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Cushman Blog Talk 2008

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  • Reed’s Law or Group Forming Network Theory as Dr David P Reed* originally and rather modestly called it, is the mathematical explanation for the power of the network. It’s breathtakingly simple, easy to understand and enormously enlightening. I hope to explain it a little and add some more recent understandings of the collaborative power of networks which I hope will make sense of and give context to the exponential.
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    • 1. Reed’s Law and the demand curve David Cushman EMAP
    • 2. What is Reed’s Law?
      • … where n is the number of participants .
      The number of possible sub-groups of network participants is 2 n - n -1
    • 3. Sarnoff’s Law
      • The value of the network grows in proportion to the number of viewers.
    • 4. Metcalfe’s Law
      • Network grows in proportion to the number of nodes on the network (n squared).
    • 5. Reed’s Law
    • 6.
      • “ I am made greater by the sum of my connections – so are my connections ”
      • Stowe Boyd
    • 7. Network with purpose
    • 8.  
    • 9.  
    • 10. Blacksmith -
    • 11. I am part of a community , therefore I am
    • 12. Father/son/Holy Smoke!
    • 13. The edglings want more! The edglings want more
    • 14. An adjustment?
      • 2 n(x) - n -1
    • 15. 2 n(x) -n-1
    • 16. Because we’re more than ‘N’ We are more than just ‘n’
    • 17. So what about the demand curve?
    • 18. The long tail…
    • 19. The Long Tail gets a little longer
    • 20. Join the conversation…
      • FasterFuture.blogspot.com