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The sharing economy

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The SF Bay Area is a hub for a new type of sharing economy, where things aren’t bought but borrowed. Let’s call it the age of sharing.
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Geoffrey West: The surprising math of cities and corporations | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Physicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical laws govern the properties of cities -- that wealth, crime rate, walking speed and many other aspects of a city can be deduced from a single number: the city's population.
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Why Daydreaming Makes You Smarter and More Creative

Why Daydreaming Makes You Smarter and More Creative | Integral Business | Scoop.it
Humans are a daydreaming species. According to a recent study led by the Harvard psychologists Daniel Gilbert and Matthew A. Killingsworth, people let their minds wander forty-seven per cent of the time they are awake.
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TIMN in 20 minutes: social evolution — past, present, and future

This video offers an overview about the TIMN framework: its focus on social evolution (past, present, future), its construction around four cardinal forms of...
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Overthrow Yourself

Overthrow Yourself | Integral Business | Scoop.it
Here's a tiny question. When you boil it down, what's the human purpose of enterprise? Of industry and ingenuity, effort and toil? When it comes to life, what's the point of work — and when it comes to work, what's the point of life?
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'Occupy' as a business model: The emerging open-source civilisation

'Occupy' as a business model: The emerging open-source civilisation | Integral Business | Scoop.it
The Occupy Wall Street movement is a model for a new economic paradigm, in which value is first created by communities.
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How is the culture of luxury changing? | Trends in the Living Networks

How is the culture of luxury changing? | Trends in the Living Networks | Integral Business | Scoop.it

Luxury is “the opposite of vulgarity” said Coco Chanel. It is also in many ways the opposite of poverty. As people in developed countries – and increasing number in developing countries – grow more affluent, luxury defines what their wealth can be spent on once theirbasic needs are assuaged.

In a positive sense, this is about sensory refinement and human taste at its most discerning. Sensory Indulgence is in fact one of my chosen themes of the Zeitgeist 2011. However it can sometimes be a simple expression of an excess of money.

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The Future's So Bright, it's Dematerializing

The Future's So Bright, it's Dematerializing | Integral Business | Scoop.it
The columnist is in agreement with many, but not all, of the ideas in the book by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler.
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Fashion: A Catalyst for Change - Business Fights Poverty

Fashion: A Catalyst for Change - Business Fights Poverty | Integral Business | Scoop.it

The potential of the private sector to reduce poverty is well recognized; however, this has not been evident in the fashion industry. Fashion is one of the most globalized sectors, providing employment to more than 60 million people, mainly women and unskilled workers from poor economies.

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Crafting Organizations as Sustainable Human Systems | Rethinking Complexity

Crafting Organizations as Sustainable Human Systems | Rethinking Complexity | Integral Business | Scoop.it

As can be seen by the current economic crisis and issues regarding global warming, leading organizations in the 21st century is very challenging and requires new approaches.

Leading a sustainable organization involves stretching the organization to re-envision how it uses its resources, not only natural resources, but its workforce and business partnerships.

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InfoQ: Your Brain on Scrum

InfoQ: Your Brain on Scrum | Integral Business | Scoop.it
Status, Certainty, Autonomy, Relatedness, and Fairness are wired into the human brain. Michael de la Maza how the latest neuroscience findings support agile software development and that there are good brain-based reasons why agile is so effective.
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TEDxRainier - Gideon Rosenblatt - The Soulful Company

Gideon Rosenblatt explores how companies can be good for the soul -- for customers, employees, and for keeping the bottom line aligned with the greater good....
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Neuer Geist für Entrepreneure: Die 7 Tugenden, wie wir unsere Welt neu erfinden können

Beim Entrepreneurship Summit 2011 hat Bernd Kolb eine Impulsgruppe zum Thema "Neuer Geist für Entrepreneure: Die 7 Tugenden, wie wir unsere Welt neu erfinden...
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How To Print A Building (The Coming Real Estate Revolution) Ancient Lasers

How To Print A Building (The Coming Real Estate Revolution) Ancient Lasers | Integral Business | Scoop.it
Highlighting new technologies that will allow you to print out a building, or even use solar energy to convert desert sand into glass.
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The Networker: David Gottfried - People - Greensource Magazine

The Networker: David Gottfried - People - Greensource Magazine | Integral Business | Scoop.it
RT @Greenbuild: Sustainability is "...a personal declaration of transparency.
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The Rise of the New Economy Movement

The Rise of the New Economy Movement | Integral Business | Scoop.it

From cooperatives, to employee owned businesses to social responsible companies to complementary currencies... we are birthing!


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In It's Just Commerce we write about the new "set point" that's emerging in business. As this article states, "Just beneath the surface of traditional media attention, something vital has been gathering force and is about to explode into public consciousness."

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Anne Murphy Paul: Why Floundering Makes Learning Better | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

Anne Murphy Paul: Why Floundering Makes Learning Better | TIME Ideas | TIME.com | Integral Business | Scoop.it
Call it the "learning paradox": the more you struggle and even fail while you're trying to master new information, the better you're likely to recall and apply that information later.
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It's Not Quite Funny Or Die, But Improv Works To Fuel Powerful Innovation | Fast Company

It's Not Quite Funny Or Die, But Improv Works To Fuel Powerful Innovation | Fast Company | Integral Business | Scoop.it

Tina Fey’s "Bossypants" was the inspiration for Ask.com to try out improv techniques to invigorate its team. Here's what happened when they got off their duffs and found their inner monkey saddles.

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Book of the Day: Emergence of an Economy of Communion

Book of the Day: Emergence of an Economy of Communion | Integral Business | Scoop.it

The Economy of Communion, which started within the Focolare Movement in 1991, involves a worldwide network of solidarity among some 800 firms that together constitute a vibrant business community based upon the values of sharing, caring and justice. Drawing on the experiences of an international sample of business and community leaders, particularly from t

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Power to the people - FT.com

Power to the people - FT.com | Integral Business | Scoop.it
There is no greater challenge facing the corporate world than the need to unlock the productive power of people.
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Neuer Geist für Entrepreneure: Die 7 Tugenden, wie wir unsere Welt neu erfinden können

Beim Entrepreneurship Summit 2011 hat Bernd Kolb eine Impulsgruppe zum Thema "Neuer Geist für Entrepreneure: Die 7 Tugenden, wie wir unsere Welt neu erfinden...
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The Economy of Love

A taste of the upcoming feature documentary, Occupy Love. This is a community funded film. Only a few days left in our crowd funding campaign! Visit: http://...
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David Graeber Audio — Debt: The First 5,000 Years

David Graeber Audio — Debt: The First 5,000 Years | Integral Business | Scoop.it
Last night I had the opportunity to attend a lecture by David Graeber at CIIS in San Francisco. Graeber, an american anthropologist teaching at Goldsmith's University in London, has recently gained...
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Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing

2012 may be the year of 3D printing, when this three-decade-old technology finally becomes accessible and even commonplace.
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