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2012/03/13 Tim O’Reilly interviewed by Andrew McAfee, “Creating More Value Than You Capture”, SXSW Interactive

Digest of an interview of @timoreilly by @amcafee below, abstract from schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP100142: One of the great failures of any company – for that matter of a capitalist economy – is ecosystem failure. Great companies build great ecosystems, one in which

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The Art of the Really Long View (MP3 audio) | Peter Schwartz | Dec. 12, 2003 | Long Now Foundation

Better futures, says Peter Schwartz, means creating and having more options for the future, leaving the future better than we found it. [06:50] How do you take the really long view? What do have to do if you really want

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Hugh McGuire, “The Future of Books” (MP3 audio), CBC Spark Plus, 2009/06/08

How will digital technologies impact books? Hugh McGuire … has a long history at the crossroads of book culture and technology. He founded Librivox, a volunteer-based service, which takes public domain books and turns them into audiobooks. He’s also co-founder

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Kevin Kelly, “Believing in the Impossible” (MP3 audio), Web 2.0 Conference, 2008/11/06

What will the Internet of the future be like? It has only been 6,500 days since Tim Berners-Lee created the first ever Web page. In contrast, the achievement of the Web has far outpaced the expectations. Most people only expected

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  • National Investor Research Study | Nov. 2018 | OSC
    Think that you’ll be working past age 65?  OSC @smarter_money 2018 survey says >25% were forced to retire, 59% retired voluntarily. … results of a new investor survey by the Ontario Securities Commission suggest that working longer isn’t viable for many people.   > The survey of 2,000 people posed a series of questions to pre-retirees and people who [… […]
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy | 2018 | Dr. Allan Abbass
    The traditional separation of mind and body is dissolved by @ISTDP, departing from traditional western medicine. Dr. Abbass, the head of Dalhousie University’s Centre for Emotions and Health, treats patients with these unexplained medical symptoms, a phenomenon also known as somatoform disorder, with an innovative form of talk therapy that’s producing impres […]
  • Where are the Women in Wikipedia? | Bear & Collier | 2016
    Women may more comfortable as anonymous on the World Wide Web, rather than contributing towards collaborative work such as Wikipedia. A comprehensive survey conducted in 2008 found that only 13 % of Wikipedia contributors are women. [….]  Significant gender differences were found in confidence in expertise, discomfort with editing, and response to critical f […]
  • Communityship beyond Leadership | Henry Mintzberg
    Organizations need #communityship, as naturally-engaging #leadership in collective interests, says #HenryMintzberg @Mintzberg141.   I’ll bet that beyond leadership is a profound sense of communityship. (Never heard that word? I made it up1, to put leadership in its place, namely to support communityship.) Effective organizations are communities of human bein […]
  • More than money: What workers want in 2018 | Linda Nazareth | Nov. 22, 2018
    As @relentlesseco writes that employees want meaningful work, perhaps the Quality of Working Life research back into the 1970s might be rediscovered. If you find “employee engagement” hard to take, “meaningful work” may also have your eyes glazing over, but that is another phrase worth noting. According to a survey of 2,000 U.S. workers by human-resources [… […]
  • Gerontocracy in leadership
    Washington suffers from #Gerontocracy; Ottawa is 1-1/2 #Generations younger. To gauge the measure of the gerontocracy, Ottawa offers a remarkable comparison. The average age of Washington’s leaders – Mr. Trump, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. McConnell – is 75. In Canada, the three major party leaders – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and ND […]
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