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The analog life
Posted: 11 June 2014 2 Comments

Here's a great video about getting disconnected from life while being always online.

The astounding thing about the clip is that it has received 42 million views and 33,000 comments in just over a month, even though it tells you to stop watching YouTube! That just goes to show the power of viral media.

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The future of advertising
Posted: 9 October 2013 1 Comment

How do you break through the clutter of mindless product ads, and get past the habit of people zapping ads with TiVO? By getting people involved in real dramatic action - as this video shows us so well.

Of course, you might say that's just a 'candid camera' prank, but people are fascinated by drama, if there's no personal danger.

And filming the whole thing, putting it on YouTube and letting it ...

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Facebook finds its mobile home
Posted: 5 April 2013

We published a MindBullet a while back, that suggested Facebook would compete with Apple and Google by using Windows to provide a Facebook-centric mobile device, called the Flexipad.

Well, only six months after the dateline of that MindBullet, and 40 years after the first cell phone call in 1973, Facebook has done just that - except they leapfrogged tablets straight to smartphones, and blew ...

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First Impressions of the Facebook Home App for Smartphones
5 April 2013
The appeal of Facebook’s new phone software may be limited to hardcore users.
Microsoft and Facebook go 'beyond zero' with free software and access for tablet computers
Dateline: 17 October 2012
Microsoft has stunned the tech world with the announcement that they are giving away Windows software for free. But to be fair, there is a catch. Windows ...
Dining with strangers
Posted: 8 February 2013

Social media skeptics fret about the impact of such technologies on us as humans. "Will we end up as drones behind computers, never leaving our darkened bedrooms?" is the kind of plaintive cry. But here's a great example of how social media is being used to build new personal friendships and deepen human connectivity.

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In Melbourne, eating with strangers | SmartPlanet
8 February 2013
MELBOURNE — Would you dine with a stranger? Two Melburnians play matchmaker in the city, connecting lonely travelers and strengthening neighborl
Governments drop plans to block social media as PeoplePower takes to the streets
Dateline: 27 January 2014
Two years ago the threat that governments as ideologically diverse as Britain and China would seek to control and even shut down social media during times ...
Governing by App
Posted: 8 November 2012

Here's an interesting insight for anyone who still thinks that social media is a playground for the kids. Connectivity is changing the way we work, the way we play, and now, the way leaders govern. Are you embracing the new world of Social Business in your organization?

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Cameron trialling government app
8 November 2012
A mobile app to aid in decision-making and day-to-day government affairs is being trialled by the prime minister.
No such thing as privacy in Facebook!
Posted: 1 June 2012

Privacy remains an enormous issue - and a challenge we have yet to fully embrace and understand. One of the scarcest - and most valuable commodities of the future may well be privacy. How much will you pay to stay under the radar? Meanwhile, see how much the big social media companies actually know about you!

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Q&A: The scary details of what Facebook knows about you | SmartPlanet
1 June 2012
The amount of private information Facebook and Google have on us is stunning. SmartPlanet speaks with Lori Andrews to get the extraordinary details.
Protest grows against ubiquitous recognition
Dateline: 26 January 2017
Somehow, it wasn't supposed to turn out like this. I mean, it's a long way from George Orwell's 1984, but even so, I can't escape the uncomfortable feeling ...
Social beer marketing
Posted: 22 May 2012

Talking about the 'internet of things', how about a beer glass that checks you into Foursquare or enters you into a competition, but only if you fill it with Guinness?

Great digital response marketing idea!


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Fill This Glass With Guinness, Get a QR Code
22 May 2012
Fill this beer glass with Guinness and you can activate a QR code that tweets for you or checks you in to Foursquare.
Naked Leadership in 60 seconds
Posted: 19 March 2012

As part of a knowledge sharing initiative for MBAs, I was recently asked to talk about Naked Leadership - for about one minute only.

Here's my version of Naked Leadership in 60 seconds. ...

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The big business flops of 2011
Posted: 9 April 2012

We all know about the great success stories of our time, the Googles and Apples and the reinvented IBM. But what about the oines that didn't work? What about the flops? There are as many, and perhaps more, lessons to be learned from these.

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Learn from the 7 business models that failed in 2011
9 April 2012
Last year we featured the 10 business models that rocked 2010. Now we studied 7 business models that got shot in 2011! Discover the learnings from the business models of Southwest, Airbnb, Bitcoins, Netflix, Dexia, HiGear, Nokia, RIM, and Swoopo.
The Future of Social Technologies
Posted: 2 April 2012 6 Comments

Here is a link to an overview of the Future Trends Forum focused on this subject (sponsored by BankInter in Madrid in November 2011) - including some great quotable quotes and "A Skeptic's View" from The Economist!

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2 April 2012
The Future of Social Technology
Care to attend Stanford with no travel...sounds good to me!
Posted: 23 March 2012

Where will the open source and collaborative sharing trends end? What can be achieved if we all embrace the abundant possibilities? No problem can be too big to solve if we pool the hearts and minds of the world's smartest... We must just do it!

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The Open-Source Revolution Is Here
23 March 2012
I recently signed up for an online class on game theory offered by some professors at Stanford University. Unlike most online classes, this one is ...
Global divide in openness becomes basis for economic war
Dateline: 11 June 2018
It's been a long time coming, but the world has really crystallized dramatically around two extremes - the quest for freedom of speech and openness, and ...
Human rights and the 99% Tribe
Posted: 22 March 2012

If the "99%" truly represent 99% of the people, then one would assume they speak for almost everyone. What if they started to demand rights for the collective that threatened the rights of individuals?

That was the theme of a recent MindBullet, news from the future set in 2019. Now you can watch it on YouTube too! ...

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Technology will drive marketing into a new realm
Posted: 21 March 2012

As the data tsunami approaches, those ready for the moment will reap handsome dividends. But this will demand a step change in attitude to the use of and investment in data analytics - from new hardware to new and diverse people in the synthesis teams. The ability to 'read' much more complex streams of data will be what creates new valuable insights and customer personalization solutions.

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Marketing is the next big money sector in technology
21 March 2012
Businesses can now leverage big data for the benefit of driving marketing insights. According to Ajay Agarwal of Bain Capital Ventures, this fundamental ...
Consumers take ownership and topple service providers' marketing strategies
Dateline: 14 December 2006
Mobile phones have become the de facto standard contact point for many people - especially with the explosion of small and networked business structures. ...
Iceland..everyone is a friend unless proven otherwise!
Posted: 16 March 2012

I love this story...and the quote above...its just so opposite to what is happening in the rest of the world. The Cynics will immediately say that in Iceland you need friendship more than anywhere else due to its climate, small size, isolation etc. The rest of us will ask what we can learn from their example of embracing openness, social media, and the choices they are making to create their ...

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How Iceland Is Rebuilding Its Economy With Social Media
16 March 2012
A look at how Iceland is using social media and tech to rebuild an economy.
Governments drop plans to block social media as PeoplePower takes to the streets
Dateline: 27 January 2014
Two years ago the threat that governments as ideologically diverse as Britain and China would seek to control and even shut down social media during times ...
Social media now adding real value!
Posted: 24 February 2012

I could have used this for today's flight...

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Selecting a Seatmate to Make Skies Friendlier
24 February 2012
Facebook or LinkedIn profiles can be used to choose seatmates whom passengers find interesting or potential business clients.
European Court of Human Rights ruling surprises business
Dateline: 29 February 2011
A pressure group on the Facebook social networking site has created legal history by changing workplace rights for everyone in the EU. In a bold reaction ...
The ultimate tool for democracy?
Posted: 30 December 2011

As we approach a new year, we remember the unexpected changes that 2011 ushered in...many brought about by the ubiquitous mobile phone. This is the worlds most often used camera, telephone (at times) tweet machine, FB logger, blogging device, GPS etc. It may also be voted as the most important tool in ensuring openness, transparency, collaboration, sharing and the ability to vote, influence ...

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Arab spring leads surge in events captured on cameraphones
30 December 2011
In 2011, cameraphones entered the mainstream of photojournalism due to a combination of the Arab uprisings, the Occupy protests and improved technology.
Phone blogs and podcasting transform traditional media
Dateline: 7 September 2009
Imagine you are a network news exec. What could you do with 900 million news reporters, all armed with cameras, and globally dispersed to capture ...
Personalized bill boards
Posted: 5 December 2011

As we roar towards a world of mass customization and ultimate personalization, imagine a bill board that recognizes your face, 'reads' your digital profile and changes the ad to suit your needs, mood, twitter wishes etc? Scary...yes...amazing...for sure and valuable...of course! Is your business ready for the world of instant personalization and service? Are you tuned in to the realtime needs ...

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Face Recognition Moves From Sci-Fi to Social Media
5 December 2011
Immersive Labs in Manhattan has developed software for digital billboards that gauges the characteristics of passers-by in order to display ads likely to ...
San Diego shopping center shows the way to the future
Dateline: 7 July 2013
The incandescent light bulb is 135 years old this year, and officially dead! The death knell was announced at the annual congress of the International ...
Openness drives value
Posted: 28 October 2011

Every day we see more examples of courageous moves to 'open up' access to information and how these are creating new value. But its not easy and sometimes the consequence may be scary...but value will ultimately more effective policing and more engaged communities!

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Police launch crime map 2.0
28 October 2011
Website, which has had 430m-plus hits since February, now includes wider range of crime and performance of local forces
Watch that phone hanging from your employee's neck - it's a webcam!
Dateline: 19 April 2008
In the UK, Big Brother is watching, and shouting at you. Dutch TV is hounding someone caught sunbathing topless on Google Earth - so everyone now knows ...
FaceBook does your brain stack up?
Posted: 19 October 2011

As we continue to experience the impact of social media and other new technologies, incl. on-line gaming, we are constantly amazed by the rapid development of a new human species...homo sapiens mobilis! How do the rest of us stay competitive...its not by ignoring the signs but by embracing these new shifts and maintaining an attitude of 'unlearning' to re-learn! And it's quite fun. Business ...

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Facebook friend tally is associated with differences in brain structure
19 October 2011
People with lots of Facebook friends have denser grey matter in three regions of the brain, a study suggestsThe brains of people with large numbers of ...
First AI computer relies on sleeping students
Dateline: 18 May 2017
Hermann Goethe is asleep at home. A dense network of electrodes is attached to his head and neck. It may look like some bizarre behavioral psychology ...
Lessons from the real world
Posted: 19 August 2011

Apparently big brands and corporations are still struggling to come to grips with this transparent world we live in. Beware the 'cognitive surplus' of people who give a damn!

We highlight these issues in our newest theme, Naked Leadership, which is all about strategy and leadership in this transparent, connected world. ...

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The Big PR Lesson Companies Still Need to Learn about Facebook
19 August 2011
Corporate communications folks, listen up. Nestle fell on its social networking sword to teach you this lesson, but apparently you still haven’t learned: If people are posting unwanted links or information on your Facebook wall, you need to address it. What you emphatically do not need to do is shut down your wall. Or get pissy with Facebook “fans”. Or delete wall posts or comments. Or even ...

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