Category: innovation

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Sympathy for the Tinkerer

Tinkering gets a bad rap and I am making it my personal mission to rehabilitate the term. I keep an eye out for articles about tinkering and it is dismaying to see tinkerers getting the same raw deal as “hackers”. ...

/ 27 May 2011

What I liked about the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship

Guilty admission. I am a fault finder.  Show me a perfect rose and I will find the petal that is slightly wilted. Or at least that’s how I grew up. I’ve spent much of my adult life learning to behave...

/ 6 April 2011

Fellowship 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, the end of my fellowship at the Shuttleworth Foundation also draws closer. It officially winds up at the end of February next year. From then on most of my waking hours will be spent...

/ 3 December 2010

So You Think You Can Innovate

In an admission that will do nothing to increase my non-existent tough-guy street cred, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy watching the television series So You Think You Can Dance.  My wife and I watched season 7 of...

/ 15 September 2010

WGSDIA – Launch Gmail Zero

This is yet another post in a series in which I have the temerity to offer Google my unsought armchair strategic advice on what they should be doing in Africa. In May of this year, I was over the moon...

/ 14 September 2010