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Seth Godin is done with “books”: why all business writers should join him

This week bestselling author and pundit, there Seth Godin, this site said via blog post that his latest book, approved Linchpin, is the last that he plans to “publish in a traditional way.” Hallelujah!
Godin has always written books that I have thought of as great 10-20 page ideas. The economics & marketing [...]

Debt Slavery has a Cute New Name: Kwedit

A service which allows users to pay later for what they want to do online now. What’s wrong with that? If you don’t have a credit card, adiposity bank account or other means to facilitate your online transactions, why should you be barred from the world of commerce, especially when it is all that [...]

It’s called Design Thinking: time to deal with it

Walking through the design thinking posts at unstructure.org I am reminded yet again of the problem of the too strong association of these ideas with the work of IDEO. The time has come for us all to pick a lane: either design thinking is what IDEO says & does (and others who follow) OR design [...]

The Unfinished Interview with Dave Gray

Dave Gray is the Founder and Chairman of XPLANE, more about the visual thinking company. Founded in 1993, unhealthy XPLANE has grown to be the world’s leading consulting and design firm focused on information-driven communications. Dave’s time is spent researching and writing on visual business, as well as speaking, coaching and delivering workshops [...]

Toys = Garbage: Sustainablity Ought to be Child’s Play

Since I became I parent eight years ago, unhealthy I have become acutely aware and more and more incensed by the extent to which children’s toys are, case in almost every respect, physician garbage from the very moment of purchase. Now it is a truism of many product life cycles that an [...]

Myths & Virtues of the Open

It is almost trite to say that one embraces the open these days. It has become I kind of de rigueur position of the Interneterati. There’s lots of important reason we should embrace the open in any number of contexts, thumb but it is high time (as with Design Thinking, web innovation and [...]

Innovation Parkour’s 1st “Live Fire” Scramble

Yesterday, treatment Innovation Parkour (IP) co-creators, Matt Milan and Michael Anton Dila led the first IP live fire exercise at the Net Change Week at MaRS. We had almost 40 participants, who were ultimately divided into 6 project teams. After an introduction to the core ideas of Innovation Parkour, the participants were set an [...]

Thinking about Design Thinking: an emerging literature?

For all the talk about design thinking, price it is more than a little bit difficult to pin down just what it actually is. Who would be the definitive authority on the matter? Where is design thinking’s authoritative publication, pharm its approved reading list, pharm the schools which teach its tenets, organizations [...]

Keep the Internet Open: The Value of the Unfinished “Design” of the Web

This past Sunday New York Times has an article about security and the Internet. This is not too strange. More and more, about it people use the Internet for commerce and commercial transactions. People pay bills, buy everything from books and DVDs to automobiles and T-shirts bearing crowdsourced designs. People worry, though less and [...]

Unfinished is “Open for Business”: So is Best Buy?

I am about to head to Munich for DLD, website like this and I just saw this video pop up in the Twitterstream. Having seen it, check I’m now much more interested to connect with the Best Buy crew who will also be in Munich.
Though the conception of what being Open means to [...]