In observing what is happening to the marketplace and the blurring of traditional business roles, it has become increasingly clear to me that what we have called the experience economy from the famous book by Joseph Pine and James Gilmore and the new conceptual age with Daniel Pink, has become a conversation.
One where content and product producers, delivery channels, audience and customers come together to define the future of work and the creation of meaning. The meeting of the minds resulting in commercial and intrinsic value.
I have found myself the interested participant and learner from this conversation, the dynamics of which at times inched it closer to a dialogue. One quite like William Isaacs's definition in his book Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together; a space and series of actions, both verbal and non verbal, where people create the new from the ideas and energy they contribute.
This forum is dedicated to investigating and extending the knowledge acquired and the lessons learned while moderating Fast Company magazine readers' network business discussions in Philadelphia and during my work as communications and marketing professional. The plan is to integrate brief interviews with practitioners from diverse fields and industries, observations on current and future trends of work, and digests on useful tools with your observations.
Welcome to the conversation.