Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Global Collaboration

I decided to publish some historical material from wikispaces to see what progress has been made in collaboration and the use of Web 2.0 and Virtual Organizations tools since we started to experiments with blogs, wikies, podcasts, webcasts and Social Media.

In the global economy, collaboration within groups of geographically dispersed knowledge workers is quickly becoming the focus of creativity and innovation.

Advanced Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that enable e-Collaboration enhance group work, especially when teams must share information, and make decisions across business and national boundaries, provide numerous new ways of networking on a global level.
  • Collaborative environments are needed to co-ordinate and orchestrate interaction within networks of workers, partners and customers to boost creativity and innovation.

Using Wiki

"Well it’s finally here. The site that We’ve been working on and hinting at for months, now, is finally started and ready for your to see. But come back often while the content changes on a daily basis." I wrote this two years ago.

It’s been a lot of fun to test wikispaces and I’m glad to get one of this ideas development platforms ready for collaborative use.

Using Wikis as a core component of a collaborative effort was an experiment for all of us in the beginning. Some of the analysis and recommendations in these pages will surprise you. I wrote this information a few years ago.
  • We want to gain competitive advantage through effective and strategic collaboration on a global scale with local, national and international partners.
It took us years to learn to use the "easy to use tools". The fundamental change has to happen in the organizational mindset. We don't get much further with new and fancy Web 2.0 tools if we don't succeed in getting people to use them. Knowledge management is all about people.


After looking at potential means of hosting the digital villages collaborative development, we chose to use wikispaces as one of them.

This choice was influenced by the clean interface and rapid learning curve in editing, ability to track and monitor individual networking partners changes, ease of administration and maintenance and ability to have protected, private and ad-free spaces, when so wanted.
  • We engage and enable our clients through technology to drive collaboration and cost savings in global communications


Die Sprache des Forums ist Deutsch und Englisch. Aus diesem Grund bitte in Deutsch und English publizieren. Wir möchten von möglichst vielen Menschen verstanden werden. Danke für Ihr Verständnis.
  • Transform your relationships from transactional to strategic through effective supply network development


We have some very exciting news of our own to announce. We started The Business Planning Tools development on the Web several years ago.

It's a continuously updated service with news exclusives, maybe nearly up to the minute analysis (at times) and, of course, smart summaries of the best, most important and relevant business news for our partners and clients from around the Web.

This site is available to readers for free at this digitalvillages wikispaces.
  • Watch the stream of potential customers passing by your web site
  • What could be done to increase their interest in your offer?


In marketing being remarkable is truly an exceptional trait. We all notice the new and different product. A new color or fragrance adds interest. If it’s worth noticing or exceptional we’ll pay some attention. We may even buy the product or service.

But what about people who have lived remarkable lives? Entrepreneurs and innovators. People who have stood out as unusual or exceptional. Can we live a life that is remarkable? Whould you like to know more about them? KB Project.
  • E-collaboration technologies will supply seamless connectivity to allow work anywhere and anytime.


Digital Villages is looking for contacts in the fields of
  1. Bioetech Process Designers
  2. We are doing a radical change to appeal to new customers
  3. Some of the content has been on the web since 1998
  4. The new content evolution continues on a daily basis


We are heading into some very new and challenging Innovations. Thomas Edison would not give up. He kept trying things one after the other. His friends and family called him crazy. He would work tirelessly toward a goal.

He had the innate gift of seeing the impossible and bringing it to fruition. Persistence and overcoming failure were hallmarks of this man’s incredible life. When others would quit he was empowered to keep going.
  1. We welcome submissions that address issues associated with e-collaboration involving creativity and innovation processes.
  2. Design of effective e-Collaboration enabled creativity and innovation processes
  3. Measuring the impact of e-Collaboration technologies on team innovation and creativity
  4. E-collaboration technologies to support innovation and creativity
  5. Knowledge activation in creative teams
  6. Creative collaborative environments responding to users' demands
  7. P2P creative collaborative environments
  8. Knowledge worker role in creativity and innovation
  9. Diversity and e-Collaboration to foster creativity and innovation
  10. E-Collaboration technologies and techniques for human-robotic teams.
  11. Creativity techniques for decentralized teams
  12. Creative leadership and governance of e-collaborations
  13. E-collaboration technologies for cross-cultural innovation
  14. Computed Aided Innovation (CAI)
  15. Professional virtual communities and innovation
  16. Creative problem solving processes for e-collaboration
  17. Creative ICT support for collaborative decision making and negotiation
  18. Trust in virtual teams

Great cities

This service has been setup in Porvoo. Matkailun Tietotori Please, go in here and continue with your comments. Up till a couple decades ago, geography was destiny for cities. All great cities were located on waterways, because cities made money by trade, and water was the only economical way to ship. Now you could make a great city anywhere, if you could get the right people to move there. So the question of how to make a silicon valley becomes: who are the right people, and how do you get them to move? You only need two kinds of people to create a technology hub:
  • rich people and nerds
  • they're the only ones present when startups get started

Nerds on the move

What nerds like is other nerds. Smart people will go wherever other smart people are. And in particular, to great universities. Bureaucrats by their nature are the exact opposite sort of people from startup investors.

If you go to see Silicon Valley, what you'll see are buildings. But it's the people that make it Silicon Valley, not the buildings. If you want to reproduce Silicon Valley, what you need to reproduce is those two or three founders sitting around a kitchen table deciding to start a company. And to reproduce that you need those people. Read about Hello Dream Team.


Email is still a work horse. I sidelined my hotmail account and got me a gmail account. I still use hotmail for signing up to newsletters, ebay transactions and anything that doesn't involve ''real'' people.

Gmail might become my exclusive email account, which I don't use except to talk to real people. It filters out all the unnecessary email guff. And of course you can tag conversations in Gmail, so I can further ''filter'' out personal and not business related stuff.

Despite all this noise and all the technical solutions that allow us to construct digital walls between us and other people, I have become convinced of the importance of being present and truly listening to others.


One technique that I just discovered through a blog that is really helping is using a timer to get my creativity going. The process is called ''freewriting'' and it actually works really well. It works like this:
  1. Open your word processor or wikispace on your computer
  2. Write the topic of your freewriting at the top of the page
  3. Set a timer (egg timer works well) for 5 or 10 minutes
  4. Write down whatever comes to your mind about your topic
  5. Continue writing until the time runs out
  6. Do NOT stop until that time.
  7. Do not pay attention to typos or grammar
  8. Incomplete sentence… keep going
  9. Dead end… write the same thing over & over
  10. Time over… circle items of interest and key phrases
  11. Start on your first draft using these items


This process is amazing. The timer is the key and I find the ideas come quickly. Next time you have writers block try this technique. With this procedure I have numerous articles ‘in process”.

With the weekend coming I should be able to find the large block of time and be able to put it all together. If you have any trick or tips in the writing process please leave a comment. I would love to hear your ideas to make this “writing habit” an easier one. KBProject


We all respond to other people based on what we believe about ourselves and about them. To change what is not working for us, we have to change what we believe.

I'm listening to a podcasting and making some notes for myself:

The sense of community is huge
  • It is amazing how young the podcasting is
A fully dedicated expo for podcasting and mobile media
  • There has been smaller local podcasting expos around the country
The podcasters network is expanding all the time
  • We are looking into advertising models
There is something going on
  • You're coming from a business ridding side
How can we leverage this
  • Expand your mind and think about all the amazing ways to use this media
How is podcasting changing traditional radio
  • The purpose of this panel


Podcasting is a blanket term used to describe a collection of technologies for automatically distributing audio and video programs over the internet via a publish and subscribe model.

Podcasting enables independent producers to create self-published, syndicated "radio shows," and gives broadcast radio or television programs a new distribution method.

Podcast will be one of the themes:
  1. This page is covering how to do business with podcasts
  2. Link to wikipedias podcasting page
  3. Innovation - go to the page


Microphone drivers and setups: The Getting Started Guide - Microphone Setup. This part of the guide will show you how to set up the microphone for use in MME sound programs, such as Sound Forge, and programs such as Teamspeak.

One of the most common problems mentioned in the Project Forums is that the microphone does not work in a given program. This section of the guide is designed to help you make the microphone work. Project form Lugosoft

Popular podcasters

Most of us, including me, have spent so much time learning how to “multitask”, and we’ve put such great value on being good at it, that we’re pretty uncomfortable with just sitting and listening to podcasts.

I can listen to radio and or television without doing anything particular, but the podcasts are different. I often use some kind of platforms to write down the central ideas presented in the pods. Looking forward to doing business with you.
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