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Renegade networks: How we can save the world, make a little cash & get to the party before midnight

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By creating renegade social networks for collaboration we have the capacity to spark fresh innovation, create new economic opportunities and build a framework for positive social change.

By creating renegade social networks for collaboration we have the capacity to spark fresh innovation, create new economic opportunities and build a framework for positive social change.

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  • 1. Renegade Networks: How We Can Save the World, Make a Little Cash & Get to the Party Before Midnight Leigh W. Jerome, Ph.D. Summer, 2011
  • 2. From the moment we are born…
    • we begin organizing information
  • 3. We categorize information -
    • … so we can understand the world
    • … we can communicate
    • … so we can create new knowledge
  • 4. We organize information from our own point of view
    • We perceive and store all the information we take in with an egocentric bias.
  • 5. We organize our networks the same way
  • 6. We organize information into categories
    • Historically knowledge has been organized into categories and hierarchies.
  • 7. We organize education the same way
    • Education is organized into disciplines - by particular areas of knowledge and expertise.
  • 8. Knowledge is highly specialized
    • As technology and information becomes
    • more complex and sophisticated,
    • knowledge has become elite and specialized.
  • 9. Our tools for organizing information have changed
  • 10. Knowledge Acquaintance with or understanding of a science, art, or technique Accelerating Innovation Trust A belief in character, ability, integrity, familiarity, and morality Respect Willingness to show consideration or appreciation Communication An act or instance of transmitting Problem Solving Strategies How to get from the current state to a goal state © 2007-2008 The Institute for Triple Helix Innovation. All rights reserved. Triple Helix Collaboration Cross sector collaboration between government, industry, and academia Boundary Spanning When individuals or units mediate information and knowledge-sharing across organizational boundaries Robust ICT Tools Easy to use, stable and secure Information and Communication Technology tools Enabling Environment Appropriate tools, policies and frameworks Accelerated Innovation Introducing, accepting, and implementing a new idea, process, product, or service at a faster pace
  • 11. Social networks have NOT changed
    • The technology of social networks have evolved but our networks remain egocentric, arranged around our interests, needs and friends
  • 12. We’d really like to save the world
    • The big problems are so big -
    • But we get involved anyway
  • 13. We need to make a little cash
    • The problem is incentives…
    • We work long hours
    • Unemployment is high
    • Benefits are low
    • Labor force is stretched
    • … there are none
    • We are rewarded for staying in our silos
    • No incentives to cross across boundaries
  • 14. Any chance of getting to the party?
    • The problem is time…
    • We work very hard
    • Work is always on
    • The pace of life is fast
    • We have families
    • and careers
    • Is it just about buying stuff?
    • Communities with purpose
    • Working together
    • Building a better world
    • … but what is our time for?
  • 15. The Solution - Renegade Networks
    • There are models:
    • - Wikipedia
    • - InnoCentive
    • - Twitter
    • - Quirky
    • We need a network that gives us incentives for busting silos
    • We need a network that empowers us to collaborate in ways we can’t think of alone
    • We need a network that helps us to build a better world, together
    We need a network:
  • 16. Renegade Network Model
    • Renegade Network
    • Co-op model
    • Put the questions out
    • Business steps up
    • Micro-philanthropy
    • Track the solutions
    • Cash for contributions
    • Innovation Heroes
    • We All Win
    • Innovation
    • Creative solutions
    • Economic development
    • Social good
  • 17. A New Renaissance Awaits
    • Renegade Networks will empower people to blend knowledge and ideas
    • Renegade Networks promise a new renaissance.
    • So We Can
    • Save the world, make a little cash and
    • get to the party before midnight!

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