Clear goal, simple rules

:Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior. :Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior. ::—Dee Hock, CEO Emeritus VISA International From en|team charter: *”’Team”’—A group of people or animals linked in a en|unity of purpose. *”’Self-organization”’—The tendency of an open system to generate new structures and […]

Howard Rheingold: Way-new collaboration

Transcript of Howard Rheingold’s TED-2005 talk about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action—and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group. As he points out, humans have been banding together to work collectively since our days of hunting mastodons.

Decentrale organisaties zijn onverslaanbaar

Wat hebben ”’Geronimo”’, ”’Skype”’, ”’Wikipedia”’, ”’Open Coffee”’, ”’Al Qaida”’ en ”’Youtube”’ met elkaar gemeen? Het zijn allemaal ”’gedecentraliseerde netwerken”’. Rod Beckstrom en Ori Brafman gebruiken deze voorbeelden om een nieuw management systeem te modelleren. De toekomst van de organisatie is een gedecentraliseerde organisatie in plaats van een top down gecentraliseerde bedrijfsstructuur. Het boek beschrijft de […]

SixApart: Opening the Social Graph

[http://www.semanticwave.com/blog/archives/000282.jsp SixApart: Opening the Social Graph]: :We think that the best way for you to manage your network is to stop thinking about all of the little pieces and to start focusing on the big picture: you and the people who matter to you. We think relationships mean more than email addresses or which service […]

SwarmOS Demonstrated at Idea Festival

[http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/17/1724253&from=rss SwarmOS Demonstrated at Idea Festival]: “PacoCheezdom writes ‘Intelligent Life has short summary of a demonstration by MIT professor James McLurkin of his new group-minded robots, which run an operating system called ‘Swarm OS’. The robots are able to work together as a group not by communicating with all members of the group at once, […]

The Future of Bridges: Self-Replicating, Irregular Designs

[http://zicht.com Harry van der Velde] will like this one… [http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/topheadlines/~3/141716831/building-better.html The Future of Bridges: Self-Replicating, Irregular Designs]: “Self-replicating bridges might be more robust, but also weirder looking, than the nearly magical pieces of civil engineering that human beings come up with. (Via [http://www.wired.com/rss/index.xml Wired News].)

Conscious Computing

Now that the world is heating up, so are the discussions and debates on reducing resources required for computing. Reduced power, reduced heating, sleeping and suspending processors and processes. Effective and efficient handling of our computing needs at minimal resource consumption in the complete life cycle of a network of computers has become the focus […]