Monthly Archives: March 2007

Real estate and the power of mashups

You’ve got to love this. For those who doubt the power and value of the internet, have a look at the map below, which shows the density of single women across San Francisco, together with their earnings. For example, in Pacific Heights near Alta Plaza Park, more than a third of the residents are single

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The characteristics of high-performance personal networks

Research has consistently shown that high-performers – in terms of both career success and contribution to their organizations – have personal networks that are different from others. Observing people’s personal networks is one of the best ways to predict success. Building on ideas and references from an earlier post I made, here are some useful

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Network analysis provides powerful insights into how social groups, organizations, industries, and economies are structure. More pointedly, it also can help identify the leverage points that will enhance strategic positioning and improve outcomes. Over the last few years of my work in the network space, I have focused primarily on social networks and organizational network

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Interview on connecting spaces and our interstitial world

Maria O’Donovan is a very interesting commentator who is currently doing a Masters in ICT and learning at Aarlborg University in Denmark. She recently interviewed me for her Enabling Spaces blog, and has transcribed our wide-ranging conversation. Things that I discuss in the interview include: • Media as an interstitial phenomenon • Lead consumers and

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Last night I had a fascinating dream. In some off-street parlour people were being offered a fantastic immersive experience. They could step into a world that would be tailored to them in every way, catering to their interests and tastes, creating what for them would be the most entertaining experience imaginable. And it was entirely

Continue reading Dreaming of new business models for content – may the best one win!

Web 2.0 in the enterprise is far more than just talk

Two pieces of research just out show that the implementation of Web 2.0 in the enterprise is far more than just heady talk – there is already solid investment, and the intention of doing more with these technologies. In via Read/Write Web, Forrester has released the results of a survey of 119 CIOs on their

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Chapter 6: Implementing key client programs

I recently pointed to the launch of the second edition of Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, including the free download of Chapter 1 of the book. Following on from this, the other free chapter from the book is Chapter 6 – Enhancing Client Relationship Capabilities: Implementing Key Client Programs. Over the last decade most major organizations

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Keynote speech on the future of investment

I’ve just found out that there’s a video stream of a keynote speech I did last year on the future of investment at the Brillient PortfolioConstruction conference. At the time I wrote about one of the key frames I used for the presentation, focusing on population growth and economic growth in the period from 1600

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As now happens frequently, mainstream media has taken a blog discussion, written it up, and sparked off more interesting debate. Media symbiosis continues to develop. A blog post by Jeremy Liew of the VC firm Lightspeed Venture Partners on how to build online media businesses with at least $50 million in revenue triggered an article

Continue reading Business models, scalability, and how advertising value is distributed from the head to the long tail

Museum 2.0: bringing our heritage to the people

Last year Sebastian Chan, web services manager at the Powerhouse Museum, and I were interviewed together on ABC Radio about social media and its implications. In the context of our Web 2.0 in Australia event, Sebastian just emailed me about what the Powerhouse Museum has been doing. He says: Basically our collection database plays on

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Enterprise 2.0 – are the differences philosophical?

A vigorous discussion continues on whether Enterprise 2.0 happens by itself or by design. Andrew McAfee says that he and Euan Semple agree “vociferously”. He also makes the very relevant point that “doing nothing” will only work well if companies don’t block access to online collaboration tools. Dion Hinchcliffe points to organizations where the use

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Update on Web 2.0 in Australia

The Web 2.0 in Australia event announced a few weeks back, to be held 6 June, is shaping up to be an absolutely terrific event. BEA Systems is the Gold sponsor. BEA acquired the major content management system vendor Plumtree in October 2005, and has made a number of other related acquisitions since then, positioning

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Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author. He is Founding Chairman of AHT Group, which consists of 3 companies: consulting, publishing, and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, future and strategy firm Future Exploration Network, and events company The Insight Exchange.

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