Last week I was interviewed by the BBC's Peter Day on my most recent book No Straight Lines. In the book, I argue that the industrialised world is facing the combined problems of social, organisational and economic complexity. In this edition of Global Business I tell Peter Day how No Straight Lines interprets the disruptive trends shaping our world and how companies can address the challenges and move onwards and upwards.
ALAN MOORE is described as a charismatic visionary who has a firm grasp of the significant and disruptive trends which are currently reshaping our world. Through his most recent project No Straight Lines: making sense of our non-linear world, he interprets these complex themes into their most salient points, taking concepts from various sources and detecting the previously hidden relationship between them. With his unique insight, Alan enables organisations and companies to address the challenges we now face to develop transformational and winning ways for ‘what next’ practically looks like.
He is the founder of the innovation consultancy firm SMLXL and co-author of “Communities Dominate Brands”: in which he coined the phrase ‘engagement marketing’ and explored the significant implications for business and organisations of living in a wired-up, networked, socially orientated world.
He sits on the “board of inspiration” at the Dutch Think Tank Freedom Lab. He acts as “Head of Vision” for the Grow Venture Community, and is as a special advisor to a number of innovative companies and organisations including publishing, mobile, the theatre and finance. Alan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.