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Monthly Archives: September 2012
The Fourth Revolution is the era of the exponential – whereas the Industrial Age was the era of linearity. And that changes everything in the way we live our life: the complexity of the products we use every day increases … Continue reading
If you are a e-book reader you might have noticed that you can type in your notes and share your text highlights with other readers, the world… and the publisher. Publishing a book is not any more a one-way broadcast. … Continue reading
As I was travelling in France a few weeks ago I was repeatedly struck by how Old Industrial Age cliches die hard – and in particular in ‘developed’ countries. Trade unions claim that the country should be re-industrialized (poster on … Continue reading
“Weird (not normal) means that you’ve made a choice, that you’ve stood up for what you believe in and done what you want” – Seth Godin in ‘We are all weird‘ Seth clearly means that if today you want to … Continue reading
“Others inspire us, information feeds us, practice improves our performance, but we need quiet time to figure things out, to emerge with new discoveries, to unearth original answers” – Dr Ester Buchholz (from Garr Reynolds’s ‘Presentation Zen‘ (a great recommended … Continue reading
Have you read the ‘The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses‘ by Eric Ries? I must say I was a bit reluctant at first because it seemed to be a very trendy flashy … Continue reading
I had the opportunity to do a public presentation about large, complex projects last week in Kuala Lumpur. There are no video recordings available but here are at least the slides. Large Complex Projects (PMI-MY presentation Sept 2012) from ProjectValueDelivery … Continue reading
Crowdfunding is very trendy. It is about financing startups with many people contributing a little bit of money each (it also works very well in other endeavors like political campaign financing and art financing). We’ve already touched on crowdfunding in … Continue reading
As an entrepreneur with a vision, a very clear trap is to develop an idea of the business without asking the ultimate stakeholder: the client. It is so easy to fall into this well-known trap of not listening enough to … Continue reading
Digital manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing (see our April 2011 post on 3D printing), is a technology that is evolving into an industrial production technology. It now allows to produce objects that are far more evolved and cheaper that … Continue reading
In a previous post on the “visual demonstration of the revolution in manufacturing” we showed how 3D printing can create incredibly complex and clever objects. Be seated for that one: 3D printing of human organs using cells – or how … Continue reading
Are you coming and did you register for my speech on “How to Master Large, Complex Projects: a Different Ball Game“? – next Tuesday evening, Bukit Kiara Club in KL, 6:30pm. I’ll expect you there!