Is there a real innovative opportunity within the reach of big companies only? Can this approach to innovation be significant and worthy of being sought? Should we as a society be interested to encourage it?
Yes, the collaborative economy is massively destroying jobs. So what should we do? Stanislas Jourdan explains why we should fully recognize emerging ways creating value outside jobs - with a basic income.
"Despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary, some are convinced that good jobs, good salaries, and generous benefits are just around the corner, and that big government and big business will soon start hiring people to fill their bureaucracies again."
Albert Canigueral from consumocolaborativo.com shares this comprehensive recap about collcons in Latin America "Within the last year, the number of collaborative consumption projects in Latin America has exploded. This article gives an overview of initiatives in Latin America and discusses factors that have fueled their development."
John Robb is a former American military, counter-terrorism expert and a writer, blogger and entrepreneur. John is considered by many “futurists’ futurist” and his theories talk about a future world fated to radical and somehow traumatic changes.
Among financial crash, cyberwarfare and guerrillas democratization, according to John we going to face a rising global instability and the best way to face it is to become resilient and learn how to create our new stability thanks to interactions with our very same communities, the ability to generate wealth locally, even inside your own homes.
"The fundamental moment in which design becomes a political tool has arrived. Whatever we choose to call it — P2P culture, peer production movement, open-P2P-design — will we be able to find new meaning cooperatively? Will we be able to participate with conviction in the revolution that is at hand?"
"Business-as-usual is becoming less of an option by the day -
Resisting the changes will be futile in the long-term – although short-term expediency will still drive business motives for the time being, particularly in those larger corporations that find it difficult to change or are more concerned to maintain their immediate relevance rather than their long-term viability.
But the future of business and the business of the future holds out incredibly exciting promises, as we head into a world where the most urgent of our dilemmas can be solved, people and the planet are held to be as important as profits and growth, and where prosperity and well-being can be achieved for every member of the human family. That, I would argue, is the true destiny for the future of business."
On Tuesday the 23rd of October, I had the honor and pleasure to speak on the subject of gLocality and innovation at the Udine’s DITEDI (District of Digital Technologies) born in a corner of Italy where the concentration of companies that are somehow involved in innovation and digital is awesome, one of the largest in Europe.
During my speech, I first introduced the correlation between the digitization of the economy, democratization, cooperation and resilience (in a context of access to resources that will become increasingly problematic in the future) and then moved on to the topic of company transformation.
Now that we know that the system is broken, many of us (hackers, entrepreneurs, innovators, scientists, ...) are looking for an healthier, more sustainable, meaningful and fulfilling lifestyle instead of looking for big bucks. We are more and more willing to give up some money for freedom (work/life balance, flexibility, rurality, ...).
It often happens to me to discuss on the choices to make (eg opensourcing core platforms) regarding the protection of competitive advantage.
I wrote this post on shareable: "The Future Proof Enterprise", which basically tries to make a reflection on the death of competitive advantage as a credible strategy for building sustainable, strong and significant enterprises these days and in the future.
MIT wants to taskthousands of people with analyzing a 0.3-millimeter slice of mouse retinal tissue. Using a new site called Eyewire, MIT will ask users to track a neuron’s path by coloring in each axon (tendril). In the future, MIT will roll out another “game” which challenges users to find the synapses. The end result will be the connectome (a tome of connections) of a mouse’s retina.