Posts Tagged ‘emergence’

The starfish and the spider

Tonight I participated in a book presentation by Rod A. Beckström on The Starfish and the Spider (side event at the Web 2.0 Expo Berlin). He started off with his motivation for writing this book, 9/11. Yes, Al-Quaida is an archetypical network, and mapping this decentralized network is quite a task. Social Network Analysis shows […]

Technology, Innovation and Organization (for complex organizational settings)

Irving Wladawsky-Berger has an interesting post that relates complex organizational systems, innovation management (processes) and the use of social software in the enterprise (you know why I find this interesting …): […] the opportunities to leverage the huge advances in technologies, standards and communications to enable us to look at a whole organization – an […]

Roger Martin on business model design thinking

Everything’s connected, especially in this little world of business model design thinking. Both Ralf Beuker and Alex Osterwalder pointed me to this video interview with Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman Business School (publishing a fine journal as well, see e.g. here, for BMID-design-coverage see more here or here). … where he talks about innovation, […]

NY Business Models

This is interesting business model innovation case material: New York Magazine has an ambitious piece that looks at 21 different organizations, and the ways they make money: The inner workings and profit mechanisms of diverse outfits (from drug dealing to the city government …) are explored in The Profit Calculator. Doing so it also looks […]

Designing for Flexibility

Jeffrey Phillips calls for more adaptive structures ready for business model innovation … [we need to] create a corporate culture and bureaucracy that enables reorganization rather than inhibits or constricts it […] if it seems likely that rapid change and tough competition are likely, why not create an organization that is more nimble and can […]

Emergenz in Organisationen

Schon etwas älter, aber interessant: SpOn berichtet über ein Experiment zu selbstorganisatorischen Phänomenen in komplexen sozialen Systemen: Jeder darf führen, wenn er etwas weiß […] Menschenmengen organisieren sich von selbst, ohne sich abzustimmen. […] Das Ganze sei keinesfalls undemokratisch: “Jeder, der Informationen hat, kann zum Führer werden”, sagt der Forscher. “Man kann im Schwarm viel […]

Web 2.0 is About Controlling Data

Read this interview with Tim O’Reilly in Wired published just before Web 2.0 Expo. He knows his stuff in and out, so this interview makes for excellent reading – even on a sunny sunday morning … Take this excerpt as proof, on platforms and network effects: [Wired News]: So you think that (control of data) […]