Thursday, April 27, 2006

MagicTaxi � log in

its happening
MagicTaxi � log in
Social entrepreneurs and social computing - they're doing the knowledge!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Pandora - Find New Music, Listen to Custom Internet Radio Stations

Now this is real cool
Pandora - Find New Music, Listen to Custom Internet Radio Stations

The Gaia Hypothesis - Lovelock and others were right all those years ago!

The Gaia Hypothesis: "The ancient Greeks called their Earth goddess Ge or Gaia. Gaia embodies the idea of a Mother Earth, the source of the living and non-living entities that make up the Earth. Like Kali, Gaia was gentle, feminine and nurturing, but also ruthlessly cruel to any who crossed her. Note that the prefix 'ge' in the words geology and geography is taken from the Greek root for Earth.
James Lovelock has taken the idea of Mother Earth one step further and given it a modern scientific twist. (Are our modern Mother Earth 'hypotheses' any more refined than ancient Mother Earth myths?). Lovelock defines Gaia 'as a complex entity involving the Earth's biosphere, atmosphere, oceans, and soil; the totality constituting a feedback or cybernetic system which seeks an optimal physical and chemical environment for life on this planet.' Through Gaia, the Earth sustains a kind of homeostasis, the maintenance of relatively constant conditions.
The truly startling component of the Gaia hypothesis is the idea that the Earth is a single living entity. This idea is certainly not new. James Hutton (1726-1797), the father of geology, once described the Earth as a kind of superorganism. And right before Lovelock, Lewis Thomas, a medical doctor and skilled writer, penned these words in his famous collection of essays, The Lives of a Cell:
Viewed from the distance of the moon, the astonishing thing about the earth, catching the breath, is that it is alive. The photographs show the dry, pounded surface of the moon in the foreground, dry as an old bone. Aloft, floating free beneath the moist, gleaming, membrane of bright blue sky, is the rising earth, the only exuberant thing in this part of the cosmos. If you could look long enough, you would see the swirling of the great drifts of white cloud, covering and uncovering the half-hidden masses of"

Well the Tipping point is arriving:

Tim Flannery and his writings deserve a lot of credit for that:

If your interested you might want to check out the CSR and Sustainability links I posted last month under "sustainable advantage".

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Wag it before it wags you - The Long Tail

The Long Tail from his original article in 2004

for me this tied with web2.0 thinking and the tipping point of sustainability spells out the big picture that will keep me busy for the next decade. tools and techniques that wag the tail of "supply and demand" thats accelerated focused business.

See references to all of these in previous drops to my blog along with


The Best Web 2.0 Software of 2005 (

This is a stunning resource for anyone who wants to know more about where the web is going next with web2.0
The Best Web 2.0 Software of 2005 (

It took me to Dions blog which goes even further if like me you have an interest in SOA and im not technical, i just need to track and exploit at the business level what this means next for business of all shapes and sizes.
The fact that i got to this sort of content above proved hugely valuable to my business and community interest.

my thanks to

PS read further below in my blog of the last year or more for snippets on web2.0 and my earlier comments on wiki's and tags re:!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Business Brief: Intangibles and CSR.

You may not want to dig into this if your heads down on operational stuff, b ut if you have the time to look further ahead this one is a good read!
This shareholder perspective obscures the critical role of intangibles. It diverts attention from the fact that both the efficiency and the quantity of production depend increasingly on organizational variables—the specific ways in which human beings and technology are brought together to yield products and services. The traditional concept of capital makes it difficult to grasp that human beings and their networks of interrelations are, in fact, society’s principal means of wealth creation.
This observation is essentially the same observation that Adam Smith made over two centuries ago when he described labor as the ultimate source of wealth creation among nations. CSR practice strengthens and is strengthened by this recognition."

Thursday, April 13, 2006



Idea's into action - another very useful resource to help you get started!!

Things like this within the site might help:

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

shewee hygienic method of urinating while standing up!

Great entrepreneurship story! Read and Buy!
shewee hygienic method of urinating while standing up Urine funnel for Ladies SheWee she wee
I had the privilege to meet Samantha Fountain last night at the NCGE event where i presented and where Im mentoring with some great young entrepreneurs. This invention is a revolutionary device. Good on her,Ive ordered a few online for my wife and female friends who are going to reading festival with me this year, which will be much better than sitting on the toilets you get at such events :-)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

YouTube - guitar

YouTube - guitar

Tell me the world isnt changing. Access and accessability in every direction is a true opportunity for talent. Adam Smith would have called this an progressive approach to the perfect market!

The next wave of technology advancement with the human spirit will be a wonder, just as the last 10yrs have been. I remember my first glimpse at web in 1994, boy has it changed but boy was it a wake up call!