Category Archives: Sustainable development

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The Future of Manufacturing: Platforms and Distributed Fabrication

I wrote this post earlier on in November, in preparation of my speech at second Shenzhen (China) International Industrial Design Fair, where I was asked to talk about the role of Openness and Platforms in the Manufacturing industry, in the so called age of Makers.

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The Future of Manufacturing: Platforms and Distributed Fabrication

I wrote this post earlier on in November, in preparation of my speech at second Shenzhen (China) International Industrial Design Fair, where I was asked to talk about the role of Openness and Platforms in the Manufacturing industry, in the so called age of Makers.

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Back from Societing Summer School: Envisioning the Rural Hub

A report from the RuralHub Envisioning Workshop I designed and facilitated for the Fourth Societing Summer School, plus some considerations on the next wave of innovation coming from the Mediterranean area in agriculture, sustainability and living,

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Back from Societing Summer School: Envisioning the Rural Hub

A report from the RuralHub Envisioning Workshop I designed and facilitated for the Fourth Societing Summer School, plus some considerations on the next wave of innovation coming from the Mediterranean area in agriculture, sustainability and living,

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Why Open Governance and Scalable Leadership matter

What happens when the productive infrastructure becomes affordable and new cooperative models for capitalization and venture financing emerge? What new perspectives from this convergence?

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Why Open Governance and Scalable Leadership matter

What happens when the productive infrastructure becomes affordable and new cooperative models for capitalization and venture financing emerge? What new perspectives from this convergence?

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The Platform Design Canvas: a tool for Business Design

The Platform Design Canvas is a fork of the Business Model Canvas which aims to facilitate the design of business, but also products or organizations, looking at them as platforms for value creation. It’s nothing more (or less) than a tool for platform design.

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The Platform Design Canvas: a tool for Business Design

The Platform Design Canvas is a fork of the Business Model Canvas which aims to facilitate the design of business, but also products or organizations, looking at them as platforms for value creation. It’s nothing more (or less) than a tool for platform design.

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Policies for Shared Innovation and Local Development

For some time now I’ve been making assumptions about what policies and changes the public administration should adopt in order to promote local development and long-term innovation. Despite these reflections are inevitably linked to the Italian scene, I think they might be generally helpful. These practices are also already being tested in some contexts (both nationally and internationally wide) with relevant results.

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Policies for Shared Innovation and Local Development

For some time now I’ve been making assumptions about what policies and changes the public administration should adopt in order to promote local development and long-term innovation. Despite these reflections are inevitably linked to the Italian scene, I think they might be generally helpful. These practices are also already being tested in some contexts (both nationally and internationally wide) with relevant results.

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The Dharma, the Interconnected Mind and the Future of the Enterprise

Corporations can no longer hold back. Can not help but speak the same language of the people, get to the same questions and face the same thorny issue: fix the economy through a new relationship with resources and consumption. The price of not doing so? The forced end of the market and human development as we knew it.

Today I am optimistic in thinking that, in the end, our interconnected mind will pull out the problems we have to solve as a society. We may not to lose the Dharma at the end of the day and understand that giving up the change is, quite simply, a non-option.

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The Dharma, the Interconnected Mind and the Future of the Enterprise

Corporations can no longer hold back. Can not help but speak the same language of the people, get to the same questions and face the same thorny issue: fix the economy through a new relationship with resources and consumption. The price of not doing so? The forced end of the market and human development as we knew it.

Today I am optimistic in thinking that, in the end, our interconnected mind will pull out the problems we have to solve as a society. We may not to lose the Dharma at the end of the day and understand that giving up the change is, quite simply, a non-option.

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The Era of the Lean Corporation

A more accessible market, coupled with new reasons behind entrepreneurship and a new Hacker ethics in management could seriously succeed in transforming the corporate.

Only a company that embraces the waste not, and kai-zen (change for the better) and knows how to develop shared innovation contexts and participatory processes – rather than being monolithic – could assume a changemaking role.

The fourth era of innovation (or fifth perhaps), will be a matter of methods and contexts, efficiency and cooperation.

The corporate that will be thriving in this era will be different in shape and strategy, from the one of today which is too busy designing new complexities to start thinking about the future.

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The Era of the Lean Corporation

A more accessible market, coupled with new reasons behind entrepreneurship and a new Hacker ethics in management could seriously succeed in transforming the corporate.

Only a company that embraces the waste not, and kai-zen (change for the better) and knows how to develop shared innovation contexts and participatory processes – rather than being monolithic – could assume a changemaking role.

The fourth era of innovation (or fifth perhaps), will be a matter of methods and contexts, efficiency and cooperation.

The corporate that will be thriving in this era will be different in shape and strategy, from the one of today which is too busy designing new complexities to start thinking about the future.