Grâce aux outils de prototypage rapide à commande numérique, à du matériel et du logiciel désormais facilement bricolables, demain, un grand nombre de personnes seront en mesure de concevoir et fabriquer des objets de leur choix, passant rapidement de l’idée au modèle numérique, du modèle au prototype, voire du prototype à l’objet tangible. C’est l’essence même du projet des Fab Labs (Wikipédia), ces espaces de travail, ces ateliers de fabrication ouverts et accessibles à tous.
Mais pourquoi s’en tenir aux objets physiques et à la matière programmable ? La complexité de la matière numérique montre qu’on gagnerait certainement à étendre le concept aux données, aux statistiques, aux algorithmes… Et faire de la matière numérique un objet d’appropriation commun, comme les Fab Labs le proposent pour le monde physique.
PALO ALTO, CA - AUGUST 18: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (L) looks on as Facebook employee Ben Gertzfield strikes a cermonial gong used when they launch a new product during a news conference at Facebook headquarters August 18, 2010 in...
The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness) These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret.
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The economic history of the world going back to Year 1 showing the major powers' share of world GDP, from a research letter written by Michael Cembalest, chairman of market and investment strategy at JP Morgan
Simply having a unique and potentially lucrative business idea, is in itself, no guarantee of eventual success as an entrepreneur.
Sometimes picking up on an old idea that has been left on the shelf, or someone elses current idea that is not being well executed, can result in better end results.
This excellent article, strongly suggests that it is not the quality of the idea or the originality of the idea that leads to success, but the way in which any idea is executed that determines the eventual outcome.
I selected this piece written by Jack Ricchiuto because it's a great reminder to all of us participating in social business aka social networking about what's most important to thrive in our social networks.
Obviously all of this begins with being passionate about what you're doing and evolves from there.
Here are some highlights:
Everyone has 3 circles of connections.
1. people you're closest to
2. people we know more casually
3. people we don't even know exist, but are two steps
from us through our first and second circle
We can measure growth in networks here are a few ways:
**How many circle connections people have with
others in their networks
**How collaborative people are with others in their
Here's what caught my attention:
**The pivotal indicator is the scope of network weaver engagement in networks.
**The other four indicators are accelerated by the work of network weavers who instigate, facilitate, and enrich connections in networks.
**As these indicators increase, the quality and impact of the network grows in ways that benefit the individual members of the network and the network as a dynamic whole.
**The evidence indicates that people have measurably better health, work, well-being, optimism, and engagement in their life when they are connected to happier networks
**We can build on these indicators by adding happiness indicators to the mix
How does happiness scale organically through networks?
**The whole thrivance of networks grows when more people become connected to already happier connections and bring more happiness to the connections they have
**This is how we can move from thinking about growth just in quantities, densities and reaches of connections to the vibrant and contagious quality of connections that add to the measureable we-being of the network
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
The film, by film-maker Johnny Kelly, depicts the life of a farmer as he slowly turns his family farm into an industrial animal factory before seeing the errors of his ways and opting for a more sustainable future. Both the film and the soundtrack were commissioned by Chipotle to emphasize the importance of developing a sustainable food system.
What I particularly wanted to share here are some reflections on the meaning of responsibility, and the role of values in grounding transformational leadership, which is what we need if we are to realize these important ...
"A lot of companies take existing e-commerce sites and try to replicate that experience within Facebook; that doesn't make much sense, because there's nothing new there," says Anand Rajaraman, one half of an Indian duo building social- and...