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The Biology of Organizational Intelligence - It's People | #openknowledge

The Biology of Organizational Intelligence - It's People | #openknowledge | Public Datasets - Open Data - |

Via Claude Emond
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The emergence of new organizational designs based on the metaphors of open, living systems will become a powerful, corrective force. Permeability and increased stakeholder engagement are part of something very big just that’s over the horizon. You might even say it is the next phase in the evolution of democracy; one that will extend its reach beyond the public realm and into the private sector.When it comes, it will be good for society, good for the planet and good for business.


Claude Emond's curator insight, February 24, 2014 9:38 AM

Pretty special treatment of the subject. Worth reading and reflecting upon,

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We need a data democracy, not a data dictatorship

We need a data democracy, not a data dictatorship | Public Datasets - Open Data - |
A data democracy built to last needs tools that empower everyone to work with data rather than relying on apps and data scientists. Tableau helped ignite the data revolution, and its IPO could help it keep going.

Via Pierre Levy
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The democratic revolution is underway

The good news is that there’s a whole new breed of startups trying to empower the data citizenry, whatever their role. Companies such as 0xdata, Precog andBigML are trying to make data science more accessible to everyday business users. There are next-generation business intelligence startups such as SiSense,Platfora and ClearStory rethinking how business analytics are done in an area of HTML5 and big data. And then there are companies such as Statwing, Infogramand Datahero (which will be in beta mode soon, by the way) trying to bring data analysis to the unwashed non-data-savvy masses.


Combined with a growing number of publicly available data sets and data marketplaces, and more ways of collecting every possible kind of data —  personal fitness, web analytics, energy consumption, you name it — these self-service tools can provide an invaluable service. In January, I highlighted how a number of them can work by using my own dietary and activity data, as well as publicly available gun-ownership data and even web-page text. But as I explained then, they’re still not always easy for laypeople to use, much less perfect.

Pierre Levy's curator insight, April 8, 2013 12:34 PM

The democratization of data is a real phenomenon, but building a sustainable data democracy means truly giving power to the people. The alternative is just a shift of power from traditional data analysts within IT departments to a new generation of data scientists and app developers. And this seems a lot more like a dictatorship than a democracy — a benevolent dictatorship, but a dictatorship nonetheless