Tous les blogs du site Textfor linebreak add 2 spaces at end, _italic_ or **bold** End a line with two spaces to add a <br/> linebreak: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways 21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World Across the planet, new technologies and business models are decentralizing power and placing it in the hands of communities and individuals. "We are seeing technology-driven networks replacing bureacratically-driven hierarchies," says VC and futurist Fred Wilson, speaking on what to expect in the next ten years. View the entire 25-minute video below (it's worth it!) and then check out the 21 innovations below. Thanks to Jenny Ryan whose Open Garden newsletter inspired this post. Here are 21 innovations that will help make it happen:
Achieve Product-Market Fit with our Brand-New Value Proposition Designer Canvas I’m a big fan of the Lean Startup movement and love the underlying principle of testing, learning, and pivoting by experimenting with the most basic product prototypes imaginable - so-called Minimal Viable Products (MVP) – during the search for product-market fit. It helps companies avoid building stuff that customers don’t want. Yet, there is no underlying conceptual tool that accompanies this process. Introducing the Happy Startup Canvas — The Happy Startup School Too much of the startup world focuses on the mechanics of starting a business. Whilst it’s good to move fast and stay lean, it’s time we made our businesses more human and in the process gave them a better chance of survival. If you run a business you’ll often be asked: What’s your exit strategy? I’ve always found this to be a strange question, probably because I didn’t set out in business with the aim of selling it for a handsome dime. I wanted to take control of my life, do things my way and ultimately build a business in my image.
Self-determination theory This article is about the psychology theory. For the self-determination in politics, see Self-determination. Self-determination theory (SDT) is a macro theory of human motivation and personality, concerning people's inherent growth tendencies and their innate psychological needs. It is concerned with the motivation behind the choices that people make without any external influence and interference. SDT focuses on the degree to which an individual’s behavior is self-motivated and self-determined. In the 1970s, research on SDT evolved from studies comparing the intrinsic and extrinsic motives, and from growing understanding of the dominant role intrinsic motivation played in an individual’s behavior but it was not until the mid-1980s that SDT was formally introduced and accepted as a sound empirical theory.
Out in the Open: An Open Source Website That Gives Voters a Platform to Influence Politicians This is the decade of the protest. The Arab Spring. The Occupy Movement. And now the student demonstrations in Taiwan. Argentine political scientist Pia Mancini says we’re caught in a “crisis of representation.” Decentralization Decentralization or decentralisation is the process of redistributing or dispersing functions, powers, people or things away from a central location or authority. While centralization, especially in the governmental sphere, is widely studied and practiced, there is no common definition or understanding of decentralization. The meaning of decentralization may vary in part because of the different ways it is applied. Concepts of decentralization have been applied to group dynamics and management science in private businesses and organizations, political science, law and public administration, economics and technology. History The word "centralization" came into use in France in 1794 as the post-French Revolution French Directory leadership created a new government structure. Decentralization was one of ten Megatrends identified in this best seller.
Breaking Free of The Hero Myth The world is changed, I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost; for none now live who remember it. Making your organization more fluid This post is an edited excerpt from “When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business,” (Ideapress Publishing, March 2015) by Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant. The book identifies four principles that will guide successful businesses now and in the future: Digital, Clear, Fluid, and Fast. This excerpt is from the chapter on Fluid. There has been a long-standing love/hate relationship in the business world with hierarchy. It has helped us scale and get things done, and it also reduces complexity for us by providing a set of rules about who gets to decide on things, but it frustrates us by making us less agile and bogging us down in bureaucratic details. And although many call out for “flattening” the hierarchy, what we really need is for our hierarchies to be more fluid and flexible.
This Kid Made an App That Exposes Sellout Politicians The Greenhouse app highlighting how much money each industry gave Republican Congressman Mike Simpson before the last election With US politics swimming in so much corporate money that it's pretty much an oligarchy, it can be hard to keep track of which particular set of lobbyists is trying to milk more cash out of health care, fossil fuels, and other very important issues from one week to the next. But thanks to 16-year-old Nick Rubin, keeping track of just how much politicians have sold out has become a lot easier. He created Greenhouse, a new browser plug-in that operates under the motto "Some are red. Some are blue. About Buurtzorg Buurtzorg Nederland was founded in 2006 by Jos de Blok and a small team of professional nurses who were dissatisfied with the delivery of health care by traditional home care organizations in the Netherlands. Together they decided to create a new model of patientcentered care focused on facilitating and maintaining independence and autonomy for the individual for as long as possible. "I believe in client-centered care, with nursing that is independent and collaborative" said Jos de Blok, Director and CEO, Buurtzorg Nederland, "The community-based nurse should have a central role - after all they know best how they can support specific circumstances for the client." Jos, himself a nurse, believes in an empowered nurse-led team approach, as well as an empowered patient. He believes most patients can be encouraged to participate together with their Buurtzorg nurse in finding solutions to their home care needs, and that many of these solutions can be found right in the community.
Fluid Question: My growing business is still organized, in classic military fashion, as a top-down pyramid. I keep hearing about new "living" organizations and the benefits they supposedly bring to the bottom line. What's the scoop on today's new organizational designs? Answer: Most businesses still feature a pyramidal, hierarchical structure with (naturally) the bosses at the top and everybody else occupying progressively larger -- but less influential -- "layers" beneath them. To this day, most workers are still painstakingly arranged like gears in an intricate, impersonal "human" machine.