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You Do Not Think Alone

You Do Not Think Alone | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
“The Thinker,” Auguste Rodin’s bronze sculpture, has become a visual cliché, a common representation of deep thought — a figure, gazing down, chin on hand, completely alone. This is utterly misleading, according to the authors of “The Knowledge Illusion,” which carries the subtitle: “Why We Never Think Alone.” Steven Sloman, a professor at Brown University, and Philip Fernbach, a professor at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business, argue that our intelligence depends on the people and things that surround us, and to a degree we rarely recognize. Knowledge, they say, is a community effort. Sloman answered questions from Mind Matters editor Gareth Cook. 
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It takes a village to help each one of us to think effectively...

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Commons: Alternatives to Markets and States

"...what is emerging fast is the alternative of a commons based economy. Peer to peer, social sharing, collaborative consumption, commons, economic democracy are all terms that cover economic activity that moves beyond the market and the state, based on cooperation and harnessing human creativity."

 

Excellent analysis by Derek Wall on the need to move to an economy of sharing, an economy of the commons as an alternative to failed socialism (state) and failed capitalism (market).


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People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.