Links of the Month: Sunday, June 8, 2014

How to Save the World

Iran’s Astonishing Birth Rate Decline: Alan Weisman explains how change really happens, describing how Iran’s fertility rate went from being the highest in recorded human history to below replacement level in a few short years.

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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.

Life With Alacrity: Dunbar Triage: Too Many Connections

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

In order to solve it we need to look at the traditional cultural answers to the problem, compare them to technical solutions, both current and to-be-invented, and then see how a new generation of social networking services can be designed that molds the two ideas together into a more cohesive whole.

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