The HBR List 2009 - How Social Networks Network Best

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Bees, like human beings, are social animals,and evolution has provided them with elegant approaches to group decision making.

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Links and Tweets of the Week: September 12, 2009

How to Save the World

image from Does Congo Matter? Not a Problem, a Predicament: Sharon Astyk introduces some complex adaptive systems thinking in her post on approaches to problems (complicated challenges, that can be 'solved') versus predicaments (complex challenges, that we must adapt ourselves to). Why Congo Matters: Emily Troutman provides a photo-essay and some horrific data about a failed and mostly forgotten state, the Congo. BLOG Links and Tweets of the Week: September 12, 2009.

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Children, not chimps, prefer collaboration: Humans like to work together in solving tasks -- chimps don't

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Chimpanzees, on the other hand, show no such preference according to a study of 3-year-old German kindergarteners and semi-free ranging chimpanzees, in which the children and chimps could choose between a collaborative and a non-collaboration problem-solving approach. " The research team presented 3-year-old German children and chimpanzees living in a Congo Republic sanctuary with a task that they could perform on their own or with a partner. Science News. Blog Cite. Email.

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