ETHONOMICS

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Recharging for Life

Donor Cable is a bracelet that allows a person to transfer power from one smartphone to another. In lieu of an office email asking ‘Does anyone have an iP...
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Victory Is Sweet

Back in the late 1980s I was standing on the sideline watching a game of rugby between two arch rivals. One of the teams had dominated the other for more than t...
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Sharing Big and Small

A marketplace for idle forklifts, earth diggers, and other equipment tries to jump start the sharing of assets between companies. So far, the sharing econo...
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Rebelling Into Conformity

It’s absurd to me that someone would vote a certain way because their parents did; but no less that they would only vote contrary to them (extrapolate broadly...
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The Next Big Thing

The next big thing?   What is it? Where is it?   I’ve got no idea. And even if I thought I did I’d probably be wrong. I’d be specula...
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Create What You Will

Where do we go to find the reincarnation of a business, the best new brands on the planet or the rebirth of an industry in decline? Sectors are shifting and we ...
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Let The Thoroughbreds Run

Every so often you'll come across a person in business that is special. Who sees things that others don't. Who works that bit harder. Who pushes the envelope a ...
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Watsi All About

The desire for access to something is now superseding the need for ownership, as more people are coming together to create the necessary channels for a vision ...
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How To Be Interesting

When I finished university, like many other graduates, I was excited and relieved to be finished with my institutional education (for now). I had given though t...
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WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

In 2011 I presented at a retail conference to owners of several specialty retail chains. The theme of the presentation was - 'is high noon approaching?' It w...
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CARE TO SHARE?

Recently, I moved house from a large sharing arrangement to a smaller two bedroom apartment and during the process we found ourselves constantly asking the ques...
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Imaginary Barriers

In my second week of high school, our teacher set us an assignment for our social studies program: what career did we want to follow? We had to interview someon...
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The end of stress

Now, in the New Year, I can admit it: 2013 sucked and I’m glad it’s over.   For the first eight months, I ran around the US trying to launch a startup on n...
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STOP, START, CONTINUE…

The term ‘continuous improvement’ gets used a lot in business. In some organisations it results in a lot of ‘busy’ work that doesn’t achieve much. In ...