Monthly Archives: November 2010

CrisisCommons Is Putting Macrowikinomics Into Action

Guest author Brian Chick, a CrisisCamp volunteer and technology consultant, says mass collaboration is changing crisis response everywhere.   Read more

New Realities And New Risks

I’m enjoying participating in the meeting of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils in Dubai.  It goes without saying that the world is a very volatile place and this is a great time of …   Read more

Kickstarting Global Entrepreneurship

November 15-21 was Global Entrepreneurship Week and rightly so. Entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of a dynamic economy and society and the key to solving some of the world’s toughest challenges. Indeed as the global economy …   Read more

Put Patients In Charge Of Their Health

The New York Times reported earlier this week that Britain’s largest software maker, Autonomy, is releasing a new software package to help doctors make diagnoses.  The software is called Autonomy Auminence.  It culls data from …   Read more

Beyond Superman To A New Model Of Education

The film Waiting for Superman has sparked heated discussion about the failures of the U.S. public school system, and more broadly with public education everywhere.  The movie argues that teachers are at the center of the problem and that the solution is charter schools. Do not be deceived.   Read more

The Newspaper’s Not Dead, It’s Just Moved To Twitter

If you’re a Twitter user, perhaps you’ve already heard of If not, I recommend checking it out and creating your own custom “newspaper” based on links shared by your Twitter network. The tool suggests …   Read more

ClimateSpark – A New Venture Capital Contest

Mark Twain famously said about the weather that “Everyone’s talking about it but no one’s doing anything about it.” Now that’s changing.  Thanks to Web 2.0, the entire world is beginning to collaborate-for the first …   Read more