complexity

Monday, May 16th, 2011It seems in a short time we have gone from a linear world (simple) to a non-linear world (complex), In the Techno-Human Condition Braden Allenby and Daniel Sarewitz explore what it means to be human in an era of ...

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 ...

The democratisation of financial capital

Friday, April 22nd, 2011FaultlinesWhich business, which industry, which NGO or political organization, democratic or otherwise has not been touched by the impact of our most recent communications revolution? In a breath it seems, businesses defined by their socialness, community, and peer to peer ...

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