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The best innovation program isn’t a program at all

The best innovation program isn’t a program at all | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

At work, a small reward for simply having an idea is patronizing and perhaps worse. There’s plenty of research showing that offering monetary rewards actually limitscreative thinking. And when there are successful programs – as with Toyota’s famous suggestion program seeing over 80% of the ideas implemented – it’s not because of better prizes, but because people intrinsically wanted to make their work better. And, as Nick Milton points out, because the suggestions they made were approved in a localized, distributed process by people much closer to the work.

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The next step in Open Science? Text and Data Mining! | Newsletter items

The next step in Open Science? Text and Data Mining! | Newsletter items | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
open access infrastructure, research information, open data, scientific publication, scientific information system, European Commission, EC, FP7, ERC, Horizon 2020, H2020, linked data
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Is this the future of work? - NEWS.com.au

Is this the future of work? - NEWS.com.au | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A LOT of people think Jennifer Nedelsky’s plan for the future of work is crazy, but when most hear her radical manifesto, their reaction is: “Where do I sign?”.
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The Hurricane and the Empire - Open Democracy

The Hurricane and the Empire - Open Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On the tenth anniversary of Katrina, we republish an invitation to ponder the incapacity of the US government to respond to the disaster in New Orleans. What was at the root of that paralysis? From the archive, September 5, 2005.
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Op-Ed: Lexmark’s war against a man who recycles toner cartridges

Op-Ed: Lexmark’s war against a man who recycles toner cartridges | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The intellectual property interests are at it again, trying to leverage their rights to take away yours. No one knows this better than 44-year-old Eric Smith of Charleston, West Virginia. Smith has devoted his life to the office supply company founded by his father—a company that’s now under legal attack by printing behemoth Lexmark International, Inc.

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Proposed Strategy for the Commons Movement in 2015 - P2P Foundation

Proposed Strategy for the Commons Movement in 2015 - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We are definitely going to a period of dislocation in 2015. The Greek debacle has shown the difficulty of any strategy based on national sovereignty and the end of any real political democracy for European nations ; the difficulties in China , Brazil and elsewhere show the period of high growth for emerging economies has come to an end; and the success of candidates like Donald Trump, which obtains 40% approval rating by promising to deport fifteen million people, shows the potential return of barbarism in the heart of the over-developed world.

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Call 28: Winter School '‘From Uber to Amazon Mechanical Turk: non­traditional labour markets driven by technological and organisational change’ — InGRID

Call 28: Winter School '‘From Uber to Amazon Mechanical Turk: non­traditional labour markets driven by technological and organisational change’ — InGRID | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Technology is a powerful driver for change in the world of labour. The objective of the InGRID winter school is to aggregate scholars and policymakers interested in two recent but rapidly growing phenomena: the sharing econ­omy and crowdsourcing. More specifically, we are interested in the labour aspects of these innovation: Do they lead to a growth in the share of freelance workers? What are the working conditions of crowdsourced workers? Do we need to adapt our definitions of labour to fit these new challenges? Do we observe a blurring of the borders between work and leisure in the sharing economy?

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Pedestrians Will Take Over Paris For 'A Day Without Car'

Pedestrians Will Take Over Paris For 'A Day Without Car' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What would a car-free Paris look like? This September, we'll get to find out, as this French city hosts its
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Why NASA’s so worried that Greenland’s melting could speed up

Why NASA’s so worried that Greenland’s melting could speed up | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The agency is flexing its muscles to study Greenland -- the melting that is occurring on top of the ice sheet, and the retreat of its outlying, oceanfront glaciers.
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Why I Support Corbyn For UK Labour Leade

There was a time when most educated people knew that the Earth was the center of the universe. There was a sophisticated “Geocentric” model, known as the “Ptolemaic system”, that predicted to very high accuracy the observed movement of all the objects in the Heavens, as they purportedly orbited the Earth on perfect crystalline spheres. 500 years ago, anyone who proposed an alternative model—in which the Sun was the center and the Earth was just another planet orbiting it—was derided as a heretic and a madman.

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Sybille Saint Girons - P2P Foundation

Sybille Saint Girons - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Former Information System Consultant, she is designing and engineering cooperation tools for 25 years. She proposes an empowering Organic System to unleash our potentials, individually and collectively. She calls it “ontogogy” meaning “to lead the Being" from ὤν (ôn, ontos) : being and άγω (gogie) : lead, train, guide. It integrates flow optimisation, business management , human potential development, ancient wisdom24, spiritual teachings , arts and humour to create wealth in all forms. Her wish is to contribute to create favourable conditions so we can build a fair, beautiful and joyful world!

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A brief guide to America's sharing economy - The Week Magazine

A brief guide to America's sharing economy - The Week Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Millions of people are getting paid to share cars, homes, and services with people who need them. Is that all good?
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Book of the Day: The Utopia of Rules | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day: The Utopia of Rules | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
* Book: The Utopia of Rules. David Graeber. 2015. As usual, a landmark book, this time the authors tackles the history of bureaucracy and the state-corporate nexus. Excerpted from David Graeber: “At least since the 19th century, the idea that a market economy is opposed to and independent of government was used to justify laissez-faire …
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German couple starts website to match asylum seekers with potential housemates

German couple starts website to match asylum seekers with potential housemates | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A German couple have started a website to match refugees with roommates in Germany and Austria to create a “more human culture of welcoming refugees”.
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What All Publishers Can Learn from Clay Shirky

What All Publishers Can Learn from Clay Shirky | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Clay Shirky's arguments are uncomfortable, and they don't sit well inside companies that sell millions of dollars of books every year.
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Are We Nearing The End Of Capitalism?

Capitalism has reigned for decades, yet it might see itself overthrown by the arrival of shared economies. Is the end near for capitalism?

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Robots & the Future of Work

Deb and Tom from the Internet of Unintended Consequences (www.tiouc.com) introduce continue discussions on the theme of the month "Robots and Robotics.
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Twitter works just fine – but for investors, anything except total market domination is a disaster

Twitter works just fine – but for investors, anything except total market domination is a disaster | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Nothing better illustrates capitalism’s addiction to illogic than the mismatch between Twitter’s workability and its unpopularity with Wall Street
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We need to take our data back ! | P2P Foundation

We need to take our data back ! | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Our overall behaviour online suggests that, collectively, the network supports and encourages a digitally socialist viewpoint: sharing, collective ownership and control of the means of production, and so on. But counter-intuitively, our desire to have lots of free stuff has created powerful data landowners and landlords, to whom we are quite happy to cede power over everything that identifies us.”

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Bernie Sanders asked about Jeremy Corbyn - YouTube

Bernie Sanders asked if he was aware of Jeremy Corbyn. Thanks to Buzzfeed UK for the question. #JeremyCorbyn #BernieSanders
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Weaving a home.. how one woman can help millions of people globally | 1 Million Women

Weaving a home.. how one woman can help millions of people globally | 1 Million Women | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Winner of the 2013 Lexus Design Award, Abeer Seilkay has designed a sustainable tent that collects rainwater, folds up for easy transport and stores solar energy
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This is article is about a woman who created a tent that can help support and sustain the lives of millions of displaced refugees across the world. This tent was made with refugees in mind as it is light weight, waterproof, water collecting, solar powered, and weather durable. It is easy to pack up and carry, but provides water and energy when set up. This tent connects to international relations as it can be used as something the higher nations in the world can give out to refugees. The UN could definitely adopt this tent and use it to help refugees in Syria, Palestine, etc. Personally, I believe this tent is a great idea, but is it cost effective? The article does not state how much a tent like this would cost and if it too expensive, I fear nobody will use it. 

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I am counting this for the week of August 30-September 6.
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The findings that make a nonsense of claims of a 'pause' in global warming

The findings that make a nonsense of claims of a 'pause' in global warming | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Climate scientists are predicting that 2015 will be the hottest year on record “by a mile”, with the increase in worldwide average temperatures dramatically undermining the idea that global warming has stopped – as some climate-change sceptics claim.
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The Evidence Keeps Pouring In: Capitalism Just Isn't Working

The Evidence Keeps Pouring In: Capitalism Just Isn't Working | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

To followers of Ayn Rand and Ronald Reagan, and to all the business people who despise government, 'community' is a form of 'communism.' Even taking the train is too communal for them. Americans have been led to believe that only individuals matter, that every person should fend for him/herself, that "winner-take-all" is the ultimate goal, and that the winners have no responsibility to others.

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How will crowdsourcing and the sharing economy develop in the next five years? - Econsultancy (blog)

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How will crowdsourcing and the sharing economy develop in the next five years?
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WSN : Netzpolitik shows importance of free press

WSN : Netzpolitik shows importance of free press | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A functioning, unthreatened free press is a cornerstone of a functioning democracy and a non-negotiable right of its citizens. Reporting on those in power is an essential function of good journalism, and its importance is codified in the German and U.S. constitutions. Charging individual reporters with treason anywhere has an undeniably chilling effect on reporters everywhere.


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“Don’t Owe. Won’t Pay.” Everything You’ve Been Told About Debt Is Wrong | P2P Foundation

“Don’t Owe. Won’t Pay.” Everything You’ve Been Told About Debt Is Wrong | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The legitimacy of a given social order rests on the legitimacy of its debts. Even in ancient times this was so.
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