• 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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  • The Ultimate Relationship Toolkit.
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    Systems thinking allows us to see the structures within complex situations and that knowledge makes it possible to get things done. Awesome. What then? Business, government and private sector are all suffering from being taught to think within conventional frameworks, but even as we open up to radical new ways of rethinking how we tackle our many issues and are able to observe the uncommon dimensions where new and unexpected connections lay, we’re still missing…

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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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  • The Business Of Social: Are You Doing It Enough?
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    Success with social is not about getting a gazillion likes – nor is it measured by the number of times your posts are shared. So much more than just an ability to use social media, it has become an integral part of a fundamental transformation sweeping across corporations and businesses everywhere in the way work is done – at all levels and across all organizational boundaries. As a recently released report from IBM called the “Business of Social Business”…

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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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