…think of the Olympic bid as a referendum on our ability as a city to debate with urgency, to be able to rationally recognize the trade-offs inherent in boldness, and to understand facts through a lens of critical thinking and informed discussion making.
Part 3: Action & Answers I have spent much of the past year meeting and talking with people about their thoughts, fears, ideas and reactions to the technological changes happening […]
Part 1 of the Tip of the Spear blog post suggested we needed to “appreciate” the scope and speed of the technological change happening around us. It also hinted that […]
“The future has arrived — it’s just not evenly distributed yet.” William Gibson, 1992 Two questions: What do Donald Trump and Ray Kurzweil have in common; and who the heck […]
As many of my colleagues and followers know, I have been given the brilliant opportunity through my book research to work with a company called Quid and their extraordinary semantic […]
Innovation and change comes primarily from the intersection of existing and new disciplines. What makes today’s reality challenging – business, economic, political and social – is that most of these […]
It occurred to me as I watched another western Canadian technology firm head down to spend 42 hours in the valley, that there is an unfortunate analogy with the Canadian […]
If you have read Walter Isaacson’s excellent biography of Steve Jobs you will know that one of the central themes of the book – whether intended or not – is […]
I recently gave a presentation to a group C-level executives and other leaders from the Safety and Training world on behalf of National Safety Council and United Rentals. It was […]
When thinking about Innovation, I have been wondering if there is a new way to think about the “process” as companies and individuals embrace the idea that innovation is much more about execution than simply ideation.
In today’s world, human beings individually and collectively create, learn and grow in essentially two ways:
Face to Face interaction (Same time) – or what I call synchronous engagement – bringing the best of what makes us human to the table: Spontaneity, emotional interaction, human interplay and ‘riffing’. And when smart, engaged people are paired with facilitation excellence, magic can happen.
Online interaction – (Different Time) – or what I call asynchronous engagement – excels at longer running interaction where ‘threads’ play out over time; where ideas and points of view – again if properly and effectively moderated – create an audit trail of the emerging themes and allow for more thoughtful participation.
Roundabout by kevin dooley, on Flickr I have always loved roundabouts – traffic circles – or whatever name you give to those delightful road configurations that move traffic in most […]
Humble readers and followers: One of the great joys of clearing space in my work world to begin researching and – if all the universe lines up – writing a […]