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Book release:Towards Peer-production in Public Services: cases from Finland

Book release:Towards Peer-production in Public Services: cases from Finland | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

by Co-creation, co-governance and peer-to-peer production of public services. The Book can be freely downloaded....


” There are many challenges and opportunities in designing, developing and maintaining services for participatory modes of governance, not to mention their co-creation and peer-to-peer aspects. We ask what can be learned from current research, and what is happening already beyond academia? With the aim to increase the opportunities for dialogue between the Finnish scene and the international context, we gather this collection of articles that deal broadly with the relationships between peer-to-peer dynamics, and public services. Most of the cases presented are illustrative of recent developments and discussions in Finnish society, however, also included are broader international perspectives, giving historical reflection and future-oriented speculation on what might be the outcomes.”

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Open Collaboration Encyclopedia

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A New Cultural Literacy (version 2.3)


We bring with us into the future many ideas from the past about how to build the world, how to relate with each other, how to think, how to create, how to share. Advancements in our understanding of what really works, and works for everyone not just a few - what constitutes sustainability - is rapidly sweeping away long-held certainties. The playing field has had its gravity rules flipped. As a result a new game is emerging.


What if you were told that every traditional model of ownership, hierarchy, economics, politics, organization, education, and evolution you had ever taken for granted could be turned on its head, had been turned on its head, and was now in many cases working better than it did before? We imagine you would say, “Where can I get some?”.


Ed. Alpha Lo and Alden Bevington

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'The Economist' Discusses Money Creation

'The Economist' Discusses Money Creation | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
An unnamed journalist at The Economist seems to have caught on to the significance of money creation by banks, after reading Richard Duncan's latest book The New Depression.

 

This is not capitalism, [Duncan] suggests, but “creditism”. It is this system which has broken down, and unless you understand it, you will not be able to fix it.


Via Connor Turland
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Value Networks and the true nature of collaboration

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"Work life is completely changing as social networking and collaboration platforms allow a more human-centric way of organizing work. Yet work design tools, structures, processes, and systems are not evolving as rapidly, and in many cases are simply inadequate to support the new flexible and networked ways of working.

 

Value Networks and the true nature of collaboration meets this challenge head on with a systemic, human-network approach to managing business operations and ecosystems. Value network modeling and analytics provide better support for collaborative, emergent work and complex activities."

 

Shared by @JenniferSertl 

 

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Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution

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As long as businesses are set up to focus exclusively on maximizing financial income for the few, our economy will be locked into endless growth and widening inequality. But now people across the world are experimenting with new forms of ownership, which Kelly calls generative: aimed at creating the conditions for all of life to thrive for many generations to come. These designs may hold the key to the deep transformation our civilization needs.

 

by Marjorie Kelly

Read a 30-page excerpt of the book, including the Foreword by David Korten, Prologue, and first chapter.


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Ferananda's comment, September 14, 2012 9:20 PM
Very important question. I was reading a blog speaking about this topic. Thank you for this link. It comes at the right time.
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The Weave: Participatory Process Design Guide

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What would the ideal strategic planning engagement look like?


The Weave provides guidance for sustainability practitioners wishing to more deeply engage people in creating their sustainable future

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Better World Books

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"Always on a quest for untapped sources of used books, Xavier soon made a discovery that changed the business model – and the environment – in a major way. Every year thousands of libraries had millions of excess books as they made room for new editions. Some books sat in storage, and others were given away. But some were simply thrown out. Tossed. Abandoned to the landfills for all eternity.

 

Convinced that something could be done to rescue these discarded books and help the planet a bit in the process, the founders set about partnering with librarians all across the country. Not only could they rescue books from landfills, they could also sell those books and raise money for the libraries themselves. Environmental and social impact all in the same story."

 

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3 books from openmythsource.com

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Activating the New Alchemy and Mythologies for the Sustainability Age

 

1. Thought Leader Interviews by Willi Paul and David Metcalfe

 

2. New Myth Series & Foundation Articles by Willi Paul and David Metcalfe

 

3. Alchemic Drawings & Mythic Stories by Willi Paul and David Metcalfe

 

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