The unusual approach is called a "holacracy," and the online retailer is the largest company so far to try out the new organizational structure.
Marie-France Fourrier's insight:
Le groupe Zappo, commerçant en ligne, met en place une organisation sans managers hiérarchiques, centrée sur les tâches à réaliser, au travers de cercles de travail interconnectés et d'évaluation par les pairs. Ce mode d'organisation, que Zappo a appelé "holocratie", rappelle le mode de fonctionnement en Open Space TEchnology ... mais l'innovation est de le déployer à très grande échelle. A suivre.
Sustainability is not an individual property, but is a property of an entire web of relationships. It is a community practice. This is the profound lesson we need to learn from nature. The way to sustain life is to build and nurture community. Because of the close connection between sustainability and community, basic principles of ecology can also be understood as principles of community. In particular, they can be guiding principles for building and nurturing sustainable learning communities. They are extremely relevant to taking leadership positions and bringing about systemic change within our schools.
Marie-France Fourrier's insight:
Fritjof Capra, physicien américain (né autrichien), connu par son livre Le Tao de la physique nous invite à regarder les liens entre réseaux humains, intelligence collective et développement durable ...
Two hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a brain the size of a walnut) is the key to what humanity has become. Now, futurist Ray Kurzweil suggests, we should get ready for the next big leap in brain power, as we tap into the computing power in the cloud.
Marie-France Fourrier's insight:
union de nos cerveaux biologiques et du cloud computing
Prospective : quel impact sur notre façon de décider, de résoudre des problèmes, sur la biologie de notre cerveau ?
Avènement des " makers ", démocratisation des outils et hyper personnalisation, la création change de visage et s’insère dans tous les arcanes de notre société ! Décryptage d’une révolution avec le Hub Institute et INfluencia
La majorité des grands groupes tolèrent voire encouragent de nouvelles structures hybrides, des communautés auto-organisées regroupant des salariés partageant leurs expériences. Des liens indispensables au bon fonctionnement des entreprises. Par Jean-Pierre Bouchez, président de Planète Savoir, directeur Recherche et innovation à IDRH
La COMU, c’est une sorte d’open-bar d’idées, de pratiques, d’expériences sur les projets d’intérêt général, approvisionné par ceux qui innovent, expérimentent et font bouger les lignes pour tenter d’apporter des réponses nouvelles.
In this talk Prof. Eiben presents a vision about the upcoming breakthrough in artificial evolution: animate artefacts that (self-)reproduce in physical spaces. In other words, he envision the ``Evolution of Things'', rather than just the evolution of digital objects, leading to a new field of Embodied Artificial Evolution. After presenting this vision he elaborate on some of the technical challenges and relate the main algorithmic/technical requirements to the current know-how in EC. Finally, he will speculate about possible applications, their societal impacts, and argue that these developments will radically change our lives. More information: http://www.cs.vu.nl/~gusz/ and
This interview with Alessandro Vespignani is about the future of modelling and forecasting of epidemics and is part of the Futurium Talking Futures interview series. More information is available here:
Peter Miller a publié un ouvrage de synthèse sur la façon dont les essaims ou grands collectifs animaliers (fourmis, abeilles, termites, hirondelles) adressent et gèrent des problèmes complexes Jeff Cobb nous en donne les 10 points clé
While studying for his PhD in physics, Uri Alon thought he was a failure because all his research paths led to dead ends. But, with the help of improv theater, he came to realize that there could be joy in getting lost. A call for scientists to stop thinking of research as a direct line from question to answer, but as something more creative. It's a message that will resonate, no matter what your field.
This course of 25 lectures, filmed at Cornell University in Spring 2014, is intended for newcomers to nonlinear dynamics and chaos. It closely follows Prof. Strogatz's book, "Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering." The mathematical treatment is friendly and informal, but still careful. Analytical methods, concrete examples, and geometric intuition are stressed. The theory is developed systematically, starting with first-order differential equations and their bifurcations, followed by phase plane analysis, limit cycles and their bifurcations, and culminating with the Lorenz equations, chaos, iterated maps, period doubling, renormalization, fractals, and strange attractors. A unique feature of the course is its emphasis on applications. These include airplane wing vibrations, biological rhythms, insect outbreaks, chemical oscillators, chaotic waterwheels, and even a technique for using chaos to send secret messages. In each case, the scientific background is explained at an elementary level and closely integrated with the mathematical theory. The theoretical work is enlivened by frequent use of computer graphics, simulations, and videotaped demonstrations of nonlinear phenomena. The essential prerequisite is single-variable calculus, including curve sketching, Taylor series, and separable differential equations. In a few places, multivariable calculus (partial derivatives, Jacobian matrix, divergence theorem) and linear algebra (eigenvalues and eigenvectors) are used. Fourier analysis is not assumed, and is developed where needed. Introductory physics is used throughout. Other scientific prerequisites would depend on the applications considered, but in all cases, a first course should be adequate preparation
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos - Steven Strogatz, Cornell University
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