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Innovation, Complexity and Social Business – Part 1

Business Model Innovation as Wicked Problem This post is the first of a two-parts article on innovation and social business co-written with Ralph-Christian Ohr (@ralph_ohr) and cross-posted from collaborativeinnovation.org. We live in an age where emergent technologies continue to have … Continue reading

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From Knowledge Stocks to Knowledge Flows: the Journey Just Begins

“Increasingly, strategic advantage for corporate institutions will hinge on privileged positions in relevant concentrations of high-value knowledge flows and the adoption of practices required to participate in and profit from these knowledge flows”. By these words, John Hagel, John Seely … Continue reading

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Musings on Social Flows and Business Cliffs

This might look like a holiday postcard, and it in some way is. Summer always offers a great opportunity to switch off, step back and think a bit more critically. One has to admit that while our consumption’s habits are … Continue reading

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Social Business isn’t About Companies, It is About Cities

In The Social Psychology of Organizing, Karl Weick exposed the theory of enactment, stating that organizations were fundamentally an abstraction of the reality, essentially brought to life through management’s narrative. In that sense, changing the way we work requires much … Continue reading

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Lost in Territories – Why Consulting Needs to Be Reinvented

Since the dawn of mankind, human beings have structured their social identity from their affiliation to one or more territories. This belonging, whether geographic, social or symbolic, has allowed the birth and growth of collective structures with tangible, concrete boundaries, … Continue reading

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