• About Alan

    What The Liberals and Conservatives Both Love & Loathe In The Collaborative Economy

    by  • February 25, 2015 • Sharing economy

    (Note that a version of this article appeared in the Wall Street Journal blog The Accelerators last week and that this article was co-authored with Jeremiah Owyang, a former colleague and the Founder of Crowd Companies.) The Collaborative Economy is emerging as the defining societal narrative for 2015 and beyond. In this burgeoning, economic model,...

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    Look Out Government, Here Comes The Sharing Economy

    by  • February 20, 2015 • Uncategorized

    It doesn’t really matter what you call it – the sharing economy, the gig economy, the freelance economy, the collaborative economy, the networked economy, the peer-to-peer economy, or even the circlular economy – our basic economic model is beginning to shift. This change seems difficult to miss – just look around and it seems...

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    My New Adventure

    by  • April 29, 2014 • Uncategorized

    If you have looked at my LinkedIn page recently, then you probably already know the news. Change is inevitable, at least for me it is inevitable. Last month I decided to rejoin the major technology analyst world and join the Government Insights group at IDC. IDC is a top analyst firm with a great...

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    by  • November 25, 2013 • Uncategorized

    “When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.” – C. S. Lewis

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    Asymmetric Thinking

    by  • November 22, 2013 • Uncategorized

    A couple of days ago, during a call with a client and after they had briefed me, they asked for my feedback. I provided my feedback on the plan from a number of different perspectives and could quickly tell that the client was surprised. As we approached the end of the call, the lead...

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