Everything Is Broken

Everything Is Broken

IMG_1378“Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to change the road you’re on”  – Led Zeppelin

Everything is broken!  But wait…don’t change the dial; this is a tale of hope, not complaint.

This is about exploring the doorway to our shifting context, this is about opportunity, the here and now, this is about being a witness to the end of the industrial revolution and the dawn of the next epoch…..What ever that emerges to be?

This week I have the privilege to join Rawn Shah, Cheryl K Burgess and Michael Weeding at the Amplify Festival. We have been united by the incredible Annalie Killian, the founder and curator of Amplify. Annalie outlined her vision for our Panel discussion circling around the context of ‘change’.

We are not just living in an era of change; we are also living through the change of an era. The convergence of technological disruption, transition of industries from deeply integrated verticals to global horizontal platforms and the widespread aging of populations is upending long-held assumptions that underpin strategy setting, decision-making, and management. Reading these signals is essential to anticipating the future. Now is the time to relinquish outdated mind-sets, be ‘disruption-ready’ and rethink everything.


It got me to thinking…..what is it that makes us change and adapt?

The demand chain and the supply chain need to pull each other, side by side. There needs to be dialogs of processes, up and down the whole system; seller to buyer, buyer to seller-and even buyer to buyer, and seller to seller.

Craig Burton

Quoted in The Intention Economy by Doc Searls

There is no supernatural source of big data, it comes from people

Jaron Lanier, Live at New York Public Library 10 October 2013 #livenypl

If you are not the customer, you’re the product. Free usually means you’re not in charge

Seth Godin

Digital information is really just people in disguise

Jaron Lanier from “Who Owns The Future”?

Imagine the data our children will collect, acting now helps them to build assets for their future, just as real as coins in a piggy bank

Katryna Dow