Category Archives: Networks

How many friends are to many friends?




It was interesting to note that the word of 2009 was ‘Unfriending.’ Are we finally waking up to the fact that when it comes to friendship it’s quality not quantity that counts? My friend Matt recently sent me a note … Continue reading






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The Limits of Open Intelligence




I had a question from someone in the audience at the RSA yesterday concerning distributed or open intelligence. His point was disagreeing with mine in that he thought that the future of scientific research and innovation was in open systems. … Continue reading






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Hybrid networks (why we all need to get to know somebody we don’t know)




According to Ronald Burt, a sociologist at the University of Chicago, there are “structural holes” inside organisations. For example, a study by Mr Burt inside Raytheon (a defence company) found that not only did those managers with wider social networks … Continue reading






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