The ideas highlighted in my recent work have been inspired by conversations with a number of experts, including the following who were helpful in the book Shared Purpose.  Many thanks to those who gave generously of goodwill, insights, wisdom, data sets, and time: People in the connected community invited me into their fascinating worlds. As […]

Churchill Club conversation with Jim Moore (author), Simon Segars (ARM CEO), Paul Saffo (Futurist and host)

Churchill Club, Silicon Valley New Cross-Industry Collaborations: Simon Segars & James F. Moore hosted by Paul Saffo [Introduction provided by the Churchill Club] A provocative San Francisco breakfast conversation about the growing trend of cross-industry collaboration, with Simon Segars, incoming CEO of ARM, and James F. Moore, former Harvard Berkman Center Fellow and expert in […]

PDF download of entire ebook

Visit Shared Purpose on ARM Holdings’ corporate website to download a version of the ebook in which some of these essays first appeared: Shared Purpose:  A thousand business ecosystems, a connected community, and the future, by James F. Moore, May 2013. Or click below to directly download a PDF of the same version of the ebook: Shared Purpose by […]

Introduction of the May 2013 first edition of Shared Purpose: A Thousand Business Ecosystems, a Worldwide Connected Community, and the Future

Nobel-prize-winning economist Oliver Williamson writes that 100 years ago the profession of economics split along two lines: one group went toward a price model, the other toward achieving shared purpose in organizations.[i] The price mechanism had the great advantage of making our economy more friction-free because you and I can trade freely even if you […]

Demand disruption

Sometimes technology stagnates and markets don’t give us what we want.  What can we do when this happens?  Demand disruption!  As a buyer we can insist that our suppliers form a collaborative, idea-sharing business ecosystem—with their direct rivals.  We can insist that those who are central to the current industry do what they can to […]

Explore beyond the edge

Business ecosystems form around problems to solve and pain to soothe.  More problems are beyond the frontier of our current business landscape than within it. Nurture new business ecosystems beyond the frontier.  Get to know the people beyond the edge, whose opportunities are cut short by problems we may be able to solve. Survey and […]

Reach to everyone

Liberate powerful technologies from the few.  Let everyone gain access to technology and expand their personal opportunities. Applied technology enriches daily life, saves labor and reduces costs and risks. As technologists we know this from personal experience. To reach a wider sphere of customers we can design our business ecosystems to produce a range of […]