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, … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 85: Small Pieces, Loosely Joined.
[Big] Data is telling us that we – the great and good middle class – are generally screwed. There is a slide to low-paid jobs, we are extravagantly over-educated and our skills increasingly under-leveraged. What to do? I have begun … Continue reading The Middle Class Is Screwed (Part Two) – The Fight Back Begins
As we drive change in our organizations and embrace the future of work – one that is hyperconnected, iterative, conversational, Cluetrained – we butt heads with those who think differently. Where we desire hyperconnection, they prefer walled gardens. Where we embrace iteration, they follow linearity. Where we converse, they broadcast. Where we jump on the back of the Cluetrain as it rumbles through town, they line up at the airport for the F W Taylor Scientific Management jumbo jet. Among many points of contention with the others, “Social” is often where we come to blows. For while social implies to … Continue reading “Open” Is The New “Social.”