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David Nordfors
President, IIIJ Innovation and Communication

Entries by David Nordfors

Negotiations Between Iran and the U.S. Have Now Begun

(21) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 5:07 PM

In his first public remarks since the U.S.-Iran agreement in Vienna, Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah said Tehran would confound critics who say it would end support to Hezbollah. "Iran's relationship with its allies is based on ideological grounds and come before the political interests," and "The United States is the...

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How to Disrupt Unemployment

(2) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 1:48 PM

Vint Cerf and David Nordfors are the leaders of the i4j Innovation for Jobs Summit.

Some say all jobs may be automated. Perhaps next thing consumption will be automated, too, and then we are really in trouble. Seriously, something does not make sense...

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Because They Are Bad

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2012 | 2:36 PM

"We are good because they are bad" is great for winning support. You just need to say how bad something is. It's inclusive, too. Everyone fighting the bad is good.

In fact, people may compete in being good, i.e. fighting the bad. Some people are competitive, proving...

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Commemities: Analytics in the Age of Web 2.0

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2011 | 2:02 PM

(Thanks to Vint Cerf, Jacob Ziv and Marc Smith for advice and discussions)

Who doesn't want the survey-less society? It may be the next big thing after the paperless office. Web 2.0 is making it happen. Just like with the paperless office, it will...

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A New Creative Industry: Your Digital Identity as a Star

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2011 | 11:16 AM

It can be a great new art form and a very lucrative new industry for artists, authors, engineers, and people with interesting lives. It will be like the fairy tale, where story characters jump out of the books and start moving around in the world of real people. We all...

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Never Give In

(2) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 2:35 PM

Nothing is won without risking loss.
Nothing is lost unless abandoned.
Nothing is abandoned if it remains in context.
Anything can remain in context if it can be reframed.
Anything can be reframed by using imagination
Anything can be imagined by a mind that...

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Farewell to Oblivion. Hello, Virtual Me.

(1) Comments | Posted September 22, 2011 | 4:49 PM

Bid farewell to oblivion, to be gone and forgotten before long. Prepare to say hello to your virtual self, who will be coming instead.

I can go through my grandparents' information in a week. I can go through my parents' information in a month. It will take...

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The "Innovation for Jobs" Chasm

(5) Comments | Posted April 4, 2011 | 4:09 PM

"Innovation for jobs" is hamstrung by silos in governments and media, say Sven Otto Littorin, Swedish Minister for Employment 2006-2010, and David Nordfors, co-founder of the Stanford University Center for Innovation and Communication, suggesting principles for a Competitive Democracy.

Sweden handled the latest financial crisis...

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The Smartphone Honey Trap

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2010 | 3:07 AM

Your smartphone is spying on you.

Today, according to the Wall Street Journal, 56 of 101 popular iPhone apps transmitted the phone's unique device ID to other companies without users' awareness or consent. Forty-seven apps transmitted the phone's location in some way.

And this is just the...

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Prisoner's Dilemma at COP15 in Copenhagen; Meanwhile in Mei Lin's Kitchen

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2009 | 1:28 PM

On December 9, world leaders debated global climate in Copenhagen and Obama was in Oslo to accept his Nobel. I was sharing a glass...

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Journalism Needs a Business Model for the Truth

(22) Comments | Posted December 6, 2009 | 11:38 AM

Journalism's first obligation is to the truth. So begin the principles of journalism. Discussions about Truth and Objectivity in journalism often become questions of journalistic ethics and the trustworthiness of individuals and brands. These are good things but increasingly inadequate in backing up...

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