– or do individuals and their initiatives still count?

Is the power of the group the only truly influential force out there capable of changing practice?

Example of an ivory tower

FT Business and Academia interview video

– we thought we’d reciprocate in response to their sharing the contents of our “Merry Christmas from Scrooge” video!

Merry Christmas from Scrooge?

Practitioners to Academia: get real and come down from your ivory towers?

Academia to Practitioners: but we don’t like your methods!

A victim of its own success?

Cottingham.tv’s Editor has been lobbying for such multi-disciplinary changes to bring psychology and other disciplines into economics, government and social working practises proposing such multi-disciplinary approaches across IT including “big data” as an afilliate member of the IEEE SSIT group for over a decade now. Google “hive mind economic ecosystems”, “behavioural economics”

-having faced brick walls in local and regional academia, business and finance, it’s good to have some vindication!

– even if it seems recognition is as far off as ever .. or is it?

Why does the market obsess about general industrial social and economic trends and processes as a herd, yet ignore individuals and their unique roles in building successful enterprises initiatives?

Where are all the early-stage startups, SMEs and opportunities and profits that would really be of benefit to smaller investors?

Why are these smaller companies ignored by the major stock exchanges ad traders for example, where a company has to be capitalised to the tune of £millions to be eligible!

For every ‘business rule’ or dictat of established practise laid down and taught, the exception disproves it! Witness Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg who revolutionised commercial business models.

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Nick