Wed.Apr 11, 2012

Loose Hierarchies, Strong Networks

Harold Jarche

When I wrote that the only knowledge that can be managed is our own , I wanted to highlight that command & control methods do not work well in this network era that is replacing the industrial/information era.

Entrepreneurship becomes global: the top 25 startups hubs in the world

Ross Dawson

The Startup Genome project setup a year ago to gather comparative data on startups around the world. Its Startup Compass allows entrepreneurs to compare statistics on their companies with others in their locality and around the world. A post on Techcrunch provides a great summary of some of the data gathered in the almost 12 months since the launch of the project. I was particularly interested in the rankings of startup cities around the world, reproduced below.

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Engineering Life Work Integration

Luis Suarez

I am sure that this may have just happened to everyone out there and on a rather regular basis, too! Specially, if you are a blogger!

Works like magic

Mind Hacks

The New York Times has a short but thought-provoking piece on the benefits of supersition and magical thinking.

Study 53

[2b2k] Editorials and echo chambers

David Weinberger

From a New Yorker article (April 9, 2012) by Adam Gopnick on Camus: Good editorial writing has less to do with winning an argument, since the other side is mostely not listening, than with telling the guys on your side how they ought to sound when they’re arguing…Not “Say this!” ” but “Sound this way!” ” is what the great editorialists teach