About the collider
The Collider is a knowledge-sharing platform powered by multidisciplinary leaders who want to foster collaborative learning that yields innovations to emerge in the interplay between disciplines.
The Collider is a leadership network that create a serendipitous learning space in which these individuals can safely explore ways to support each other in gaining new insights and in accelerating personal and corporate transformations to create resilient organisations that sustainably innovate and create jobs.
Christophe has a sense of the zeitgeist that comes from his extremely wide network. He is also a terrific team leader. The people he brings on are always focused, involved, and connected with each other. His teams produce!
Director of Sector Reputation, Bell-Pottinger Sans-Frontieres
Physics Envy and Economic Theory
Economists were seduced by physics because it made their claims seem more scientific. Their belief was in the concept of equilibrium, in which it would be impossible to profit from trading around a circle of goods or a circle of currencies without actually producing anything. Of course, that is possible, and that did happen, and that's because you're never really at equilibrium.
The Elephant and the blind Men
Once an elephant came to a small town. People had read and heard of elephants but no one in the town had ever seen one. Thus, a huge crowd gathered around the elephant, and it was an occasion for great…
Douglas Rushkoff has been an authority on the intersection of technology and culture since before the word “google” was anything more than baby talk. He predicted the coming centrality of the Internet (CYBERIA, 1992 – a book initially canceled by…
Using Our Practical Wisdom
In an intimate talk, Barry Schwartz dives into the question “How do we do the right thing?” With help from collaborator Kenneth Sharpe, he shares stories that illustrate the difference between following the rules and truly choosing wisely.
Vocabulary as a Revolutionary Change
I’m advocating for a revolution that begins with changing the words we use on a daily basis. Vocabulary might seem like a nit in the scheme of things, but in fact it is profound because it lays the foundation for the marketing program and sets the tone for the ensuing engagement.
Where Good Ideas Come From
Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost Map and The Invention of Air to address an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of brilliance?
India’s invisible innovation
Can India become a global hub for innovation? Nirmalya Kumar thinks it already has. He details four types of "invisible innovation" currently coming out of India
Economic Growth through Open Data
Professor Nigel Shadbolt discusses the opportunities and challenges posed by big data for research and public policy-making during his opening keynote of the conference Internet, Politics, Policy 2012: Big Data, Big Challenges? organised by the OII-edited journal Policy and Internet…
The Mind is Flat
When we choose a car, vote, or make a moral choice, we imagine ourselves driven by deep motivations and desires. But one of the insights of modern behavioural science is that this feeling is almost entirely an illusion. Rather than…
Who Owns The Future?
Jaron Lanier is the bestselling author of You Are Not a Gadget, the father of virtual reality, and one of the most influential thinkers of our time. For decades, Lanier has drawn on his expertise and experience as a computer scientist, musician, and digital media pioneer to predict the revolutionary ways in which technology is … Continued
Race Against The Machine
“We ain’t seen nothing yet when it comes to technology’s impact on the labor force.” Automation redefined blue collar employment and reshaped a global economy. Now, technology is replacing higher skilled jobs by augmenting human brainpower the way steam engines augmented human labor. Andrew McAfee braces us for a fundamental transformation in the future of … Continued
Value & Worth
Value & Worth: Creating New Markets in the Digital Economy. Today’s world is dominated by rapid technological developments, constantly changing the way we live, learn, communicate and interact, and impacting the way we use objects and services to help us…
The Lean Startup
The Lean Startup movement is taking hold in companies both new and established to help entrepreneurs and managers do one important thing: make better, faster business decisions. Vastly better, faster business decisions. Bringing principles from lean manufacturing and agile development…
MIT’s Vision for the Digital Economy
Erik Brynjolfsson is the Schussel Family Professor of Management Science, a Professor of Information Technology, and the Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Brynjolfsson explores how advances in information technology contribute…
The 21st century the last century of Youth
Oxford University gerontologist Professor Sarah Harper spoke about the implications of a falling birth rate coupled with rising longevity – a phenomenon affecting most countries across the globe. She asks what implications this will have for societies, their economies and…
The Power of Outrospection
I believe that empathy – the imaginative act of stepping into another person’s shoes and viewing the world from their perspective – is a radical tool for social change and should be a guiding light for the art of living. Over the past decade, I have become convinced that it has the power not only … Continued
The End of Growth
Richard Heinberg examines the ongoing financial crisis, explaining how and why it occurred, and what we must do to avert the worst potential outcomes. Describes what policymakers, communities, and families can do to build a new economy that operates within Earth’s budget of energy and resources. Heinberg argues we can thrive during the transition if … Continued
As many readers will know, I’ve spent a long time researching a major report on the fundamentals of the economic outlook. This report is now available for download here. The central theme is that we are at the confluence of no less…