The first force, democratizing production, populates the Tail. The second force, democratizing distribution, makes it all available. But those two are not enough. It is not until this third force, which helps people find what they want in this new superabundance of variety, kicks in that the potential of the Long Tail marketplace is truly unleashed.

Chris Anderson, The Long Tail

Abundance is not about providing everyone on this planet with a life of luxury—rather it’s about providing all with a life of possibility.

Peter Diamandis, Steven Kotler, Abundance

The new art and science of wikinomics is based on four powerful new ideas: openness, peering, sharing, and acting globally. […] These four principles—openness, peering, sharing, and acting globally— increasingly define how twenty-first-century corporations compete.

Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams , Wikinomics

An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it personally.

Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

Never has there been a more exciting time for all of us to explore this next great frontier where the boundaries between work and higher purpose are merging into one, where doing good really is good for business. […] It is becoming more and more clear that there is no incompatibility between doing business in an ethical and transparent manner and achieving good financial results. This “false dilemma” needs to be eliminated from business talk.

Richard Branson, Screw Business As Usual

What if your dream is not a destination? What if it is actually a journey, a course of action?

Jose Miguel Cansado, Digital Renaissance

Digital Renaissance

A manifesto

  1. We are entering a new era. It promises prosperity and richness of ideas as never before.
  2. Never before mankind had the means to supply food, clothes and shelter for all. Never before were humans freed from physical labor as now.
  3. Never was as easy to create and spread ideas. The open source movement wins. The more you share your idea the more valuable it gets.
  4. Beyond the knowledge worker, it's time for the artistic worker.
  5. Business and work must have a purpose. Business can not be just about profits anymore.
  6. We need more dreamers, entrepreneurs willing to bet all on their beliefs.