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Distributed leadership in the age of networks

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…

Posted on January 23, 2011 at 10:30pm

Wicked storytelling: Transmedia Pandemic @Sundance

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…

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

Herman Wijffels: Social innovation will release more human capacity

Herman Wijffels recently commented on our co-publication about responsbility, named after the famous google credo: Don't be Evil: "We need to shift form a mechanical-pyramid based organisations towards a more network-inspired culture, social networks. The world is not just moving towards peak-oil but moreover peak-everything! Our economy needs to drastically change not to benefit only from the resources the world is supplying us but what the…

Posted on November 8, 2010 at 9:47am

The Smart design of the Beijing 3D bus

Yesterday I came across the new 3D-bus as Chinese Designers Youzhou calls this new public transportation model looks. It is a bus shaped like a tunnel which spans the highway. It can use traditional (two-way lanes). It's 4m high with two levels: passengers board on the upper level while other vehicles lower than 2 m can go through under. Powered by electricity and solar energy, loading on each dock to get to the next stop. The bus can speed up to 60…

Posted on November 2, 2010 at 1:09pm

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