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Megacommunities are tackling the World's Toughest Problems

Megacommunities are tackling the World's Toughest Problems

Major Article in Stategy + Business Magazine about how companies, governments, and other organizations are working together across traditional boundaries to solve problems which are too big for one enterprise to solve by itself.


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How to have a meeting

How to have a meeting
I had a great chat on the good, the bad and the ugly of organizational meetings with Phil Daoust of The Guardian newspaper as part of a excellent in-depth article which appeared today in G2 (April 23) entitled "How to have a meeting". Here are the online links to it:

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Ten Collaboration Trends for 2010

Ten Collaboration Trends for 2010
IT in Canada report on the Top Ten Collaboration Trends for 2010 as seen by Barry O'Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Cisco Voice Technology Group. Barry expects to see more things like Intercompany Collaboration (3), Connected Device Proliferation (7) and Customer Collaboration (10) - all of which resonate strongly with The Bioteaming Manifesto.

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Bioteams referenced in a dozen new books

Bioteams referenced in a dozen new books
I did some searching with Google books search and Amazon book search and was pleasantly surprised to find that "bioteams or bioteaming" is discussed in over a dozen recent books. You can checkout my Bioteams book here or my latest book The Networked Enterprise (TNE) which describes in detail how to use bioteams to create Virtual Enterprise Networks.

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Outlook Express users: move to Windows Live Mail!

Outlook Express users:  move to Windows Live Mail!
I have been a loyal Outlook Express user for many years but recently have started to encounter constant problems such as OE terminating, hanging and deleting my messages when it tried to compact them. And of course OE is a "functionally stabilized" product as IBM would say (i.e. no new releases or bug fixes)! So I started to look for alternatives......

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A biology lesson for bankers

A biology lesson for bankers
Thanks to Jo Jordan for pointing out research on how biological systems such as the animal kingdom or the environment can offer lessons on how we might have predicted and controlled the behaviour of bankers and thus avoided the financial panic that has rocked our financial system to their core.

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Swarm Leader opportunity for team practitioners, consultants and researchers

Swarm Leader opportunity for team practitioners, consultants and researchers
Bioteams and Swarms are acknowledged as radical innovations in the field of teams, communities and social networks. To help the adoption of this innovation globally we are looking to work with and develop a limited number of "Swarm Leaders" who will create exemplars of swarm and bioteam working within various markets, communities and geographies.

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System Useability: Very funny short pixar video

System Useability: Very funny short pixar video
"What idiot designed this thing? You did sir!" One thing this web2.0/iphone era has taught us big time is the importance of useability design. Users simply will not tolerate making them think about how to do things in apps. Neither will they will invest any time in learning the basics of an app - it must be self-evident. Watch Monsters vs Aliens - button failure.

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Video: How to raise venture capital Ali G style

Video: How to raise venture capital Ali G style
VC: "But it does not work" Ali G: "That's where you guys come in". Ali G goes to Wall Street and discusses his killer ideas - The Ice Cream Glove and The Hoverboard - with the leading venture capital firms. With cast-iron logic Ali G argues his business is worth 34.6 Million Billion Dollars. Very funny and perhaps a reality-check for all of us in the technology start-up space.

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"Dot Cloud - The 21st Century Business Platform Built on Cloud Computing" Book Excerpt

"Dot Cloud - The 21st Century Business Platform Built on Cloud Computing" Book Excerpt
In Dot.Cloud business strategy expert Peter Fingar explains the main ideas of cloud computing and what it will mean for both businesses and business models. Peter contends that companies will carry out their work in "the Cloud" instead of in office buildings and deliver their "services" via the Cloud as well. Peter proposes a key role for human interactions in the Cloud, the end of traditional "management" and the rise of self-organizing, self-managed "Bioteams".

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