Designing Business for an Open World: By Herman Miller and Institute for the Future

By Howard Rheingold, 12 years 27 weeks ago.

Did Cooperation Give Early Humans A Competitive Edge?

By SamuelRose, 12 years 27 weeks ago.

[via New Scientist]

Augustin Fuentes at the University of Notre Dame hypothesizes that Paranthropus went extinct because early Homo(human ancestor) species were more adept at cooperating:

Differences between collective action and collectivism

By Howard Rheingold, 12 years 27 weeks ago.

It was disingenuous of the Cato Institute to conflate commons with communism, collective action with collectivism, but now Jaron Lanier is making the same weirdly simple error. I responded on Smartmobs.

Creation Nets: Getting the most out of open innovation

By JimBenson, 12 years 27 weeks ago.

John Hagel and John Seely Brown published an article in The McKinsey Quarterly (free registration required) discussing the power of various flavors of collaboration play in fostering innovation in an organization.

Hagel also discusses this in a blog post here.

Hagel says:

Access To Knowledge Conference

By Jordan Kraemer, 12 years 27 weeks ago.

The Access To Knowledge Conference is taking place this weekend at the Yale Law School, on access to knowledge policy, intellectual property rights, and the importance of the knowledge commons.

Ask the hasslebot to help your group cooperate

By Ed Vielmetti, 12 years 27 weeks ago.

Hassle Me is a service that lets you set up automated reminders to be sent via email. Tell the hasslebot to remind you to call your mother about every week, and you'll get an email to that effect. In my case my phone's email client makes it easy to dial a number from it so I can click twice and connect.

Assessing the value of cooperation in Wikipedia

By SamuelRose, 12 years 27 weeks ago.

Dennis M. Wilkinson and Bernardo A. Huberman have released a paper (PDF) that examines cooperation dynamics and relationship to content quality in Wikipedia. The Abstract states:

"Building smart communities through network weaving", Krebs and Holley

By Ed Vielmetti, 12 years 27 weeks ago.

Building smart communities through network weaving is a paper by Valdis Krebs (Orgnet) and June Holley (ACEnet) on their experiences in cultivating an environment of cooperation in regional development.

Communities are built on connections. Better connections usually
provide better opportunities. But, what are better connections, and how do
they lead to more effective and productive communities? How do we build

Bush Administration and Disabled Community Cooperation

By JimBenson, 12 years 27 weeks ago.

NPR this morning ran a piece describing the unlikely cooperation between the Bush Administration and a disabled community group that favored direct-action. The group, called ADAPT, seeks attendant care for severely disabled Americans.

The tone of the story is set by this quote.