Friday, February 22, 2008

Howard Rheingold Talks About Collaboration

Via Paul McDowall on the Interdepartmental Knowledge Management Forum discussion group. Howard Rheingold suggests that "pure" self interest is not the predominant motive we think it is, and explores new (economic) forms of cooperation that move human interaction beyond the "prisoner's dilemma". Rheingold references open sourcing, opening up patents to competitors, passing on knowledge and capability to suppliers who also supply competitors. He points to real world organizations and examples. A very interesting listen. And some of his slides are funny too.

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