Some recent developments and articles of interest:
- Tim Kastelle talks about the four stages of responding to disruptive innovation, and the very real need when faced with disruption to experiment like crazy or face the consequences. "The danger signs come if you are going through the first three stages of responding to disruptive innovation: ridicule, aggression, and/or bargaining. If you’re doing that instead of experimenting, we all know what comes next.... Smash."[1. This quote is not covered by the Creative Commons licence or Commonwealth Copyright. From Tim Kastelle, 13 November 2012, "The Four Stages of Responding to Disruptive Innovation" accessed at http://timkastelle.org/blog/2012/11/the-four-stages-of-responding-to-disruptive-innovation/]
- The Australasian Joint Agencies Scanning Network has released its first Occasional Newsletter
- Craig Thomler asks "How will augmented reality shape society's future and the expectations of government?"
- Simon Tucker of the Young Foundation writes about new ways that citizens may be able to become the controllers of their own personal data in their relationships with government agencies. "The one thing that holds constant as I meet with various professional in the public sector is, of course, me myself. So it makes sense for me to hold my own data store rather than relying on public bodies or professional to pass data between them as I travel between consultations... The person best placed to keep my personal records up to date is me. I can change one field (home address) in my datastore and this will automatically inform every organisation I interact with and have given permission to receive this information."[2. This quote is not covered by the Creative Commons licence or Commonwealth Copyright. From Simon Tucker, 13 November 2012, "The role of data in redefining the relationship between citizen and state" accessed at http://youngfoundation.org/social-innovation-investment/the-role-of-data-in-redefining-the-relationship-between-citizen-and-state/]
- When considering innovations, it is important to not just look at what the innovation does in itself, but also its secondary consequences or impacts. Paul Sloane takes a quick look at what some of the secondary consequences of the emerging innovation of driverless cars might mean - some of which may have big consequences for public policy.
As always, please feel free to identify any other recent developments or articles of interest in the comments below.