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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.

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

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Computing Clouds and Rusty Linings

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Zuckerman and the death of deference

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Techno-addiction: the survey

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Welcome to the “Infranet”

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How do you hello this Christmas?

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Kate Postmodern

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Time for Privacy Protection Ratings?

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Alternate Realities

Have followed the emergence of alternate reality games (ARG) since Dug first created one for James B...

Trusted places

I was browsing James Cherkoff's site earlier when I picked up a reference to Trusted Places a pee...

Bad, bad blogosphere.

I have long believed that the blogosphere can be a force for bad. The most dysfunctional, bullying ...

Outvoicing…finance with integrity

Despite the fact that Glasshouse works mostly in the CSR arena, we have no thought-through CSR appro...