Image by C.A.D.Schjelderup from Wikimedia Commons. Some rights reserved. It’s struck me for a while that there are similarities between really good investors and great investigative journalists. The most obvious similarity is that they both ask good questions but I think there’s more to it than that. As a journalist you have to uncover a […]
A different kind of LP… It makes me really angry to see bad behaviour in the tech industry. Over the past year, there’s been seemingly unending stream of sexism, sexual harassment, bullying, and alleged fraud. Each time a new story comes out I want to scream — tech has so much potential but it will go to waste […]
Just amazing. I’ve always been a sucker for ‘animations’ but this makes you realise quite how powerful computer generated techniques have become. There is apparently no ‘real’ footage in this film. The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo. (via Alfie)
About this time last year I went on a little day-trip to Birmingham with my friend Steven Johnson. It was grey and miserable and we had to go and buy umbrellas from Boots to keep dry. It was a fantastic day though. We were on the trail of Joseph Priestly tracking down the places he […]
I put this idea into the 4iP call for ideas but they turned it down (maybe because I’m supposed to be running one of their portfolio investments 😉 ) so I thought I’d just put it out there to see if anybody was interested in taking it on or helping out… PartyStarter.org Starting a political party […]
More details on the Social Innovation Camp site and I’ve got a piece in today’s Independent that includes some of the thinking behind what we do.
Lovely piece by Scott Heiferman and Jeremy Heinmans in the run up to the inauguration event tomorrow about the name badges Meetup are giving out to the crowd. Certainly rings true for the Meetups I’ve been involved with. There’s magic in the Hello, and the humble name tag functions as a kind of permission to […]
I went along to see Us Now on Wednesday and I like it a lot — and not just because it’s got me in it! The funny thing about being on camera is that you sometimes come out with things you didn’t know you were going to say. In Us Now I surprised myself when I said, […]
I haven’t seen it yet (first screening is tomorrow) but there are a few bits of me in a new documentary about government, democracy and technology called Us Now. Here’s the trailer.
Just found this again. It’s a video of Doug Engelbart giving ‘The Demo’ in 1968. So much of what he showed for the first time that night influences our lives today. Well worth a watch.