The social revolution is about deeply rethinking the value of human effort. An increase in value can only occur if the “parts” of a system can do something in interaction that they cannot do alone. Social business may be more about complementarity than collaboration.
An enterprise that is conceptualized as a social business should serve the purposes of all its constituents. It should enable its parts to participate in the selection of both the ends and the means that are relevant to them personally. If the parts of a system are treated as purposeful, they must have the freedom to choose and to act. This means that the defining characteristic of a social business is the increased variety of behaviors that is available. It is not necessarily about common goals or shared purposes any more. —
Espo Kilpi, People, machine and the future of work
I think Kilpi comes the closest to my thinking about the future of work and the social revolution.
I responded to his post,
I think the answer is cooperation rather than collaboration, a looser and faster way for people to work together, in ‘connectives’ instead of the tight and slow collectives implied or required by collaborative work.
More to follow, brother.
I am at work on a report at GigaOM Research, right now, that will touch on this and related topics.
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Wave pools are for punks. Soon enough the Vans Triple Crown will be brought to you by General Dynamics and Lockheed with their on-demand tidal wave maker.
(via ‘Tsunami bomb’ tested off New Zealand coast - Telegraph)
Millennials choosing the entrepreneurial path…
(via Farewell, Bosses: A Wave Of Young Entrepreneurs : NPR)
(via Hackers backdoor the human brain, successfully extract sensitive data | ExtremeTech)
(via Hacking the Human Brain: The Next Domain of Warfare | Wired Opinion | Wired.com)
OK town of 6,000 are offering entrepreneurs free land for those who move and stay for 5 years!
(via Luring Entrepreneurs with Free Land in Oklahoma - Businessweek)
A lot of good stuff to be found here.