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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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Ecosystem / New Work / Tech

The Future is a Roundabout

By Jim Gibson on January 12, 2016

The Future Roundabout by kevin dooley, on Flickr I have always loved roundabouts – traffic circles – or whatever name you give to those delightful road configurations that move traffic in most parts of the…

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New Work

On Reading and Writing.

By Jim Gibson on December 18, 2015

Humble readers and followers: One of the great joys of clearing  space in my work world to begin researching and – if all the universe lines up – writing a book is the self-permission to…

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Tech

The Era of Getting S–T Done!

By Jim Gibson on September 23, 2015

I have been involved with technology for exactly 30 years this fall. My first job was a “Micro-computer Analyst” with Ultramar – a UK based Oil & Gas company.  I had the fortune to catch…

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New Work

It starts with listening …

By Jim Gibson on September 22, 2015

Listening: Some say that disruptive innovation is really about being able to manage the unknown / unknowns; creating new value by anticipating the future. Think about it:  Managing what we don’t know we don’t know.  That’s…