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. 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. 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. "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. "C’est désormais hors du monde salarié que s’effectue la recherche d’un travail plus adapté à l’état de nos technologies et de nos désirs", avance Diana Filippova dès l’introduction du chapitre "Splendeurs et misères des nouvelles formes de travail". Une question politique Même constat pour les autres domaines. Home Page - Peers. The Blind Spot: Uncovering the Grammar of the Social Field 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. 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. 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: 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. Jerry Michalski (@jerrymichalski) 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 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.