I send out an extremely irregular email to keep people posted on what’s up in my world and the most prominent content I’m creating. I thought I might as well post it on my blog as well…
What’s happening in the living networks
This is a quite extraordinary year for me. It’s now been 15 months since I’ve sent out a ‘newsletter’, so this email is a bit of an update on what’s going on in my world, which makes it quite a long email…. The most important of all this is the birth of my daughter Phoebe on 7 June, packed into a time of great change and development in my work, writing and businesses.
I believe that 2009 is the turning of an epoch. Linear shifts are giving way to exponential change as we call into question existing structures. The key theme for me is divergence: there is a rapidly growing gap between those thriving and those struggling. These are very, very exciting times.
In this update I provide links to some of the more interesting content we have generated over the last period. The best way to keep up with what I’m doing and finding interesting are my Trends in the Living Networks blog or my Twitter updates.
In this update:
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This year is proving to be a turning point for me, as I create new businesses and scale our activities. This has enabled me to reframe my work as futurist and entrepreneur. I research, speak and write on the future of business, and build businesses stemming from the opportunities I see.
My intent is to spend up to two days a week on my keynote speaking and strategy advisory work, and the rest of the time building our companies, which include professional services and venture firm Advanced Human Technologies, future and strategy consulting group Future Exploration Network, leading events firm The Insight Exchange, and influence ratings start-up Repyoot.
In March we launched The Insight Exchange, which will be built to be a leading international events firm under the leadership of CEO Beth Etling, who brings a wealth of experience and fantastic energy to the role. The Insight Exchange has taken over the events previously run by Future Exploration Network, including Future of Media Summit, Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum, and Web 2.0 in Australia. It already has a full portfolio of new events, including the forthcoming Creating Value with Content and Future of Influence Summit 2009, which will be run simultaneously in Sydney and San Francisco on August 31/ September 1.
Enterprise 2.0 is a major focus this year. My new book Implementing Enterprise 2.0 has been doing extremely well. Four free chapters and full details are available from the website: www.implementingenterprise2.com.
We are also doing extensive consulting and strategy work for companies on implementing Web 2.0 and social media approaches to drive organizational performance.
My keynote speaking schedule has been very busy recently. See below for more details on:
– Abu Dhabi: Closing keynote on Profiting from Accelerating Change at MegaTrends conference (Opening keynote by Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman)
– San Francisco: TEDx on Future of the Enterprise
– Gold Coast: Opening Keynote on Embracing the Future
Forthcoming speeches include Dubai, Istanbul, and Kuala Lumpur.
Future of Influence Summit 2009 will be held simultaneously in Sydney and San Francisco on September 1/ August 31, produced by The Insight Exchange. This event has evolved out of the highly successful Future of Media Summit which we have run for the last three years.
Relaunch of Advanced Human Technologies
My original company Advanced Human Technologies has been repositioned to be the hub of our small group of companies. It provides consulting services on networks and high-value relationships, with currently a strong focus on implementing Enterprise 2.0 from an executive perspective. It also provides services to the other companies in the group and seeds new ventures.
New Advanced Human Technologies website:www.ahtgroup.com
I have been getting extensive media coverage this year – full details on my recent media appearances page.
Media in the last couple of months includes:
– SBS World News: Consumer Cost of Australian National Broadband Network
– The Guardian: Australia’s government will build high-speed broadband network
– The New York Times: Australia to Build $31 Billion Broadband Network
– ABC TV: Twitter As a News Outlet
– Trends magazine: Interview: The Middle East economy and future
My blog Trends in the Living Networks is still ranked as one of the top 100 business blogs globally. The most popular recent posts include:
And not least, Phoebe Dawson, my second daughter, was born on 7 June 2009. She is even more delightful than you can imagine!
I’ll keep any updates occasional, and try to focus on sharing useful content.
Hope to catch up before long!