Sunday, August 15, 2010

Network Theory 101

Let me connect a dot or two for you, for us.

Networks produce more than the sum of it's parts. A network of bees produces more than an individual bee, or than what 150 individual bees could produce. It's the networking of them that not only produces a hive, but also hive intelligence. Likewise with your mind. The mind is the emergence of what a network of 3 billion brain cells produces by being dynamically networked.

A tribe, our tribe in particular, will produce more than that of our individual efforts. One hundred and fifty of us will produce, more productivity, more value, more growth more results if we form a tight network. And the more you put in the more you get out. The more Vancouver gains, the more the region gains, etc, etc.The more Vancouver, the more the regions, etc, etc gains, the more we gain.

These are natural systems occurrences.

Networks naturally create productivity. Understanding and directing the nature of networks creates more productivity.

Highly creative, innovative networks lie on a moving scale between order and chaos. Too much order, stifles creativity and growth, too much chaos doesn't harness the capital the network brings and creates.

Bureaucracies and systematic order stifle growth. Growth happens in spite of these highly ordered systems.

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