Author Archives: Gideon Rosenblatt

Gideon Rosenblatt writes about the impact of technology on people, organizations and society at Alchemy of Change. He is a technologist with a background in business and social change. For nine years, Gideon ran Groundwire, a mission-driven technology consulting group, dedicated to building a more sustainable world. Prior to that, he spent ten years at Microsoft in various marketing, product development and management positions, where he developed CarPoint, one of the world's first large-scale e-commerce websites. Gideon was raised in Utah, lived and worked in Japan and China for several years, and now lives in Seattle with his wife and two boys. More details on Gideon here.

Wisdom for the Future

“For whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” What we sow in our organizations and technologies today, we will one day reap. Life is unpredictable, and we don’t know exactly what we are now creating for our future. But there are clues to what lies ahead, clues that can be found in the foundations we are now busily building ...

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As Tech Seeks Wisdom, It Must Remember Its Humanity

A surprise protest at the Wisdom 2.0 conference offers the tech community an important perspective on the future of wisdom.

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The Truth Machine: The Lie Detector in Your Next Pair of Glasses

Eulerian Video Magnification is a new video processing technology that could soon turn your phone - or even your glasses - into a lie detector.

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The Ego in Business

Putting too much of our ego in business can lead to poorer performance, loss of mission, and personal unhappiness.

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Klout, Influence, and the Future of Business

Klout helps companies better understand the influence of employees and customers, and this opens the firm more fully to the outside world. Despite its many problems, Klout not only symbolizes the growing importance of influence in marketing, but the increasingly permeable nature of the firm.

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Soulful Work – My Interview with Big Life

An interview with Shelly Immel from Big Life, where she helps me cut to the essence of my work on making business a better force for good in the world.

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Fixing the Google+ Engagement Problem

Google has a real problem with Google+ engagement - especially with new users. Here are some ideas on how to address the situation.

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Social Reading and the Social Book

"Social reading" centers not so much on the joy of reading or pursuit of knowledge, but a desire to build social capital on social networks. And now, it's coming to books.

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Testing the Wisdom of Crowds

When we help people aggregate their wisdom in independent, diverse and decentralized ways, the resulting "wisdom of crowds" can be uncannily accurate.

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Why So Many Social Change Organizations Struggle

When nonprofit organizations with issue-specific, niche missions organize themselves around individual donor fundraising, it creates waste, dysfunction and drains power away from real social change.

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