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Corporations As Complex Adaptive Systems?

Advancing Insights - Keeping an Eye on Distant Events

Building Vibrant Human Networks While Business Blogging

These two articles from Harvard reflect what we've been talking about, along with many others for the last two years. There are lessons to be learned from the open source software communities that will impact the way groups work together in organizations. What I've learned, my personal experience, from the open-source movement is that people want to contribute to endeavors of mutual benefit.

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You can't manage knowledge?

Knowledge Management by Euan Semple from his blog The Obvious sez, "You can increase the likelihood of connections, you can increase the chances that such connections will result in one person helping another and you can help create a culture in which helping each other is a good thing but you sure as hell can't manage knowledge." Bang! Euan shoud know since he walks the talk at the BBC.

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Monitor the Blogosphere

I think this discussion from Doc Searls is worth following simply because of the diverse approaches to monitoring the blogosphere. Technorati and a couple of other organizations, including us to a lesser degree, are working on analytics and algorithms to find the pulse on any particular subject in the blogosphere.

 

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It's a small world afterall

From Co-Creation Trend 3: Control by Jennifer Rice from What's Your Brand Mantra? "There are millions of unpaid volunteers who want to help create products and content that they want to buy. Yes, it means relinquishing some control. But it also means an incredible amount of energy and momentum to the companies who are brave enough to work with it."

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