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Shareable: Designing Workspaces for Collaboration

Shareable: Designing Workspaces for Collaboration | #SocEco | Scoop.it

The nature of work is evolving, and with it the workplace. We know that. These changes offer incredible potential for development. Workspaces are the ones that connect diverse organizations and individuals, giving them the chance to collaborate, share knowledge and develop systemic solutions to the issues they are trying to address.

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Mary Meeker's Latest Awesome Web 2.0 Presentation About The State Of The Web

Mary Meeker's Latest Awesome Web 2.0 Presentation About The State Of The Web | #SocEco | Scoop.it

Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker is better than anybody at summarizing the state of the technology business through slideshow presentations. She's about to do it again at the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco.
Here's her latest presentation, which you can also download from Slideshare.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/69309864/KPCB-Internet-Trends-2011

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One More Great Lesson From Steve Jobs: Innovation Begins As A Social Movement

One More Great Lesson From Steve Jobs: Innovation Begins As A Social Movement | #SocEco | Scoop.it

Why is the loss of one CEO the cause for universal mourning? Because he symbolized the kind of entrepreneurial capitalism that generates the fun that comes with creating the new.

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IDEO: Big Innovation Lives Right on the Edge of Ridiculous Ideas

IDEO: Big Innovation Lives Right on the Edge of Ridiculous Ideas | #SocEco | Scoop.it
When it comes to unlocking our creativity, goofing off isn't just kid stuff. The design gurus at IDEO explain how play drives innovation and learning.
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Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society

Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society | #SocEco | Scoop.it

"I would go so far as to venture that serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society. That is where the action is, that is where the excitement is, that is where new things are bubbling forth. You must experience it to know it. And it is a delightful place to be."

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Immanuel Wallerstein on the nature of the current bifurcation

There is barely a corner of the globe that has not been touched by the current financial meltdown. But a senior sociology scholar at Yale University thinks the crisis is far wider than the economic crash - it is capitalism itself which is collapsing.
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Networks Understanding Networks | MIT Media Lab | Archived Webcasts Available

Networks Understanding Networks | MIT Media Lab | Archived Webcasts Available | #SocEco | Scoop.it

How is the fate of one company connected to that of other businesses? How does the health of one individual affect that of his or her community? How do we make sense of a world that is becoming increasingly more connected–a world where complexity has become increasingly difficult to understand and manage?
http://www.media.mit.edu/events/fall11/networks 

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The New World of Open-Source Mentoring

The New World of Open-Source Mentoring | #SocEco | Scoop.it
Some businesses are using social networks to find mentors for their staff.
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Worth a Look: Scoop.it Digital Content Tool

Worth a Look: Scoop.it Digital Content Tool | #SocEco | Scoop.it
Scoop.it makes it easy to share the things you’re reading, talking about, and interested in without adding a whole new platform to your daily work.
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MIT Media Lab: The Cognitive Limit of Organizations

MIT Media Lab: The Cognitive Limit of Organizations | #SocEco | Scoop.it

In a world in which implementing the next generation of ideas will increasingly require pulling resources from different organizations, barriers to collaboration will be a crucial constraint limiting the development of firms. Agility, context, and a strong network are becoming the survival traits where assets, control, and power used to rule. John Seely Brown refers to this as the "Power of Pull."

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All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed

All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed | #SocEco | Scoop.it
For more than fifty years, children's free play time has been continually declining, and it's keeping them from turning into confident adults...
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"The system” is not out there. It is the way we work together.

"The system” is not out there. It is the way we work together. | #SocEco | Scoop.it

“If you don’t see your role in contributing to the problem, then you can’t be part of the solution.”

- David Stroh

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Official Global Dignity Website

Official Global Dignity Website | #SocEco | Scoop.it
Implementing the universal right of every human being to lead a dignified life...
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The Future Belongs To The Wicked

The Future Belongs To The Wicked | #SocEco | Scoop.it

Instead of operating out of fear and a “fortress mentality” – or even simply learning how to best cope with the new environment of rapid change – wicked leaders embrace the increasing complexity as a matrix from which to create new ideas, new products and services, and new solutions to global challenges.

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Leadership emerges from network culture

Leadership emerges from network culture | #SocEco | Scoop.it

As networked, distributed workplaces become the norm, trust will emerge from environments that are open, transparent and diverse. As a result of improved trust, leadership will be seen for what it is; an emergent property of a balanced network and not some special property available to only the select few. This shift may give us the real democracy our organizations need to realize their full creative human potential.

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'Living' buildings could inhale city carbon emissions

'Living' buildings could inhale city carbon emissions | #SocEco | Scoop.it
In the future "living" buildings biologically programmed to extract carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere could fill our cities.
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TEDxSF - Louie Schwartzberg - Gratitude

Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials.

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CHARTS: Here's What The Wall Street Protesters Are So Angry About...

CHARTS: Here's What The Wall Street Protesters Are So Angry About... | #SocEco | Scoop.it
The problem in a nutshell is this: Inequality in this country has hit a level that has been seen only once in the nation's history, and unemployment has reached a level that has been seen only once since the Great Depression. And, at the same time, corporate profits are at a record high.
In other words, in the never-ending tug-of-war between "labor" and "capital," there has rarely—if ever—been a time when "capital" was so clearly winning.

 

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Transitioning to the New Economy by Arthur Brock on Prezi

How your business can transition to the new economy.

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The Drive to Be Different

The Drive to Be Different | #SocEco | Scoop.it
We all desire to not be like everyone else. But how real is this drive? Is it as tangible and powerful as those other rewards we seek, such as food, sex and love? Neuroscience blogger Jonah Lehrer reports on a new study that reaches for an answer.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/10/the-drive-to-be-different/

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There Will Be Oil, But At What Price? - Chris Nelder and Gregor Macdonald

There Will Be Oil, But At What Price? - Chris Nelder and Gregor Macdonald | #SocEco | Scoop.it

Peak oil poses a host of systemic risks to the global economy, and will increasingly disrupt supply chains in our globalized world. Contra to Yergin's view that Ricardian Comparative Advantage will produce abundant oil for export, oil-producing nations will continue to feed their domestic populations, leaving less for sale on world markets. OECD consumers will be increasingly priced out of oil markets as their disposable income adjusts downward to reflect energy costs.

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How's life? Measuring well-being

How's life? Measuring well-being | #SocEco | Scoop.it

This report looks at the most important aspects that shape people's lives and well-being: income, jobs, housing, health, work and life-balance, education, social connections, civic engagement and governance, environment, personal security and subjective well-being. It paints a comprehensive picture of well-being in OECD countries and other major economies, by looking at people's material living conditions and quality of life across the population. The report responds to the needs of citizens for better information on well-being and to the needs of policy makers to give a more accurate picture of societal progress.

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There’s Something Happening Here

There’s Something Happening Here | #SocEco | Scoop.it
What’s behind all the social protests erupting from Tunisia to Wall Street? Some call it The Great Disruption. Others call it The Big Shift. You decide.
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Pre-Occupied with Wall Street: A Systems Thinking Perspective

Pre-Occupied with Wall Street: A Systems Thinking Perspective | #SocEco | Scoop.it

If we use systems thinking, we ultimately see that the corporations “own” the government, and the government “regulates” the corporations. My question to you is, how do we get out of this circular flow?

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bidd's comment, October 10, 2011 4:01 PM
I think it's interesting that the kind of exuberance and mania that protest can inspire especially this modern breed, especially when you are in the middle of the crowd in the heat of it... it's quite similar to the irrational exuberance that traders and the wall st. markets themselves fall victim to in their 'bubbles'. the more I read the more I'm thinking that the wall st. markets and this kind of activism are coming closer and closer together.. and I'm not just trying to be negative I think it's really happening, right now they are experimenting with 'alternative currency' and alternative decentralized 'markets' projects like 'bitcoin' and other things, because it's our generation there is this impulse to use the internet to solve everything... but in a way that's the same exuberance about IT that drew capitalists to online markets, flash trading and things that were never possible before like 'dark pools' etc. In a way it's not about us vs. them but just that technology is affecting activism now in the same way it affected banking and finance perhaps... an interesting theory, so it's good to try to be critical and see both possibilities and dangers in everything that's happening, and above all make sure that people are treating each other like people should.... that's what I think right now... tomorrow? who knows... but what we are seeing rather than 2 sides opposing another, may actually be 2 sides becoming ever more similar...
Iiro Niemi's comment, October 10, 2011 4:39 PM
Thanks! Your comment sparked some interesting search results:

"Attitudes should be softened, trying to reach the goals without violence, without the intention of hurting the other, and working with nonviolence at four levels:
1. In thought
2. In speech
3. In action
4. In creativity to overcome contradictions"

http://books.google.fi/books?id=hULHeXWxLLQC&lpg=PA61&ots=GXGgOSSGv7&dq=opposing%20parties%20empathy&pg=PA61#v=onepage&q=opposing%20parties%20empathy&f=false (p. 61-62)

“The system” is not out there. It is the way we work together. http://shar.es/HMKMF
bidd's comment, October 10, 2011 4:47 PM
I wrote a more detailed response here, it's not perfect just my interpretation based on the perspectives I've read so far. I want to curate a list of the articles coming out as a guide for people to make sense of this whole thing and try to form opinions, would you want to help out & contribute? I don't know where to put it yet but it could be published & shared in a number of places....

https://plus.google.com/114015982542797779951/posts/5kadE59dQbq