Month: September 2010

Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley not Very Strategic in NewScientist Interview

When think of Internet start-ups that become recognized in popular culture, you tend to think that their leadership is pretty savvy. That may be so in some ways, but business is multi-dimensional and success is about balancing those dimensions, not being good at just one or two things. Case in point is a recent interview.

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The Commoditization of Science

From the Future of Work, April 6, 2006 In the future people will work on difficult scientific problems, but won’t know they are doing so. They will create new alloys, create artificial organs and customized pharmaceuticals. And they will do so, in most cases, without a Ph.D. Why, because software will create an abstraction layer.

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The Future of Compensation

From Future of Work, April 14 2006 Today I was interviewed by Alan and Sandra Ashendorf of "Let’s Talk Computers" about the New World of Work, and in particular, the aspect of that new world that gives us the ability to always be on, and potentially, to always be working. Ubiquitous technology does not necessary.

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What Computers Still Need to Learn: Theories of Information and Being Bought to be Brought the Right Information

From The Future of Work – April 2006 Last week I had a discussion about information with Dr. Carsten Sorensen of the London School of Economics. We ended up talking around an idea I floated several years ago as an analyst at the Giga Information Group (acquired by Forrester Research): namely this: as yet, the.

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Enterprises Not One Dimensional – Technology Not the Only Influence on the Future Enterprise

From the Future of Work blog, January 2008 Stop with Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0, etc. I’ve said it before and I will say it again and again. Analysts at Gartner, Forrester, Ovum, etc. continue to beat the drum of change with only technology in mind. If that was the case, Enterprise 2.0 happened when the.

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Adaptation and Handedness

First entry from my Future of Work blog migration to this blog. From the Future of Work: December 2007 Observers of the future ask people to adapt all the time. To face the subtlety of change, to suck it up and just find a way to fit into a new rhythm. Having just experienced a.

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Collaboration Driven Content–Who Owns the Future of Collaboration?

People using collaboration tools have found that working on shared documents often struggle, as they charge small portions of a document to meet their obligations, but perform those edits on an entire document. This situation is exacerbated even more when working on legal documents, when some parties should not see portions of a document at.

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Augmenting Strategic Planning for Dummies

Overall, I like Erica Olsen’s Strategic Planning for Dummies, but I am not a fan of the scenario planning overview, which comes rather late in the book. Here are some thoughts for readers that they should consider when using Olsen’s text. Strategic Planning For Dummies at Amazon Strategic Planning for Dummies covers scenario planning in a.

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Publishing Strategies

I would think that publishers would avoid disenfranchising their readers. Wired has at least discouraged me from adopting the iPad as a reading platform because Condé Nast obviously is more interested in new revenue streams than renewing readers. I think that is a poor strategy. To charge extra, any extra, for content that I already.

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