The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

How Is The Wisdom At Your Organisation?

As I've noted before when times are tough the desire to lock down, control and only look inwards can be overwhelming but I (and others) believe it's not the right approach and certainly not one that can set you up for the good times when they arrive. Now is the time to ensure we have the moral compass to do the right things and not to mandate to the n'th degree what we should/shouldn't do.

Warch this TED talk in which Barry Schwartz discusses, "The real crisis? We stopped being wise":
Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for "practical wisdom" as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.

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  1. Thanks for that, Mike. Liked his comments about 'not teaching more ethics courses' but instead celebrating moral exemplars.

  2. Pleasure, and nice to have you along, loving your blog


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