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April 28th, 2012 - 8:53 am § in Ecogenetic

The relationship between genetics, business and the new era

The premise is that in an ecosystem of complex behavior our success depends on our ability to see the system as an organism and pick out the genetic behavior that suggests a change in trends and economic activity. With the correct understanding, complexity can be mapped, navigated, and utilized. Wit[...]

October 9th, 2011 - 1:11 pm § in Ecogenetic

A life worth living…

We find ourselves in a changing world where norms, beliefs and dogma are used to provide a sense of grounding. But, the reasoning that’s used to make us internalise all the shifts and shakes of the modern world is the same reasoning that’s causing us to not handle the shifts. Steve Jobs [...]

January 24th, 2011 - 10:29 am § in Ecogenetic

You gotta move it, move it…

No matter how much we accept the constant nature of change or subconsciously adapt to it, we still structure our lives around faint delusions of stability. Up until recent times, the modern individual’s ultimate endeavour has been the ownership of property. A house stands as the definitive symbol [...]

April 20th, 2010 - 4:29 pm § in Ecogenetic

Open innovation orientation

Stefan Lindegaard is working on his new book on Open Innovation. He has his first chapter available for download to get a taste of his thinking on the subject. I love his views and the initial read definitely presents a real world view on this topic of open innovation and crowdsourcing. There is how[...]

March 18th, 2010 - 4:16 pm § in Ecogenetic, Philosophy

A collective re-design is imminent

The world is upbeat about the changes in economic activity. Consumers, customer, patients, guests and clients are all spending more than recently (well, a few month ago). We want to feel upbeat about positive change and will look for signs of change to support our views of the major growth cycle we [...]

November 20th, 2009 - 9:08 am § in Ecogenetic

The role of NeuroLeadership in Customerization

Neuroleadership as a field is emerging and poised as an important component of driving leadership development and organizational change. There is a conundrum though in that the Social Sciences and Neuro Sciences are developed separately. Some integration is taking place as the NeuroLeadership commun[...]

October 1st, 2009 - 3:57 pm § in Customer, Ecogenetic

My take on the “The Myth of Crowdsourcing”

“Crowds don’t innovate–individuals do.” writes Dan Woods. Obviously, I think that Dan missed the point a bit as to what crowdsourcing really is! Let’s look at the basics again: “A crowd is a group of people. The crowd may have a common purpose or set of emotions, [...]

September 9th, 2009 - 10:57 pm § in Ecogenetic

Steve Jobs is back on stage…

Steve Jobs has changed “the world as we know it” in many different ways. Check out his first appearance back on stage, making an appeal to all. Steve Jobs returns to the stage. This is in 2005 when Steve gave his Stanford Commencement Address.[...]

June 26th, 2009 - 2:38 pm § in Ecogenetic, Memes, Reframe

Social Based Innovation, human-mashups under emergence

Does innovation require a different outcome during these times? Will a lean approach make me more successful? Do we have to do things differently than before? Would people adopt the approaches quicker than before? There are a number of questions that are left partially unanswered as academics and pr[...]

June 1st, 2009 - 1:47 pm § in Ecogenetic, Reframe

Service Design through Social Based Innovation

Service Design is an approach used by iconic design and innovation firm, IDEO. It is the practice of designing intangible experiences that reach people through different touch-points. The purpose is to influence these interactions in such a way that financial and benefits are positive to the firm. R[...]

May 25th, 2009 - 10:01 am § in Ecogenetic, Reframe

Situation traps and other mental phenomena

I came across Adizes’s work some 10 years ago. The concepts he promoted made sense and I started reading his work extensively. After buying 8 videos from the Adizes Institute and working through these over time, I got to understand his views. In 1999 he published “Managing Corporate Life[...]

March 18th, 2009 - 9:26 pm § in Ecogenetic, Economies, Explore

The London Effect and other perceptive influencers

Fear is universal. Fear of the unknown is universal. Fear does not know boundaries. Fear alters the behavior of humans. Humans are fearful. Humans are even more fearful when crowded together. And, even more fearful when crowded in physical-world hot-houses and virtual-world real-time based informati[...]

January 6th, 2009 - 10:25 am § in Ecogenetic, Philosophy

Thoughts on designing the “social innovation” system

The team at SystemicLogic has done some great work in testing social based systems in corporate settings. One of the areas that has been of particular interest to me; is the use of social systems in organizations where formal structures and more add-hoc based social systems are in conflict. This co[...]

October 22nd, 2008 - 11:57 pm § in Customer, Ecogenetic, Tech

What to do during tough times – Innovate, Collaborate OR Protect?

Three bits of news seconds from each other got my attention today. You figure out what this means in light of these three Innovation Strategies: 1. Design based innovation – being focused on design and ecosystem based offerings 2. Open collaborative innovation – using information and the[...]

September 19th, 2008 - 6:51 am § in Ecogenetic

Human mash-ups under emergence

The term “mash-up” is now widely used in media and technology. Bringing together many different technologies that are connected to form a new application is not new, but what is different today is that its all done based on open standards. Where does it leave the human? Can we realistically eval[...]

May 16th, 2008 - 3:44 am § in Ecogenetic

Ecogenetic thinking

Bringing together ecosystem thinking and genetic thinking you have Ecogenetic thinking. A kind of thinking that gets an organization to function like an ever changing living organism. Built to Thrive is a project where I will try and describe the most crucial elements of how the thinking process nee[...]

April 15th, 2008 - 11:38 pm § in Ecogenetic, Explore

The Zimbabwe Effect and other perceptive influencers

I’ve been planning a trip to Zimbabwe (for Gordon Institute of Business Science or GIBS) for the last two months. Well, there wasn’t much planning involved other than the many discussions before the trip actually happened. For those that are not informed about Zimbabwe; it is a country l[...]

April 7th, 2008 - 1:21 pm § in Ecogenetic, Info

Intellectual property protection of marketplace platforms

Intellectual property protection (through patents) is always under scrutiny, and especially software patents. I started looking into “marketplace patents” recently and found a very confused and scattered landscape. Most of the patent applications are from 2001/2002 and some as recent as [...]

March 21st, 2008 - 11:00 am § in Ecogenetic

Dynamic complexity in an integrated world

Having looked at the world through the networked ecosystem lens, you need to get an understanding of dynamic complexity. Ecogenetic thinking refers to the way in which we see ecosystems as genetically interconnected and Open Value Networks and elements. Interconnectedness not just as a horizontal pl[...]

December 8th, 2007 - 1:02 pm § in Access, Ecogenetic

Virtuality and the need for a NOMAD culture

It’s official I’ve moved to “address unknown”, well its been going for a while, but here’s the synopsis. Google (and Google Corporate) has become the new platform for the nimble minded and flexible. E-mail is now all on-line and uses the Google spam filtering system (th[...]