Monthly Archives: November 2012

Earlier this year I gave the opening keynote at the Google Atmosphere on Tour events in Sydney and Melbourne. Below is the 2 minute summary video of the event, giving a flavor for the rich ideas shared on the future of the enterprise.

Ranking and comparing the world’s top 20 startup hubs

Earlier this year I wrote about the top 25 startup hubs in the world as ranked by the Startup Genome project. As I noted at the time, it was based on skewed data from the sample used, but was probably the best available. The project has now released updated and more detailed data ranking the

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I have just completed the day two opening keynote at Connected Enterprise 2012, following Brian Solis‘s day one keynote. Here are my slides for the keynote. As always, the slides are designed to accompany my presentation, not to stand alone, so are provided for the audience at the event and any others who may find

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The global brain is like a child’s brain – let’s nurture it

In my book Living Networks I wrote about how the networks in which we live are coming to life, making us all part of what we can quite accurately think of as a global brain. I wrote an extended introduction to the book that went into this concept in depth. However this was not included

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Design to elucidate complexity: derivatives and the meta-economy

I just came across the excellent visual presentation at the bottom of this post by information designer Gong Szeto on Design as Derivative: Weapons of Mass Disruption. Source: Gong Szeto Financial derivatives are collectively one of the most complex human-created domains, which systemically can have a massive impact in the real world.

I have been frustrated recently in having been too busy to blog about all but a handful of the insights generated in my many client engagements over the last months. Fortunately things are close to easing up into the end of the year so I’ll try to cover a bit of the backlog. This afternoon

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Celebrating and reflecting on 10 years of blogging

I just realized I missed my 10th anniversary of blogging. My first post on the Trends in Living Networks blog was on October 5, 2002, beginning: The emergence of the “living web”: In just the same way as the networks are coming to life, the language that we use to describe this new world is

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Last week I was involved in two events for cloud-based contact centre application company IPScape, facilitating a media luncheon and hosting a customer event where I did the keynote and moderated a panel of experts. An article in Computerworld titled Companies ‘still grappling’ with basics of customer service: IPscape reviewed some of the content at

Continue reading The imperative of designing and building agility in customer service

The future of news: automated, crowdsourced, and better than ever

ABC journalist Mark Colvin last week delivered the Andrew Olle Media Lecture, a prestigious annual lecture on journalism. Mark is a Twitter afficionado as well as journalist with over three decades of experience, making him a great choice for the lecture this year. The full transcript of the lecture provides rich stories from the history

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Last Friday in New York, shortly before Sandy shook things up, I ran a Crowdsourcing for Media and Content workshop as part of the Crowdsourcing Week global series of events. Media is one of the domains which has been the most impacted by crowdsourcing over the last decade, in a wide variety of guises. The

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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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