Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New rules for the burst economy

David Cushman at Faster Future: Publishing possibilities now and beyond has a great read on how our world is changing. As he says, "This article is not necessarily intended for regular readers of this blog. You guys get it."

It's a long and very good read. Buried near the bottom he lists the new rules. If you don't understand the implications of these rules they're pretty much explained in the post--just click through and read...

There are new rules:

1. Serve the community first

2. Niche global NOT mass.

3. Two-way flows – NOT broadcast

4. Networks NOT Silos

5. Power of the node over power vested in hierarchies

6. Adhoc, self-forming communities over directed teams.

7. Persistent conversation trumps ‘capturing’ ID.

8. Real-time, niche-community-focused, user-generated information over News

9. We should all act as shared contributors to and users of common pool resources.

10. We should learn to cherish Group Forming Network Theory (Reed’s law).

There they are-- all the scorecard you need to judge your readiness going forward. Will your organization survive? Keep in mind that your organization is no longer self-contained. Are your information systems?


David Cushman said...

Thanks very much for your kind words and reference.

Peg Boyles said...

Bravo! Bravo!

But much as I love it all, I remind myself that burst applies to activities properly situated in the noosphere (cognitive, emotional, spiritual)?

The anywhere, anytime (nowhere and notime)of burst makes learning and teaching easier and more integrated, increases access to more perspectives, gives voice to the previously voiceless, gets at the cultural nuances that silos ignore, alters power relationships, and destroys the current paragigms of gatekeeping, expertise, and credentialing...and so much more.

But I'm humble before the fact that so much human activity (economic, political, social, paid or nonmarket) remains bound to the physiosphere(encompassing geo-and biospheres), connected deeply to specific locales and sensitive to nature's deadlines.

Growing a decent cabbage, for example, or giving birth. Not to mention the prequels to and sequels of such activities.

Kevin Gamble said...

Thank you for your post and for stopping by David. Much appreciated!

Kevin Gamble said...


Well said! Once again giving me plenty to ponder. Thank you!