A majority now or when it matters? #thefiftypointtwo

The quickest glance at my posts and tweets will tell you two things: (1) we just voted on a multi-faceted complex issue with too little understanding further muddied by the lies pedalled by both sides, and (2) I believe everyone in the UK is better off by our remaining in the European Union. There's a reason […]

Doh! Can we have another think about this Brexit thing please?

On June 23rd 2016, 51.9% of UK voters opted to leave the European Union. I’m writing here to say: We made a mistake We should have another think about it, and The Liberal Democrats might hold the key and not realise it. _________ UPDATE: Approximately eight hours after my post here, Liberal Democrats pledge to […]

Workfront and the future of work

The Future of Work – Workfront Leap 2016 from Philip Sheldrake   I'm in Orlando Florida this week with the Workfront team and their partners and customers for their annual Leap conference. It's my privilege to participate in a panel session on the future of work, and to deliver a session with the more grounded […]

On the future of manufacturing

I was invited last week to talk about the future of manufacturing at an event run by the manufacturing practice of one of the big law firms. Here's a whistle stop summary. It's a mind-blowing vista. Intro On considering political, economic, social and technological factors, it's unarguable that we're contemplating major flux in manufacturing. As […]

A haiku for the prospects of the sociotechnical

Yesterday, at Southampton University, my WAIS colleague Ian Brown challenged me to write a haiku to describe my research interests. Here's my effort, the first time in a decade of blogging that I've posted poetry ... and quite possibly the last time too! we in our biome add data and shake open an Internetome

Organization is software

This post is about an exciting vista for organization, one that may sound unhuman on the face of it but which, in contrast, I think could serve human dignity very well. I first presented it in my Future of Organization video May 23rd, a presentation that appears to have been well received (and the accompanying […]

Brand Anarchy

The idea of a brand goes back to ancient times when ownership of livestock was asserted by burning one's mark onto the animal. This post is about a book called Brand Anarchy, so I thought I'd set the scene. The mark would be applied to the animal with a burning stick known as a firebrand. […]

BRANDiD + Meanwhile + Seedcamp

Here’s some rather good news to lift some of that post-Olympic blues. The BRANDiD team has won gold, literally. Hundreds of starters were whittled down during recent Seedcamp heats to a couple of dozen top performers. Reading the track perfectly and running a very good race indeed, BRANDiD crossed the finishing line to take its […]