Monthly Archives: February 2011

Spontaneous collaboration.

Forming and directing groups has become pretty easy with the advent of email, mobile phones and photography, face book, and other forms of mobile, instant technology applications. This reality is simply that the new tools have removed the transaction costs … Continue reading

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Outsourced project agility

Finding professionals to develop stuff for you is getting easier by the day. A whole range of services are evolving  to meet short term needs, by matching the booming IT capabilities in emerging nations prepared to work for what in … Continue reading

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Information access can get things done

Access to information, rather than being for abstract analysis, is a call to action which in the past has been to the individual, but now can be across huge numbers who have no connection apart from the cause. As the … Continue reading

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Consensus is not collaboration

These terms are often used as synonyms, as managers seek to evolve a culture of inclusion and shared responsibility, but they are markedly different. Collaboration is essential, and now so  much easier given digital the tools to hand, and increased … Continue reading

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The paradox of learning

Real, lasting learning comes when you get stuff wrong, then seek to understand why you got it wrong. The obvious paradox is that by doing nothing new, or different, by staying inside the accepted practice, you get nothing wrong, and … Continue reading

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Innovation at Google speed.

The verb “to Google” took only a few years to emerge as Google changed the world around us.  Peter Norvig was Google’s research director from its early days, playing a key role in building the phenomenon that is Google. His … Continue reading

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21st century innovation.

When one of the giants of industry, in this case, General Electric, takes a position on a topic, and supports that position not just with money and commitment, but sets out to persuade anyone who will listen to adjust their … Continue reading

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