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More evenly distributed?

I'm transitioning at the moment, from one dominant client - CropLife - to another - the Chartered Institute for IT. Th...

February 25, 2011

I’m transitioning at the moment, from one dominant client – CropLife – to another – the Chartered Institute for IT. This sort of change is (almost) always good, and (almost) always a source of new energy. It’s a chance to reflect on what else is changing in the world.

The future is already here, after all, but it’s just not evenly distributed.

My very strong view on the future, is that form of delivering stakeholder assurance – management consultants, ERP systems, standards bodies, and standards themselves will be replaced by a variety of new forms of DIY accountability. I’ll be focusing my future consulting efforts on helping organisations and industry to self-organise. To be more self-reliant. To replace narrow sustainability with a new collectivism of self-sufficiency and mutual self-help.

In the UK, Cameron’s Big Society is an exercise in shifting the public sector burden to the private and voluntary sectors. What this vision does not yet embrace, and must, is the renovation of the private sector itself as a mutualist undertaking. This is my ‘special project’.

As a first example, take a look at We are what we do. This is the future. It’s just #notevenlydistributed.

VRM Evolution – the role of social capital

The rather reductionistically-named discipline of VRM (Vendor Relationship Management) continues t...

WLTM Commerce. It’s the new socio-economic paradigm.

Funny things words.  All those years spent with Alan Mitchell, Iain Henderson, Graham Sadd, Peter M...