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The Commercial Potential of Rebuilding the World

Consider this thought experiment: Imagine you’re in an office in a city somewhere in the real world. You walk out into the street and look around. You see buildings and landscapes, going and coming, transportation from bikes to rail to … Continue reading

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A Synergetic Bucky Symphony – Humanity’s Final Exam

A Samples Mashup Using Some Words from Buckminster Fuller David Armistead, 2011 [This is a mashup of Bucky samples edited to present his idea that we are now entering ‘humanity’s final exam.’ The text is drawn mainly from his early … Continue reading

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The New Global Business Environment

In the last five years, in the social domain of life over 50% of the general public throughout the developed world have begun to use the internet as their preferred source for news and entertainment, and as their preferred support … Continue reading

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Examining ‘United Breaks Guitars’ – Lessons Learned the Hard Way

by David Armistead [Note – The ‘old economy’ is the world economy, now shrinking and transforming, that produced the global consumer society.  The ‘new economy’ is the world economy emerging now that is producing a global sustainable society. The old … Continue reading

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Hack the Cognitive Surplus*

Consider the following: There are now 306 million Americans And according to Clay Shirky the average American now watches 151 hrs of TV per mo. Which is about 37 hrs per week or 5.5 hrs a day. Now, consider what … Continue reading

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The Internet, Social Media, and the New Economy – Part 1

The old economy is based on the assumption that affairs can be organized so that energy and most materials are available in relative abundance, and that human productivity is the main limiting factor. But the new economy is grounded in … Continue reading

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