DNAdigital – Interview with Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott just finished his new book “Grown-up digital” – a survey in 10 countries about how this digital generation will change the world. He revealed how the digital world created a generation that thought, played, and related to their world in a way radically different from that of their parents. Grown Up Digital revisits the Net Generation as the eldest of its members turns 30, enters the workforce and marketplace, and establishes their roles as life-long learners and contributors to society. Based on a $4 million research project he led, Tapscott investigates how this dynamic generation is redefining today’s workplace, marketplace, schools, family, and governments by looking at how they learn and work, and what power and influence they hold.

Tapscott will participate virtually at our DNAdigital project on November, 3, 2008 n Berlin.

we_magazine rocked the web yesterday!

I am still overwhelmed by the response of the launch of our we_magazine.

Thanks to all our authors who spread the idea throughout the Web and thanks to all those who read about us and continued to report on it! I had about one hundred mails to answer: congratulations, invitations and ideas how to proceed. Thanks for all this positive input!

In my function as the editor I only received one harsh critique regarding Sugata Mitra’s article “Hiring Indians – The we of working together”. The critic himself – being Indian – felt very much insulted by Sugata’s description of Indians and appealed to my responsibility as the editor not to publish such phrases. We are working on this to find a solution which hopefully will cover all needs.

So for me, and I think I can speak for the whole we_team, it was a great day yesterday. It really showed us how the web is working and what immense energy can be released if people become a “WE”.

We are really looking forward what will come next!

For those wh haven’t been on the website yet, here is the line-up for the first we_edition:

Ten Futures (Stephen Downes)
WE Care – Corporate Social Responsibility (Line Hadsbjerg)
The world is talking. WE is listening! Global Voices Online (Ethan Zuckerman)
You don’t have to ask WE for permission – Creative Commons (Joichi Ito)
WE – The Media (Dan Gillmor)
From Youtube To WEtube (blogpost by Henry Jenkins)
WE are hiring Indians (Sugata Mitra)
Playing for Change (Jeff Cobb)
The Fast Learnung Organization – Enterprise 2.0 (Willms Buhse/Soeren Stamer)
WE Create – Mass Customization and beyond (Frank T. Piller/Dennis Hilgers)
WE _Digital Natives (Jonathan Imme)
WE distribute, shape and share information, knowledge and cultures (Regine Debatty)

The we_magazine is licenced under the Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike, Germany

Interview with Prof. Peter Kruse

In our SCOPE interview series Lutz Berger and I had the opportunity to talk to Prof. Peter Kruse, nextpractice, in Bremen. Peter Kruse worked for over 15 years at several German universities in the field of brain research. His main topics have been the processing of complexity and the autonomous order formation in intelligent networks.

The main emphasis of his practical work as a business consultant is the application of self-organisation concepts to change processes. Peter Kruse works for various companies and institutions, e.g. in retail, financial services, media, industry and politics. Many of the top 100 German companies are among his clients.

Our interview topic was: learning and working in times of constant change. The interview is in german!