We published the presentation “Wisdom Networks crowd create the Network Society” on slideshare. We have, finally, a good presentation that may communicate the concept of Wisdom Networks and enabling the Network Society. We will be releasing smaller presentations on other applications of Wisdom Networks.…
Youtube: What most schools don’t teach
Published on 26 Feb 2013, Code.org
Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi.
Code.org is a non-profit foundation dedicated to growing computer programming education.…
Draft made available to invite comments. Final published within 48 hours.
Tim Berners-Lee current trip to Australia and my recent interaction with the Open Data Institute prompted some thought about Open Data. To derive economic benefit, data needs to be available by URL, tagged, linked and shared community-wide by the individuals and organisations that have an interest in it.…
The purpose of this article is to discuss the 6 stages to achieve Wisdom. These stages apply universally to economic development, organisation structure and information technology given a wisdom network is (probably) the next stage in the evolution of these previously separate outcomes. Management technology, information technology and global governance are all moving toward the cloud. While intuitive that everything moves to the cloud, the means and method by which it can be achieved has not been identified.
TED Talk: Daphne Koller: What we’re learning from online education
“College is a place where a professor’s lecture notes go straight to the students’ lecture notes, without passing through the brains of either – Mark Twain“
Removing physical constraint of a require teacher to student ratio by using the wisdom of crowds: peer grading is an effective strategy for marking student assignments and exams.…
For decades, enterprise software has been designed to support business processes. These business processes were defined by the organisation. The organisation’s management model was based on the Web 1.0 proprietary hierarchy. As we have described many times before, the world is in transition from Web 1.0 proprietary hierarchies to Web 3.0 open networks.…
I have just published a new presentation at Slideshare titled “MANAGEMENT 3.0: An open source software update to digital, community ecosystems (from analogue, proprietary hierarchies) across organisation, industry, national and global endeavours“. I have also establish the Management 3.0 group to provide an example of organisational sub-groups.…
My recent entry in the Beyond Bureaucracy Challenge
Part 2 of the McKinsey HBR M-Prize is called the The Beyond Bureaucracy Challenge. I have lodged a entry The Management 3.0 “Central Brain” platform enables integrated Digital Ecosystems spanning organisations, industry, national and global endeavours.…
This is my second application in the M-Prize competition. The first was for Equity Market 3.0. My Economic Development 4.0 M-Prize application can be reviewed here.
In the first leg of the Harvard Business Review-McKinsey M-Prize for Management Innovation, we’re inviting management innovators from around the world, in every realm of endeavor to share the most progressive practices and disruptive ideas that illustrate how the governing principles and tools of the Web can make our organizations more adaptable, innovative, inspiring, and accountable.…
TED is an inspiration. The journey of an entrepreneur is lonely and TED has provided inspiration, energy and a feeling that I was not alone. I have derived much from the TED community and I would like to share four ideas with the TED community – Equity Market 3.0, Economic Development 4.0, the Critical Path and UNITED (International Governance 4.0) (to deliver “Ideas worth creating”).…
According to Wikipedia, Enterprise Requirements Planning (ERP) software is “intended to manage all information of functions within a company or business”. “Examples of modules in an ERP which formerly would have been stand-alone applications include: Product lifecycle management, Supply chain management (e.g.…
A few days ago, the open source browser project Opera released the version 10 of its web browser. This version, called Opera Unite, introduces a major new function that will probably be incorporated into all browsers. Opera Unite extends the browser that reads web pages from the internet, with a web server that publishes information to the web. In short, it facilitates direct peer to peer (or browser to browser) communication between browsers in real-time. Google Wave and Opera Unite facilitate peer to peer in Web 3.0. They do it in different ways. Google Wave appears to have a a superior value proposition, but ultimately it will depend on how, and how many, third party applications are integrated into each platform.
Email was created 40 years ago and provides specific means for people to communicate. It mimics the conventional postal service. Wave is Google's attempt at how we should communicate given technology today. It provides a new means and a new workflow to communicate. Google Wave may be a masterful strategic move by Google that integrates a range of their online technologies and triggers a paradigm shift. The impact of Google Wave is revolutionary. It could render desktop office productivity software obsolete as workflow and content is managed online. It could also render existing open source and commercial email servers obsolete. Corporates will bypass much of the Web 2.0 point applications and implement Google Wave for an immediate productivity improvement.
This article discusses how to create a virtual web server on the Amazon cloud and install/configure SugarCRM in less than an hour. It should actually take 30 minutes if you already have an Amazon account and Elasticfox installed. This is intended as a hackers technical general guide, rather than something a novice could do.
I chose to implement SugarCRM and use it to manage contacts, segment the customer base, and conduct campaigns. This provided a platform to restructure the marketing function of the business to be less reliant on redundant Web 1.0 distribution and more Web 2.0 (participation) and Web 3.0 (contribution).
Rightscale and Amazon Web Services now offers essential features not previously available - automatic scaling , Manager for MySQL and Persistent Storage. The Amazon Web Services platform empowered the entrepreneur, but advanced technical skills were still required to solve storage and scalability issues to create a truly scalable application. These latest developments are critical building blocks of transformative online networks and bring the power direct to the entrepreneur. This power is available by using the Rightscale dashboard/service. They charge USD2,500 to setup your server and USD500 per month to use the dashboard. This is a fraction of the cost of a comparable web hosting configuration five years ago, assuming a comparable web hosting configuration could be built. Competitive advantage can no longer be derived from the prohibitive cost of web hosting or ability to scale a web application. Unlimited storage and global scalability is now available to the entrepreneur (that is a hacker).
The next phase of economic development will be driven by the freedom of information and innovation generated by enthusiastic open source communities. Microsoft is asserting its patent portfolio is being violated by open source community software. It seems determined to strike at the heart that may drive the next phase of economic development. That heart is information freedom and enthusiasm of open source communities.
We empower government with the responsibility of providing the framework to promote economic development. Proprietary ownership of knowledge is no longer necessary to encourage innovation, but it still form a key part of our economic system. Open source communities are being unleashed on a global stage. Our community has a choice - enforcement of the current system of private ownership of knowledge, or allow information to be free to make humanity wealthier. Microsoft probably can't kill humanity's opportunity to become wealthier, but the broader battle may. The key threat to open source and online networks is the government regulatory response to the battle between community knowledge and intellectual property.
Online networks which embody every facet of industrial, social and politcal aspects of our modern society are inevitable. They simply offer a superior way to interact and transact. The transition to a global community based around online networks will take six months, sixteen years or fifty years. The timeframe will depend upon the outcome of three epic battles. The battles are economic development vs geostrategy, community knowledge vs intellectual property, and online networks vs closed systems. Online industrial, political and social networks which are involved in these battles could be delayed for decades.
What if we did have cars that cost $25 and got 1,000 miles to the gallon? What if the Moore law rates of innovation and improvement could be applied to the world's problems. What if Moore's law rates of improvement applied to aircraft engines, car engines, carbon dioxide emissions, industrial pollution, cures for disease, energy and minerals usage, education and leadership. Our world is evolving. Advances in technology present new ways to organise. Online networks are likely to be a step forwards. An expansion of intellectual property laws is likely to be a step backwards. If there was a new way to deliver greater rates of innovation, we have a compelling need to solve specific global problems. We need to question that our underlying assumptions of how to organise.
Typo3 is a content management system. It was named as one of the top 100 companies and projects in the digital content management industry. It is rapidly developing new features and will improve its standing.
The objectives of open source will change over time. As open source evolves and proves its capability, it will move beyond technology, beyond specific industries, to all other aspects of our society. This has been suggested in the past. However, existing organisations are not sufficiently motivated to apply advances in technology to promote development. Business, social and political entrepreneurs that establish online networks are likely to be the primary force for change.
This article outlines the first four stages of the development of online networks and the .Net boom. The objective of the online network in each stage is identified.
Paul Webber released Linux Media Center edition on on 17th March 2007. It was the culmination of five months work by two individuals full-time. He leveraged the Ubuntu Linux distribution and plutohome.com open source projects to deliver a "free" Linux Media Centre. It may be better than Microsoft's media centre. I expect a quality community will join this project and fix any issues quickly.
It demonstrates the power of one individual to make a significant contribution to the world by leveraging free and open source software. It also extends Ubuntu to deliver a "Media Centre edition" for a specific target segment. The Linux community is moving from tools to solutions for different customer segments.
My definition of the word hacker has evolved. From programmers cracking computer security (called crackers) to my modest efforts to improve my golf and, now, to skilled people contributing to online networks that reflect their passions and interests. A hacker has the tenacity and persistence to solve problems, often for the sake of solving it. They have the vision of architects, the skills of engineers and empathy of a mother with her upset child. They make significant sacrifices in pursuit of their goal. They navigate around, or though, barriers in their path. They do not rest (if inspired) until the problem is solved, or the challenge is overcome. If only my golf, could be described in these terms.
Online networks will be an essential tool of hackers. The will capture and focus the unique contribution of other hackers. Collective talent, energy and innovation will reshape industrial, social and political frameworks over the next decade.
The two leading Linux distributions, Ubuntu and Opensuse, install a Linux desktop in quickly and easily. They also come preinstalled with the KDE collaboration wizard. This will connect Evolution (the equivalent of Microsoft Outlook) to four open source groupware applications quickly. Those four applications are egroupware, Kolab, Suse Linux Openexchange (SLOX) and Novell Groupwise. Imagine a world where one individual could install a complete desktop, configure a groupware server and integrate the two in a few hours. The social and commercial ramifications would be exponential.
I decided that I would also use Ubuntu for 30 days. If I was committed then I would be forced to solve problems preventing me from switching. I will then come back and write about my experiences. I have suspended my efforts to migrate my work computer to Kubuntu. The promises of the next release make it more productive to wait until the 19th April 2007. A migration assistant will be made available with the next version of Kubuntu on 19th April 2007. Rather than needing to commit to 30 days to get everything working, I am hoping I can spend three days - installing Kubuntu, running the migration wizard and laying out my desktop (with everything working). Back to some real work ...
The potential of open source software, open source principles and collective innovation is significant. They could change the world. They should, at the very least, change information intensive industries. These assertions are largely an intellectual argument. The thoughts of an individual. The compelling value of open source and collective innovation as a solution needs to be demonstrated.
Open Source software is a viable alternative for nearly every application - business and personal. There is, however, a strong view that the installed base of the proprietary software industry is not likely to shift significantly to free software. The reasoning seems to be the inertia the industry and staying with something familiar. There is, apparently, not a significant reason to shift. I provided an overview of some of the potential reasons in Linux or windows: a decision based on cost, security, convenience, stability, innovation or religion? Or am I just stuck with Windows?. I will offer another. The opportunity to double your retirement by allocating the money you would have spent on proprietary software to your retirement. The cost savings are numerically significant, but the present value of the cost savings is roughly equal to the average retirement savings of a US citizen - about US$60,000. The debate over Linux versus Windows is a luxury for a minority. The majority need to adopt free software to contribute to their retirement.
The WRT54G is a router which costs approximately USD50. It has a large installed base of users. With custom software it can have the functionality of more expensive routers. The combination of open source software, the large installed base of WRT54G users and cheap hardware has also faciltated the creation of the largest global wi-fi network encompassing 80,000 within twelve months. This article will highlight the practical applications of using the WRT54G to empower the home. It will also highlight one opportunity to change the world by leveraging user generated infrastructure that is being pursued by FON. FON has created the largest wifi community on the world encompassing 80,000 users in less than 12 months.
Over many years, I have developed a simple Microsoft Excel template to support a transaction process. Transaction types included a merger or aquisition, IPO’s or private equity capital raising. This template is a starting point and needs to be customised to meet the unique requirements of each company and the specific transaction being pursued.…
The global economy is 70% services based. Broadband penetration is growing. The opportunities for open source technology to change the status quo are staggering. LAMP is the technology which underpins most of the major web sites in the world today. It will be a key tool for the social and commercial entrepreneurs of tomorrow and underpin the the .NET boom.