The Internet Of Things Will Need Millions Of Developers By 2020

As big as Internet of Things could be, the only real way to measure its value is by developer counts, not sensor counts.


It’s standard to size a market by the number of widgets sold, but in the Internet of Things, which numbers sensors and devices in the billions, widget counts don’t really matter. In part this is because the real money in IoT is not in the “things,” but rather in the Internet-enabled services that stitch them together.

See also: The Internet Of Things: The Real Money Is In The Internet, Not The Things



Matt Asay on #Readwrite about the need for developers of #IoT applications.

Singularity 1 on 1: Jeremy Rifkin on the Zero Marginal Cost Society and the Decline of Capitalism

A one-of-a-kind conversation with Jeremy Rifkin discussing “The Zero Marginal Cost Society” and the decline of capitalism.


Jeremy Rifkin is a social activist, economist, futurist and best-selling author of twenty books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. His books have been translated into more than thirty five languages and are being used in hundreds of universities, corporations and government agencies around the world.


Nikola Danaylov on #Singularity weblog.
Global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of #capitalism. 

The Leadership ‘X’ Factor That Creates ‘It’ Companies

How do some companies evolve to “it company” status while others languish in relative obscurity? Whether you think of more mature companies like Google, Whole Foods, or Unilever, or early stage marvels like Warby Parker, Vendini, or RevZilla, the hottest companies on the planet understand it’s not what they do or how they do it, but why they do what they do that defines who they are as an organization.  Put simply, company culture is the real competitive advantage great organizations trade on.


By Mike Myatt on #Forbes.
#Leadership and great culture 

Leadership, Life and Style: 5 Leadership Myths Exposed.

Leadership is a confused minefield for the uninitiated. We have thousands of experts out there all sending their messages and the corresponding noise often dilutes the power that leadership brings. 
Additionally, I have read some recent articles in which managers have detailed their dissatisfaction with leadership consultants and the results and disruption to the business. “Just Manage”, is the message that is ringing out loud and clear.


Tony Curl about #leadership myths.

Five little rules for lean thought leadership

Don’t think of thought leadership as rocket science — think of it as rocket fuel. Positioning yourself, your team, and your company as top thinkers in a given space is an effective way to build credibility and grow your brand. Be it a keynote speech by your CEO, a contributed article by your head of business development, or a panel spot for your community manager — thought leadership opportunities are a reliably lean way to transform your team into rockstars. 


K. Tighe on lean #leadership

The Moore’s Law of 3D Printing… Yes it Does Exist, And Could Have Staggering Implications

For those who follow technology, there isn’t a single concept which embodies the incredible progress we have made over the last several decades, than that of Moore’s Law. In a paper written in 1965, a man named Gordon E. Moore made a prediction, which at the time was mocked by many. The prediction stated that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits would double every year, because it had done so up until that point in 1965. Since then the law has been modified, and many within the industry use the 12-24 month time frame for the doubling. Three years after Moore’s famous prediction, he founded Intel, the semiconductor manufacturer, now worth in excess of $150 billion.


#Moore’s law and #3D printing. By Brian Krassenstein