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Why Open Governance and Scalable Leadership matter

Why Open Governance and Scalable Leadership matter | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What happens when the productive infrastructure becomes affordable and new cooperative models for capitalization and venture financing emerge? What new perspectives from this convergence?
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Exploring 3-D printing to make organs for transplants - EurekAlert (press release)

Exploring 3-D printing to make organs for transplants - EurekAlert (press release) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Printing whole new organs for transplants sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but the real-life budding technology could one day make actual kidneys, livers, hearts and other organs for patients who desperately need them. In the ACS journal Langmuir, scientists are reporting new understanding about the dynamics of 3-D bioprinting that takes them a step closer to realizing their goal of making working tissues and organs on-demand.

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Now is the Time to Start Something on the Internet

Now is the Time to Start Something on the Internet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Now is the time that folks in the future will look back at and say, 'Oh to have been alive and well back then!
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Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"

Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist" | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?
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Concur & Airbnb: Bringing the Sharing Economy to Business Travelers - Concur Blog

Concur & Airbnb: Bringing the Sharing Economy to Business Travelers - Concur Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Yesterday Airbnb announced a partnership with Concur, just a few short months after Concur’s Tim MacDonald began discussing data indicating that use of Airbnb has become a trend among business travelers.
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Trick or Trust - BBC Radio 4

Trick or Trust - BBC Radio 4 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How evolutionary biology shapes policy on welfare reform, immigration and bankers' pay.
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The ‘Sharing Economy’ Goes White-Collar - NYTimes.com

The ‘Sharing Economy’ Goes White-Collar - NYTimes.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Silicon Valley scene is often known for its shabby-chicness, like a chief executive clad in a hoodie and sneakers.

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Why Business Travel and the Sharing Economy Aren't An Easy Fit

Why Business Travel and the Sharing Economy Aren't An Easy Fit | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Companies within the sharing economy, such as Airbnb, Uber and FlightCar, are looking to cater to managed business travelers because the opportunities are (RT @stein_nick: Why Business Travel and the Sharing Economy Aren't An Easy Fit
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Disrupting Retail: Sharing Economy And Collaborative Consumption

Disrupting Retail: Sharing Economy And Collaborative Consumption | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sharing economy is a system that reflects a shift towards a more sustainable consumption pattern. Collaborative consumption is a key feature of a sharing economy that involves sharing assets, enabling access over ownership.
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How Scrum Will Save the World with Joe Justice

How Scrum Will Save the World with Joe Justice | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Scrum and agile have not better advocate than Joe Justice.
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How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


As the Internet of Things (IoT) spreads, the implications for business model innovation are huge.

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Social Entrepreneurship's Optimist - U.S. News & World Report

Social Entrepreneurship's Optimist - U.S. News & World Report | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social Entrepreneurship's Optimist
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We discuss the golden rule present in all religions, the concept of social equity.
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jeff vail - The Renewable's Gap

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The Evidence Is In: Patent Trolls Do Hurt Innovation

The Evidence Is In: Patent Trolls Do Hurt Innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Over the last two years, much has been written about patent trolls, firms that make their money asserting patents against other companies, but do not make a useful product of their own. Both the White House and Congressional leaders have called for patent reform to fix the underlying problems that give rise to patent troll lawsuits. Not so fast, say Stephen Haber and Ross Levine in a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed (“The Myth of the Wicked Patent Troll”). We shouldn’t reform the patent system, they say, because there is no evidence that trolls are hindering innovation; these calls are being driven just by a few large companies who don’t want to pay inventors.

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OpenLabTools

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Research Transparency & Open Knowledge: Lessons from #OKFest14

Research Transparency & Open Knowledge: Lessons from #OKFest14 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Over a thousand scientists, activists, and civil society representatives from over 60 countries gathered in Berlin last week for the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival (OKFest14). The Festival is the flagship event of theOpen Knowledge Foundation, an international nonprofit promoting open tools, data, and information for the positive transformation of society.

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Center for Planetary Culture Wiki

Center for Planetary Culture Wiki | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We invite you to collaborate with scholars, technologists, independent researchers, visionaries, and activists to facilitate rapid social transformation, in light of our planetary crisis, particularly accelerating climate change and loss of biodiversity, as well as ever-growing economic inequality.

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Communication, Knowledge and Information in the Human Ecosystem: p2p Ethnography

Communication, Knowledge and Information in the Human Ecosystem: p2p Ethnography | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In Universal Exhibitions from the end of the ’800s and beginning of the ’900s, indigenous people were often exposed – under glass houses, in cages or using a variety of media and artefacts – for the entertainment of other people, as if they were objects.

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Economics for Orcs: how can virtual world economies inform national economies and those who design them? | The Policy and Internet Blog

Economics for Orcs: how can virtual world economies inform national economies and those who design them? | The Policy and Internet Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What can ‘real’ economies and the economists who run them learn from these virtual economies? How can a focus on social fabric -- rather than just on efficiency and output –usefully inform national economies? OII Research Fellow Vili Lehdonvirta discusses his new book from MIT Press (with E.Castronova): Virtual Economies: Design and Analysis. It aims to bring virtual economies to the attention of social scientists, and secondly to help digital designers use social science and economics scholarship when designing their virtual economies.
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polylog / themes / focus / Kwasi Wiredu: Democracy and Consensus in African Traditional Politics. A Plea for a Non-party Polity

polylog / themes / focus / Kwasi Wiredu: Democracy and Consensus in African Traditional Politics. A Plea for a Non-party Polity | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wiredu discusses the consensus principle in the political system of the Ashantis in Ghana as a guideline for a recommendable path for African politics.
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Senator Denies Climate Change On Senate Floor And Gets A Science Lesson From His Colleague

Senator Denies Climate Change On Senate Floor And Gets A Science Lesson From His Colleague | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) blocked a Senate resolution that would have simply stated that climate change is real, citing various reasons and conspiracies. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) provided a thorough debunking.
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AutoGrid | With AutoGrid, big data becomes a new source of energy.

AutoGrid | With AutoGrid, big data becomes a new source of energy. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
  • AutoGrid Systems analyzes the exponentially expanding wave of data being generated by smart meters, building management systems, voltage regulators, thermostats and other equipment so utilities and end-users can obtain precise insight into where power is going and enact automated, responsive controls.

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CryptoKids: Altcoins, Apps And Authors Aim To Bring Bitcoin To Children

CryptoKids: Altcoins, Apps And Authors Aim To Bring Bitcoin To Children | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

While most adults may still be baffled by bitcoin and bemused by blockchains, a new generation is being introduced to this alternative form of finance by advocates aiming to bring about a “digital currency revolution”. Their belief is that our current financial system can be overthrown by those who don’t even yet have bank accounts.

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The amazing world of alternative currencies: a list of 8 “different” coins

The amazing world of alternative currencies: a list of 8 “different” coins | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Since we’ve created money, we also have invented ways of replacing it with other forms of currency, whether it’s because we don’t fully trust fiat currency or because we love the idea of having choices. Bitcoin is the perfect mix of these two valid explanations and, like our favourite virtual coin, a lot of alternative currencies have lives, prospered and (sometimes) ended after providing a lifetime of joy to their users. Let’s take a look at some of these “different” currencies.

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▶ Alternative Currency Pt 1 - YouTube

This video is part of a larger online course, "From Barter to Bitcoin: Society, Technology and the Future of Money" run by Prof. Bill Maurer and Prof. Donald J. Patterson In addition to the video on YouTube there is a variety of other content available to students enrolled in the class.

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Open Source Ecology Announces Global Expansion Initiative - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Open Source Ecology Announces Global Expansion Initiative - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Open Source Ecology is a 501(c)(3) group that seeks to empower millions of people around the world by creating all the machinery and systems required to build a society from the ground up, while putting the costs within reach of the common man. In most cases, OSE’s machines cost are about 20% of the similar machinery that is currently available off-shelf. Unlike the equipment available on the market today, the OSE machines are designed and built for a lifetime by using commonly available parts, which may also be produced onsite, using the GVCS fabrication machinery.



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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation