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The politics of truth and science in America

Sunday, October 30th, 2011An 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 ...

Constraint in business design innovation

Thursday, October 20th, 2011Steve Song runs Village Telco – a name I love. We connected recently via the No Straight Lines project and he kindly sent me through a few posts to read that related to some NSL topics.I was taken by his ...

The life long kindergarten

Sunday, October 9th, 2011Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, develops new technologies and activities to engage people (especially children) in creative learning experiences. His ultimate goal: to help people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, work collaboratively, and ...

Grow venture community democratising start-up funding

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011Today GrowVC (for whom I work as Head of Vision), announces some interesting developments to their platform.These are:New visual outlook and improved usability It is free to create and publish investor and start-up profile Members can invest 100% of the micro-investment membership ...

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 ...

The rise and fall of information empires

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011In his review of Tim Wu's recent book, The Master Switch John Naughton asks at the outset, "At the heart of this fascinating book is one of the central questions of our age – rendered more urgent by recent events ...

Apple’s business eco-system = NTTCoCoMo

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011My friend Lars who runs Mobikyo in Japan has a presentation that demonstrates that Apple's business model and eco-system was a good facsimile of NTT DoCoMo's.Lars writes in Japan's super advanced mobile-webThe entire approach from key players in the value ...

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. ...

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