Networks | Beth’s Blog - Part 10

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What Mesh Businesses Should Support Philanthropy?

 

Guest Post by Stephen Downs

The Mesh
Laura Efurd sent this tweet during Lisa Gansky’s discussion of the mesh concept at the GEO Growing Social Impact in a Networked World conference. Great, provocative question. Gansky’s Mesh is based on the concept that unused value = waste and that information networks enable real-time brokering between customers and that unused capacity.… Read More

The New Unit of Analysis: Networks

Guest post from Barbara Kibbe

The organization is still relevant but no longer the only unit of analysis. The new reality of organizations as parts of networks requires another lens and different perspective

Both organizations  and networks can be means to ends.… Read More

The Story of the Boston Youth Sports Initiative Network

Note from Beth: Since the concept of working in Networks is can be hard to explain to newcomers, learning from case studies, stories, and examples can be illuminating. The design was to share this learning was amazing. In the morning, each of the ten case study presenters gave a 5 minute “teaser” about their case study or what one presenter called “showing a little leg.” After lunch, conference participants got to to choose two presenters to spend an hour with in a small group to ask questions and deepened the learning.

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Ho’owaiwai: A Network in Hawaii

Note from Beth: Since the concept of working in Networks is can be hard to explain to newcomers, learning from case studies, stories, and examples can be illuminating. The design was to share this learning was amazing. In the morning, each of the ten case study presenters gave a 5 minute “teaser” about their case study or what one presenter called “showing a little leg.” After lunch, conference participants got to to choose two presenters to spend an hour with in a small group to ask questions and deepened the learning.

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The Digital Immigrant

 

Guest post by Mary Manuel

“Social networks are not about technology, they are enabled by technology”.  I’m sitting with this thought as I write and publish my first ever blog.  As a digital immigrant, my goal for this conference is to practice learning the language of my new country at the GEO Networks conference over the next two days.… Read More