In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of capitalism.
We live in an era of content hyperproliferation, where content is being produced so easily and quickly that our senses and minds are overwhelmed. This is changing the nature of how we communicate, create and harvest ideas of all kinds. It's also playing both to our problem solving and our hoarding nature, in ways that may be in conflict.
In the face of such a storm of information and stories being told in countless formats and dizzying ranges of complexity and creativity, you might think that professional newspeople can't compete. While however they're under pressure, they are surviving and thriving both because of the specialised nature of their storytelling skill and training, and because of their ability to meet head on, and work with, the amateur storytellers.
Discover the Importance of different Content Types within a rounded content strategy in this insightful post by Zazzle's Lauren Shanks (The Importance of Different Content Types #contentstrategy | @scoopit http://t.co/sDI53DPYTY)...
"In my new book, True Story: How to Combine Story and Action to Transform Your Business [Ty Montague], I call these new companies storydoing companies because they advance their narrative through action, not communication.
Traditionally, cities have been viewed as the sum of their locations – the buildings, monuments, squares and parks that spring to mind when we think of ‘New York’, ‘London’ or ‘Paris’.
In The new science of cities, Michael Batty argues that a more productive approach is to think of cities in terms of flows, connections and relationships – in other words, as a network. Places like Times Square or the Champs Elysée are not big, famous or busy because of their inherent qualities, but rather because they sit at the intersections of movements of people, wealth, information, or power...
Fiction is an underused tool to become better at storytelling. If you produce content, reading fiction is not a nice-to-have, it’s a necessity. Now you have the opportunity to “get away” with reading fiction.
what's the nature of creativity? impossible to answer definitively and why would you want to. but we can all agree that most brainstorming sessions tend to skew it or even remove it. in this discussion some of the reasons are aired; how to encourage thinking and stop railroading.
Google, Apple, Nike and McKinsey are on the growing list of companies to recognise the rewards of mindfulness. Carl Frankel charts their journey towards the inner mountaintop. Corporate managers usually excel at producing real-world results.
Anything that creates empathy gets us closer to those we want to influence. By bridging the consciousness gap, we open doors between us - and good things can come through. Things like understanding and sharing, and more pragmatic things like purchasing, brand loyalty...