Category Archives: Networks

Networked – The New Social Operating System

Book – Daily life is connected life, its rhythms are driven by endless email pings and responses, the chimes and beeps of continually arriving text messages, tweets and retweets, Facebook updates, pictures and videos to post and discuss. Our perpetual … Continue reading

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Contextualizing ‘networked individualism’: The interplay of social categories, role relationships and tasks

Seemingly, we live in a world where people are free to decide which network members to activate for what sorts of tasks. This is the principle of ‘networked individualism’, where personal autonomy is central to the organization of personal networks. … Continue reading

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Collective Impact: Equity, Community and Network Thinking

In a session called “How to Advance Equity through Collective Impact,” Sheri Brady of the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions facilitated presentation and conversation among panelists Joanna Scott from the Race Matters Institute, Richard Crews from Thriving Together, and Juan … Continue reading

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Power in Networks

They say the golden rule in Real Estate is: Location, Location, Location. Might this rule also hold in social networks? In real estate, location is determined by geography – your physical location. In social networks, location is determined by your connections and the connections of … Continue reading

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Networks of Knowledge: How to Find Them, and Utilize Them

Science is not a solitary pursuit. The more complex and distributed knowledge becomes, the more we need others to help us make sense of it. The greater the volume of information, the more we need others to point us toward what … Continue reading

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Networks and Wirearchy

No one doubts that better management of data, information, and knowledge within the firm will lead to improved innovation and competitive advantage. Everyone agrees on the goal – better utilization of internal and external knowledge. It is the approach to this goal that is hotly … Continue reading

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Networks of Mind: Learning, Culture, Neuroscience

This groundbreaking book is unique in bringing together two perspectives on learning – sociocultural theory and neuroscience. Drawing on both perspectives, it foregrounds important developments in our understanding of what learning is, where and how learning occurs and what we can do to … Continue reading

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Intermediate Levels of Network Heterogeneity Provide the Best Evolutionary Outcomes

Complex networks impact the diffusion of ideas and innovations, the formation of opinions, and the evolution of cooperative behavior. In this context, heterogeneous structures have been shown to generate a coordination-like dynamics that drives a population towards a monomorphic state. … Continue reading

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Tacit Knowledge Network Development

Knowledge-based groups or communities are complex systems that emerge, evolve and mature through stages that display specific features and capabilities of the community or group. Understanding these capabilities and features are fundamental to building sustainable economic, social and learning networks … Continue reading

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Finding and evaluating community structure in networks

We propose and study a set of algorithms for discovering community structure in networks-natural divisions of network nodes into densely connected subgroups. Our algorithms all share two definitive features: first, they involve iterative removal of edges from the network to … Continue reading

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