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Reinterpreting Profit: Constraint not Goal

31. October 2011

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We all know that the primary goal of any company must be to maximize profits, right? Maybe not. James Allworth, in his recent article on the Harvard Business Review, describes how Steve Jobs, together with hundreds of other companies, took a giant step towards creating the company of the future by upending the assumption that […]

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Siri: The Midpoint of Knowledge Industry

31. October 2011

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When Apple released the iPhone 4S on October 14th, 2011, it was not really the iPhone that they released, but Siri, its Artificial Intelligence assistant, capable of listening and talking, basically the next step in human computer interaction.  And when I say Siri, I do not just mean the software that resides on the iPhone, […]

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Meaning and The Wise Leader

16. May 2011

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In a recent article titled Wise Leader in the Harvard Business Review, Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi, argue that despite a sea of knowledge CEOs are unable to “to ensure that their people adhere to values and ethics,” “reinvent their corporation,” or prevent catastrophes.  They argue, as per Bent Flyvbjerg, that social sciences should be […]

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Dead Suit Walking and The Economy of Meaning

25. April 2011

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As the economy sheds information work we need a new map that shows the way forwards helping us set goals and direction for work that will increasingly be only available in an economy focused on creating meaning.

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Knitting, Bees & Social Dimensions of The Economy of Meaning

26. February 2011

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There are a group of women who gather weekly to knit at the local bookstore I hangout.  I had not thought much about this until recently NPR did an article on the resurgence of knitting. Funny thing was that I was also actively involved in another community, the Bee Guardians, which, though engaged in an […]

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Watson the Medic and the End of the Information Economy

18. February 2011

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Recent posts on IBM’s Watson applied to medical diagnosis (see this article for example) show how advanced computers of the future will do to the information economy what computers have already done to manufacturing, namely make information processing so efficient that it becomes a small part of our economy and providing further evidence that we […]

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3D Printers, Thinking Computers & Economy of Meaning

14. February 2011

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The article, Print Me a Stradivarius on the Economist, is a good example of one of the emerging technologies that is rushing us towards The Economy of Meaning. It shows how 3D printers are gaining ground manufacturing products that we use, and how this all reduces the costs of manufacturing. True, this article is about […]

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