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  • - FAQ - What's with the phrase "Phase Transition"?
    the existing state must lose its symmetry or its steady state This is often caused by outside influences such as larger impending dangers or new opportunities arising out of the existing state Over time this difference perturbs the steady state and creates instability in the existing system helping to dissolve the rigidity of existing system These differences can be quite small but they are persistent and they set up a perturbation that combines new with old in a manner that a new state is achieved This state change or phase transition is sudden complete and realized in a new form In chemistry the example would be water to ice or water to steam In a community it is more like a paradigm shift where suddenly the entire community is seeing through a different lens A new contextual framework has been established and what once seemed impossible to achieve is suddenly within reach August 29 2006 Tomorrow Makers Tomorrow Makers pulls many of its ideas from nature We believe that understanding how nature creates ecosystems has much to teach us about assembling complexity Our understanding took a big jump with the reading of Out of Control by Kevin Kelly in 1993

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  • - FAQ - Sapiential Leadership
    timeline of the use and spread of the term Group Genius TEDx Livermore Uncorking Creativity with Group Genius follow us on Twitter FAQ Sapiential Leadership Sapiential Leadership self correcting Simply stated the person who can most clearly see the next step is responsible for communicating this step and facilitating or leading the group through it In an age as complex as ours it s unreasonable to imagine that any one person has all of the questions and all of the answers To invest individuals with such responsibility creates unnecessary burdens and pressure and debilitates the creative edge of other members of the team This kind of leadership always resides within Group Genius It is a kind of leadership that allows space to play iterate design and learn the art of flow as team One of the MG Taylor Axioms speaks to this Everyone in this room has the answer The purpose of this intense experience is to stimulate one several or all of us to extract and remember what we already know September 5 2006 Gail Taylor Well said Gail It is interesting to talk about Sapient Leadership and Evolutionary Leadership together I see them as complimentary well nested with

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  • - FAQ - What do you mean by the "red thread"?
    Genius TEDx Livermore Uncorking Creativity with Group Genius follow us on Twitter FAQ What do you mean by the red thread It is a widely shared Chinese Legend that the red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time place or circumstance The thread may stretch or tangle but will never break It also has a long history in weaving where red threads are woven into the cloth in tiny proportions in order to bring out the vibrancy of the other visually dominant colors Filmaking builds off this the red thread is the element found in every layer section and cycle of a project that draws the whole together with unity and harmony From a systems perspective red threading is a means of deducing concepts principles and models that are common to all kinds of systems and the isomorphisms similarities of form shape or structure that exist between and among systems As a conceptual stitch the red thread is a useful metaphor in bringing various parts of human systems such as communities corporations governments etc into design together At this time in our history it seems many of these systems and systems of systems are dangerously out

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  • - FAQ - Syntopical reading: connecting expertise
    s in a Logo Libraries and Museums The Origin of Our Design Axioms The Power of Backcasting A timeline of the use and spread of the term Group Genius TEDx Livermore Uncorking Creativity with Group Genius follow us on Twitter FAQ Syntopical reading connecting expertise One means of doing a syntopical reading exercise Begin by formulating a question hypothesis or particular point of view around an issue you re working on Select 3 7 books articles essays presentations etc Be broad in your selections Make some non rational inclusions Mix genres publication dates point of view Spend anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes with each selection engaging in dialogue with your authors around the statement you ve formulated Make notes highlighting text and quotes that speak to you in confluence or contrast to your personal point of view Then bring the authors into conversation with each other not to confront each other but to engage with your issue to further the conversation and help you gain insight into the situation This can be done individually or in groups with each participant spending about an hour with a different book article etc but asking the same or similar questions June 17

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  • - FAQ - 云联网时代最具投资价值的创业项目
    到2015年 全球 云联网 服务市场规模将达到约1200亿美元 到2020年之前 全球接入云联网的终端将达到5000亿个 美国研究机构Forrester预测 云联网所带来的产业价值要比互联网大30倍 将会形成下一个万亿元级别的业务 而我国对这个的重视度也越来越高 近日发布的 十二五 国家战略性新兴产业发展规划 也是将物联网和云计算工程纳入了新兴产业的20项重大工程之一 中国各省市将全面 抢滩 云联网网产业 到2015 年 中国云联网整体市场规模将达到7500亿元 五年内年均复合增长率将超过30 市场前景将远远超过计算机 互联网 移动通信等单个市场 鼎盾智能本着建设 云联网统一应用平台 的战略思想 实施 区域应用推进 重点项目辐射带动 的发展战略 利用各种契机以应用为方向 以民生为根本 现独家首次推出 联网报警项目 儿童安全项目 车辆安全项目 宝宝在线项目 企业商务宝 智能家居项目等六大云联网民用市场商机 结合物联网 云安防 流媒体 云联网等最新的高新技术面向全国市场寻求合作伙伴 利用公司独有的首家云联网服务平台 www yun110 com cn 实现六大商机整体运营 可实现每个县级市场均可产生3000万元的利润 与各地市场合作伙伴 共同分享千万元的利润 是物联网时代最具投资价值的创业项目 项目特点 零投资 大收益 全新市场模式 坐享永久事业 不用开店 不用进货 不用压仓 0投资 0加盟费 0风险 360 全方位支持 轻松无忧做生意 所有项目均不收任何加盟费 所需设备全部由鼎盾免费提供 您仅需抢先一步占领本地已经井喷的市场 鼎盾的任何一个项目在全国任何一个县级市场均可产生千万的利润 鼎盾智能独家推出的 鼎盾云商城 鼎盾微老板 鼎盾推广客等全方位 全覆盖的全新网络营销模式 让全国7 85亿网民 7 20亿手机网民和30万网站站长都成为鼎盾项目的宣传者 推广者和业务员 另外公司还推出校园代理 社区店代理 SHOU上班族代理等多种立体的全方位的行销模式 全民参与等直销模式 网络联盟等销售模式 所销售的当地区域业绩均算为您代理区域的所有销售业绩 代理商可以坐享互联网销售的大蛋糕 鼎盾智能更是打破传统的卖产品 采用多人羡慕的移动 联通 电信等坐收服务费的盈利模式 代理商基本上一单谈成 都能享受永久的收益 覆盖面广 类目丰富 鼎盾公司现有云物联服务项目六大类 几十种收费服务 涵盖了普通家庭 商铺 汽车 电动车以及各大中小企业 事业机关 受众人群涵盖幼儿 学生 成人 以至老人阶段的全部范围 形式多样 紧跟潮流 既有具体的生活类家居智能产品等产品 更有家庭 商铺安全监控服务 汽车 摩托车 电动车的定位安全服务 还包括学生 儿童 老人的安全防护及企事业单位的外勤人员定位考勤等高尖端产品和服务 所有项目均为国际 国内及各地政府大力提倡和紧追发展的最新高端技术 让您的事业起点就胜人一筹 自主产品 避开同质化竞争 鼎盾拥有自主研发的多款优质的高科技产品和服务 在市场好评如潮 一流品质 敢于承诺 高品质的质量监督 环环相扣 更严谨科学 更权威可靠 鼎盾保证所有产品和服务都有显著效果和实际使用价值和便利 合作模式及项目盈利分析 六大商机 千亿财富盛宴 一 合作模式 鼎盾云联网 中国 运营中心代理体系由城市运营中心和下级的注册服务中心构成 不同代理级别享受不同的代理价格及权限 城市运营管理中心 作为鼎盾云安全对应区域 城市的独家代理 受鼎盾的区域政策保护 可以开发协议城市的下级注册服务中心 也可以直接开发终端用户 代表鼎盾管理本区域市场 城市注册服务中心 作为鼎盾协议区域的注册 销售服务机构 直接面对终端客户 所开发客户受鼎盾政策保护 盈利分析 1 城市注册服务中心盈利分析 六大项目 县级市场 1 联网报警项目效益分析 县级城市 店铺 公司 工厂和仓库等有1万多家 按10 的商户加入联防报警系统服务 每月收取200元服务费 则年收益 240万元 一个县级城市家庭数量保守统计有30000户 按1 家庭接受安防和监管服务 每月最低收费100计算 则年收益 360万元 合计收入600万元 2 车辆安全项目效益分析 县级城市 私家车市场 5万辆计算 5 的市场占有率 每年产品销售和服务费收入 240万元 合计 315万元 电动车 摩托车市场 如仅安装5000辆 则年收益 5000 150元差价 年服务费240元 195万元 其他车辆每年最少的利润在200万以上 合计收入710万元 3 企业商务宝项目效益分析 县级城市 大小企业约1万家 每家企业拥有业务 外勤人员20 50人 各种车辆10 30台 仅发展200家企业客户 每家企业平均购买20人人员定位服务 5台车辆定位服务 定位服务开户费 500元 人员 车辆定位服务费 120元 月 代理商按80 分成 则代理商第一年总收入 786万元 4 宝宝在线项目效益分析 县级城市 按每个孩子家长收费100元每月计算 一个幼儿园300个孩子 每年按9个月收费 则每年服务费收费 300人 100元 人 月 10个月 30万元 仅按10 的每年市场占有量 仅合作20所幼儿园 则一个县级市场每年收取服务费600万元 5 学生安全项目效益分析 县级城市 学生 儿童市场 按100万人口学生占30 仅销售2000台 产品销售收入60万元 服务费收入 90元 月 年服务费 216万元 老人特殊人群 年收益也不低200万元 合计收入416万元 6 智能家居项目效益分析 县级城市 100万城市人口 以1 的家庭购买为例 即可实现销售4000套 销售一台设备 利润可以达到80 200 以上 售出一套设备 平均只赚2000元 一年的利润即为 800万元 2 城市运营中心收益分析 仅按二类市场 地级市代理预测 1 招商收益 以一个二类城市区域统计 正常有10 20个区县 按公司6大项目分别招商城市注册服务中心 则可60 120个招商项目单元 各城市注册服务中心按5万元缴纳项目保证金 各中心的项目保证金正常到期或正常转为加盟金后 城市运营中心可获得分成30 则二类城市运营中心获得招商收益 90万元 180万元 2 项目服务及产品折扣收益 每个城市注册服务中心 每个项目正常每年收益在300 600万之间 城市运营中心可获得每项服务收入的10 30 的提成 按平均20 计算 则每个项目每年可获得60 120万的服务费提成 6个项目每年共可获得360万 720万的提成

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal - Coming to Knowing Group Genius
    me The subjects had only one thing in common each was personally chosen by the presenter The room was set up as theater honoring whoever was on stage Each had his own way of presenting their findings And then it happened the entire energy in the room changed It was charged with excitement and anticipation My 22 students and myself became one Something emerged in those few hours that was indescribable but we all felt it and bathed in it Despite my degree in education I must admit I had never really thought about the brain before I had not really thought about what was going on in the heads of my students or my own head for that matter I had no words or explanation for what I had just witnessed what had turned the room electric but I had a deep knowing that something remarkable had happened A few years later I came across the notebooks of Lawrence Halprin and saw the words Group genius written in a margin That s it This is what was happening in my class room I did not know the science behind the concept of group genius Words like emergence self organizing systems complexity were not used in lay terms in the 60 s But here was Halprin talking about project based learning with the community People were learning through doing That s what I was doing as teacher and facilitator This is when I noted that when people of all ages designed together produced something of value together group genius was a likely outcome I set my mind on discovering what I could about group genius Why does it happen What are the forces that cause a working group to go into a higher order Both The Learning Exchange and MG Taylor were partially formed to create a laboratory a method and a practice where Group Genius was likely to happen not just with kids but all ages and cultures I went deeper into complexity science self organizng systems and project based learning I discovered Kevin Kelly s brilliant book Out of Control and read the chapter on Assembling Complexity over and over I came to a deeper understanding of complexity emergence and simple rules for creating healthy self organizing systems through the writings of Steven Johnson Fritjof Capra Stewart Kauffman and Meg Wheatley Neuroscience has been one of my more focused studies My classroom experience was nearly 50 years ago and over this time span I have seen many many groups escape into the Group Genius mode I know now with some certainty how to cause it not control it but give it freedom to occur Now finally through Stanislas Dehance s book Consciousness and the Brain deciphering how the brain codes our thoughts I am understanding what happens in the brain Dehance is quite metaphoric and yet very specific and detailed in his writing The book is on the individual brain but in his description of how the brain

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal - What Is Design? Unlocking The Genius Within
    thoughtful and can be highly liberating Worthy design is immensely challenging Rarely are boundaries or solutions clear or easy to come by This is a great time to be a designer as I believe we are living in a time when a fundamentally new paradigm or way of understanding and interacting with the world is being formed and coming into being What better reward could a designer ask for than to help give shape to this Hwang You talk about how the knowledge economy has transitioned into the creative economy What does that mean Johnston Let me first say what I m not saying I am not saying that the knowledge economy is going away or that knowledge is becoming a less relevant source of what shapes our collective worldview Over the last quarter century there have been a number of overlapping descriptors of the social economic and technological paradigms in which we live It is largely accepted that what was known as the industrial economy is no longer dominant and has been replaced by the knowledge economy and network economy as more accurate descriptors of what shapes the marketplace Part of what is driving this transition is that knowledge is becoming easier and less expensive to store share transfer and replicate Hwang What is the result of that transition Johnston The ability to creatively combine and apply various bodies of knowledge in new and more powerful ways is becoming of great and greater significance In other words it is not just about knowledge but what you do with it Steve Denning who has been writing about the creative economy for several years characterizes it as an economy in which the driving force is innovation in which organizations are nimble and agile and continually offering new value to customers and delivering it sooner Building on this I d argue that networks are in many instances replacing organizations as the primary mechanisms for combining disparate bodies of knowledge in innovative ways and are typically more likely to be nimble and agile Thus the creative economy is the name I give to what is emerging from the combination of the knowledge economy in the networked age Hwang How do you describe the philosophy behind your work Johnston From a practical point of view the power really comes from its recognition that design creativity collaboration modeling meaning making problem solving all of these things are inherently part of who we are as human beings There is a quote attributed to Bucky Fuller that goes something like All children are born geniuses 9 999 out of every 10 000 are swiftly inadvertently de geniusized by grownups Genius at work Well maybe one way of looking at the MG Taylor philosophy in which I was trained is the process of re geniusizing people to their fully human selves How By doing By bringing people into the hands on experience as a community designing their future together From the get go the Taylors recognized the value

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal - Nelson Mandela and the Adjacent Possible
    gift gifting us in ways impossible to foresee His deeds and words will live on throughout all time and space I have been researching and writing about the adjacent possible for sometime now The life story of Mandela has been unfolding via the news over the last few days I am amazed with how many adjacent possible opportunities he took and used to further not only his options but widened the options of behavior and philosophy for all humans It seems to me that Mandela had a small number of non negotiable values which he held true to during his entire life They were about fairness and opportunity for all By holding true to these values he seemed to have had an innate knowledge of when and how to take his next step in his long journey He walked the fine edge between chaos and death and peace and justice as a way of life He knew which doors to crack open and when He invited others into these adjacent possible spaces and together they opened more possibles Over the years he widened his opportunities for freedom as he did for all of humanity Today even with his passing his beliefs and how he lived his beliefs will continue to open new doors to discover new adjacent possibilities to all of us who pay attention to his words and actions Mandela seemed never to take the simple way of compromise but always to find the practical way to inch freedom forward In his actions he realized what was impossible to most people Encouraged by many to compromise telling him that his undying hope was improbable and useless he stood his ground and moved forward one adjacent possible at a time creating a higher order solution a more fit world Each

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