Category Archives: information economy

Who do you love?

An alien relying on TV for their knowledge of humanity might watch a few ads and assume our closest emotional relationships are with banks, utilities and retailers. After all, they all claim to be your best friend, look how many … Continue reading

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Playful business

Business is both complicated and structured. Our education, training and professional lives all teach us to think inside the box. Before rampant automation, and when problems sat inside the same box, this was ideal. The business world we are dealing … Continue reading

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Where is the digital-fuelled growth?

We’ve had about 50 years of computing in business and about 20 years of the digital revolution. How are we faring on the question of digital fuelled growth and productivity? Many economists are coming to the surprising conclusion that technology … Continue reading

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Is the crowd dumbing us down and killing democracy?

One of the most exciting features of the Internet is the ability to get the voice of the crowd almost instantly. Polling of our organisations and society that would have taken weeks in the past can be done in hours … Continue reading

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The singularity and the future of intelligence

Everywhere you turn there is a discussion about the impact of technology on our future, whether it be how we work or how we live. Of particular concern is the encroachment of automation into virtually every part of our world. … Continue reading

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My digital foundations #1

It’s almost impossible to live these days without a plethora of digital identities that enable us to do almost everything. Whether it be our television, gaming, social media, travel or family security, we depend on all of these things to … Continue reading

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Experts make better decisions with an understudy

Most of us are experts at something.  An expert is someone who can reliably assess a situation and apply an appropriate advanced skill or technique.  Knowing what skill to apply and when is just as important as the technical capability … Continue reading

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