John Hagel

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On this holiday, I couldn't resist some reflections on gratitude
I am very grateful for the rich network of friends and acquaintances that Twitter has helped me to build and sustain
Let's be inspired by our indigenous population on this Thanksgiving
We continue to search for the world's first author
A vertical farm is cultivating spirulina algae indoors, and a new study found that its process is carbon-neutral and emissions-free
M. C. Escher questions our “rigid faith in our senses” — the sense-perception we take for the ultimate proof of reality, yet which has so often mislead us
To understand the disruptive economics of new technology, it's important to look beyond the economic properties of the technology itself and understand the economics of building the new systems in which the technology must be embedded
What's inside the proton? It changes its appearance depending on how it is probed
Astronomers now routinely discover planets orbiting stars outside of the solar system— they’re called exoplanets. But in summer 2022, they found a few particularly interesting planets orbiting in the habitable zones of their parent stars
Next week, I'll be starting my virtual class on dynamic ecosystems. Everyone is talking about ecosystems, but my class focuses on a significant untapped opportunity. Please sign up now
RIP Danny Kalb, talented guitarist and vocalist who performed with The Blues Project - here he is singing and playing in "Two Trains Running"
By the end of the century, Africa will be home to 40% of the world’s population – and nowhere is this breakneck-pace development happening faster than this 600-mile stretch between Abidjan and Lagos
Perspective from @Richard_Florida - analyzing the rise of the Creator Economy to reveal which cities are winning
Though it’s still a controversial technology, direct air capture—also called carbon capture—is gaining traction. Now a facility is being built in Wyoming that will aim to remove five million tons of atmospheric CO2 annually by 2030
The Journey Beyond Fear by @jhagel provides everything you need to face your fears, move beyond them and cultivate emotions that motivate you to pursue valuable business opportunities. Never underestimate the power of fear! #favoritebooks #winterreading #business #opportunities
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In my latest blog post, I explore the metaverse and its potential for good or evil
Atlas Obscura contacted some of their favorite libraries to ask about the oldest books in their collections - here's what they learned
Perspective by @kevin2kelly - We now have easy engines of creativity, which we can aim into stale corners that have never seen novelty, innovation, or the wow of creative change
What if there was a way to artificially boost the brain’s ability to retain memories? A new study reveals a memory prosthetic that isn't a device, but a series of electrodes implanted inside the hippocampus
This Sunday let's relax to the soothing music of Françoise Hardy - here she is singing "Tous les garçons et les filles", with wonderful views of my favorite city
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust
RIP GIFs - their departure is long overdue
A leading company has released a real-time detector of deepfakes — that is, synthetic media in which a person in an existing image or video is replaced with someone else’s likeness. The company claims the product has a 96% accuracy rate
I've always had a soft spot for the Everly Brothers - here they are singing "Let It Be Me"
Let's go back in time to one of the best commercials ever made - "Think Different" by Apple (Steve Jobs)
A lot of factors feed into how people perceive and talk about color, from the biology of our eyes to how our brains process that information, to the languages we use to talk about color categories. There’s plenty of room for differences, all along the way
Are we witnessing the biologization of industry?
Chiura Obata was detained at one of California’s internment camps for Japanese Americans, where he founded an art school using his own funds. 600 of the interned became art students and produced work that was being exhibited outside the camp
There's an urban renaissance taking place across the European continent. After decades of creeping outward with the creation of new suburban commuter belts, Europe’s cities are growing denser once more—and providing a potential boon for the environment
A mechanical neural network composed of beams, motors and sensors can learn to carry out different tasks, just like its software equivalent, and could lead to aircraft wings that morph during flight to maintain efficiency or minimize turbulence
Some countries have already achieved a reversal, from deforestation to reforestation, that is called a Forest Transition
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela
Liberland is a Balkan micronation that may become the first country to be built in the metaverse
Technology which lets you “talk” to people who’ve died has been a mainstay of science fiction for decades. But now it’s becoming a reality—and an increasingly accessible one, thanks to advances in AI and voice technology
Can vertical-axis wind turbines deliver cheap renewable energy?
In two weeks, I'll be starting my virtual class on dynamic ecosystems. Everyone is talking about ecosystems, but my class focuses on a significant untapped opportunity. Please sign up now
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller
Psychiatrist Bruce Greyson has spent decades talking to people about near-death experiences. His work raises questions about what happens when we die, and how we ought to choose to live
A single computer chip transmitted a record 1.84 petabits of data per second via a fiber-optic cable – enough bandwidth to download 230 million photographs in that time, more traffic than travels through the entire internet’s backbone network per second
Public transit will need to be greened as well. Germany has taken a step toward this imperative by getting the world’s first hydrogen-powered trains up and running
RIP Gal Costa, talented Brazilian singer who inspired many - here she is singing one of her hit songs "Baby"
Big wave surfers feel the fear, but they keep on surfing the world's biggest waves in Nazaré, Portugal
VR headsets learn a lot about the individuals wearing them
Shifting beyond gene editing to chromosome-level engineering
"The real trick in highly reliable systems is somehow to achieve simultaneous centralization and decentralization." — Karl E. Weick
This week, the world’s population ticks over a historic milestone. But in the next century, society will be reshaped dramatically — and soon we’ll hit a decline we’ll never reverse
Exploring the potential of cryptocurrency
Hydrogen is likely to play a crucial role in moving off fossil fuels, but making it in an environmentally friendly way requires huge amounts of water. Now there's a new technique that makes hydrogen fuel out of thin air in even the driest climates
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