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BIG PROBLEMS FOR BIG DATA & PREDICTIVE MODELLING

David Cushman just asked me my take on Big Data for our book on Open Business and I thought I would share with you my response to elicit more views in the spirit of being open and all. Anything we use...

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MY NEW THING: RETAILERSAVER.COM

As you probably know I’ve been lecturing companies on why they need to become an ‘Open Business’ for the last few years. The current definition being; A company that acts as a platform to serve ...

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WHAT NO NDA?!

Those close to me know that I’m in the middle of preparing to launch a new dot com. It will be a digital ‘first mover’ set to disrupt the £40 billion UK FMCG wholesaling sector. I’m fortunate...

New Years Revolution

2013 – OPEN SOCIETY VS. THE CLOSED SYSTEM

In the last few years there has been an acceleration of what I call the Open Economy; the opening of all levels of society to the visibility and participation of the connected global community; an int...

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WHAT’S NEEDED FOR A TRULY DIGITAL ECONOMY?

The recent appointment of Joanne Shields to oversee Tech City got me thinking about the British Government’s vision for a Digital Economy. Broadly I’ve been encouraged by their moves to support Lo...

Social media Questions

12 QUESTIONS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA IN 2012

Typically this time of year would see people make predictions about what 2012 & social media will bring, but given the complexity of the world around us, I thought it wiser to highlight the questi...

Problems with Groupon

THE PROBLEM WITH GROUPON

I read a blog post recently which points out one of the many flaws in Groupons model. This time for the B2B customer using the platform and its mass impact on the SME marketplace. I suggest you read i...