Ray Kurzweil (RK). Kevin Kelly (KK). Jaron Lanier (JL). These are three voices that we must digest in order to get a better sense of the future we are exponentially moving towards. …


Politics consists of the struggle for power among humankind, stated plainly by James Burnham in his echoing of Machiavelli. Anything else we add to that definition discolours the truth of human behaviour as enacted in space and time, over the course of our bloodied history — we add condiments and…


A common misconception is that technology, in and of itself, is innovation — that technology by itself can be “disruptive.” That is false. Technology is power — the potentiality for innovation — in a raw and unexpressed sense. …


The venture model has always been an extension of Research and Development (R&D). The notable failure of Xerox in recognizing the value that its PARC initiative was creating can largely be seen as the defining moment in the death of corporate R&D. Executives who have made their career in the…


The legitimacy of a venture in the pursuit of its cause is inextricably intertwined with the nature of its funding. In a very real sense, the degree of autonomy we have in making our decisions is determined by the commitments embedded in our sources of funding; our degree of autonomy…


Why

The major problem that we see with early-stage ventures and projects is the notion of “throwing spaghetti at the wall and seeing what sticks.” When done indiscriminately, without direction, this results in a tremendous amount of wasted effort, lacking completely in alignment with the original motivations for initiating the venture…


Our reigning technological revolution can be broadly understood as Information and Communication Technology (ICT). We have allowed it to assume the title of “high technology” and even the word “technology” itself, when, in fact, ICT is merely the current dominant paradigm. It has taken the throne from the mass production…


Knowing how to learn, un-learn, and re-learn will always remain the most fundamental skill in our ever-accelerating age — a skill that is timeless and only increases in value as the world gets more complicated. However, in terms of tangible skills that you use to put food on the table…


An attempt at visually conveying the “acceleration” component of accelerated learning experiences.

A bootcamp is what I would call an accelerated learning experience. The currency of learning is time and when you are selecting among many potential offerings, your main consideration should be how much learning material you will be covering over what period of time. …


We live in a world overflowing with data — it is the water of the digital age. How did we arrive at this state of affairs? Ironically, it won’t be necessary to quote stats and figures. Let’s walk through some thoughts and facts to consider as we construct a holistic…

Ian Gerald King

Full Stack Entrepreneur: Business Developer, Community Builder, Growth Marketer, Web Developer. I work to empower learners & makers. My credo: Seek Within.

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