If you haven’t heard of No Straight Lines, you’re missing out.  Allan Moore is onto something big. He calls himself a Creative Destructionist, and below is his wonderful talk at TEDxSheffield:

Given this year’s theme of ‘Disrupt’ Alan’s a wonderful addition to TEDxSheffield. Alan is a noted expert on disruption particularly in a nonlinear world. He’s the author of ‘Communities Dominate Brands’ and he has a new book coming out in October entitled ‘No Straight Lines’ which originally came to fame as a hugely popular talk delivered at SXSWi in Austin, TX.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

It looks at how we can build better more sustainable societies, organisations and vibrant economies through innovative practice. It argues we need to design and create for the needs of humanity not industrial systems.

You can read the entire book (open access) by clicking on READ THE BROWSER BOOK link on the No Straight Lines webpage, the ebook has also been designed to be participatory (maybe a first in publishing).

With my best wishes – Alan Moore.