Tagged: business


On the Continuing End of Business as Usual

Indeed. If you had told me in 1980 that thirty years hence anybody could write whatever they pleased, with ease, and publish it through a worldwide system that nobody owned, everybody could use and anybody could improve… and that this writing could be read on phones or lightweight personal displays, anywhere in the world, at […]

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The Future Belongs To Geeks

Berlin is a super-special city – its history has made it into a mecca for creatives, the poor bohemia of the art and media world, but it’s still the capital of one of the world’s strongest economies. How can you not love this atmosphere? —The Future Belongs To Geeks

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The Copenhagen That Matters

Although it still generates the majority of its electricity from coal, “since 1990, Denmark has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 14 percent. Over the same time frame, Danish energy consumption has stayed constant and Denmark’s gross domestic product has grown by more than 40 percent. Denmark is the most energy efficient country in the […]

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Accountability Partners and Costructuring

I just read about the concept of an accountability partner where two people pair up to help each other “stay on track toward reaching your goals and creating a life and business by design rather than default”. They meet every couple of weeks and help each other with their business and life objectives. A few […]

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Experimental Jetset on Union Editions

Fantastic interview with Experimental Jetset. Focuses on design studios and the design industry but loads of good stuff for anyone running or planning to start any kind of creative business. Also some interesting opinions about larger agencies and client work which applies to web developement in much the same way. Talking about bands, when it […]

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Learn the five secrets of innovation

In an article published in December’s Harvard Business Review the researchers identified five skills that separate the blue-sky innovators from the rest—skills they labeled associating, questioning, observing, experimenting and discovering. —Learn the five secrets of innovation

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Pinboard

There’s a great service that I’ve been using for a few months, it’s at once one I use all the time and one I never use. Pinboard looks and works (on the surface) like delicious but it’s got some innovative features that I really like. I bookmark a lot of stuff on delicious and have […]

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TED Monday

Some great presentations I’ve watched recently from the TED conference presentations.

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Second Wave

With the ecombust some of the people who created interesting projects and companies after the dotcombust have gotten out of their corporate deals and starting new ventures. They also seem to like small teams and are not only restarting with the same people. And using similar names. Four of the Flickr founders, including Stewart Butterfield […]

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Complexity And Humanity – Freesouls

The set of human systems necessary for action in this complex, unpredictable set of conditions, combining rationalization with human agency, learning and adaptation, is as different from managed systems and perfect markets as the new Toyota is from the old General Motors, or as the Internet now is from AT&T then. The hallmarks of these […]

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Social Media ROI

Then there is a whole group of people who feel that social media is something more fundamental than simply a marketing tool. Some people believe that social media is not a channel to sell things but it is something that should be used purely to engage with your customers. An extension of ethics – something […]

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Make Great Products

We believe that we’re on the face of the Earth to make great products, and that’s not changing. We’re constantly focusing on innovating. We believe in the simple, not the complex. We believe that we need to own and control the primary technologies behind the products we make, and participate only in markets where we […]

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The Slow Money Movement

So when we make economic choices, it’s no longer just cost, or convenience. Just as we have rejected the ease and convenience of littering—which was commonplace in my childhood—we need to move past the superficial benefits of cheap goods distributed by global corporations. Even when the products are equal, the impacts of having the money […]

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Detroit’s 6 Mistakes and How Not to Make Them

Industrial era business is unrepentantly and almost sociopathically evil: shifting costs onto others, while striving to internalize benefits. Detroit chose lobbying, marketing wars, and low-cost hardball – to always and everywhere try to socialize costs and privatize benefits. Never was this truer than Detroit’s lobbying against public transport throughout the 20th century. Why does public […]

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Bigness of Purpose

Bigness of purpose is what separates 20th century and 21st century organizations: yesterday, we built huge corporations to do tiny, incremental things – tomorrow, we must build small organizations that can do tremendously massive things. —Obama’s Seven Lessons for Radical Innovators

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