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Fiber and the Un-Tragedy of the Commons - Brookings Institution (blog)

Fiber and the Un-Tragedy of the Commons - Brookings Institution (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Many are familiar with the “tragedy of the commons”: the idea that individuals, acting according to each one's self-interest, may act against a community’s long-term interests by depleting a common resource. But what of its opposite, which for lack of an antonym I call the “un-tragedy of the commons”—when individuals advance a group’s long-term interest by creating and nourishing a common resource?

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Talk Isn't Cheap As Investors Pour Cash Into Collaboration And Intelligence Tools - TechCrunch (blog)

Talk Isn't Cheap As Investors Pour Cash Into Collaboration And Intelligence Tools - TechCrunch (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Investors and innovators have been trying to develop better tools for groups to communicate, collaborate, and make decisions for decades. Since businesses have become increasingly global and engage more remote workers, the need for collaboration tools is even more pronounced. And while hundreds of millions have been spent on technology, investors still think that there’s more work to be done.

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Law changes to crowd funding needed to kickstart Australian innovation

Law changes to crowd funding needed to kickstart Australian innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over the past 12 months, Australia has seen more start-ups created, more incubation programs and greater angel investment than at any other time.
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The dangerous American myth of corporate spirituality

The dangerous American myth of corporate spirituality | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Recently, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave some shocking advice to a young businesswoman who was concerned that her male peers were passing her up for promotions: Don’t question the systemic sexism of corporate America, just trust in “good karma” to get you ahead. While his attitude made waves in the blogosphere, in fact it accurately represents a form of spirituality that is becoming popular in the West.
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The Foundations of Innovation (Part 2 of 5): Ideas - CIMSEC

The Foundations of Innovation (Part 2 of 5): Ideas - CIMSEC | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Innovation starts with ideas – the realization that something new is possible once old things are seen in new ways. Thus, it’s very important to understand how knowledge and insight are created both individually and in groups if one wishes to posture themselves to encourage successful innovations.

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The Innovators by Walter Isaacson review – a lucid, thrilling and amusing history of the digital age

The Innovators by Walter Isaacson review – a lucid, thrilling and amusing history of the digital age | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Revolutions usually leave ancient institutions tottering, societies shaken, the streets awash with blood. But what Walter Isaacson calls the “digital revolution” has kept its promise to liberate mankind. Enrichment for the few has been balanced by empowerment for the rest of us, and we can all – as the enraptured Isaacson says – enjoy a “sublime user experience” when we turn on our computers. Wikipedia gives us access to a global mind; on social media we can chat with friends we may never meet and who might not actually exist; blogs “democratise public discourse” by giving a voice to those who were once condemned to mute anonymity. Has heaven really come down to our wired-up, interconnected Earth?
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When Politics Gets in the Way of Innovation - Wired

When Politics Gets in the Way of Innovation - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Xerox invented Laser printing and copying less than 50 years ago and as a result revolutionized the publishing industry.
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Think Dif - Disruptive Innovation Festival

Think Dif - Disruptive Innovation Festival | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Jeremy Rifkin is the bestselling author of twenty books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. His books have been translated into more than thirty five languages and are used in hundreds of universities, corporations and government agencies around the world.



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Review: “The Innovators,” by Walter Isaacson - Chron.com (blog)

Review: “The Innovators,” by Walter Isaacson - Chron.com (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Walter Isaacson's "The Innovators" describes how hackers, geniuses and geeks launched the digital revolution.
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[Singapore] Innovate Now! Session on The Sharing Economy

[Singapore] Innovate Now! Session on The Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Get insights on the future and potential of collaborative consumption from the insiders and pioneering start-ups. Synopsis: Join Airbnb, The ([Singapore] Innovate Now!
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Digital innovation or Biourbanism? Both, of course! | Stop

Digital innovation or Biourbanism? Both, of course! | Stop | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The official definition of Biourbanism starts with the focus on “the urban organism, considering it as a hypercomplex system, according to its internal and external dynamics and their mutual interactions.”
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How to build an African concept car in 12 weeks - we make money not art

How to build an African concept car in 12 weeks - we make money not art | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Visual artist Melle Smets and researcher Joost van Onna followed the travel of discarded cars from Europe to Ghana and ended up at Suame Magazine, near the town of Kumasi, in Ghana. In this area, 200,000 artisans are working in 12,000 workshops, stores and factories to repair and give a new life to European disused vehicles.
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Innovation Excellence | Sharing economy and the new play control

Innovation Excellence | Sharing economy and the new play control | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In-direct relation from effort to benefits is changing: my success depends on the success of the others, I don’t see the success coming back to me directly, ‘me’ and ‘we’ intersect. Empathy is the driver building the link between people on collaborative platforms.



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The Social Factor: Innovate, Ignite, and Win through Mass Collaboration and Social Networking

The Social Factor: Innovate, Ignite, and Win through Mass Collaboration and Social Networking | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Millions of people use social networking sites, and companies are increasingly turning to social networking to build relationships with customers. But companies routinely miss the best opportunities to create value and promote innovation–by using social networking to build thriving communities of employees, partners, and customers.

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Sepp Hasslberger: Rebuilding the Internet as a Commons -- Local Mesh First

Sepp Hasslberger: Rebuilding the Internet as a Commons -- Local Mesh First | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The internet needs to be re-built from the bottom up. Network locally first and only then connect to the world “out there”.  A local wireless network might be coming to your neighbourhood soon. 


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Let’s nationalize Amazon and Google: Publicly funded technology built Big Tech

Let’s nationalize Amazon and Google: Publicly funded technology built Big Tech | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
They’re huge, they’re ruthless, and they touch every aspect of our daily lives. Corporations like Amazon and Google keep expanding their reach and their power. Despite a history of abuses, so far the Justice Department has declined to take antitrust actions against them. But there’s another solution.
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Book Preview: Crowdsourced Innovation – Quo Vadis? - Innovation Excellence (blog)

Book Preview: Crowdsourced Innovation – Quo Vadis? - Innovation Excellence (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Companies are no longer limited to advertisement and market research in their interaction with consumers. It is no longer a privilege for small businesses to be the only companies that can have a daily exchange of ideas with their customers. The reality today reflects what the writers of the visionary and iconoclastic Cluetrain Manifesto envisioned fifteen years ago: the marketplace has become a worldwide conversation. The Cluetrain Manifesto in 1999 put forward ideas about the revolutionizing impact the internet would have on both markets and organizations. Its single most important statement reads as follows:

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▶ A Conversation with Peter Thiel and Niall Ferguson - Institute of Politics - YouTube

A conversation with: Peter Thiel, founding CEO of PayPal; Member, Board of Directors, Facebook; entrepreneur; and venture capitalist and Niall Ferguson, Laur...
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You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story - Daily Beast

You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story - Daily Beast | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When he launched the Web in 1991, Tim Berners-Lee intended it to be used as a collaboration tool, which is why he was dismayed that the Mosaic browser did not give users the ability to edit the Web pages they were viewing. It turned Web surfers into passive consumers of published content. That lapse was partly mitigated by the rise of blog­ging, which encouraged user-generated content. In 1995 another me­dium was invented that went further toward facilitating collaboration on the Web. It was called a wiki, and it worked by allowing users to modify Web pages—not by having an editing tool in their browser but by clicking and typing directly onto Web pages that ran wiki software.

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Eric Schmidt: The Next Google Is Out There In A Garage Somewhere

Eric Schmidt: The Next Google Is Out There In A Garage Somewhere | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On Monday, Google chairman Eric Schmidt stopped to give a talk in front of a bunch of hardware engineers at Native Instruments in Berlin, a company that specializes in software and hardware for computer-based audio production and DJing. In addition to stumping for what Google has already accomplished, the speech broadly outlines some of the challenges the company is facing in the tech world.
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How can Europe embrace a digital future? - Forum:Blog - The World Economic Forum (blog)

How can Europe embrace a digital future? - Forum:Blog - The World Economic Forum (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum has been enriched by the contributions of globally minded and digital innovators. So it will be no surprise that I view digital technologies and digitally delivered services as critical to fostering Europe’s competitiveness.
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The innovation dilemma: Who really calls the shots on new tech? - ZDNet

The innovation dilemma: Who really calls the shots on new tech? - ZDNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Spending on emerging technologies is the smallest — but most exiting — part of the enterprise IT budget. But who gets to make decisions about innovation is changing.
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The Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth (SSIR)

The Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth (SSIR) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Reciprocity Advantage came out of a relationship that Bob Johansen and I have had for more than 20 years working on innovation from two very different perspectives. The Institute for the Future, where Bob is a Fellow, creates 10-year forecasts, distilling signals of disruption into the most important insights that companies can use to shape their business. We met at Procter & Gamble where I was an R&D vice-president working to develop new billion-dollar brands like Swiffer and Febreze. My job was to turn insights like Bob’s into action.
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The future is in how fast you are at unlearning. - Innovation Excellence (blog)

The future is in how fast you are at unlearning. - Innovation Excellence (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Through our education, from kindergarten to grad school, then through our professional lives, we have been shaped in the same mold, even though we hear here and there that we need to “think outside the box”, that box being only aimed to fit into a bigger box, like the Russian dolls. Conventionalism, risk aversion and complacency kill innovation and entrepreneurship.



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Improved tools for online social innovation platforms - Cordis News

Improved tools for online social innovation platforms - Cordis News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The EU-funded CATALYST project aims to develop and test collective intelligence tools and make them available, as open source solutions, to any online communities, particularly those focused on social innovation, sustainability and citizen engagement.
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