Charlie says here's a history lesson to open up innovation in your organisation

by Dan Slee

Generally it takes a cartoon cat and a rave track for good quality public information to stay in my head.

Charlie says don't knock around with strangers is priceless advice from the 1970s.

Nice of the Prodigy to update this advice with their track 'Charlie' but they really didn't have to.

One such effective point of public information I find myself referring to is from Tom Watson MP. 

In 2009 he came to talk at the short-lived Black Country Social Media Cafe. Tom has a reputation for taking on Rupert Murdoch in the phone hacking scandal but back then he was already well regarded by the internet community for his role as a blogger, advancing the cause of open data and opening up the civil service. Much of his talk has stayed with me.

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