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Cisco

Just read this wonderful list from Beloit College of how their student class of 2009 will think.  Here's my edited version.  Born in 1991: Freddie Mercury has always been dead. Mike Tyson has always been a criminal. The Green Giant has always been Shrek. They have never used a card …

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In love with Kiva

Kiva

For those of you who haven't heard of Kiva, it's a P2P lending community with a difference.  It's the Grameen Bank of the Zopa world.  In other words, it facilitates microfinance, using the web as an enabler.  And it's wonderful. Why is it wonderful? OK.  It starts with that fact …

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What was it Reagan said?

Big Ben

Ronald Reagan is widely quoted as saying: “There are three kinds of people in the world – those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened”Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004 I have a new variation of this theme however. "There are three kinds of people …

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Social media has changed society

I recently posted about how social media is changing our world, and Bill Jones commented: "The question is whether they change behaviour temporarily or permanently. The evidence is that behaviour (individual or group) is changed temporarily." Well, here's some evidence that it is changing permanently. The Iranian elections are taking …

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A Spanish first: Social Banking

There are a few countries / continents where innovation is rife. In Africa, mobile payments are transforming the continent. In Japan, mobile internet banking is changing their world. And in Spain, social finance is top of the agenda. Last year, I noted that BBVA had launched the first Web 2.0 …

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A Spanish first: Social Banking

There are a few countries / continents where innovation is rife. In Africa, mobile payments are transforming the continent. In Japan, mobile internet banking is changing their world. And in Spain, social finance is top of the agenda. Last year, I noted that BBVA had launched the first Web 2.0 …

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