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C&binet Forum: your ideas please

The C&binet Forum is taking place this week from Monday evening through to Wednesday (26-29 October 2009). The forum aims to “debate access to finance for creative industries, new business models for online content, developing talent and securing creative rights” and is gathering business leaders from across the creative and finance industries.

The idea for C&binet came out of the 2008 UK government strategy paper Creative Britain: New Talents for the New Economy and also follows on from the Digital Britain Report earlier this year.

Possibly as a result of the Digital Britain Unconferences I’ve been invited to attend. And so I’m opening things up to you all for your ideas and thoughts – in true unconference fashion.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Follow the conference on twitter and the official blog:

Send in your ideas below:

  • Take a really good look at the agenda for the event – each session has details if you click on the link
  • Consider what positive contribution/idea or question you may have
  • Post your ideas/questions below together with the session it relates to – try to be as concise as possible, a few sentences or a paragraph at most

Whilst I can’t guarantee that I will put your thoughts forward I will do my best, and I will also link to this post and your ideas via twitter and to others during the conference, so that they can be seen.

Did you know, shift happens?

This afternoon I’ve been preparing for next week’s Emarketeers Social Media & Marketing training course, updating my presentation from July (a lot happens in two months in these parts). I’ve been pondering how to kick things off and been looking at a few videos, including reviewing the Socialnomics vid I mentioned a few weeks ago. I was reminded of the Shift Happens, also know as the Did You Know? videos, the original of which came out in 2007 and were made by XPlane. They aimed to explain some of the changes that were occurring through globalisation. Here’s the original:

The video quickly went viral and has now had a number of iterations.

In a happy accident I discovered that today Xplane launched their latest video that they describe as an update to Shift Happens, in partnership with the Economist. It focuses on what they describe as the ‘changing media landscape’ and they’ve entitled it “Did You Know 4.0″ and it will been shown at the Media Convergence Forum in October. But you get to see it way before then here:

However, both videos, like the Socialnomics one, are US centric, which I think in a UK/European context (or any other really) diminishes some of their power.

I would like to know if anyone is aware of any videos or material that do a similar job but are more globally or UK/European minded? There is after all a lot of data out there that in all likelihood someone may have used.

Failing that, offers for how we might put something like this together would be fabulous!

Digital Britain Unconference final report now live

The Digital Britain Unconference final, collated report is now up and can be read here.

Please consider:

  1. Adding your name in full as a signatory to the report
  2. Writing a blog post about Digital Britain, the unconferences and/or the report
  3. Link to the report on the profile of your favourite social network(s)
  4. Tell others about the unconference report

Wondering what this is all about? See the short explanation of the unconference report and how it came about.

The crisis in human resources

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“There’s a crisis in human resouces”: that was the central message of Sir Ken Robinson at the London Business Forum today.

Talking to business leaders about his latest book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Sir Ken described how most adults are unaware of what they are capable of and that most believe that work is something that has to be got through, rather than enjoyed. He believes that many people are detached from their talents and sense of purpose. Those who love what they do and have a personal sense of fulfilment are “in their element”.

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