Good Conversation = Brain Synchronization

From Brandon Keim at Wired: When two people experience a deep connection, they’re informally described as being on the same wavelength. There may be neurological truth to that. Brain scans of a speaker and listener showed their neural activity synchronizing during storytelling. The stronger their reported connection, the closer the coupling. The experiment was the […]

We Are What We Choose

"My grandfather looked at me, and after a bit of silence, he gently and calmly said, "Jeff, one day you'll understand that it's harder to be kind than clever." What I want to talk to you about today is the difference between gifts and choices. Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. Gifts are […]

The Shirky Principle

Kevin Kelly comments on this recent quote by Clay Shirky that he dubs the Shirky Principle: "Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution." From Clay Shirky's blog post on "The Collapse of Complex Business Models": "When ecosystems change and inflexible institutions collapse, their members disperse, abandoning old beliefs, trying […]

Trust Extends From Our Social Core

Who do you trust online?  Mathew Ingram from GigaOm summarizes a conversation with Craig Newmark and what he thinks is the next big problem the web has to solve. "And what is that? The question of who to trust online, according to Newmark. To solve it, he believes that what the web needs is a “distributed […]

Recorded Future looks Promising

I continue to believe that the future state of enterprise apps is: 1. Delivered by Hybrid Cloud models integrating private + public virtualized resources 2. User data driven with a focus on user experience  3. Social enabling of user transactions, conversations and relationships 4. Device agnostic applications running across devices, web and premise platforms 5. […]

Communicating with the Core of your Social Network

  How do you communicate and stay connected with your most important and valuable family members, friends and colleagues? In many ways, you could call this group of people at the center of your life, the core of your social network. I created a quick survey on the topic and hope you'll take a few […]

Recognizing Winners vs. Losers

" When you see something that's taking advantage of new technology to give people something they want that they couldn't have before, you're probably looking at a winner. And when you see something that's merely reacting to new technology in an attempt to preserve some existing source of revenue, you're probably looking at a loser." Paul […]