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There is a big difference between management and leadership, although I would prefer to qualify both as positions on a continuum. Management is about maintenance and leadership about making a difference—those are two different formulas. Both are needed for healthy growth.
On the one hand, there is authoritative leadership that has been traditionally based on either position (being a manager, general, minister) or on exclusive access to knowledge. Information and…→
We have always liked to engage with several indy media initiatives to study the network-effect of blurring boundaries; for example between the media themselves, between professionals and amateurs, between on- and off air and off- and online. Today the project Pandemic 1.0 is being launched, a Lance Weiler production where we experimented with our story-morphology theories. Since recent findings show us that the future of media is not necessarily about a clash between the…→
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A couple of weeks ago I was invited to moderate some brainstorming sessions in New York. We discussed a broad range of topics and many interesting idea's were floating around. We fueled the discussions with several Firestarter speeches, short talks that would trigger debates and kickstart the brainstorms. These are some of the speeches:…