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Science for Designers: Complex Adaptive Systems | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine

Science for Designers: Complex Adaptive Systems | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine | #SocEco | Scoop.it
Metropolis examines contemporary life through design--architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, crafts, planning, and preservation.
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Shareable: How to Rebuild the City as a Platform

Shareable: How to Rebuild the City as a Platform | #SocEco | Scoop.it

Bearing the weight of booming populations and a precarious economy, cities can no longer conduct business as usual. Despite the countless technological and cultural shifts of the past century, many cities still resemble lumbering relics of the Industrial Era, belching forth smog produced not by factories, but instead motorized boxes stalled in traffic.


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Is this the future? Invest in people… and take part of their income | Trends in the Living Networks

Is this the future? Invest in people… and take part of their income | Trends in the Living Networks | #SocEco | Scoop.it
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The backlash against the rich has gone global - FT.com

The backlash against the rich has gone global - FT.com | #SocEco | Scoop.it
It is never a great sign when politicians start appealing to taxpayers’ patriotism.
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Now hiring: Systems Diplomats

Now hiring: Systems Diplomats | #SocEco | Scoop.it
Position Description: Systems Diplomat The world is seeking a team of curious, creative and humble diplomats to navigate complexity, choreograph systems and facilitate collaboration. Context and Pu...
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Why Valve? Or, what do we need corporations for and how does Valve’s management structure fit into today’s corporate world? | Valve

Why Valve? Or, what do we need corporations for and how does Valve’s management structure fit into today’s corporate world? | Valve | #SocEco | Scoop.it
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Innovation is cultural design

Innovation is cultural design | #SocEco | Scoop.it
Innovation has become a cultural object In our society, innovation has become a cultural achievement: addressing consumers  in-depth expectations, it echoes functional, statutory, and hedonistic as...
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What is a friendship incubator?

What is a friendship incubator? | #SocEco | Scoop.it

A friendship incubator is a space, group, or person expanded and reimagined as an open host for community that fosters friendship by, for example, increasing proximity of community members; expanding the potential for play and repeated, unplanned interactions; and providing a setting within which people are encouraged to be themselves, let their guard down, and confide in one other. The friendship incubator embraces her/his/its own nature, leads with community and friendship, and allows other things–including business–to emerge from within. It is the quirky, playful, kind, irreverent, relaxed, free, untucked, and/or unpolished cousin and friend of the business incubator.

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MIT Media Lab: Compasses Over Maps

MIT Media Lab: Compasses Over Maps | #SocEco | Scoop.it

in a world of massive complexity, speed, and diversity, the cost of mapping and planning details often exceeds the cost of just doing something–and the maps are often wrong.

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Venture Capital Is A Great Place For Women If They'd Give It A Chance - Forbes

Venture Capital Is A Great Place For Women If They'd Give It A Chance - Forbes | #SocEco | Scoop.it
Grace Nasri Written by Grace Nasri, managing editor at comparison engine FindTheBest. She works with the NYC chapter of Women 2.0, a women's tech and entrepreneurship group.
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Our Theory of Change « The Berkana Institute

Our Theory of Change « The Berkana Institute | #SocEco | Scoop.it
The two loops model has been a fundamental piece of The Berkana Institute’s theory of change. As one system culminates and starts to collapse, isolated alternatives slowly begin to arise and give way to the new. In this video Deborah Frieze, Berkana’s former co-president, explains the two loops theory and speaks about the way that our work to name, connect, nourish and illuminate has fit into this model. She also identifies some of the different roles we might play to hospice the dying system, usher in the alternative system and make clear the choice between the two.
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Ocean health scores 60 out of 100, Stanford assessment finds : Center for Social Innovation (CSI)

Ocean health scores 60 out of 100, Stanford assessment finds : Center for Social Innovation (CSI) | #SocEco | Scoop.it
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Social Innovations for Economic Degrowth

Social Innovations for Economic Degrowth | #SocEco | Scoop.it

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, we find ourselves in a peculiar situation: although hardly anyone would deny the deep ecological crisis facing humankind, we seem to be caught in a net of assumptions that impede a practical solution. Having acknowledged that we need to reduce consumption of energy and materials drastically, we still often think that adjustments within the current system of production and consumption will accomplish this formidable task.

At the same time, it is widely recognized that the results of the dominant approaches to solving the ecological crisis are far from satisfying. Thus, a growing community of scientists and social activists, sharing the basic insight that a reduction of energy and material use implies a reduction of gross domestic product (GDP), is gathering under the heading of sustainable degrowth.3 Degrowth obviously entails a fundamental transformation of economic structures. But what precisely are the necessary steps?


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The Culture Game - a book by Dan Mezick

The Culture Game - a book by Dan Mezick | #SocEco | Scoop.it
The book looks at the foundations of culture, what constitutes organisational culture and discusses ways to encourage and lead cultural transformation.
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Survival Is Optional

Survival Is Optional | #SocEco | Scoop.it

Transformation is motivated by survival, by the realization that everything needs to change or the organization will die; that a significant breakthrough in mindset is needed in order to pursue new opportunities. Another motivator is a leader’s urgency and drive to envision and create the future. From either motivation, the entire mind-set and organization’s paradigms are forced to shift. The challenges to those who embark on and choose to lead a transformation journey are many; they lead in a direction where the “destination” is not known. The challenge to those who travel with such leaders will be to trust and support the vision and the system.


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Shareable: 'Money & Life' Doc Frames New Economy of Living Systems

Shareable: 'Money & Life' Doc Frames New Economy of Living Systems | #SocEco | Scoop.it

"I could see that finger pointing — while, yes, it has its important place in terms of accountability — only goes so far and ultimately keeps us mired in a level of division and separation that, to me, is so clearly the root source of the suffering in our lives and in the world. If we stop at finger pointing, we get stuck in distraction, seduced by the momentary feel-good of blame and judgment. That’s certainly not healing. True healing is simultaneously an awakening to a deeper truth."

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Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-State Economy: Amazon.co.uk: Michael Lewis, Patrick Conaty: Books

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How Do You Attract Resilient People? Give Them Room to Grow

How Do You Attract Resilient People?  Give Them Room to Grow | #SocEco | Scoop.it
One of the best ways to improve the quality of any community, or any property, is to provide residents with the opportunities they need to improve their resilience. Here's a simple example of that in practice.
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Elinor Ostrom’s legacy » Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity

Elinor Ostrom’s legacy » Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity | #SocEco | Scoop.it

In 2009, Indiana University professor Elinor Ostrom became the first and only woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, for her “analysis of economic governance, especially the commons.” Ostrom’s work focused on the institutional arrangements that govern common resources, such as water, land, fisheries, forests, and grazing lands. While many economists and political scientists favor top-down regulation as a way to prevent the “tragedy of the commons,” Ostrom’s research revealed the diverse frameworks that communities have developed to protect shared resources. Her findings emphasized that there is no single best practice to protect the commons.

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14 Keys To Building People Friendly Communities

14 Keys To Building People Friendly Communities | #SocEco | Scoop.it
Ideas about creating sustainable places where people actually want to live.
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McKinsey Says Social Media Could Add $1.3 Trillion to the Economy

McKinsey Says Social Media Could Add $1.3 Trillion to the Economy | #SocEco | Scoop.it
McKinsey has published a report that says social media in business can vastly improve both customer awareness and productivity among the highest-value workers.
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How to Fix a Banker's Heart

How to Fix a Banker's Heart | #SocEco | Scoop.it
Economic opportunity and economic justice depends on good banks. We need bankers pumping capital into underserved communities, into innovation and into companies of societal consequence.
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The work of many | Harold Jarche

The work of many | Harold Jarche | #SocEco | Scoop.it

...Mavens can deeply understand a situation, Connectors are needed to get the word out, while Salespeople have to convince those in control to take action. All three are needed to mobilize a network.


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