Collaboration in Your Own Time

We didn’t get a chance to get into exploring collaboration and how institutions are being disrupted by the way in which collaboration (whether in the enterprise, in society and on a global scale) is being enabled through the various aspects of Social Computing

Please take a chance over the next two weeks to take a look at Shirky’s 2005 short TED talk. It’snot a recent video, but I think it still holds very true and has not really lost in the interim in terms of the larger ideas he is exploring. He’s always entertaining and thought provoking.

Clay Shirky – Institutions versus Collabouration (2005)

You may also want to take a look at: Clay Shirky – ‘How the Intenet will (one day) Change the Government‘ (2013)

Clay Shirky’s work focuses on the rising usefulness of networks — using decentralized technologies such as peer-to-peer sharing, wireless, software for social creation, and open-source development. New technologies are enabling new kinds of cooperative structures to flourish as a way of getting things done in business, science, the arts and elsewhere, as an alternative to centralized and institutional structures, which he sees as self-limiting. In his writings and speeches he has argued that “a group is its own worst enemy.”

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