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Networks in an International Context

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A presentation I gave at the Packard Foundation. Told many stories from different projects, especially LDM (IIE) and Wikimedia Foundation.

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Networks in an International Context

  1. 1. Networks in an International Context Eugene Eric Kim < [email_address] > David and Lucile Packard Foundation Thursday, September 24, 2009
  2. 4. The capacity to learn and improve is the most important indicator of collective intelligence .
  3. 5. 1. Everybody Is People
  4. 7. “ Users” Cheech and Chong's “Light Up America” Tour. Photo by cuarandera. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cuarandera/3397390477/
  5. 10. reciprocity “ Do unto others what you would have done unto you.”
  6. 11. 2. Trust Is Everything
  7. 15. 3. Be What You Want to See
  8. 17. McAllen, Texas photo by elitistczar. http://www.flickr.com/photos/elitistczar/311823891/ Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota photo by johnson7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnson7/3525569932/ McAllen, Texas Rochester, Minnesota “ The Cost Conundrum” The New Yorker , June 2009 http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/06/01/090601fa_fact_gawande
  9. 19. 4. Simplicity Scales
  10. 20. Meat eater ants feeding on honey. Photo by Fir0002. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Meat_eater_ants_feeding_on_honey02.jpg
  11. 21. Ant hill in Uganda. Photo by fieldtripp. http://www.flickr.com/photos/fieldtripp/356664846/
  12. 23. “ Another point which may be useful to document is that after Eugene's visit to Nigeria and subsequent blog, many fellows saw pictures of themselves in his blog or were called up by friends and told to look out for photos. As a result of this publicity, 3 new fellows and one regional network (Katsina) commenced the process of establishing websites.” – Judith-Ann Walker
  13. 24. 5. Perturb the Ecosystem
  14. 26. If you build it, will they come?
  15. 27. The Not-So-Dirty Little Secret About Wikimedia... People!
  16. 28. <ul><ul><li>Everybody Is People
  17. 29. Trust is Everything
  18. 30. Be What You Want to See
  19. 31. Simplicity Scales
  20. 32. Perturb the Ecosystem </li></ul></ul>Principles (From the Bottom Up...)
  21. 33. The capacity to learn and improve is the most important indicator of collective intelligence .
  22. 34. Discussion Questions What are you doing to build trust and relationships in your network? How are you modeling the change you want to see? How simple is your strategy? How are you letting go of control and perturbing the ecosystem? How can your network improve at learning?

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