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The Age of Ideology

We are living in a sad world. An hyperlinked world. A networked world. In theory, this should mean unlimited, universal and unrestricted access to information. In our societies, this should mean the rise of enlightened democracies, powered by collective intelligence, … Continue reading

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Design Thinking, or Design Faking?

Design thinking is all over the place. Every large organization claims to use it in a way or another to spur innovation, and every place dedicated to hold seminars comes fully loaded with white boards and sticky notes. A quick … Continue reading

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Organizations and the Asperger Syndrome

Our organizations are in bad shape, this is no more a secret. No day passes without this statement being discussed, dissected, both by its causes and its effects, nor without someone stigmatizing the hierarchical and bureaucratic practices of many—too many—businesses, … Continue reading

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My Social Business Predictions for 2003 (not a typo) – Part 2

Most of today’s organizations are powerful productive machines, which were founded and grew up during an era where mass production was the norm, and planning was the course of action. This era is over for good, and social business, or … Continue reading

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Innovation, Complexity and Social Business – Part 2

Reconciling Organizational Improvement and Reinvention Through Social Business Design This post is the second of a two-parts article on innovation and social business co-written with Ralph-Christian Ohr (@ralph_ohr). A striking change of focus in the social business arena occurred during … Continue reading

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