It is enough... It is time I to stop thinking deeper on how and what to write on this blog and start writing something. It is just a blog for Gods sake! OK, let's go... I will start softly by commenting on Jamais Cascio's post: An Insufficient Present where he argues that the future belongs … Continue reading Cascio on Shirky and drivers behind change
Category: Driving forces
Noticing and commenting driving forces
Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt’s blogging irritates media
The last couple of days have been very interesting from the perspective of the political power of blogging. Carl Bildt, the Swedish foreign minister since last October, have recently after some time of blog silence picked up blogging again. Now he blogs in Swedish and started to use the blog for telling people of his … Continue reading Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt’s blogging irritates media
Michael Raynor falls in the gap
Update: This post is adjusted since I attributed some of the answers to Guy Kawasaki and not Michel Raynor who actually answered the questions. Today Art Hutchinson pointed me to Guy Kawasakis blog and the post on Michael Raynor's book The Strategy Paradox called How to Change the World: Ten Questions With Michael Raynor. It … Continue reading Michael Raynor falls in the gap
Mind the gap
Since I promised to explain why I thought that hierarchies were broken and in a longer perspective being recreated in a new form, I will start to do it here. When I had a conversation about organizational consequences of new communications technology a friend of mine told a story about what happened in a large … Continue reading Mind the gap
Peter Schwartz in and Saffo on Davos meeting
Yesterday in Davos Peter Schwartz witnessed about the result of a report concerning the effects on global climate: The rate of climate change is much faster than we all think There will be many extreme large weather events. It is more urgent and catastrophic than we previously thought.Read Stephen Voss report about it at bloomberg.com … Continue reading Peter Schwartz in and Saffo on Davos meeting
The existential society and the belief in scientific facts
What is the point with some research if there is a widespread tendency among the general public to take private decisions about its truthiness?? I am not the first to comment on, or being inspired by rise of the word truthiness, and I will certainly not be the last. The word recently surfaced in a … Continue reading The existential society and the belief in scientific facts
How sustainable is an open Internet in the future?
The other week I answered a friend who asked about the future of Internet, that I'm not as optimistic as I used to be. It is obviously so that when a technology starting to spread to the broad masses, the society effects are showing up. We usually recognize it when we publicly starts to blame … Continue reading How sustainable is an open Internet in the future?
Where are the horizontal thinkers going? To the quality departments!!
There have been an interesting low intensity conversation about horizontal or complex thinking. (See e g Zenpundit post 1 and post 2, Enterprise Resilience blog post, Mapping Strategy blog post, Eide Neurolearning blog post as well as deeper analysis by Thomas P.M. Barnett. I believe this touch on a terribly important issue for the future: … Continue reading Where are the horizontal thinkers going? To the quality departments!!
Maslow turned upside down?
Sometimes I feel like we all live in an upside down world. When preparing a lecture I suddenly saw something that could illustrate this. Maslow's hierarchy of needs have been important for how social scientists and others have been looking at our society. If things really are upside down, why not try to turn the … Continue reading Maslow turned upside down?
Side effects of SOX or enforcing ethics by rules
The effects of scandals like Enron in the US and Skandia here in Sweden are that many companies and governments now excels in applying new and better regulations and control mechanisms to avoid similar crises in the future. This is currently a really strong driving force which can be symbolized with SOX which is the … Continue reading Side effects of SOX or enforcing ethics by rules