Monthly Archives: June 2007

“Events”

Another snippet from my forthcoming book… The British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan once observed that his biggest problem was “events”. Predicting anything is a recipe for failure and frustration but politics is almost impossible due to such events. Indeed, the … Continue reading

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Future Files

Did you know that I’m writing a book? It’s called Future Files and it’s out on September 3rd. If you can’t wait – or can’t get hold of it – I’ll be dripping a few bits and bobs into my … Continue reading

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Open Innovation and Other Foolish Ideas

Here’s something I wrote for Fast Company magazine last week. Open source or distributed innovation is all the rage at the moment, but the hype glosses over one important fact — most open source projects are total failures. But this … Continue reading

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They’re all selling it but I’m not buying it

Here’s something I just wrote for Retail Banking Review. Have you heard of Second Life? Of course you have. Have you been there more than once? Of course you haven’t. In case you haven’t noticed there is a gold-rush going … Continue reading

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