Tag archives: Networked Society

The city amplifier

City people walk fast. As a matter of fact, the larger the city, the faster they walk. When talking to New Yorkers about everyday life in the city, we met a young man who said he gets so annoyed with the tourists on the sidewalks of the city not keeping up the pace that sometimes [...]

Time to go back to school

It’s August, and for many children that means back-to-school time is already here or just around the corner. Kids all over are preparing for the year to come – and some are looking forward to it with excitement, some with anxiety.

How can your company ensure a successful business transformation?

In my most recent post, I wrote about the way that the digital transformation of businesses around the world has had a disruptive effect on the market.
Leaders of major companies are being challenged as the physical business-fulfillment model that has been the norm for more than 200 years is replaced with its digital offspring.

Dematerialization – the future of business

Of all of the insights listed in the discussion paper Changing the Game Before the Game Changes You, the digital transformation of businesses around the world is the most disruptive. It is also the most important for companies to understand because of the impact it is having on most industries and the way leaders run [...]

Redesigning how society works, plays and lives

It has been said that more will change in the next 10 years than in the previous 100. It sounds daunting, doesn’t it? That’s why, in collaboration with Jason Hoffman, founder and CTO of cloud infrastructure company Joyent, I have put together a discussion paper called Changing the Game Before the Game Changes You.

Digital. Global. Action – Social Good Summit 2012

We have been supporting Technology for Good and the use of social media to spread the word on the importance of sustainability issues for some time now and we continue to develop new opportunities for engagement. One of the greatest engagement platforms is the Social Good Summit. We are pleased to partner again this year [...]

21st century children, citizens of the Networked Society

All kids born in 2012 will have dual citizenship; one, or several will be connected to their parents and where they were born, and one will be in the Networked Society.

Digital natives’ stake in the Networked Society

The number of digital natives is growing. By 2020, there will be approximately 4.25 billion ‘digital natives’ under the age of 34.  The number of ‘net experienced’ people in the aging part of the population is also growing – what will this mean for the Networked Society?

Social life of the young – same needs, different tools

When I was young, dating – or at least trying to date – consisted of slipping a note into a girl’s locker, or shuffling nervously towards her to ask her out with my friends offering humiliating support in the background.

Smartphones help spectators share spontaneous moments

Our kids don’t understand why we brought lighters to concerts or how we shared the experiences from live events with our friends. What they do know is that the smartphone is an enabler for sharing all of their experiences, and events, whether they’re local or global.  This year, the Olympics will be a true networked [...]