New Rules for the New Economy 1) Embrace the Swarm. As power flows away from the center, the competitive advantage belongs to those who learn how to embrace decentralized points of control. 2) Increasing Returns. As the number of connections between people and things add up, the consequences of those connections multiply out even faster, so that initial successes aren't self-limiting, but self-feeding. 3) Plentitude, Not Scarcity. As manufacturing techniques perfect the art of making copies plentiful, value is carried by abundance, rather than scarcity, inverting traditional business propositions. Developing Next-Gen Profiles: Collaboratory Mockup I’ve been having a lot of fun the past few weeks fleshing out our next-gen profiles for the Collaboratory. One of the things I think is critical for any sufficiently advanced social network is a way for us to actually express who we are as human beings – emotion, passion, intent, inherent gifts, and the like. The problem with Facebook and LinkedIn is they predefine the scope of what it means to be human. Either you’re this or that. This religious affiliation, this political view, this relationship status, this sex, and so forth. And that’s all fine for those who find comfort in the rigidity of those labels.
Superhero School: An Epicenter for Disruptive Innovation I put a short post up a few days ago in an online group I’m in, with the above image and this brief description: superhero school. center for disruptive innovation. continuous learning zone. collective intelligence. live/work startup incubator. community center. hackerspace. makerlab. autonomous zone. permaculture and sustainable food production. cooperatively owned communications infrastructure. resilience. r&d lab. a place for creative troublemakers. hudson valley. i want this to exist. It blew up to over 100 comments in less than 48 hours, with many people sharing their own thoughts and plans and existing initiatives to create similar things in their areas.
What is Scenius? #SocialDNA [Translations: Italian] Scenius is like genius, only embedded in a scene rather than in genes. Brian Eno suggested the word to convey the extreme creativity that groups, places or “scenes” can occasionally generate. Launching: Heartsong Project: Who I Am, My Passion, My Vision & Intentions As we’re building out human-centered next-gen profiles for the Collaboratory, we wanted an intimate and creative way for people to get to know each other. Enter: the Heartsong Project. (thanks lauren higgins for bringing up the term “heartsong” on our brainstorm call.) Junto + BootStrapping The Next Economy Many of us have been inspired by the cooperation meme lately, and it appears that our collective spirit has given birth to Junto! In case you haven’t been following along, Junto is a concept we’ve been discussing for a global communications and collaboration platform. It starts with a simple interface, combining video chat with a text box and a twitter backchannel, all streaming in public, real-time.
Gameshifting Overview During our time together in our Seed Project, we created an immmersive game where the processes and patterns of our social interactions are made visible and translated into game boards and game pieces. This lets us more easily adapt group processes and modes toward ones that fit the needs of the moment to do whatever a group needs to do together. During our Open House we demonstrated this process by engaging the community in playing to explore answers to the real-life question for the Labs, "How can we source and organize food for our next session?" Game Shifting makes invisible social architectures visible to all members of a group so we can shift anything impeding the creative energy of the group. The Game Board: Wall Boards show the structures and agreements the group is currently using to shape social interactions and group process.Floor Markers show special arenas of play with meaning or significance which changes based on where you stand.
Flow - Eric Harris-Braun I just signed up for Edgeryders and completed my first mission, which is to “share your ryde.” This provided me with an end-of-year opportunity to think about and document where I’ve been over the past years, so I’m reposting that “mission” here: I’ll start the story of my Ryde by quoting my first blog post ever (back in 2005): The Culture Game, The Culture Game Book, Tribal Learning, Dan Mezick Agility is the ability to rapidly identify– and respond to– change. The Culture Game is the book for managers who are seeking more agility and much more engagement for their team, their department and the wider enterprise. The book is a road map that provides sixteen learning practices and a proven strategy for socializing them throughout your organization.