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Posted: 17 December 2010 at 13:12
Posted: 17 December 2010 at 13:13

Anton Musgrave Age of Transparency...for some?

As we hurtle towards a world of openness and transparency, why is it still so difficult for some industries and businesses to respond...and to make it really clear and simple for customers to 'get it?'.

When mobile operators need to issue 'clarification statements' one has to wonder why tariffs, data rates and the multitude of customer options can't be simplified and made VERY easy to understand...it begs the question as to what is being hidden and why?

In a world where trust has become a scarce attribute, the opportunity to create unprecedented customer loyalty through total openness is up for grabs...who will move first to claim that space? Is there anyone courageous enough out there?
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Posted: 17 January 2011 at 11:45

Wolfgang Grulke Egypt joins the 'Information Have-Nots'

Here's another example of how countries are making a conscious choice...
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Posted: 27 January 2011 at 11:06

Wolfgang Grulke There's nothing quite as powerful...

Now that Murdoch has put a pay wall around TheTimes empire, their articles no longer appear in Google searches. If you could access today's Sunday Times editorial on Egypt, you would see some really 'quotable quotes':

"There is nothing quite as powerful as transparency".

"Technology drove the change and it did it through the free flow of information".

(I wonder if anyone remembers the 1960s slogan "Information wants to be free!")

"Change has to come from within" - I presume they mean within a country (e.g. Egypt) rather than from within government. So what they are actually saying is that change cannot come from within!?

"The effect will be unpredictable and uncomfortable" - for business and the CEO, this is just like inviting Seth, the Egyptian god of chaos, into the boardroom!
Posted: 13 February 2011 at 11:41

Doug Vining Breaking the illusion of control

This excellent opinion piece by Walter Pike reinforces one of the key memes of our Naked Leadership Theme. Those in power, political and business leaders, market leaders, often labour under the illusion that they control the country, the exchange rate, the market, the brand, the message.

In this uber-connected world, this no longer holds water. As Clay Shirky said, "the illusion that we are in control [of the market] is long past." Those that cling to this illusion will ultimately receive a rather unpleasant wake-up call.
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Posted: 14 February 2011 at 10:31

Anton Musgrave Care to attend Stanford with no travel...sounds good to me!

Where will the open source and sharing collaboratively trend end? What can be achieved if we all embrace the abundant possibilities? No problem can be too big to solve ifnwepool the hearts and minds of the worlds smartest... We must justo it!
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Posted: 23 March 2012 at 10:37

Anton Musgrave Education free for all!

Shifts are happening all around us - Coursera offers 120 free programmes provided by 16 universities - students come from all over the world and more than one million have registered already! It really is becoming a world of 'have's' and 'want not's' - no excuse not to get educated anymore...provided you have access to a computer and internet access! WIll someone please tell the Government that old education solutions wont work - we need 2020 solutions to our education crisis!
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Posted: 15 August 2012 at 12:45

Neil Jacobsohn The march of the MOOCs

Yet another industry that is being completely reinvented by connectivity. And this one could truly change the world.
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Posted: 15 March 2013 at 21:52

Neil Jacobsohn The march of the MOOCs

Stanford University has just announced four new free MOOCs. Feel like a crash course in creativity? Or Finance? How about the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship, or understanding how social and economic networks work? This is truly a seismic shift redefining the education industry.
Posted: 26 March 2013 at 06:30

Neil Jacobsohn The future of education is networked

Education is being revolutionized, day by day, whether its free online courses from the finest educational establishments around the world, or new technologies to make the best teaching available to all. The power of networking strikes again!
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Posted: 1 July 2013 at 11:40
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