Groups are conservative

Through @timoreilly on twitter – I think – I discovered this presentation by Clay Shirky on his latest book « Here Comes Everybody ». Clay makes the same point as in my book, namely that people gather on the web to share, then to enter conversation, then to collaborate, and finally and hopefully coordinated action. But what he says and is new to me – had I known that before, I would have been more cautious – is that groups are natively conservative, which explains why we have such a hard time introducting 21st century collaboration in companies.

A video worth looking at:

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  1. dominique turcq 16 mars 2009

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