Reading time: 2 - 2 minutes
Video Time: 20 minutes 47 seconds
On the heels of yesterday’s chat with John Chambers of Cisco, I thought we’d spend another day on collaboration. Clay Shirky (@cshirky on Twitter), author of “Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations,” presents a short and sweet case study about how social media and Internet sites like Flicr and mobile applicaitons enable the type of collaboration that just was not available even two years ago.
This is a great eye-opener for small and medium businesses looking to maintain and/or trim costs, but STILL enable the collaboration that makes businesses and projects hum. There’s also a good look at the 80/20 rule as it applies to collaboration as well.
Enjoy Clay Shirky’s TED Talk, and ask yourself should you be reinventing the institution instead of hiring the “right” staff?