Do new things.” (Or Fail!)

The selec­tion of a new CEO is the ulti­mate next step for any enter­prise. Microsoft­’s selec­tion of a new CEO this week offers us the chance to analyse the impor­tance of tak­ing the right step. Few com­pa­nies offer such a tan­gle of ele­ments that...

Google, Nest, Nextsensing and You

I’m bet­ting you like your home, but is your home “con­scious” yet? That ques­tion, real­ly, comes from Tony Fadell (and Matt Rogers), who are the founders of the Nest (@nest) com­pa­ny [link]. That’s the com­pa­ny which cre­at­ed a user-friend­ly ther­mo­stat...

From Leader To Legend

Last June, when I wrote “Nel­son Man­dela Will Always Be With Us” [link], it was with the expec­ta­tion of his immi­nent pass­ing. As you most like­ly know, Man­dela died last week and the bur­ial will be held 15 Decem­ber [link]. The more for­mal eulo­gies...

Bitcoin and Beyond: Real Money?

When a group is in nextsens­ing mode, it often has a feel­ing of being stuck or being lost. I liken it to dri­ving off a main rode into wilder­ness on a moon­less night. Sure, you have head­lights and you’re mov­ing; but you can’t be sure...

The Napster Of Education?

Michael Horn, the co-founder and exec­u­tive direc­tor of edu­ca­tion prac­tice at Innosight Insti­tute, and Clay­ton Chris­tensen, the well-known Har­vard prof and inno­va­tion expert, have a great post on MOOCs that you should read — espe­cial­ly if you are in...

Les Bizerables

One of the great things about today’s Inter­net is how easy it is to col­lab­o­rate with oth­ers. A few weeks ago, I appeared on the web­site of Deb­o­rah Mills-Scofield; this week, I spot­ted Deb’s thoughts appear­ing on Tan­veer Naseer’s great...

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