Here’s evidence of Conceptual Shift #2- Shifting towards a Knowledge Ecology. Clay Shirky’s recently released book, called Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations, is making a big splash, and for all of the right reasons. In this video from the Berkman Center, Clay talks about how “ridiculously easy group forming” is opening up whole new opportunities in using social software for actions of all types. In this video, Clay talks about how sharing opens up the opportunity for conversation, which opens up opportunities for collaboration, finally resulting in many times opportunities for collective action… and most importantly, this collective action is not just happening around open source software projects anymore- but has pervaded business, social, and governmental institutions. My colleague Jon Lebkowsky has a further interview of Clay at WorldChanging.
The trends that Clay has spotted in his talk and his book are the general idea behind the specific focus of the Rise of the Enterprise Tribe that you have been reading about at this blog. Collective action of coordinated entrepreneurs are supporting the group getting better in the entrepreneur community of practice called the Enterprise Tribe.