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Can we crowdsource solutions to alleviate global poverty? The Institute for the Future and Rockefeller Foundation are launching an ambitious online game to generate innovative ideas for new technologies, social strategies, skillsets, educational approaches, and other methods to empower impoverished populations around the globe. You can sign up to play Catalysts For Change, which kicks off on April3. The goal is to identify thousands of new paths out of poverty with hundreds of players from all walks of life. The game itself will leverage simple 140-character messages to play cards. Each card will capture an idea, and participants will build on one another’s ideas. By building on the cards, players will start chain reactions of innovations and solutions that are more than the sum of their parts. http://catalyze4change.org/
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Looking for some reading suggestions? Here are a few of my favorite Science Fiction novels, in my own quirky categories: Dire Warnings, Harbingers of Hope,The Hard Stuff, Fantasy with Brains, Gedankenexperiments, Alternative History,Humor and Predictive Success. A good start in getting a taste of the boldness, the excitement, the intellectual verve and challenging ideas to be found in this, the most unabashed and courageous of all literary forms. And I am ready for the howls over what was left out….
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Planning for Big Data

The book is out! Edited by me, this is a handbook for those interested in finding out more about what big data is, and how it can be practically used today. Topics covered include:

* The broad industry changes heralded by the big data era
* What big data is, what it means to your business, and how to startsolving data problems
* The software that makes up the Hadoop big data stack, and the majorenterprise vendors' Hadoop solutions
* The landscape of NoSQL databases and their relative merits
* How visualization plays an important part in data work* Big data in the cloud, and data marketplaces

If you are already primed on big data, this is the ideal book to hand to your manager or CIO.

Authors include +Alistair Croll, +Julie Steele, +Mike Loukides and me, +Edd Dumbill.

+O'Reilly have made the ebook free. You can download it from their site, and it'll be appearing in iTunes and Kindle shortly.
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