The end of capitalism has begun. The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during the Greek crisis, plus the expectation that the banks would be nationalised, revived briefly a 20th-century dream: the forced destruction of the market from above. For much of the 20th century this was how the left conceived the first stage of an economy beyond capitalism. The force would be applied by the working class, either at the ballot box or on the barricades.
The lever would be the state. The opportunity would come through frequent episodes of economic collapse. Instead over the past 25 years it has been the left’s project that has collapsed. If you lived through all this, and disliked capitalism, it was traumatic. As with the end of feudalism 500 years ago, capitalism’s replacement by postcapitalism will be accelerated by external shocks and shaped by the emergence of a new kind of human being. Postcapitalism is possible because of three major changes information technology has brought about in the past 25 years. Theory U. Introduction Theory U proposes that the quality of the results that we create in any kind of social system is a function of the quality of awareness, attention, or consciousness that the participants in the system operate from.
Since it emerged around 2006, Theory U has come to be understood in three primary ways: first as a framework; second, as a method for leading profound change; and third, as a way of being - connecting to the more authentic of higher aspects of our self. Shifting the Inner Place from Which We Operate During an interview, Bill O’Brien, the late CEO of Hanover Insurance, summarized his most important insights from leading transformational change in his own company. O’Brien said: “The success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervener.” We might say it this way: the success of our actions as change-makers does not depend on What we do or How we do it, but on the Inner Place from which we operate (see Figure 1).
Leading From the Emerging Future. Une société collaborative peut-elle naître de l’économie du partage ? L’homme ne naît pas un loup pour l’homme. Pas plus qu’il ne naît homo economicus. L’esprit de compétition et de conquête n’est pas inné. Il est culturel. Et si l’on grandit dans une société où la valeur partage est centrale, un autre monde est possible. C’est en résumé la thèse que veut défendre le manifeste du collectif OuiShare, "Société collaborative, la fin des hiérarchies", publié par Rue de l’échiquier.
Et pour le démontrer, les neuf auteurs, sous la direction de Diana Filippova, passent en revue les initiatives collaboratives éparses - et principalement occidentales - et leur impact possible dans cinq domaines clé de nos sociétés : le travail, l’éducation, les organisations, l’environnement et la production. "Internet remet la collaboration au goût du jour. […] C’est bien la multitude qui constitue le poumon de l’économie. Un point de vue éliste Mais l’observation ne fait pas l’analyse. Une question politique Même constat pour les autres domaines. Aurélie Barbaux. Home Page - Peers.
The Blind Spot: Uncovering the Grammar of the Social Field | Otto Scharmer. This post is a bit longer than usual. But if you are interested in the invisible dimension of leading profound social change -- and in a blend of action science and consciousness to illuminate that blind spot -- it may be worth the read. My father is a farmer. As one of the pioneers of bio-dynamic farming in Germany, he devotes all his attention to cultivating the quality of the soil in his fields. That's exactly what I find myself doing today, though in a very different type of field. My colleagues and I, along with countless change makers, leaders, action researchers and facilitators, are cultivating the quality of the social field. By social field I mean the structure of the relationship among individuals, groups, organizations and systems that gives rise to collective behaviors and outcomes. When people experience a transformational social shift, they notice a profound change in the atmosphere, in the texture of the social field.
The Blind Spot 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Negentropy. In a note to What is Life? Schrödinger explained his use of this phrase. Indeed, negentropy has been used by biologists as the basis for purpose or direction in life, namely cooperative or moral instincts. In 2009, Mahulikar & Herwig redefined negentropy of a dynamically ordered sub-system as the specific entropy deficit of the ordered sub-system relative to its surrounding chaos. Thus, negentropy has units [J/kg-K] when defined based on specific entropy per unit mass, and [K−1] when defined based on specific entropy per unit energy.
This definition enabled: i) scale-invariant thermodynamic representation of dynamic order existence, ii) formulation of physical principles exclusively for dynamic order existence and evolution, and iii) mathematical interpretation of Schrödinger's negentropy debt. Information theory Negentropy is defined as where is the differential entropy of the Gaussian density with the same mean and variance as and is the differential entropy of where: Notes Top 10 Machine Learning Blogs That Are Quite Readable. 1. Data mining: Text Mining, Visualization and Social Media A machine learning blog by Matthew Hurst, who is an Artificial Intelligence researcher and data scientist. He is presently a principal architect at Microsoft. Recent article titles include: The Economist gets in on the AI FluffAI, Artificial Birds and Aeroplanes 2.
A machine learning blog by Mikio Braun, who is a data scientist and machine learning researcher, presently a postdoc in machine learning at Technische Universitat Berlin. Three Things About Data Science You Won’t Find In the BooksData Science workshop at data2day 3. A machine learning blog by Yisong Yue who is a machine learning research and professor at Caltech where his research interests lie primarily in the theory and practice of statistical machine learning.
KDD 2015 Workshop on Large-Scale Sports AnalyticsA Brief Overview of Deep Learning 4. Unstructured data analysis, NLP and IRData Mining Book Review: Ensemble Methods 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. REX | Home. ‘Present Shock’ by Douglas Rushkoff. “Present Shock” is one of those invaluable books that make sense of what we already half-know.
Playing on the title of Alvin Toffler’s influential 1970 “Future Shock,” which sounded an alarm about what Mr. Toffler called “a personal perception of too much change in too short a period of time,” Douglas Rushkoff analyzes a very different phenomenon. The future arrived a little while ago, he posits — maybe with Y2K, maybe with Sept. 11. Now it’s here. And we are stuck with “a diminishment of everything that isn’t happening right now — and the onslaught of everything that supposedly is.” Mr. Toffler warned that we would be unready for this onslaught. “Present Shock” begins by simply describing how we have lost our capacity to absorb traditional narrative.
Jerry Michalski (@jerrymichalski) | Twitter... Jerry Michalski. Jerry Michalski is the founder and president of Sociate, a technology consulting firm. Through Sociate, Jerry offers advice, speaks, writes and invests, taking a more hands-on role in developing the products and services he has written about for a dozen years. His interests include the ways that technology and people interact -- in private and business settings, and at all scales: as individuals, businesses, economies and societies.
Jerry has been using his Brain non-stop for over10 years and has over 160,000 thoughts inside it. Jerry even puts his "brain" online -- a map of everything he has read, discovered, thought about and the links connecting it all. Browse Jerry's Brain on WebBrain.com. Jerry Michalski. Jerry Michalski (ma-call-ski) is the founder of REX, the Relationship Economy eXpedition. He is a pattern finder, lateral thinker, Gladwellian connector, facilitator and explorer of the interactions between technology, society and business.
From 1987 to 1998, Jerry was a technology analyst, focusing not on quarterly earnings but rather on which technologies would be useful and which would be distractions, what trends and forces create new potential, and where all these forces might take us over a 20-year timeframe. For the last five years of that period, Jerry was the Managing Editor of Esther Dyson's monthly tech newsletter Release 1.0, as well as co-host of her annual conference, PC Forum. He was fortunate to be on duty when the Internet showed up. Early in 2010 Jerry launched REX, a private, collaborative inquiry into the next economy. Clients and advisory roles More background Jerry earned an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in Economics (mostly econometrics) from UC Irvine.