Monthly Archives: January 2011

Edge World Question Center Response: Designing Your Mind

What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit? Given recent research about brain plasticity and the dangers of cognitive load, the most powerful tool in our cognitive arsenal may well be design. Specifically, we can …   Read more

Major Trends And Developments For The Coming Year

Thanks largely to the Internet, long-standing monopolies and power imbalances are being challenged as more people from more regions of the world connect, collaborate, and compete on the global stage. Young digital natives everywhere are …   Read more

The Macrowikinomics File: Social Media’s Unexpected Threat

Every business needs to listen to Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian and design privacy principles and practices into their operations. An excellent candidate for such a process would be Facebook, because there’s no doubt its …   Read more

Social Media’s Unexpected Threat

Every business needs to listen to Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian and design privacy principles and practices into their operations. An excellent candidate for such a process would be Facebook, because there’s no doubt its …   Read more

A Great Economist Reaches His 100th Birthday

Nobel prize-winning economist Ronald Coase has just celebrated his 100th birthday. Coase is a brilliant thinker and his insights were enormously influential on me and many of my colleagues.  His 1991 Nobel was “for his …   Read more