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Amplified individuals, amplified organizations
Andrea Saveri
NLab social networks conference 2008

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    • 1. Amplified Individuals, Amplified Organizations: An Emerging Small Business Ecosystem Andrea Saveri Institute for the Future [email_address] June 19, 2008
    • 2. our roots
      • Founded in 1968
      • Spin-off of the RAND Corporation
      • Methodologies to forecast the future, applied to business, government, & non-profits
      • Our founders:
        • Paul Baran
        • Olaf Helmer
        • Jacques Vall é e
    • 3.  
    • 4. future of work map
    • 5. amplified individual
    • 6. Provide social filters for massive amounts of information highly social
    • 7. highly social: sharing resources
    • 8. highly social: sharing photos
    • 9. highly social: sharing news
    • 10. highly social: life details
    • 11. Tap into and contribute to the intelligence of crowds highly collective
    • 12. highly collective: wikis
    • 13. highly collective: prediction markets
    • 14. highly collective: crowdsourcing
    • 15. highly collective: crowdsourcing
    • 16. i love bees
    • 17. Band together ad hoc to create infrastructure and accomplish tasks highly improvisational
    • 18. highly improvisational: coworking hat factory, san francisco
    • 19. highly improvisational: virtual worlds
    • 20.  
    • 21.  
    • 22. Employ systems, tools, and hacks to enhance cognitive abilities and coordination skills highly augmented
    • 23. highly augmented: ambient devices
    • 24. highly augmented: attention interfaces
    • 25. highly augmented: attention interfaces Anti-procrastination alert: You have been browsing the Internet for 10 minutes. You can turn off these alerts in System Preferences. OK
    • 26. highly augmented: attention interfaces
    • 27. Organizational Superheroes New skills for an emerging business ecosystem
    • 28.
      • The ability to work in large groups
      • A talent for organizing and collaborating with many people simultaneously
    • 29.
      • The ability to be persuasive in multiple social contexts and media spaces
      • An understanding that each context and space requires a different persuasive strategy and technique
    • 30.
      • Measures your responsiveness to other people’s requests for engagement
      • Your propensity and ability to reach out to others in a network
      ping quotient
    • 31.
      • Fearless innovation in rapid, iterative cycles
    • 32.
      • Creating content for public consumption and modification
      open authorship
    • 33.
      • Fluency in working with different capitals, e.g., natural, intellectual, social, and financial
    • 34.
      • Thinking in terms of higher level systems, cycles, the big picture
    • 35.
      • Filtering meaningful info, patterns, and commonalities from massively-multiple streams of data
      signal/noise management
    • 36. cooperation radar
      • The ability to sense, almost intuitively, who would make the best collaborators on a particular task
    • 37. what’s important for small business?
      • Amplified individuals have the motivation and know-how to create new structures and processes that bypass traditional constraints and frame a new relationship with “big” business and the market.
    • 38. How?
      • Economies of sociality
      • Asymmetric power
      • Responsive resilience
      • New market niches