Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Slowly but surely clients are starting to understand that the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and that we should put our beautiful models to the test on the shop floor. by János Pál NÉMETH of Edutus College; Budapest, Hungary. Design Credits.

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John Tropea - Delicious Network

For a really long time, we’ve thought about individuals as though they were islands — a Robinson Crusoe model of social science. I moved from Transylvania to Hungary and from Hungary to the United States.

Competitive advantage from better interactions

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

These "tacit" activities—involving the exchange of information, the making of judgments, and a need to draw on multifaceted forms of knowledge in exchanges with coworkers, customers, and suppliers—are increasingly a part of the standard model for companies in the developed world. But building these advantages wont be easy: companies must alter the way they craft strategies, design organizations, manage talent, and leverage technology.

Is MySpace Good for Society? A Freakonomics Quorum - Freakonomics - Opinion - New York Times Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Our survey included questions designed to assess students’ “social capital,” a concept that describes the benefits individuals receive from their relationships with others. The big picture: social networking technologies support and enable a new model of social life, in which people’s social circles will consist of many more, but weaker, ties. As a software designer, I personally find this scary and terribly exciting.