Sensorica: Self Managed Open Network Innovation

23-06-2017 – Filed under open innovationcollaboration

Back at the Peer Value conference last year I had the chance to hear a presentation by Tiberius Brastaviceanu from Sensorica that was really impressive. Open innovation is my passion and I work with my clients finding great ideas around our WeThinq platform. I believe open innovation is often seen…

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PostGrowth: Founding an organization remotely via Skype chat

15-11-2016 – Filed under open innovationcollaborationdigital social innovation

Christian Kreutz: I’m here at the Peer Value Conference with Donnie Maclurcan? I pronounced it right. That’s very nice. I was very intrigued about the work you’re saying you’re doing. Tell me a bit about what you’re doing? Donnie Maclurcan: Six years ago, with 10 individuals, we co-founded a global…

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A shift in information sharing: Faster, more intensive and direct

18-12-2009 – Filed under communicationknowledge-managementcollaborationsharingsocial-networktwitter

Something has changed. Information sharing isn’t what it used to be. We are in a middle of a network transformation as information sharing becomes faster, more intensive and more interconnected. In terms of collaboration and innovation, it is exciting, but in terms of speed, we might reach our limits. Twitter…

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Social networks for a good cause – growth, culture and impact

20-07-2009 – Filed under activismcausecollaborationdevelopment-2.0social-changesocial-networkweb2fordev

Imagine if people were using social network sites such as Facebook not only for leisure, but to contribute to a good cause.  If engagement would go beyond Slacktivism to be part of a cause, and millions of people were contributing to a common for worldwide development work. Why doesn’t it…

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Google Wave: Real-time trouble and the persistent belief in tools

17-06-2009 – Filed under knowledge-managementbandwidthcollaborationinformation-managementproductivity

Google presents a new tool and a new hype is born. This time it is about online collaboration and promises nothing less than the end of email. Although the tool has clearly some great innovations, I cannot share the great enthusiasm and again the belief that a tool can change…

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From A-Z to Organization2.0: F - Flexible staff and members

20-02-2009 – Filed under knowledge-managementcollaborationfuturenetworknonprofitorganizationproject-managementstakeholderwork

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Will organizations and companies still be running in the future by 9-5 working schemes? Can the members’ or stakeholders’ relationship still be organized in…

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Mobile phones for development = grassroots innovations

20-07-2008 – Filed under ICT4Dcollaborationconnectivitygrassrootskm4devmobileopen-sourcetwitter

Recently, there seems to be a hype around mobile phones in developing countries. It is great to see the investments being made in mobile technology and communication. At the KM4DEV unconference Pete Cranston, Luca Servo  and I organized a little session around the potential of mobile phones for knowledge sharing….

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Collaboration for change: Reflections on the Social Innovation Camp

16-04-2008 – Filed under activismcommunicationICT4Dcollaborationcreativitynonprofitsicamp08social-entrepreneursocial-networksocial-innovation

A bit late I write my feedback from the Social Innovation Camp (sicamp08), which luckily had the chance to join. I first heard about it from Dan McQuillan, who is one of the initiators and also has a great blog. It was a fascinating weekend with a real kind of…

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Spoil the user? Why are not always the WYSIWYG Editors the right way?

11-04-2008 – Filed under knowledge-managementcollaborationconferenceparticipationrepublicawiki

Last week, I was at the re-publica.de conference. Often, the most interesting aspect of conferences are the side talks with other visitors. And this one was not the exception. I had a great chat with Martin Koser, an enterprise2.0 expert (with excellent bookmarks) and Andreas Gohr, the head developer of…

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NGO2.0 -- the end of the organization? (1)

19-03-2008 – Filed under activismcivil-societycollaborationnetworkorganizationparticipation

Michael Gilbert wrote an article called “The End of the Organization?” in which he wonders how civil society organizations, such as NGOs, can continue working the way they do? Whether the organization as we know it survives or not, it is by studying the changing patterns of communication that we…

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When is the collaborative mobile web coming?

12-02-2008 – Filed under ICT4Dcollaborationlearningmobilersssocial-network

In Phnom Penh, as everywhere else, the mobile phone is a must have accessory for the youth, and when they get together, they enjoy bluetoothing; or so Thomas Wanhoff told me during my stay in Cambodia. This basically means that they share ringtones, images, videos and games through their mobile phones. The other…

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Web2.0 and development studies

04-02-2008 – Filed under ICT4Dcollaborationopennessweb2fordev

In my last post I argued that the collaborative web has its implications for development aid. And yesterday I read an interesting article by Mark Thompson from the University of Cambridge titled “ICT and development studies: towards development2.0.” The article is an attempt to highlight the potentials of the web…

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Not English, but a multilingual social web is the key for collaboration

17-12-2007 – Filed under communicationcollaborationcultureenvironmentlanguagesocial-networkweb2fordev

**The social web is quite separated in different language domains. English is a key language to bridge different cultures, but it can also be a dead end. Worldwide collaboration can only work in a multilingual network. ** English is one of the major languages on the net, whether it is…

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The private vs. the organizational approach to web2.0

13-12-2007 – Filed under knowledge-managementcollaborationculture

I have already written about 10 challenges for web2.0 in an organization, but this time I would like to highlight two decisive factors: Culture and a new paradigm of knowledge sharing. Furthermore, this post elaborates the differences between web2.0 in private life vs. in an organizational setting. Culture is a…

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Open Source Life?

12-11-2007 – Filed under ICT4Dafricacollaborationopen-sourceparticipation

As Japan is losing interest in the personal computer, Google announces recently the Android alliance to bring free and open source software to mobile phones. The revolutionary part of this is that proprietary software might be mostly for the personal computer; it will not longer be anymore for the mobile….

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web2fordev conference impressions (2)

30-09-2007 – Filed under ICT4Dcollaborationconferenceculturefeednetworkopennessrssweb2fordevwiki

Complexity Another key lesson was the big question of ‘how to best combine all these web2.0 tools to obtain better results.’ Everybody is still experimenting –this might be what web2.0 is all about. Nevertheless, I understood the importance of taking a holistic approach and use a combination of blogs according…

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Open public relation - a contradiction?

23-08-2007 – Filed under communicationknowledge-managementcollaborationpublic-relationwiki

The authors of the book wikinomics left the last chapter open to be written by the interested community. This experiment worked very good and proved the authors main thesis: we are entering the era of mass collaboration. With great results, their experiment got extended. Now various authors write together on…

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Good practice: Group blogging in an organization

20-07-2007 – Filed under knowledge-managementbloggingcollaborationorganizational-learningsharing

For the “I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate“  blog, I wrote a post about internal organizational blogging, as an example of how web2.0 can be used to change communications and enhance knowledge sharing. Behind “e-collaborate”, there is a great community of pratice to exchange experiences for online knowledge sharing and collaboration….

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How can Web2.0 contribute to development?

08-06-2007 – Filed under ICT4Dcollaborationsharingsocial-networkweb2fordev

I am part of the organization team for the web2fordev conference in Rome, this coming September, and therefore I am excited to anounce our new blog here too. Dear friends, colleagues, bloggers and readers, Here are a few questions for you. How can Web2.0 contribute to development? What are your…

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Wikinomics: Being open, peering, sharing and acting globally

23-05-2007 – Filed under booksbusinesscollaborationsciencewiki

Recently I finished reading the book Wikinomics. I wondered whether it is just another buzzword or if it contributes to the discussion of how the Internet changes our world. In any case the authors left some answers open to be written by the readers themselves. After reading the introduction I…

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Unconference - an online learning approach in real world

17-05-2007 – Filed under knowledge-managementcollaborationlearningsocial-networkunconferencewiki

Unconferences are spreading around the world and it proves that Internet communication behaviour, knowledge sharing approaches, and the open source philosophy transcend into real world. But what is unconference? Basically it is a get together of people who would like to exchange certain themes. Interested persons can join the two…

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