A day at the Westminster Hub – video ColaLife update

Yesterday I spent a great day at the new Westminster Hub. I’m grateful to have honorary membership in exchange for helping out with the launch of the hub from Zambia. Jane and I wrote a ‘manifesto for unlikely alliances’ based our our experience so far putting the ColaLife project together. Click on the image to […]

The Royal Society of Medicine | the exit conversation

This is just a quick post to put everybody’s mind at rest. Despite the anxiety going into the Royal Society of Medicine last night (24/2/11) to deliver a presentation of ColaLife – it seemed to go quite well and I got lots of really good questions and made some great contacts. As tends to happen […]

Christmas Reception | Gandalf & the Hobbit discuss ColaLife

Here is the ‘exit interview’ video from the ColaLife Christmas Reception recorded by David Wilcox. Jane insists on calling this “The Gandalf and the Hobbit Tape”. We must make sure we are seated for all future interviews! If you can get over the hilarity of the height difference, it’s quite a nice summary. Thanks again […]

Christmas Reception 2010

First things first – if you couldn’t make it last night you will not have received a FREE PRIZE DRAW CARD! This will not be a large draw so it’s worth a go and there are two prizes: 2 nights B&B at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva and 2 nights B&B at the Villa Magna, Madrid. The […]

ColaLife and the UK’s Big Society policy

ColaLife on the iPad – there were no shortage of gadgets at last night’s Big Society Network event. iPad (and hands) courtesy of David Wilcox. A core theme of the UK Conservatives election manifesto was ‘Big Society’ (see David Cameron’s speech). The basic idea is that government has got too big and that ‘Civil Society’ […]

ColaLife FAQs Live!

Back in February 2010, ColaLife supporter, Lisa ter Haar of onlyconnectcommunication contacted me. She’d mentioned ColaLife in a lecture to her students at the Hult International Business School and they’d had lots and lots of questions. So Lisa invited me in for a question and answer session the following week (1/3/10). When I got the […]

Engaging young people | Video editor wanted

Images credit: David Wilcox, socialreporter.com One of the most enjoyable aspects of ColaLife is the opportunities I get to present the project to young people. Recent presentations include: Student Hub (Oxford University), Royal Holloway University and TEDx Warwick University. These pictures were taken at the Hult International Business School in London on 1/3/10 where I […]

Reflecting on the Q&A session at Hult International Business School

This video captures our thoughts immediately following the Q&A session with students of Lisa ter Haar (onlyconnectcommunication) at the Hult International Business School in London. David Wilcox (socialreporter.com) is asking the questions of Lisa and I. David and the students filmed the Q&A which will appear shortly on the ColaLife FAQ page. [30/6/10: the videos […]

Convening Power

I have a great debt of gratitude to those who joined us in the great Open Innovation Exchange (OIE) experiment which I ended up getting a lot of credit for but was really the brain child of David Wilcox et al. The Open Innovation Exchange developed a competitive bid for a UK Government contract in […]

ColaLife Twittermob – the video!

ColaLife Twittermob in Trafalgar Square. Thanks to David Wilcox for this video. David has kindly put others here on YouTube and Qik. Do you have any photos or video from the event? Let us know where they are (by commenting) and we will link to them. If you’re tagging please use ‘colalife’. >> More video […]