Category Archives: business models

Welfare 2.0?

Living in a welfare state, I am being increasingly convinced that the next level of welfare must embrace corporate social responsibility (CSR) – in a radically different way. Not very unlike the way that the Indian conglomerate Tata has demonstrated … Continue reading

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Education as a basic right – how can we make grassroot innovation scale up and out?

I am fortunate to live in a country where basic education is compulsory and higher education is a basic right. This means, as a parent I am obliged to send my children to school (grades 1-10) and penalised if I … Continue reading

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Trends and ramblings

Over the last few days, I’ve been trend-hunting — political trends and technology trends. And picked up Arianna Huffington’s note on the “All for good” initiative. To me, the potential impact of this site is huge, not only is it … Continue reading

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Microblogging or blogging

Just not had enough time to blog — with so much happening on different fronts. I suspect my posts in the future will be something between micro-blogging and long blogposts. My Twitter feed can fill in the blanks (see right-hand-side … Continue reading

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Society 2.0?

Over the last few weeks I have been revisiting the role of entertainment and new media technology in the context of the digital society and I am struck by how far we have come in creating virtual arenas. Not just … Continue reading

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SaaS and HaaS

The blogosphere is alive with Microsoft’s patent (link) for pay-as-you-go hardware services. There are a number of patents being filed and awarded and Microsoft has its fair share. What makes this different? I have two thoughts on this event relevance … Continue reading

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On demonstrators and innovation

In earlier posts, I talked about Norway as a test-bed for developing services in a digital society (my first public statement on this topic was at the First Tuesday network event in Oslo, May 2006 where I presented contexts for … Continue reading

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WinMo 6

On Monday Microsoft unveils Windows mobile 6. See this It could be a while before Microsoft operationalizes its partner strategy… and then non-Telco ISPs will be offering VoIP services. It looks like this may coincide with the WiMAX fanout that Intel … Continue reading

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Today, Telenor launched the Windows Live Messenger service to mobile users in the Norwegian market. There is nothing revolutionary about the technology, it has been available for some time. However, what is significant is that this is another small step … Continue reading

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Dualism of value creation

On Sunday evening, my family and I and the daugther of a good friend went down to Jernbanetorget in Oslo (near the Central Station). We were to join the candle-light procession to honour the Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus. … Continue reading

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