Our old ideas about networks have been disrupted by network effects
If the goal is to effectively explore and discover new insights, we need a different kind of network. We’d want to encourage much more of a mesh network where there’s a rich and complex set of relationships connecting all participants with each other. This kind of network increases the potential of all participants to connect with each other in unexpected and evolving ways as they embark on their exploration. We can become mobilizers, helping to draw in new people and creating environments where people can connect and explore an evolving agenda of questions.
If you’re interested in the science of complex networks, don’t miss the Santa Fe Institute course organized by Melanie Mitchell
Emergence remains one of the least understood but most powerful elements of network evolution by Margaret J. Wheatley
Getting more impact from social software deployments through metrics that matter - interview I did for Wall Street Journal CIO Journal