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Today’s BOSS magazine in the Australian Financial Review includes a feature on my work. The article focuses on my thoughts on the value of predictions. I’ve written before about why predictions usually have negative value, as an important way of framing how we think about the future. I am quoted in the article:

Yesterday ABC News featured a story on crowdfunding, providing a quick overview of the space for a broad audience. An edited version of the segment on the 7pm News also appeared on The Business program. Click on the image to see a video of the news segment. Having spent quite a few years working in

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This morning I gave the opening keynote at the Virtual Universities: Impact on Accounting Education Thought Leadership forum in Adelaide, organized by the Centre of Accounting, Governance and Sustainability at University of South Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia. The audience was an invitation-only group of the most senior accounting academics and industry

Continue reading The future of academic certification: universities, MOOCs, aggregators, and peer reputation

Pew Research Center has just released the latest results in an study that has been running since 1983 on the credibility of US news organizations under the title Further Decline in Credibility Ratings for Most News Organizations. Some of the data is shown below. Source: Pew Research Center for the People & The Press

Insights into the evolution of Klout’s algorithm

The rise of the reputation economy is one of the most important trends of our time. As such, like it or hate it, Klout’s role as probably the most prominent influence engine today means it is useful to track its structure and mechanisms. Klout today unveiled a major change to its algorithm and scores. Here

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This post was first published on the Getting Results From Crowds book website. Today the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) issued a wide-ranging guidance on crowd funding. The guidance in essence recognizes crowdfunding and clarifies the current legislation that applies to the area. It notes that if crowdfunding activities “produce financial benefits” then they

Continue reading Australian regulators endanger crowdfunding by pushing assessments of project viabiliy

Two years ago I wrote a post Will there be capital markets for equity in people? That appears to be coming true with the launch of Upstart, a startup from a group of ex-Google employees. Venture Beat writes:

Trevor Young, aka PR Warrior, is launching a new site Micro Domination which covers the “Global Microbrand Revolution”. The site already includes an excellent free e-book The Micro Maven Revolution. You can download it from here or by clicking on the cover below. Trevor opens the book by practising what he preaches, highlighting his capabilities

Continue reading The rise of micro mavens: Building business empires around personal brands

Video of TheNextWeb keynote on The Future of Crowds

TheNextWeb produced a good quality video of my keynote at TheNextWeb Conference 2012, shown below. It doesn’t show all of my full motion graphics presentation, though it frequently cuts to show segments of the visuals through my keynote. I will create and share a full video of my motion graphics presentation along with the audio

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VIDEO – ExaTrends of the Decade: Reputation Economy

A while back we released our Map of the ExaTrends of the Decade. We are now releasing a series of short videos delving into the ExaTrends, starting with Reputation Economy. Some of the issues covered in the video include: * The amount of data we have now is enabling the measurement of reputation * Influence

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In a world of instantaneous information flows, managing company reputation is ever more fraught. An interesting article in Techworld titled How to manage your online reputation goes into the issue, describing how pharma firm GlaxoSmithKline had one of its trademarks hijacked by a dodgy company. The piece goes on: “Reputations are more visible – and

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When you talk about crowdsourcing, consistently one of the first objections you hear is worries about losing valuable ideas and intellectual property to unscrupulous overseas contractors. Our new book Getting Results From Crowds is designed to help people get the most value from crowdsourcing. Part of doing that is giving perspective on the challenges and

Continue reading The realities of intellectual property and crowdsourcing: don’t hold on too tight


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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.

Ross is author most recently of Getting Results From Crowds, the prescient Living Networks, which anticipated the social network revolution, the bestseller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, and Implementing Enterprise 2.0. (click on the links for free chapter downloads). He is based in Sydney and San Francisco with his wife jewellery designer Victoria Buckley and two beautiful young daughters.

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