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The Shy Connector

Are you an introvert? I am too! Here are 7 tips for connecting with others if you're shy. (No need to fake being an extrovert!
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Innotribe@Sibos Osaka 29 Oct – 1 Nov 2012

Innotribe@Sibos Osaka 29 Oct – 1 Nov 2012 | #SocEco | Scoop.it
Now in its fourth year, Innotribe@Sibos, the initiative’s flagship event, runs throughout Sibos week and offers a comprehensive programme exploring a range of topics crucial to the financial indust...
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Re-inspiring communities

Re-inspiring communities | #SocEco | Scoop.it

The whole trend to move to cities, at the behest of corporations at that, begs the question of what living on a human scale is. Is draining the countryside of people and packing them into cities best for them? Surely with all the research being carried out we must have identified a human scale for most things, like the size of community we can live in, the optimum time to work and commute, the kind of living space we need? And not just physical space, but mental space. Can we design and construct environments, including physical spaces, organizations, relationships, that are on a human scale? These are questions that are driving the dialogue around re-inspiring community.


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From Teams to Knots: Activity – Theoretical Studies of Collaboration and Learning at Work

Teams are commonly celebrated as efficient and humane ways of organizing work and learning. By means of a series of in-depth case studies of teams in the United States and Finland over a time span ...
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Swarm Intelligence: From Natural to Artificial Systems

Social insects–ants, bees, termites, and wasps–can be viewed as powerful problem-solving systems with sophisticated collective intelligence. Composed of simple interacting agents, this ...
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We can't grow ourselves out of debt, no matter what the Federal Reserve does

We can't grow ourselves out of debt, no matter what the Federal Reserve does | #SocEco | Scoop.it
Charles Eisenstein: Let's replace our fixation on growth with a steady-state economy focusing on lower consumption, leisure and ecological health...
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Conversations on Complexity: A Tribute to Elinor Ostrom

Conversations on Complexity: A Tribute to Elinor Ostrom | #SocEco | Scoop.it
Many people around the world were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Elinor Ostrom in June this year. By way of a tribute, this extended piece brings together some of her ideas on the implicat...
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You Might Already Be Rich In The Newest Alternative Currency: Social

In 1991, Paul Glover created an alternative paper currency to trade goods and services within the Ithaca, New York, community.
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Welcome to the new reputation economy (Wired UK)

Welcome to the new reputation economy (Wired UK) | #SocEco | Scoop.it
Your every online transaction requires you to establish your trustworthiness.
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Scientists discover previously unknown cleansing system in brain | KurzweilAI

Scientists discover previously unknown cleansing system in brain | KurzweilAI | #SocEco | Scoop.it
Glymphatic system (credit: Jeffrey J.Iliff et al./Science Translational Medicine) A previously unrecognized system that drains waste from the brain at a...
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‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks

‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks | #SocEco | Scoop.it
This is a complete version of a ‘long-blog’ written by Al Kennedy on behalf of ‘The Nature of Business’ blog and BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation www.businessinspired...
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Theories, models and the future of science | The Curious Wavefunction, Scientific American Blog Network

Theories, models and the future of science | The Curious Wavefunction, Scientific American Blog Network | #SocEco | Scoop.it
Last year's Nobel Prize for physics was awarded to Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess for their discovery of an accelerating universe, a finding leading to ...
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Synthetic Overview of the Collaborative Economy 2012

The theme of the following work is the horizontalisation of productive human relationships that has  been enabled through communication networks and in particular the Internet. These productive  publics can generate their own practices and institutions through bottom-up dynamics, or they can be mobilized by existing institutions. Hence the emergence of the collaborative economy, which comes  with many names and with different expressions, such as commons-based peer production (Yochai  Benkler), wikinomics (Don Tapscott), crowdsourcing (Jeff Howe), open innovation (Henry  Chesbrough), collaborative consumption (Rachel Botsman), and quite a few others. Different authors  have mapped the outlines of those particular expressions of the collaborative economy, but we believe that an overall synthesis was still lacking. While a full account would be a tremendous undertaking, we do believe that the following work captures the essence of developments in this field, which  represent a deep transformation of economic practices.

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"Tectonic Shifts" in Employment - Technology Review

"Tectonic Shifts" in Employment - Technology Review | #SocEco | Scoop.it
Information technology is reducing the need for certain jobs faster than new ones are being created.
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After Collapse: The Regeneration of Complex Societies

From the Euphrates Valley to the southern Peruvian Andes, early complex societies have risen and fallen, but in some cases they have also been reborn. Prior archaeological investigation of these so...
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Net Work: A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining Networks at Work and in the World

Patti Anklam provides a guide for leaders and participants to work within and lead purposeful social networks in the world. Awareness of networks and networked organizations has reached the mainstr...
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The Purpose of the Corporation | The Aspen Institute

The Purpose of the Corporation | The Aspen Institute | #SocEco | Scoop.it

Corporations are perhaps the most influential organizations in society and have long been recognized as important contributors to the common good. Society grants corporations unique privileges in order to harness their great capacities to serve its needs. Yet the current narrative of the corporation tells a different story; corporations have the sole purpose of maximizing profits for shareholders.

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Me, myself, us

Me, myself, us | #SocEco | Scoop.it
WHAT’S a man? Or, indeed, a woman? Biologically, the answer might seem obvious. A human being is an individual who has grown from a fertilised egg which contained...
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Transformation requires a re-connection

Transformation requires a re-connection | #SocEco | Scoop.it

It is becoming more obvious that we need to transform our ways of living and operating. The biggest inhibitor to our transformation is our dis-connection with life/nature. Nature is transformation 

 

Transformation requires a re-connection; a re-connection with our true human nature and nature. It is that simple and yet we often grasp at ‘activity’ before undertaking this re-connection (at ‘doing’ before ‘being’). Perhaps this is because the re-connection flies in the face of what we have been taught, what has become so ingrained in our mental make-up; hence re-connecting challenges our sense of self-importance, our individuality (our ego) which we believe is so important for our ‘success’ in the world.


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Organizational Structure Is Imaginary

It is literally all in our heads. There are no literal structures in an organizational structure. The organizational structure only becomes real when people take actions and speak or write words that are consistent with our imagined structure. In Humanize, we refer to that as the “walk” and “talk” of culture. It’s how you do it and how you describe it and talk about it. That’s where structure becomes real.


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Gen Y: Goodbye Corporate Ladder

Gen Y: Goodbye Corporate Ladder | #SocEco | Scoop.it
A new report shows that nearly half of young workers surveyed have left cushy corporate gigs for start-up life.
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David Logan on tribal leadership

At TEDxUSC, business professor David Logan talks about the five kinds of tribes that humans naturally form -- in schools, workplaces, even...

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The Emerging Revolution in Game Theory - Technology Review

The Emerging Revolution in Game Theory - Technology Review | #SocEco | Scoop.it
The discovery of a winning strategy for Prisoner's Dilemma is forcing game theorists to rethink their discipline. Their conclusion? Winning isn't everything.
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