Posts tagged egotoeco

Filling In The Gaps With Tim O’Reilly: some great insights (hat tip to Dug Campbell)

O’Reilly argues that the concept of a business that exists solely for the purpose of making money for its shareholders is fundamentally flawed. Every business has an obligation to create value.

Gerd adds: great summary of where the future of capitalism is going !

Future of Innovation & Business: From Ego to Eco. Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard Porto Alegre 2012 (by Gerd Leonhard)

Would be curious to know what you guys think of this video

Q&A with Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO, Acumen Fund

Connected to that, the business schools are now integrating social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, impact investing and patient capital — a new ecosystem, if you will, that I hope long-term influences all of business. I think you’re starting to see a whole group of business leaders that believe that the status quo, when it comes to business, is no longer an option. We have to do better as a world.

Irish newspapers and the battle to control online content

on closer examination, the position of the Irish dead tree media (soon to be dead for good if they continue on that path) is just the tip of the iceberg for an industry facing issues that go well beyond its reluctance to embrace the culture of web links.

3 Predictions On The Future Of Enterprise Software | TechCrunch

The consumerization of collaboration and productivity tools starts with small workgroups that adopt a specific tool. At some point, the CIO notices that different groups are using the same external product. This means that the company’s data is not centralized anymore which is not making the CIO happy.

Add to that the fact that these startups learned how to talk to the hearts of these CIOs and you get Sponsored Evernote Accounts, Dropbox For Teams and Yammer Enterprise Edition.

Skift Report: 13 Global Trends That Will Define Travel in 2013 by Skift

We believe these 13 trends, by no means exhaustive, will help define travel and many other interconnected sectors:

Everyone wants a Chinese tourist
Ancillary fees are the new normal
Last-minute mobile hotel booking
The rise of price transparency
Travelers are hungry for food tourism
Airports as destinations
Destination branding through movies
Digital maps are one of travel’s key battlegrounds
Personal in-flight entertainment through mobile devices
Affordable design at hotels
Blurring of business and leisure travel
Cementing of the Gulf as the next great global aviation hub
Lure of the last unknown: The rise of Myanmar

Gerd adds: nice report ( and free;)

Can data geeks save the record labels? | Media Network | guardian.co.uk

He believes that the future of the music industry is bright, but only once the labels get over their obsession with selling “bits of plastic” for £10 or more.

Gerd adds: I think it’s beyond repair , frankly ;)

Why Tesla is like Amazon and Elon Musk like Jeff Bezos

Right now a half a dozen Supercharger stations are sprinkled throughout California. By next year, if all goes well, Tesla drivers will be able to motor cross country from Tampa to Toronto, New York to Los Angeles and on to San Francisco and points between and beyond, snagging jolts of electricity along the way. Because he’s chairman of SolarCity, which produces these cheap and easy-to-install solar-paneled carports, Musk is creating enviable vertical integration. In essence, he’s marketing the cars at premium and giving away the gas, the opposite of HP’s much despised sell-the-printer-for-cheap-and-gouge-consumers-on-the-cartridges approach.

What’s more, these superchargers put back more energy into the grid than they take out, so Musk could be paid for producing electricity. I imagine there could be opportunities for up selling – food, coffee, sunglasses, games, electronics and tchotchkes for the kiddies at these electrical way stations. Since it takes about a half hour of charging for 150 miles of drive time – and an hour for 300 miles – drivers and passengers will have time to kill”

Gerd adds: very interesting point- this could usher in an entirely new era of ‘highway culture’ - but how will all that electricity be produced?

In Melbourne, meet the New Joneses | SmartPlanet

Since BNNM was conceived in 2010, it has become something of a beacon for the conscientious and collaborative consumption movement in Melbourne. “Part of it is about conscientious consumption or collaborative consumption and asking the questions like who made it? Where is it going to go after I use it? Do I really need it? How much is ‘enough’?” DiMattina says. According to DiMattina, there are different models of new consumption. For example, some people would never consider going to a charity store but will go out and buy something new that is made ethically. While other people swap their wardrobes around constantly and share their things.

Business and humanity are not separate to nature | Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian

"Our current business approach (with its immense power to fuel problems as well as deliver solutions) is neither balanced nor holistic but a continuation in reductionist thinking that is anthropocentric in its belief and behaviour"
Gerd comments: totally spot-on, couldn’t have said it better myself :)

Clay Shirky on the Internet as a Distractor and Disruptor - Frog Design - The Atlantic

Clay Shirky says: The first thing, a precursor to whatever the new bargain is, is to abandon copyright maximalism, the doctrine that says that the only rationale for copyright (or intellectual property, generally) is to give businesses the right to rent-extraction over the population. Copyright law, as rationalized since the Statute of Anne in Great Britain in 1710, has always had significant provisions for the value to the public for creative work, and ideas like limited duration, required library deposit, and the public domain were part of the bargain from the beginning.

That balance has been all but destroyed—in the United States, copyright has effectively become infinite, because every time works from the early 1920s start coming to the end of their term, Hollywood gets Congress to extend the term. So I am somewhat impatient with this idea that “something must be done” in the short term, as if there was a technical or legal fix to a system with a broken model. What we need is a government willing to say “Copyright is and has always been a bargain between creating a market for creative work to create incentives, and creating a cultural commons to create value for the citizens,” and then start reasoning about how such a bargain will be worked out in a world with an Internet.

Ai Weiwei: The Internet vs. The Chinese Government | The Way of Ai Weiwei | Big Think

I think those technology platforms [the internet and social media] constantly put the government on trial. And every event, every policy they make, people will laugh about it, and they will make fun about it.

This is amazing for the younger generation.

– Ai Weiwei

Airbnb, Coursera, and Uber: The Rise of the Disruption Economy - Businessweek

the writing is already on the wall: Service businesses that don’t use social features to lower barriers and increase efficiency will likely not survive long.
Gerd adds: but it’s not either / or, it’s both!

Meet Gerd Leonhard Nov 5 in Sao Paulo:Evento vai discutir novas mídias e economia sustentável

“Ou qualquer pessoa que queira mudar o mundo”, brinca Gerd Leonhard, um ex-músico profissional que virou empreendedor de mídia digital, CEO de startup de internet e futurista. “Nossa ideia é atingir gente interessada no futuro da mídia e que deseje desenhar, nos próximos cinco anos, o papel que o Brasil pode ter nesse novo mundo.” O tópico-chave de sua palestra será “do ego ao eco”. Leonhard explica: “Estamos nos transformando em uma nova sociedade, onde todos estão globalmente conectados. É uma ‘network-society’. E a economia também está mudando, do ego, que significa o lucro a qualquer preço, para o eco, uma economia sustentável”.

PepsiCo10 2012 (by PepsiCoEvents)

I like this concept - nice way to put your brand up-front with innovation.