TedGlobal Talk: Banking on Openness

As you might have noticed, I took the summer off. Well, not quite off.  More like away.  I went to Scotland, and gave a talk at TEDGlobal on the topic

Anyone Can, and This One Does

Jack Andraka a 15-year-old student from Maryland, came up with a paper sensor that detects pancreatic cancer 168 times faster than current tests. It’s also 90% accurate, 400 times more

5 Must-Read Week(day) Reading

Because I am a bit heads-down working on my 2nd book title (for Harvard Press, out in the fall), I have only a few words of my own to spare.

Just How Powerful Are You?

When you write online, no one checks to see if you have a journalism degree before they start to read. If you experience an earthquake and want to report on

Resilient Organizations & Open Networks

In Philip Auserwald’s recent book, The Coming Prosperity, he mentioned that open networks beat closed networks and larger networks beat smaller networks. As regular readers know, I’ve been talking about

What defines scale?

In the past 100 years, we needed institutions to create scale. Firms provided us with a more efficient way to create value by lowering collaboration costs and increasing the access

The Elastic Enterprise

I was recently connected to Haydn Shaughnessy, the Forbes columnist and E2.0 expert, who just wrote a book, called the Elastic Enterprise. In it, he mentioned that one of the

What Replaces Marketing

During the last few months, I’ve been teaching and advising some students over at Stanford University on Entrepreneurial marketing (in a class taught by Chuck Eesley). My key thesis is

Stop Talking About Social and Do It

“Leadership” has changed when a decentralized group of people can take down a government. “The Value Chain” has changed when the customer is no longer just the “buyer” but also