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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    2014 A timeline of the use and spread of the term Group Genius Wednesday October 1 2014 at 12 37PM 1980 Inspired by her observations and reflections on her time teaching second grade in the late 1960 s and her exposure to the work of Lawrence Halprin Gail Taylor coins the term It finds its way into the business planning documents and collateral of Taylor Associates in the early 1980 s 1997 Fast Company Magazine publishes Group Genius a feature article on Matt and Gail Taylor and the DesignShop process they created with MG Taylor Corporation formerly Taylor Associates 1998 Leaping the Abyss Putting Group Genius to Work by Chris Peterson and Gayle Pergamit published by Knowhere Press This book was the first comprehensive mass market publication detailing the MG Taylor frameworks processes and methods Currently unavailable in print at a reasonable price the book is available for free online 1999 The Foresight Institute where Leaping the Abyss authors were Senior Associates hosts Group Genius Weekend at the Knowhere Store in Palo Alto California This marked the first appearance of the Group Genius logo pictured below right created by Christopher Fuller and Claire Arias 2000 The inaugral Group Genius Awards are presented by MG Taylor to individuals event teams and NavCenters that exemplify Group Genius in how they work and release creativity in groups Around 2004 Architectz of Group Genius forms as a design consultancy in Milan Italy inspired by the work and methodology of Matt and Gail Taylor 2007 Group Genius The Creative Power of Collaboration by Keith Sawyer a renowned and highly regarded scholar on the science of creativity is published So far as we can tell this is the first public appearance of the term not directly connected with the original usage of the term though the

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    2014 A timeline of the use and spread of the term Group Genius Wednesday October 1 2014 at 12 37PM 1980 Inspired by her observations and reflections on her time teaching second grade in the late 1960 s and her exposure to the work of Lawrence Halprin Gail Taylor coins the term It finds its way into the business planning documents and collateral of Taylor Associates in the early 1980 s 1997 Fast Company Magazine publishes Group Genius a feature article on Matt and Gail Taylor and the DesignShop process they created with MG Taylor Corporation formerly Taylor Associates 1998 Leaping the Abyss Putting Group Genius to Work by Chris Peterson and Gayle Pergamit published by Knowhere Press This book was the first comprehensive mass market publication detailing the MG Taylor frameworks processes and methods Currently unavailable in print at a reasonable price the book is available for free online 1999 The Foresight Institute where Leaping the Abyss authors were Senior Associates hosts Group Genius Weekend at the Knowhere Store in Palo Alto California This marked the first appearance of the Group Genius logo pictured below right created by Christopher Fuller and Claire Arias 2000 The inaugral Group Genius Awards are presented by MG Taylor to individuals event teams and NavCenters that exemplify Group Genius in how they work and release creativity in groups Around 2004 Architectz of Group Genius forms as a design consultancy in Milan Italy inspired by the work and methodology of Matt and Gail Taylor 2007 Group Genius The Creative Power of Collaboration by Keith Sawyer a renowned and highly regarded scholar on the science of creativity is published So far as we can tell this is the first public appearance of the term not directly connected with the original usage of the term though the

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    Associates 1998 Leaping the Abyss Putting Group Genius to Work by Chris Peterson and Gayle Pergamit published by Knowhere Press This book was the first comprehensive mass market publication detailing the MG Taylor frameworks processes and methods Currently unavailable in print at a reasonable price the book is available for free online 1999 The Foresight Institute where Leaping the Abyss authors were Senior Associates hosts Group Genius Weekend at the Knowhere Store in Palo Alto California This marked the first appearance of the Group Genius logo pictured below right created by Christopher Fuller and Claire Arias 2000 The inaugral Group Genius Awards are presented by MG Taylor to individuals event teams and NavCenters that exemplify Group Genius in how they work and release creativity in groups Around 2004 Architectz of Group Genius forms as a design consultancy in Milan Italy inspired by the work and methodology of Matt and Gail Taylor 2007 Group Genius The Creative Power of Collaboration by Keith Sawyer a renowned and highly regarded scholar on the science of creativity is published So far as we can tell this is the first public appearance of the term not directly connected with the original usage of the term

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal - Hive Minds: Time to drop the fiction of individuality
    my expectations and expected different behaviour I learned how easy it was to inspire and challenge them They naturally fell into working together learning together Learning is a lifelong experience that begins at birth and never ends There is a direct relationship between self image and learning Environments affect learning Learning is optimized in creative trusting environments that provide experience exploration risk taking and mastery Learning is an interdependent process involving cooperation and collaboration Learning involves the engagement of body mind and spirit An individual s potential for learning is unknown without high expectations this potential may never be realized People excel when they experience high expectations and appropriate challenge Peak performance is driven by vision and a hunger for a preferred state Learning is a multi modal multi sensory multi intelligences experience Each individual is responsible for his her learning and for contributing to the learning of others Education is not the same thing as training To educate means to lead forward and thus to guide an open ended process characterized by self conscious and discretionary activity To train means to draw or drag behind and refers to a closed process of making things habitual or automatic Learning requires both education and training Learning happens at different rates for each individual it can be facilitated but not forced as it occurs when the individual is ready Learning is best achieved by defining the learning process as a system and continually taking action to optimize the performance of that system By establishing a system which both exemplifies and expects responsibility from each individual and which embeds life long learning into every segment of society full and healthy employment will result From our Redesigning the Future Proposal 1972 I can remember in 1980 doing an early version of our Backcasting module

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  • - FAQ - What is Group Genius?
    the library He had written the words group genius beside one of his stories At that moment I realized that my work was all about what has comed to be called Group Genius In 1980 when Matt and I founded MG Taylor Corporation Group Genius became our primary process and these words defined it for us The ability of a group working iteratively and collaboratively to seek model and put into place higher order solutions Time compression consistent flow state the merging of action and awareness in sustained concentration and involvement to the task at hand dynamic feedback individual and collective creativity are core features of Group Genius Some of our clients have defined it too Group Genius is the power of simplicity Simplifying complexity to enable people to better understand ourselves and each other A better understanding of our business is the natural consequence Group Genius is the ability of a group of persons to imagine to create together and to realize This has made us stronger and most importantly it given us more ideas energy and vision Today with Tomorrow Makers the committment to spreading and teaching the art of Group Genius continues August 9 2006 Tomorrow Makers Thomas Malone of MIT s Center for Collective Intelligence maintains that there are only three factors that have been proven to increase the collective intelligence of a group 1 Social perceptiveness that is the ability to correctly read the emotions of other people or to read the mind in the eyes This is related to a broader set of skills that psychologists call theory of mind the ability to create a mental theory of what is going on inside other people s brains 2 Equality of contribution that is the degree to which group members participate evenly When one or

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    Creativity with Group Genius Monday September 22 2014 at 09 39PM Screenshot from Todd s TEDx Livermore Talk via Livestream Note The following is the written version of my talk at TEDxLivermore Uncorking Creativity on September 20 2014 When the talk is available online a link will be posted here Good morning I want to begin with a simple assertion To be human is to be creative It is in our nature Unlike batteries creativity is included in the package Now we may each have our own means of expressing this creativity and our own perception of our creativity relative to other people may vary And certainly good arguments have been made that as we grow up and are socialized into the world our abilities to tap into and express our creativity may diminish if they are not developed and practiced But at a fundamental level whether it is expressed by baking cakes or writing code painting portraits or snapping selfies architecting buildings or building businesses we are all innately and unavoidably creative And it is this creativity which lies within each of us that has largely brought about and enabled the world we live in with all of it

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    Uncorking Creativity with Group Genius Monday September 22 2014 at 09 39PM Screenshot from Todd s TEDx Livermore Talk via Livestream Note The following is the written version of my talk at TEDxLivermore Uncorking Creativity on September 20 2014 When the talk is available online a link will be posted here Good morning I want to begin with a simple assertion To be human is to be creative It is in our nature Unlike batteries creativity is included in the package Now we may each have our own means of expressing this creativity and our own perception of our creativity relative to other people may vary And certainly good arguments have been made that as we grow up and are socialized into the world our abilities to tap into and express our creativity may diminish if they are not developed and practiced But at a fundamental level whether it is expressed by baking cakes or writing code painting portraits or snapping selfies architecting buildings or building businesses we are all innately and unavoidably creative And it is this creativity which lies within each of us that has largely brought about and enabled the world we live in with all of

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    Uncorking Creativity with Group Genius Monday September 22 2014 at 09 39PM Screenshot from Todd s TEDx Livermore Talk via Livestream Note The following is the written version of my talk at TEDxLivermore Uncorking Creativity on September 20 2014 When the talk is available online a link will be posted here Good morning I want to begin with a simple assertion To be human is to be creative It is in our nature Unlike batteries creativity is included in the package Now we may each have our own means of expressing this creativity and our own perception of our creativity relative to other people may vary And certainly good arguments have been made that as we grow up and are socialized into the world our abilities to tap into and express our creativity may diminish if they are not developed and practiced But at a fundamental level whether it is expressed by baking cakes or writing code painting portraits or snapping selfies architecting buildings or building businesses we are all innately and unavoidably creative And it is this creativity which lies within each of us that has largely brought about and enabled the world we live in with all of

    Original URL path: http://www.tomorrowmakers.org/journal/tag/ross-ashby (2016-04-24)
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