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Peering into the STORM

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hurricane-eye-quadrantsThe ultimate thrill and immersion-learning experience appears to come from getting right into the eye of the storm where everything that is going on around you can be reviewed for heightened insight. That’s why some folks chase them.

Steve Paxhia of Gilmore Group, posted these thoughts after hearing Jimmy Wales speak at the O’Reilly Tools of Change conference: “Wikipedia represents the “perfect storm” for a collaborative work or “peering”. According to Wikinomics by Tapscott and Williams, there are three factors necessary to make peering effective: 1) the object of production is information or culture which keeps the cost of participation low for contributors; 2) Tasks can be chunked out into bite-sized pieces that individuals can contribute in small increments and independent of other producers. This makes their overall investment of time and energy minimal in relation to the benefits they receive in return; 3) The costs of integrating those pieces into a finished end product, including the leadership and quality control mechanisms must be low.”

So, collaboration will likely occur where people:

– want (particular/useful) information; that they can

– assemble incrementally and independently; and can from it

– produce a compendium of reasonable quality at little if any cost.

Sound like the perfect enterprise – good/fast/cheap?.. Also sounds like knowledge-management. The gentle breeze of information available from diversely remote areas is now being drawn into the ‘whirlwind’ of global users via the neural network of the internet, and its ‘cloud computing’ repositories. That takes care of the ‘tropical storm’ of content availability. What can take that tracking data content and synthesize it into a predictable storm-path projection – so we can prepare -and at least avoid danger.

How can that content be transferred into an effective tool for social network collaboration – on purpose – and ending with beneficial results?

What type process easily collects information, automatically aggregates it, objectively improves it, and equitably presents only the best of it for consumption, or for re-evaluation and any needed upgrade? It also sounds like problem-solving, 24/7, complete with planning, navigation, mid-course correction. Where is our gyroscope to keep us oriented – our compass to keep us on course?

We may have the makings for a ‘perfect storm’ but some energy must come together and an eye must form. When it does that will become the center of excitement where that information can become well organized by purposeful collaboration and integrated into the ‘gale force’ power needed for solving real problems. Dare to become a chaser of that ‘storm’?

What will it take for ‘us’ to get our ‘clouds’ together…

to grow from the ‘tropical’ strength of ‘content’

to the hurricane force of CHANGE ?

While several options may exist, one comes quickly to mind…

are you ready to ASK4™ it?

Are you ready to ‘peer in’…? You could get caught in

the perfect storm of ‘cooperation’.

You could help make possible ‘one internet, under control, of liberty and justice, BY all’…for those who dare to participate in – and benefit from – their U-Netted Nations™.

What’s about YOU? – care to comment?

– dare to COOPERATE?

NOTE: While this website is my personal initiative, the ASK4™ approach is a participant-managed collaboration platform and the U-Netted Nations™ is the result of our ‘Collaboration On Purpose’. My voice becomes one in a million – immediately.

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eMail or ourMail

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The following is a REAL email exchange and something that can be:

– a reason to abandon email as a means to collaborate

– a reason to consider new social networking tools

– a reason to avoid some smart_ssed consultants

– a moment of reflection, or mirth

– a case study, or

– all (none?) of the above

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TO: Tom (fellow-shareholder of cccCompany)

SUBJECT: Fwd: Re: (let me repeat…?)

– am I too blunt? (<- or is that a rhetorical statement?)

– are you as tired as I am of not having input (as a stockholder)?

I copied you on my reply to Joe’s email (see below)

George <cccc@yahoo.com> wrote:

Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2007 12:17:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: George cccc@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: (let me repeat…?)
To: Joe <vvvvv@vvvv.com>

Joe,
Some time ago I suggested that you might consider an approach that let you ‘write-once’ – and they could ‘read-many’ (without you having to repeat it or re-send it), etc, etc. (i.e.,-online discussion forum where info could be posted once and accessed 24/7 thereafter).

Since you saw no value in that (then), I had to use this email system (of your choice) to comment on your (re)comments (which I was already clear on..).

But since we are trying to fill time while we wait for opportunity, I guess it may not matter (that I already offered you another option, once before…).

For those that are creating opportunity (while we wait?) – this is their discussion:
http://Challenges-and-Opportunities.. by Lee Bryant
Might be interesting – or at least fill some time – but then I repeat myself 😉

Maybe it’s at least as inspiring as some of the FWD_FWD_FWD vids we all receive(?). Perhaps it’s something fun we can consider when we’re finally funded.

Keep the faith…
GeoB

Joe @vvvvCOMPANY.com> wrote:

Dear vvCOMPANY Associates and Founding Shareholders,
Some have asked with understandable anxiety if I had heard anything since last week’s update. But I really didn’t expect to hear anything until after the meetings scheduled through the week ending Dec 17th (See excerpt below from prior email report). Given the positive content of the entire report received last week, it would seem there is reason to be optimistic regarding vvvvvvv’s long awaited funding. I keep a guarded heart, however, until it becomes a reality………
  • The corresponding documentation indicated a desire and readiness to move toward the next step in the funding process, which included their setting of the date and schedule for multiple meetings in <some city>throughout the week of DEC 13th thru 17th. The meetings are expected to span the entire week to work through the multiple projects, and will involve the banking institution and its broker- dealer representatives and the projects’ funding and collateral constituents.

I will continue to keep you apprised of any and all communications pertinent to our mutual objectives for vvvvvvv.COMPANY In the interim, I am always glad to receive your calls if you want to chat.
Regards,

Joe

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eMail may never die out

but we could die FROM it meanwhile…GSB


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What’s about YOU? – care to comment?

– dare to COOPERATE?

NOTE: While this website is my personal initiative, the ASK4™ approach is a participant-managed collaboration platform and the U-Netted Nations™ is the result of our ‘Collaboration On Purpose’. My voice becomes one in a million – immediately.

Knew-Know-NEW

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If you KNEW what your employees (colleagues, competition, clients) KNOW, you would immediately try something NEW. That is the ultimate challenge and offers the ultimate opportunity – for each of us, and all of us.

It’s all about how you interact with – and how you ‘look’ to – others. Those are two basic human needs: – to be loved – and not to ‘look bad’. Fortunately (or unfortunately) “they” won’t always tell “us”, because we all are (by that same nature) ‘sympathetic’ when someone is acting in a ‘pathetic’ manner. But the information is still easily available – to everyone else!

What was once only whispered around the water cooler, over the tops of martini glasses, in board rooms, has now gone completely public. All that ‘social’ stuff is now impacting our ‘business’ stuff. Jimmy Buffett speaks of the ‘Coconut Telegraph’ in his song about how the island people manage to ‘get the word out’. That little wisp of island breeze is now being collected and published, roaring like a huge hurricane, across the universe of the internet, and

…what’s blowing in the wind is about YOU (and us, and our businesses).

What that means is that we need to be the first to know (about us), not the last. Are you prepared to weather the ‘information’ storm? Are you tuned in to ‘information’ weather central?

Are you feeling informed?

Are you feeling up-to-date?

Or are you feeling left behind?

Reminds me of an old cliché that goes – ‘I know how you feel, I felt the same way, and here’s what I found…”

that the next NEW thing is LISTENING 2.0

via Web 2.0 in BUSINESS 2.0

(which has already advanced to Business 3.0 while we were sleeping…).


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What’s about YOU? – care to comment?

– dare to COOPERATE?

NOTE: While this website is my personal initiative, the ASK4™ approach is a participant-managed collaboration platform and the U-Netted Nations™ is the result of our ‘Collaboration On Purpose’. My voice becomes one in a million – immediately.

My Problem – OUR Survival

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“If I ruled the world…” no longer works. Try living as an ‘island’ in personal, nonprofit, business, or governance and you will indeed become isolated.

My problems soon become yours – even if you are currently unaware of their encroachment. Everything that everybody does effects all of us, eventually.

So there is only ONE answer – WE have to cooperate.

(Blindingly obvious, but – Are we done yet?)

Politicians step right back into the old paradigm when they make promises. Business leaders mistake coercion for cooperation. The list goes on forever about THEM approaching OUR problems without US involved in planning the resolution, or reaping an equitable share in the benefits.

Transparency has virtually changed all that, really. The internet soon makes everything known. Six-foot fences were once rumored to be a standard in the Bible belt so that the neighbors couldn’t see each other drinking. With apologies to all (our) ‘religions’, that type approach no longer works on anything, for anybody, anywhere. Welcome to “Universe 2.0”.

So the challenge becomes to create local solutions within a global context. That holistic viewpoint is familiar theme in business enterprise management. What may be unfamiliar in Enterprise 2.0 is the open and social aspects of the new conversations. As we advance from being sold to by CRM to defining our needs and vendors by VRM to GRM (Global Relationship Management) – what may be unique is applying that open approach to local, regional, national, and international governance contexts where fences often divide.

Shared fences demand shared effort. Shared efforts demand shared benefits. Shared benefits demand shared insight. Shared insight demands shared inputs. Shared inputs come from collaboration, in a GRM approach.

Our shared “CollaborNation” – recognizes that your problem = our survival. What comes next is a means to give ‘U’ a stake in that Universe.

That movement is starting at the ‘edge of the virtual universe’ (internet) and will migrate into the center of our personal, nonprofit, business and governed lives.

Are we really ready for “…no more fences” ?

– we’re virtually there already!

Here Comes Everybody!

 

ASK4™, a simple 4-question problem-solving tool that is used to create ‘unexpected consensus’ and sustainable results for those who agree to cooperate within and benefit from the U-Netted Nations™.

…and contribute their individual influence to equitable control of

the international Relationship Economy.


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What’s about YOU? – care to comment?

– dare to COOPERATE?

NOTE: While this website is my personal initiative, the ASK4™ approach is a participant-managed collaboration platform and the U-Netted Nations™ is the result of our ‘Collaboration On Purpose’. My voice becomes one in a million – immediately.
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