Networks Thinking: Adapting for Complexity

Networks Thinking: Adapting for Complexity – Antony Mayfield View more presentations from Antony Mayfield. These are the notes, slides and suggested further reading for the lecture I’m giving today at Warwick Business School as part of its Complexity, Management & Network Thinking business module entitled Networks Thinking: Adapting for Complexity. Introduction Networks became a focus…… Continue reading Networks Thinking: Adapting for Complexity

Advice for web start-ups

Partly for a project I’m working on and partly to have another try at using the lovely Storify curation platform, I’ve pulled together this collection of my favourite links and resources about web start-ups. Let me know what you think – and if there’s anything that should be added… Image: Facebook’s old office in Palo…… Continue reading Advice for web start-ups

Business in Networks: Internet World Kongress, Munich – notes and links

These are the notes and slides for my talk at Internet World Kongress & Fachmesse, given today in Munich. I believe a livestream of the talk is available on the website and there may also be an archive with slides. Business in networks by Antony Mayfield at Internet World Kongress Munich View more presentations from…… Continue reading Business in Networks: Internet World Kongress, Munich – notes and links

Business in Networks: Internet World Kongress, Munich – notes and links

These are the notes and slides for my talk at Internet World Kongress & Fachmesse, given today in Munich. I believe a livestream of the talk is available on the website and there may also be an archive with slides. Business in networks by Antony Mayfield at Internet World Kongress Munich View more presentations from…… Continue reading Business in Networks: Internet World Kongress, Munich – notes and links

Business in Networks: Internet World Kongress, Munich – notes and links

These are the notes and slides for my talk at Internet World Kongress & Fachmesse, given today in Munich. I believe a livestream of the talk is available on the website and there may also be an archive with slides. Business in networks by Antony Mayfield at Internet World Kongress Munich View more presentations from…… Continue reading Business in Networks: Internet World Kongress, Munich – notes and links

Uncertainty (and the certainty of Wikileaks coming to your organisation soon)

The introduction to a blog post by Charlie Beckett about the US State Department’s dilemmas and dealings with the Wikileaks affair more or less articulates something I’ve been mulling recently: how can organisations respond to some of the more extreme effects of the web: Authority hates uncertainty. Big business and government feel safest when life…… Continue reading Uncertainty (and the certainty of Wikileaks coming to your organisation soon)

Cisco still all about the networks

Cisco is a company that I find very interesting indeed, as it has completely understood the importance of online networks not at just a technical level (its machines are what makes up much of what the internet is built on) but at a strategic business level. That means much more than effusive but impractical “this…… Continue reading Cisco still all about the networks

The ROI of personal networks (especially LinkedIn)

Image: An email from LinkedIn prompting me to tell my network what I’m up to… Yesterday I had a conversation with someone who told me that over the past year that had learned how to use LinkedIn and that they reckoned that they could directly attribute several hundred thousand pounds of profit to it. Not…… Continue reading The ROI of personal networks (especially LinkedIn)

Customers in networks: slides and notes from ChangePlayBusinesss

ChangePlayBusiness was an unusual event, to say the least, living up to its promise to be an unconference. About 40 innovators and entrepreneurs gathered at the ICA to play a game about creating businesses, the playing of which included connecting with one another (there were a lot of interesting people) and meeting subject matter experts…… Continue reading Customers in networks: slides and notes from ChangePlayBusinesss

Bureaucracies defend themselves to death.

Vested interests, protectionism, conservatism are the enemies of diversity, innovation and change. This idea has been at the heart of liberalism since John Stuart Mill wrote On Liberty. He used the example of China, a civilisation so advanced and sophisticated that it invented paper, printing and gunpowder centuries before Europeans ever got near them. Then…… Continue reading Bureaucracies defend themselves to death.