The Future of Advantage is Allocative and Creative

I really like Umair Haque's HBR post on The New Paradigm of Advantage because it provides a framework for thinking about the new sources of strategic advantage for a product, a business unit or a company.    From his post: "Over the last few months, I've discussed in depth the tectonic shifts rocking the macro and […]

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. […]

Avatars & Game Psychology Reshape Real Life & Behavior

Avatars ( and by extension our virtual identities) and Game mechanics (specifically game psychology) continue to intersect our lives and influence our real-world social, communication and collaboration behaviors at home and at work.      Here are two perspectives that illustrate the point.   First, Jesse Fox at Stanford finds that experiences with avatars, including personalized images […]

Solving Social Exhaust

"People seem utterly exhausted by the plethora of networks they manage and the number of people within those networks". David Armano's post "Less Networks, More Meaning" I agree with David and believe social / information / conversation overload is taking its toll on the value of social applications to many users.     While the […]

XMPP and One Social Web

An earlier post outlined key enablers for a people-centric, real-time web including: - Portable profiles means that instead of creating an account on each service you join, you can now host your identity in one place and bring your profile and friends with you to other sites as you surf the social web. Webfinger, OpenID, Portable Contacts, […]

Floating Identification

  "Getting rid of phone numbers means that we can just connect with someone by a unique ID. And that ID should be able to float on top of various networks, applications & services and protocols." Bijan Sabet, General Partner, Spark Capital (image: Floating Numbers)

Sixth Sense – Blending Digital + Real World Interactions

At a Nov 2009 Ted presentation, Pranav Mistry of the MIT Media Lab provided an update on the status of his Sixth Sense Project and his vision for integrating our interactions between the digital and real world. As you watch this, consider the possibilities of an open platform that changes how we experience and interact […]