Collaboration Ninja 忍者

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Barry Schwartz: The real crisis? We stopped being wise

Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for practical wisdom as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.

Clay Shirky: Institutions vs. collaboration

In this prescient 2005 talk, Clay Shirky shows how closed groups and companies will give way to looser networks where small contributors have big roles and fluid cooperation replaces rigid planning.

Jacqueline Novogratz on an escape from poverty culmulating in her discussing the oportunities for innovation and creativity and the implications on human dignity:

Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of on an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute. whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way.

Charles Leadbeater on innovation and the rise of the amateur

Charles Leadbeater weaves a tight argument that innovation isn’t just for professionals anymore. Passionate amateurs, using new tools, are creating products and paradigms that companies can’t. He describes the rising role of serious amateurs (“Pro-Ams,” as he calls them) through the story of the mountain bike.

Davos 2008 Highlights – the Power of Collaborative Innovation

Al Gore states that this is a planetary emergency, and that we need to collaborate harder.

Clay Shirky on Heirachy & Leadership


Clay Shirky talks about the newly emerging organizational advantages of group leadership, as opposed to the traditional forms of structural hierarchy from which organizations originally developed. Customers can now be co-ordinated, they can act in groups, there is now a new environment.

UsNow documentary intro

“More people can say more things to more people than ever in history, and that is still growing immensely.”Clay Shirky

“There is this possibility of using these tools to do massive things that is completely unexplored at the moment.” Paul Miller

Charlie Leadbeater – We-Think

Short animation about Charles Leadbeater’s book, ‘We Think’ explores the potential of the latest developments of the internet. We Think explores how the web is changing our world, creating a culture in which more people than ever can participate, share and collaborate, ideas and information. Ideas take life when they are shared. That is why the web is such a potent platform for creativity and innovation.


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