The Currency of Connectivity

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Presentation from 2012 Deepak Chopra Sages and Scientists about the linkages between connectivity and happiness. How to drive public policy to connect communities and create a global consciousness through connected communities.

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The Currency of Connectivity

  1. 1. The Transformative Currency ofConnectivity
  2. 2. Credit: We Are Social
  3. 3. Credit: We Are Social
  4. 4. The new currency of global growthis the network and the networkhappiness effect
  5. 5. The Social Glue of OxytocinPaul Zak discovery that social networkingtriggers the release of oxytocin, a chemical inthe brain that heightens feelings oftrust, empathy and generosity similar to whenwe fall in love.
  6. 6. New England Journal of Medicine: The Collective Dynamics of Smoking in a Large Social Network Nicholas A. Christakis, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., and James H. Fowler, Ph.D. N Engl J Med 2008; 358:2249-2258May 22, 2008
  7. 7. If I were the King of Bhutan and mymandate was happiness would Iconnect my country?
  8. 8. The correlation between happiness and connectivity
  9. 9. Bhutan caseYEAR Users Population % Pen. GDP p.c.*2000 500 812,184 0.0 % US$ N/A2007 30,000 812,184 3.7 % US$ 7672010 50,000 699,841 7.1 % US$ 2,042 Source: ITU
  10. 10. It is not the strongest of the speciesthat survives, nor the most intelligentthat survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. - Charles Darwin
  11. 11. Questions Erin Mote Principal The Verban Group erin@verbangroup.com

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