John Hagel and Peter Kruse will join us on Wednesday, April 6, at 6 pm CST for the virtual launch of our latest issue WE_Leadership. Both of them will be available for an hour via videostream to answer YOUR questions. To participate login here:
“As we begin to understand that the WE really is a global WE, we will need to rethink our institutions and our practices,” says John Hagel. In this interview John sides with a world of pull in which we define new institutions and practices – coming from the edge and moving forward in small, but rapid steps towards a long term vision.
John Hagel recently published the book: The Power of Pull, which
Hasso Plattner, Founder and Chairman of SAP Supervisory Board reviewed as followed: “This is a seminal work that explores the personal and professional implications of a powerful convergence of technologies, ranging from in memory databases for speed, massive parallel processing in the cloud, access via telephone for anything, anytime, everywhere. We are just beginning to understand what this means for us. The authors help us to understand where and how pull will change our lives and our work given the new digital infrastructures re-shaping our landscape. It offers us a roadmap that we neglect at our peril.”
I’ve had the chance to talk with John at the Aspen Ideas Festival:
FutureChallenges, our third edition of we-magazine, is dedicated to futurechallenges.org, a new open online platform. futurechallenges.org is about the most important issues of our time, global megatrends, like climate change, migration, scarcity of resources, globalization … and especially the way they interconnect, reflect and magnify one another which will be decisive in shaping our common future.
So why did WE decide to dedicate this issue to FutureChallenges?
For us it is of the utmost importance that an institution like the Bertelsmann Stiftung is finally reaching out to the Web, that they embrace abundance and let the network set the agenda! Their goal is to build a highly connected virtual space based on the principles of participation, transparency and openness. futurechallenges.org is definitely a step in the right direction – WE will follow its path and see how it becomes more open and social.