Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The mesh sharing and serendipity

The mesh sharing and serendipity



The Mesh? About the Mesh, Serendipity, Sharing & more…

From a Society30 point
of view, economic growth can no longer be described with indexes such as
GNP (the only reason to show growth in our Gross National Product is to
convince the financial dragons that we are able to repay our debts
within the agreed upon term). The Interdependent Economy of Society30
has other growth regulators than we are used to:


- It is all about what goes out, and not what comes in. So, you will
not hear “Are we richer today than yesterday?” It’s all about people
being better off. Why produce more products that nobody wants?

- It is about connections, not transactions. Growing smart is about
connecting and co-creating, and not just about trading goods with each
other.

- It is about people, not products.

- It is about skills – the commitment and creativity of people.

- It is about openness, fading boundaries, and originality or authenticity. Trusting the processes, trusting each other.


After all, we are able to grow in the indirect tangible affairs mentioned above. This is called social capital.

My question is whether you would want to exactly measure such growth…


The new value networks, the place where the old and the new work
together again, are characterized by clear communication and directly
doing business, designing, producing, and assessing together.


This is The Mesh, not just a network, but the basic foundation of
connected and engaged people that forms the starting point of new value
creating social networks. When I explained this “mesh” concept to the
Dutch philosopher Jan Flameling, he immediately mentioned Gilles Deleuze’s model
for society, a rhizome: a (botanical) organism that, in this case,
allows for multiple, non-hierarchical entry and exit points in data
representation and interpretation.


A grown-up Mesh is an enormous cluster of value networks. Processes
in this chaordic (chaotic and organized) playing field are simplified by
the use of social media and technologies: the “Easycracy,” as Dutch
Management Thinker Martijn Aslander
coined it, arises. Our society will become much flatter, and therefore
simpler, because we are better connected with each other through
knowledge and through transaction systems.


So, a new economic playing field is arising. The alliance of
prosumers with the new Organization 3.0 ensures that consumers are
participants at an early stage, and in doing so, determine what and how
things are being produced. By doing so, all stakeholders in The Mesh of
an organization combine social capital and traditional capital, both of
which are needed to co-create value. According to Lisa Gansky, author of
the book The Mesh,
“Mesh companies create, share and use social media, wireless networks,
and data crunched from every available source to provide people with
goods and services at the exact moment they need them, without the
burden and expense of owning them outright”. Our new Serendipity Machine
Dashboard stimulates mesh working. Did you check it out already?



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