I don’t normally write financial related blog posts but I was inspired by a friend of mine, Tom Nixon after a coffee and Twitter conversation we had recently (as you do). He pointed me in the direction of a documentary from a couple of years back called The Secret of Oz. No excuses – watch […]
In his brilliant article over on Cognitive Egde today Dave Snowden ties together my great passions in a coherent way that reflects a point in the divergence of thinking that has been dawning on me. Having schooled in Social Media under the brilliant Antony Mayfield I’ve seen first hand how the simplest enterprise social network […]
The utopian futures of urbanisation as depicted films like Minority Report, Star Wars and Blade Runner (utopian?) came one step closer recently when Volvo announced real world trails of something that they’ve coined (SARTRE) Road Trains. Anyone who’s ever tail-gated a bus on a bike will understand the principles of economy involved here, but it’s […]
Gamification. Not only is it not a real word but it’s a misnomer. But it’s a clever misnomer as it tricks you into believing what you’re doing is fun. According to Wikipedia “Gamification is the integration of game mechanics or game dynamics into a website, service, community, campaign, or application in order to encourage people to […]
Well another day working in the digital business is another day for distraction. I’d score really highly in the distraction ratings. Forget Kred, what’s my Dist score today?! Anyway I was going to write about the emergence of social media scoring into the mainstream with the launch of a new banking product (until @maddywood‘s tweet […]
This was a great find by DJ Greg Wilson: a series of short films about how all creation is plagiarism. Here’s the 3rd of 3 (the 4th is coming autumn 2011) which focuses on the creation of the Graphical User Interface (GUI) of the modern-day home PC. Interestingly it was of course Apple who successfully brought […]
From the great Design Thinking blog: The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo. Some folks in the New York office of IDEO have been thinking about the future of the book and how it shows up as an experience on tablets. They would love to get your reactions to the ideas. It is […]
…for all you early adopters out there… and you marketeers – check out how technology can impact on your initiatives and likely adoption times based on the newly released Gartner hype cycle. There’s a 09/10 comparison and full summary over on the fantastic Smart Insights blog.