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Stephens Collins - We need to pick what is important to us

Stephens Collins - We need to pick what is important to us

There’s a lot of different things in the information overload problem. One I think is that we’ve -- culturally, we’ve all developed bad habits with the tools that we have. And two, we send too much email when we don’t need to send email. We send big documents that don’t need to be big documents. We provide so much information these days and we have so many people who work with their brain. All the information is important. I’m not saying[...]
Stephen Collins - Pushing the software boundaries out

Stephen Collins - Pushing the software boundaries out

I could sit down for a week and I could design and dream up and perfect collaboration tool. I’m sure you would have a list very similar. It would have chat, it would have creating documents, it would have calendars, it would have messaging, it would have blogging-type tools, it would have document-building tools. It would have all these things in it and sure all the things like Jive and SharePoint, and all these things. They all do these but[...]
Stephen Collins - Intellectual property and government

Stephen Collins - Intellectual property and government

Yes. IP, it’s happened interestingly in Australia, for example most of my work being in Camberra, I work mostly with government. The government’s made two really interesting decisions in the last 12 months. One, that information that’s produced for government organizations about their projects if it’s not private information, because if it’s information about you then obviously it’s very private. But information that’s produced may it be math information or health information, that doesn’t have people’s information, must be made[...]
Stephen Collins - Beyond the hierarchical model

Stephen Collins - Beyond the hierarchical model

And if you look at organizations, they are starting to make the right steps. Take away the offices so that senior people aren’t in the offices. They’re on the floor with the people who are doing the work so that they see what’s going on every day. And put them in close with their teams so that they see what’s going on, so they see the noise and they see the distraction and they figure out the best way. Give people[...]