July 23, 2010
During web 1.0 we spoke a lot about New Combinations, one of the interesting concepts of Schumpeter.
In my last post before a short holiday break I will try to make another new combination.
Combine the ideas of Peter Drucker on transformation into knowledge economies with some stunning observations of Marc Eyskens, former cabinet member of Belgium and what happens?
Eyskens once remarked that the collapse of the Berlin Wall was caused by the coming of age of the knowledge & information economies in the West. In his view the present day financial and economic crises originate from the same source. Knowledge and information are available to all of us, they are not private anymore.
July 22, 2010
What pictures will dominate tomorrow’s evening news?
Crowds in The Netherlands waiting to buy an iPad and happy people who just bought one?
Crowds of EU officials explaining the results of the EU stress tests and bankers on the move?
July 22, 2010
Things change. Things change fast. Things change very fast when trends combine. These trends can flock into what may turn out to be a swarm.
What happens when you combine the speedy rise of social media, the therefore growing amount of time and effort users have to invest in keeping up with all of their social media and the iPad? A new form of publishing. Maybe even a new paradigm.
The idea is brilliant. The people behind it experienced and seasoned entrepreneurs. Money from respectable sources. And there are even some Dutch people involved. In technology and marketing!
A new combination. A possibly creative destruction. A very fine example indeed.
Watch it grow.
July 21, 2010
The impact of the iPad, and the other tablets in it’s slipstream, on the media and publishing industries will be huge, as I posted several times already. My only doubts concerned the ability and talent to produce interesting, original, multimedia content. Early tryouts and pilots by magazines were in my humble opinion not that attractive. Today, however, my doubts have vaporized, at least for attractive content.
My worries about publishers and media people have grown.
The reason is obvious. It’s impact huge. It’s name: FlipBoard.
July 19, 2010
One of the most interesting questions I encountered last week concerned the magic iPad and all tablet devices in it’s slipstream.
Do I pay to get the content into my device or do I sort of pay them for a link into the cloud?
Another way to put it: app or web?
Multi Touch Indeed!