Big Ideas: Technology is leading to more automation and outsourcing of work, increasing rates of unemployment are the inevitable result. The middle class is bearing the brunt of these job losses. Developed societies must change their fundamental social pact to cope with massively higher rates of structural unemployment. We are automating, outsourcing, crowdsourcing and off-shoring [...]
February 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · Business Models, Ideas, trends
February 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Collaboration, Creativity, Ideas
Individuals perform better than groups in quantity and quality of ideas. The larger the group, the more they are susceptible to group think.
January 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Collaboration, Creativity, Ideas
There is no question that the Internet has changed the way we work and connect with others. From a few people working on a shared Google document to thousands contributing to projects like Wikipedia or Linux, we are collaborating in unprecedented ways. When it works, collaboration is synergistic and amazing. The problem is that too often, real, meaningful collaboration is thwarted by an ugly thing called people.
September 28th, 2010 · No Comments · Animations, Ideas
With easier to use technology and detailed instructions on any difficult task just a YouTube video away, knowledge and experience are no longer the key skills for success. We are drowning in information, endless distractions and unlimited opportunities. For the first time in history, it really is possible to do anything you want in life, [...]
September 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Ideas
when you’re talking about lasting accomplishment – the type you’ll be remembered for — it’s hard to avoid the reality that great ideas require a great investment of time to uncover. The sooner you make peace with this mindset — even if it means waiting longer before quitting your job to become an entrepreneur or diving into your brilliant book idea — the sooner you can start making important things happen.
June 24th, 2010 · No Comments · Animations
Here is short animation poking fun at our excessive preoccupation with productivity. Some of us spend so much time reading books and blog posts to try to be more productive; isn’t that defeating the purpose?
While it is important to be efficient I also think that real creative breakthroughs can’t be time optimized. So much of our lives are spent in front of screens that we can sometimes lose focus on what is important.