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Robert Pye
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Ethos to host free Data workshop at Base Cities London.  This is not just about IT/IS and security people.  Everyone needs to understand opportunities and threats associated with data....

http://www.ethosvo.org/2015/06/12/ethos-to-host-free-data-workshop-at-base-cities-london/
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Nice article in the Observer about a shift in power away from a regular 1 share 1 vote kind of power. I suspect lots of other innovations are to be expected in the evolution of finance meets governance space.
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A propos, James Dyson's organisation is discussed in a good article in the Economist. Alas, the thing is guarded by OldThink popups and excresceneces that bring me out in a rash. However, grit your teeth and get past that hooHah, and there are some good thoughts in here:

http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21648003-lack-skilled-workers-and-managers-drags-country-down-mind-gap?fsrc=scn/fb/te/pe/ed/mindthegap
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Interesting organisation - very successful by all accounts.
It is lunchtime at Suma Wholefoods' distribution warehouse. While most workers across Britain are preparing to inhale an overpriced chain-store sandwich at their desks, the 140 staff of the West Yorkshire co-operative are filing in for a plate of good, old-fashioned hot food.
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The 3 p's - nice and snappy.
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I think this has been shared before.  An article by Clayton Christensen: "Consulting on the Cusp of Distruption" [long].

https://hbr.org/2013/10/consulting-on-the-cusp-of-disruption

Not sure that it is worth reading the whole piece as not much to learn in that logically everything industrial is going to be blown-to-bits at some point.  The interesting money is more to do with when, how and why?  

A couple of little extracts that made me smile though are worth sharing:  "Management consulting’s fundamental business model has not changed in more than 100 years."

The stranglehold of the utilization model ;-)

and: "... two factors—opacity and agility—have long made consulting immune to disruption."

I can imagine the an exponential unfolding is overdue on both of these points.  Intuitively inevitable but like the Snowden awakening some major failures will perhaps have to shine a light on some poor practices...
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About time 😉
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SkillsPlanner launches at the Institution of Civil Engineers with a truly magnificent keynote by Sir Nigel Shadbolt and the CEO of the £4.2bn Tideway scheme.
SkillsPlanner, a collaborative R&D project developing a data-powered service to address construction skills shortages, was launched at the Institution of Civil Engineers on Wednesday 24 February 2016.
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In just 2 days time my son Sam Pye is running in the Brighton Colour run https://lnkd.in/egPVDDp for the delight charity https://lnkd.in/e5GwpPh - he does lots for them. But he doesn't like to ask. I've just finished an amazing book "the Art of Asking" by Amanda Palmer (http://amandapalmer.net/) So I suggested we both ask for your help. Please make a donation so that kids who would not get the opportunity can get inspired by the arts. You can make an incredible difference. Let Sam Pye (and me) know that it's OK to ask (here and at #justgiving) https://lnkd.in/eAeF64s show less
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How to create a virtual work space using Google Hangouts. (NEW)
We are working on creating virtual offices for our members, so I thought I would show the basic concept...

This can tie in well to using communities and 'open office' hours, all of which builds the mental map of your online business/community/village.

#virtualworking   #virtualworkspaces  
Technology is changing how we work, and with Google products and services we are able to build virtual work spaces - perfect for virtual working in teams.
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THEN THERE'S THE DYSTOPIAN QUANTIFIED FUTURE WE'RE HURTLING TOWARDS, WHERE EVERYTHING FROM FITBIT DATA TO CORPORATE CAFETERIA HABITS COULD POSSIBLY BE USED BY YOUR EMPLOYER.
Thanks to clever analytics, workplaces are getting a bit more Minority Report.
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I know a man addressing this issue - use of behavioural data in a privacy centric way.
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I like this.  I wonder what Dom has done that makes him think this? For me it is about the idea of work as something empowering, liberating not a tyranny. Give that idea to someone (in a way that sticks) and it cannot be unlearned.  It changes one life forever.
The power of starting with one and the need to look over the next horizon.Starting with oneI believe fundamentally in the power of starting with one. One person, one street, one neighbourhood, one city.Focusing on one means that a depth of impact, of service, of experience can be created and nurtured in a way that will define the future of your work indefinitely.The standards you set will act as a welcome touchpoint for the rest of the journey to...
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I like this.  I wonder what Dom has done that makes him think this? For me it is about the idea of work as something empowering, liberating not a tyranny. Give that idea to someone (in a way that sticks) and it cannot be unlearned.  It changes one life forever.
The power of starting with one and the need to look over the next horizon.Starting with oneI believe fundamentally in the power of starting with one. One person, one street, one neighbourhood, one city.Focusing on one means that a depth of impact, of service, of experience can be created and nurtured in a way that will define the future of your work indefinitely.The standards you set will act as a welcome touchpoint for the rest of the journey to...
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I think this has been shared before.  An article by Clayton Christensen: "Consulting on the Cusp of Distruption" [long].

https://hbr.org/2013/10/consulting-on-the-cusp-of-disruption

Not sure that it is worth reading the whole piece as not much to learn in that logically everything industrial is going to be blown-to-bits at some point.  The interesting money is more to do with when, how and why?  

A couple of little extracts that made me smile though are worth sharing:  "Management consulting’s fundamental business model has not changed in more than 100 years."

The stranglehold of the utilization model ;-)

and: "... two factors—opacity and agility—have long made consulting immune to disruption."

I can imagine the an exponential unfolding is overdue on both of these points.  Intuitively inevitable but like the Snowden awakening some major failures will perhaps have to shine a light on some poor practices...
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<<  some major failures will perhaps have to shine a light on some poor practices... >>

There have been two or thee books at least written about some of the catastrophes accomplished by big consulting firms.  To date, they thrive on.
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  • Ethos
    CEO, 2010 - present
  • Team Army
    Director, 2010 - 2013
  • Thales Group
    Vice President, 2004 - 2010
  • Ernst & Young
    Director, 1995 - 1999
  • Capita Business Services
    Group BD Director, 2002 - 2004
  • IBM
    Divisional Director, 1990 - 1995
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Chiliwack - Merstham - Kingswood - Folkestone - Cove - Nienburg - Hong Kong
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Making sense of networked business models
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Working on networked business models since the late 90's.  Living a dream: playing on both sides of the fence!  Institutions and networks.
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My work is my hobby. My profession is being a father!
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  • University of Kent
    Computer Science, 1982 - 1984
  • Welbeck College
    1980 - 1982
  • Dover College
    1978 - 1980
  • RCDS
    Leadership in a strategic Environment, 2009 - 2009
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