Weak ties = new information (which is essential to innovation)
Perhaps I was being a bit dull when I first read through Andrew McAffe’s The Ties that Find, as I seem to have missed the key point, which is that weak ties are where new information comes from. Thanks to Dr Felix Reed-Tsochas for calling this out so explicitly during his section of the networks masterclass at the recent SVCO event. I should also say that Mark S. Granovetter’s original paper on The Strength of Weak Ties is well worth a read – what wonderful insight for something written more than 25 years ago.
This gets me thinking that there’s probably a gravity analogy lurking here – once something falls inside a field of influence then it becomes less useful because it has lower entropy.
There’s also a potential molecular chemistry analogy here – that weak ties (like covalent bonds) take less energy to get reactions going than strong ties (like ionic bonds).
If enterprise 2.0 is looking to encourage innovation, to get those reactions going, to suck in that entropy, then we need to facilitate those weak ties. If we keep the enterprise 1.0 blinkers on and stop things at the electronic borders that wrap around our buildings then that’s not going to happen very well.
and that’s why enterprise 2.0 shouldn’t be ‘enterprisey‘.
Filed under: e2.0 | 1 Comment
Tags: e2.0, social networking, SVCO, weak ties
Raspberry Pi Downloads
- Making an image file from an SD card on Windows
- Raspberry Pi GPIO Joystick
- Replacing Active Directory DNS with BIND on OpenWRT
- Three doesn't feel at home on 4G networks
- Forwarding DNS queries to AWS VPC resolvers
- Restoring Power
- Howto stunnel from HTTPS to HTTPS
- Using Overlay file system with Docker on Ubuntu
- Raspberry Pi Satellite TV
- AirPlay on Raspberry Pi the easy way
LEGO and Photography… on The perils of modern lego Gurpreet Singh on Why my X230 might be my last L… aaron ng on USB Shaver Charger Chris Swan on Raspberry Pi GPIO Joystic… Fernando Cunha JR on Raspberry Pi GPIO Joystic…
- Ground: A data context service
- Women's March: British and Canadian anti-Trump protesters denied entry to US by border guards
- AWS Details FPGA Rationale and Market Trajectory
- The Army Handgun: A New Poster Child for Acquisition Malpractice?
- The Positive Reframe: Why Trump’s Inauguration is Not the Beginning of an Era — but the End
- How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization
- Visual Computational Sociology
- The Death of the British Dream
- On Brexit solipsism
- Mini Mac Trumps the Big Mac
- RT @Memset_Kate: The internet is ‘ok’ buff.ly/2jTkv3C IOW, PSN is broke & we have worked out we don't need it anyway. &*%$^@& *head… 34 minutes ago
- blog.ipspace.net/2017/01/never-… 6 hours ago
- RT @alblue: This is well worth reading: popehat.com/2017/01/21/on-… 8 hours ago
- RT @adrianco: AWS Details FPGA Rationale and Market Trajectory - @mndoci nextplatform.com/2017/01/22/aws… 17 hours ago
- RT @swardley: The Army Handgun: A New Poster Child for Acquisition Malpractice? - defensenews.com/articles/the-a… 18 hours ago