• Governing ‘For’ Citizens Is Becoming Governing ‘With’ Citizens.
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    Governments more than ever are under pressure to implement a new system of distributed governance that is focused on service, solutions and collaboration. Developing new capabilities for facilitating relationships with external partners that allow for flexibility, efficiency and co-creation has led governments to outsourcing and unbundling services as a way of accessing external expertise and delivering services more cost-effectively – from within their…

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  • Are You Bursting With The Next Big Idea? This Might Help.
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    In case you thought crowd funding came and went and no-one cares about Kickstarter or Indigogo any more… think again. With explosive growth of 1,000 percent in 5 years, it’s estimated by Fundable that by 2020 the model of open source funding will contribute $500 billion in investment, generate 1.2 trillion in economic value and stimulate more than 2 million new jobs. When you consider that around 6 million entrepreneurs launch companies every year and only a fraction…

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  • Civic Ecology Is An Anchor In An Era Of Disruptive Change.
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    Urbanization is a global phenomenon that we’ve traditionally viewed as a social-technological process, but it is also a social-ecological process where cities are increasingly building to include biodiversity and sustainable systems that shift the ways in which we work, interact and live. As urbanization expands (remember the recent stats we quoted that have the world’s population exploding to around 9 billion by 2050?), we’re considering the impacts…

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  • NANCY’S BLOG:  Why (and How) Gigaom Change.
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    Several years ago New York Times media futurist, Nick Bilton, described our need to take in ever growing amounts of information in three sizes: bytes, snacks and meals. While I’ve used that framework for many years, I’m wondering if there is a new addition: the blur. Those are the hundreds of headlines I scroll through quickly several times a day on Twitter, Facebook. Linkedin, Medium, Google Alerts, curated eblasts/newsletters, and now via personalized news…

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  • Crowdsourcing A Basic Income.
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    What if you didn’t have to earn a basic wage and instead just got to do what you want? Driven by the assumption that everybody has ‘crazy potential’ that could be triggered by not having to worry about income, and fed-up with the debates and conversations going nowhere around income inequalities, 29 yr-old Michael Bohmeyer created a crowdfunding start-up with the aim of funding two basic incomes for one year – one for him, and one for a lucky winner…

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