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Social software group dynamics: Clay Shirky

Social software group dynamics: Clay Shirky
One of the papers I re-read lately is Clay Shirky's landmark speech at ETech in 2003 "A group is its own worst enemy" where he identifies 4 principles for social software/social network design. These principles are every bit as relevant today as they were 5 years ago.

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New Digital Business Ecosystems Book: Download it free

New Digital Business Ecosystems Book: Download it free
The European Commission have recognised the massive strategic economic importance of Digital Business Ecosystems by publishing a hugely impressive multi-disciplinary book (240 pages) which seems to resonate with my own implementation-oriented ideas on Bioteams and The Networked Enterprise and merits detailed study by anyone interested in the convergence of business networks, digital technology and systems/ecosystems thinking. Download it free.

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Bioteams and Social Networks: New Audio Presentation

Bioteams and Social Networks: New Audio Presentation
Ken Thompson, author of Bioteams and The Networked Enterprise, gives a 25 minute introduction to bioteams and describes how it can be applied to make social networks, fan groups, virtual communities and business networks more agile, intimate, satisfying and sustainable. The presentation also addresses todays big question - "How do you get engagement in a large group?"

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Social Network Design: The Network Is A Living System, Design It As Such

Social Network Design: The Network Is A Living System, Design It As Such
What are the key requirements for social software to create social environments and communities that can become self-sustainable? Ken Thompson and Robin Good suggest the answer can be found in the ground-breaking "theory of living systems" developed by two famous Chilean biologists and referred to as autopoiesis.

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Design better social software using Living Systems Theory

Design better social software using Living Systems Theory

With the explosion in social software and the recognition that these types of systems need to reach critical mass to survive and prosper it is amazing that so few people seem to be applying the well-established philosophical principles of living systems (autopoiesis) to design for sustainability.


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The Bioteaming Manifesto

The Bioteaming Manifesto

The Bioteaming Manifesto is the definitive summary of the key principles of Bioteaming kindly published by ChangeThis. For a free download of the full (34-page) document please click here


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The secret DNA of high-performing virtual teams

Bioteaming – the secret to high-performing, self-organising, virtually networked teams

In my research into bioteaming I have (so far) identified four action zones and about a dozen action rules.This article provides a brief introduction.


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Virtual team organisation and three action rules from nature

Bioteams are sustainable self-organising systems



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Bioteams Glossary

Here is a number of terms definitions that relate to bioteaming and virtual teams.

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