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Every Business is Becoming a Coffee Shop

March 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Collaboration

In the idea economy, our social connections (social capital), and effectiveness in collaboration are critical success factors. Historically, there has been no better location for the creative classes to work, connect and share ideas than coffee shops. Futurist Stephen Gordon, predicts that In the Future, Everything will be a Coffee Shop.

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Forget Collaboration – Individuals are More Creative than Groups

February 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Collaboration

Individuals perform better than groups in quantity and quality of ideas. The larger the group, the more they are susceptible to group think.

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Why Collaboration Often Fails and What to Do About It.

January 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Collaboration

There is no question that the Internet has changed the way we work and connect with others. From a few people working on a shared Google document to thousands contributing to projects like Wikipedia or Linux, we are collaborating in unprecedented ways. When it works, collaboration is synergistic and amazing. The problem is that too often, real, meaningful collaboration is thwarted by an ugly thing called people.

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Occupy Wall Street – Grows to a World Wide Protest

October 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Collaboration

Big Ideas Tens of thousands are now involved with the Occupy Wall Street Protests worldwide Web based platforms facilitate the coordination of mass gatherings and protests around the world With online collaboration tools, a single leader or clear plan are not required. You have undoubtedly heard about the Occupy Wall Street protests that have been […]

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Share Office Space to Lower Costs and Increase Collaboration

February 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Collaboration

I love the idea of co-working type environments where freelancers and smaller businesses can minimize some of the costs of having an office, yet still get the benefits of a shared work space. There is a buzz and energy when you work around other creative entrepreneurs that is near impossible to duplicate when in cafes or at home. These benefits can be amplified if you take time to find a company that you might work together with or for. ShareYourOffice is a fantastic idea that I hope is really successful.

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Creative Decisions Can’t be Made by Committee

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Collaboration

Crowdingfunding is great to encourage fan involvement, but ultimately decisions need to be made by an individual.

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Gamestorming (Games + Brainstorming) – Fun, Creativity Techniques by Dave Gray

January 18th, 2011 · No Comments · Collaboration

In this video, Dave Gray shares some of the ideas and techniques of his latest book Gamestorming (combines games with brainstorming). Gray explains that most corporations are designed like factories with a focus on efficiency rather than creativity. He suggests that we need to move from “factories to collaboratories or environments for collaboration.”

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Do Businesses Understand Collaboration?

January 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Collaboration

Despite the wide spread use of social media and collaboration tools like Google Docs, I still see many people working with email processes. Email works, but for most work, online collaboration is much more effective. Here is a very simple comparison of two ways to work together on the creation of a single document. Real collaborative efforts unleash creativity that is difficult to realize with linear processes like emailing back and forth.

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Goodbye Facebook, You won’t be Needed in the Future

October 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Collaboration

Facebook’s meteoric rise is reminiscent of AOL in the past. Facebook is currently managing and standardizing social interaction, just like AOL did for the web. The future will have social actions built in to the operating systems of all the devices we use. Perhaps there will be standardized ‘Social IP” addresses for every connection we make. Corporations or applications will not control these interactions like they do now.

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Crowdfunding is Much More than Just Raising Capital

July 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Collaboration

Companies are flocking to social media and crowdsourcing platforms in the hopes of finding cheaper or more effective ways to market their wares. This is understandable for we all need to make a living, however, I think the real promise of social media is bigger than just a financial transaction. People give their time and money for reasons above and beyond financial gain.

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