Dis!Organize Ep. 85: Small Pieces, Loosely Joined.

Dave Weinberger co-wrote the Cluetrain Manifesto, which introduced us to the network economy, through which disorganizers emerge from the hierarchy in their power. 

Weinberger also wrote a book about a unified theory of the web called Small Pieces, Loosely Joined, but really, it is a book about society, about community. 

It talks of hope and time and togetherness. It is about big things said simply.

“Small pieces, loosely joined” should be a mantra of the disorganizer.

We are trying to change the world when we do not necessarily have the decision-making power to do so. 

  • We need to experiment and iterate and create intimate victories. 
  • We remix existing ideas from our network. 
  • We do it with fellow travellers, from across the organization and from without. 
  • We learn together and from each other and spur each other on to greatness. 

No massive, noble goal. Just small pieces, loosely joined.

This Much We Know.

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