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Sadly I suspect the technorati of #Leeds will be unable to improve on this concept….

Perhaps a hackspace project?

Time to make collaboration sexy | Matthew Taylor’s blog

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With rioting – allegedly provoked by loyalist paramilitaries – in east Belfast last night, it was poignant to be speaking this morning to an audience of…
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The Evolution of People-Powered Markets: 60 Resources « emergent by design

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A great list of resources for all things ‘sharing’…
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Knowhow Shop LA –

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A Cooperative Fabrication Shop & Design Studio…
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Clay Shirky: Institutions vs. collaboration

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In this prescient 2005 talk, Clay Shirky shows how closed groups and companies will give way to looser networks where small contributors have big roles and fluid cooperation replaces rigid planning.
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The business of sharing – Schumpeter

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WHY buy when you can rent? This simple question is the foundation stone of a growing number of businesses. Why buy a car (and pay for parking) when you can rent one whenever you need to load up at IKEA? Why buy a bike (and risk having it stolen) when you can pick one up at a bike rack near your home and drop it off at another rack near your office? Why buy a DVD when you can watch it and return it in a convenient envelope?
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Collaboration as an Intangible Asset – Robert J. Thomas – The Conversation – Harvard Business Review

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Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.
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