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What can extreme surfing and World of Warcraft teach the enterprise? Independent Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge and former Xerox PARC Chief Scientist John Seely Brown holds them as examples of the power of frequent benchmarking and full industry info-share. He also uses them to show how the core ecosystem can be made stronger by sharing knowledge gathered from learning on the edge. In addition, Seely Brown touches upon his theory of a monumental economic shift from a push to a pull economy as outlaid in his 2010 book, The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion. More info >> JSB at Stanford: "Collaborative Innovation and a Pull Economy" - Updates from the Edge
"We are at that very point in time when a 400-year-old age is dying and another is struggling to be born -- a shifting of culture, science, society, and institutions enormously greater than the world has ever experienced. The Trillion-Dollar Vision of Dee Hock
Dee Hock is the founder/creator and former CEO of the VISA credit card association. Ask Yourself Hock considered the following questions/principles when creating what would become VISA, and these principles are the foundation for a chaordic organization: What if ownership was in the form of irrevocable right of participation, rather than stock: rights that could not be rated, traded, bought, or sold but only acquired through application or acceptance of membership? What if it were self organizing, with participants having the right to self organize at any time, for any reason, at any scale, with irrevocable rights of participation in governance at any greater scale? Dee Hock
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As I’ve shared here before, about a week ago I participated in the Social Now event where I got the opportunity to finally meet face-to-face Stowe Boyd, one of the best thinkers about the future of businesses and work. Stowe Boyd on why the future of work is cooperative | The art of life and work
Towards Commons-Enabling Infrastructures (2): some examples / answers … Second part of a report by Silke Helfrich on what was said and thought on this issue during the Commons and Economics Conference in Berlin last May. “To, both, show where we are at and show what’s possible, here are a few alternative approaches (practices) to infrastructures:
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Nations And Networks I was reading the NY Times today on the excellent Editors Choice App on the iPad and came across this line in a piece by Scott Shane: “We’re still focused on the nation and not the network,” said John Arquilla, professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School. “You can do brilliantly in Afghanistan and still not deal with the Faisal Shahzads of the world.” This is not a post about the US' strategy in its war against terrorism.
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