What’s a Trim Tab? And have we found one to address the childhood diarrhoea death toll?

In 1972, Buckminster Fuller, the famous inventor, architect and philosopher, explained his insight about part of a ship – the ‘trim tab’ – and the power of a trim tab as a metaphor, to understand how one small adjustment can bring about transformative change. And I wondered: could co-packaging for ORS and Zinc be the […]

ColaLife makes it into the Buckminster Fuller ideas bank

ColaLife has made it into the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge Idea Index which was published yesterday (14/2/11). Our entry is here. This is the second year running that we have been featured and last year we made in to the semi-finals. The email informing us of this development said: We admire your commitment and truly […]

ColaLife features on Buckminster Fuller blog

Image credit: Tim Dench Please show your support by commenting on the ColaLife blog post on the Buckminster Fuller Fellowship blog. It’s dead easy. You can do it anonymously and you don’t have to register. Let’s see if we can create a bit of a buzz while Buckminster Fuller decide who’s in the finals! CLICK […]

ColaLife is a Buckminster Fuller semi-finalist

Spot the ColaLife imagery in the collage above It was announced last night (17/2/10) that ColaLife is through to the semi-finals of the global Buckminster Fuller Challenge. This is brilliant news. It’s  exactly the sort of recognition we need and yet again raises the credibility of the ColaLife concept. It’s time to move on from […]

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 entered for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge

I am rather embarrassed by this video which accompanied our entry, but the people at the Buckminster Fuller Challenge (BFC) were very strict about what you should say and I found it very difficult to follow a script! So apologies, but I think it gets the message across. We only had two minutes. Thanks are due to […]