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Individual Vs Collective wisdom..continued

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Continued discussion on the last post – Individual Vs Collective wisdom: Complexity – Why Heroes can’t cut it By Robert Paterson. Why the heroic indivialism can’t make things happen in complex world. Nice chart – difference between Simple, Complicated and Complex Situation!

So how do you navigate in Complexity? You have to search for “Emergence” – as we started to do in New Realities – we have to talk a lot more. Most importantly we have to find the best Questions. The Questions have to come first. In coping with Complex issues – the right Question is the key to the kingdom. You also have to tap into the Wisdom of Crowds for Emergence is a Pattern and you can only see a Pattern with a lot of data.

This is what Emergence looks like. It is the result of a power but simple equation being recursed many many times. In effect it is like having a powerful question conversed about many many time. The question and the recursion deliver a new form that has Emerged.

This is why Community is going to be the organization of the future where the Many talk to the Many.
Conversation between the Many and the Many is the Darwinian Creative Process that delivers Emergence. For the right Conversations to happen – you need a Trusted Space. A Trusted Space must be Peer to Peer. Extreme power differences prevent conversation and hence emergence. Hence traditional bureaucracies have profound challenges in coping unless they find ways of opening up the space safely inside to allow for peer to peer.

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September 10th, 2006 at 6:17 pm

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