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A Referendum on Vision

By Jim Gibson on September 30, 2018

I have been listening to the discussion on the Calgary 2026 Olympic bid for the past few months with some concern. As someone who has participated in the grassroots discussion on the future of our…

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Ecosystem / New Work / Tech

Trust & The New Social Contract

By Jim Gibson on March 25, 2018

As we look into the deep challenges of the day including inequalities of wealth and opportunity distribution caused by technology, and the disappearance of trust with all institutions – we can be easily overwhelmed.

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Ecosystem / Tech

Hey America…

By Jim Gibson on March 24, 2017

… just wanted to let you in on a conversation I had this morning. It was with a very successful, Cambridge University educated Asian gentleman whom I will call Shahal. We met virtually through a…

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New Work / Personal

A New Social Contract

By Jim Gibson on December 9, 2016

A funny thing happened on the way to 2017. 2016. Clearly, 2016 is in the pole position for the worst year ever.  From dying legends to dying democracies to the rise of fear-based populism and…

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Strategy / Tech

Better Purpose

By Jim Gibson on November 15, 2016

Purpose. It is a simple, bold and powerful word. It directs us, anchors us and provides a North Star when the world turns unfamiliar. For our clients, it says everything their customers and employees need to…

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New Work / Personal / Tech


By Jim Gibson on June 28, 2016

Welcome to my new company, website and forthcoming book, The Tip of the Spear.  It has been a very exciting journey.  Thank you to my pal Stephen King for his great work in making all…

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New Work / Strategy / Tech

Tip of the Spear: Part 3

By Jim Gibson on June 9, 2016

Part 3: Action & Answers I have spent much of the past year meeting and talking with people about their thoughts, fears, ideas and reactions to the technological changes happening around us. Between slugs of…

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New Work / Strategy / Tech

Tip of the Spear: Part 1

By Jim Gibson on March 21, 2016

“The future has arrived — it’s just not evenly distributed yet.”  William Gibson, 1992 Two questions: What do Donald Trump and Ray Kurzweil have in common; and who the heck is Ray Kurzweil? Donald Trump? …

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New Work / Strategy / Tech

The Future of {Re}search

By Jim Gibson on February 23, 2016

As many of my colleagues and followers know, I have been given the brilliant opportunity through my book research to work with a company called Quid and their extraordinary semantic search tool.  This post is…

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Strategy / Tech

Strategy is Hard. Tactics are {Easier}

By Jim Gibson on February 15, 2016

Innovation and change comes primarily from the intersection of existing and new disciplines. What makes today’s reality challenging – business, economic, political and social – is that most of these combinations were not possible even…

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New Work / Strategy

The Rhythm of Innovation

By Jim Gibson on May 30, 2016

When thinking about Innovation, I have been wondering if there is a new way to think about the “process” as companies and individuals embrace the idea that innovation is much more about execution than simply…