I was lucky to come across this video today from John Seely Brown. It sang to me on a number of levels – how ideas and play amplify through collective action and how people respond to safety and permission to exchange.
There is a lot of information moving around but its the conversations around that information that give it meaning – the human connection that creates the context as much as the content itself. Its not the attachment on the email that answers the question but the shared and incremental significance that we build when we discuss it.
This is what the guys Im working with in Passle are trying to support – helping people participate in the flows. Im very happy with this idea – imagine the value that is unlocked when you facilitate meaningful connection.
If you have 11 mins to spare and want to feel warm about our collective future, watch this and let me know what you think:
Your faithfully and playfully – “a node amongst other nodes”