system two

system two
start-up thinking in the enterprise

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Great companies...

Are either small or dictatorships.

They are therefore, by definition, temporary affairs....

Apple's share price will halve in the next 2 years.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

I've been obsessed with Sherlock Holmes for years....



(although its probably not something one should admit) - I love the Guy Richie films....

One of my favourite Sherlock quotes "It is of the highest importance in the art of detection to be able to recognize out of a number of facts which are incidental and which vital. Otherwise your energy and attention must be dissipated instead of being concentrated." There is much the world of brand and technology can learn from a data driven approach combined with a healthy dose of humanity,  intuition and joie de vie... 

Friday, 9 December 2011

Interesting post - a "moral" lens on social business


Thriving in the Collaborative Economy from Nick Jankel & wecreate on Vimeo.

As part of a larger group, Nick and I went to African together in the early 1990s. Probably fair to say we were all, profoundly changed by the experience - and I'm not sure some of the learning from that year isn't in this talk...

A very erudite, succinct and persuasive "take" on social business...

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Do we really need our friends to help us discover things?

So much social network activity appears to be a desperate curation towards a more palatable version of an existence. Is Facebook's proposition of discovering things through your friends really so convincing?

Don't we have a biological need to go beyond our own borders?

We don't buy airbrushed existences offline - not sure we ever will on.