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Status as a Service (StaaS) — Remains of the Day
An in-depth analysis of social media platforms through the lens of social capital theory and why we should think of them as “Status as a Service” businesses.

Ironical title of a lengthy but brilliant, extremely comprehensive analysis of underlying psychological, societal and economical motives for using and operating social networks.

Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  Social_Networks  Social  Analysis  Research  Social_Media  Sociology  Psychology  Ecosystem  Business_Advisory_relevant  blog  Expert 
march 2019 by eocas
Douglas Rushkoff
"Douglas Rushkoff is the author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, as well as a dozen other bestselling books on media, technology, and culture, including Present Shock, Program or Be Programmed, Media Virus, Life Inc and the novel Ecstasy Club. He is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens. He wrote the graphic novels Aleister & Adolf, Testament, and A.D.D., and made the television documentaries Generation Like, Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and Digital Nation. He lives in New York, and lectures about media, society, and economics around the world."

Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  blog  Economy  Technology  Culture  Media  book  USA  Sociology  Philosophy 
july 2018 by eocas
Permaculture or Spermaculture?
"... permaculture as a “young movement” that lacks self­-­­­­aware­­ness and criticism in many ways. While Bill Mollison founded and introduced permaculture as a scientific movement, today’s generation of permaculturists are continually pushing for the inclusion of social dynamics, including gender dynamics, in discussions. If it’s care of the earth, care of people, and sharing the surplus, human dynamics have to be a part of that and the social analysis needs to be a part of that."

Lifesnippets  Agricultural_Development  Sustainability  Permaculture  Gender  Research  Social  Sociology  Philosophy 
june 2018 by eocas
Spiral Dynamics – A Way of Understanding Human Nature
Intro (http://www.spiraldynamics.ua/Graves/colors.htm):
"The Spiral Dynamics model is derived from the original thinking of Dr. Clare W. Graves. He saw human nature emerges along a developmental path from one equilibrium state to the next. These can be viewed as stages wherein each layer adds new elements to all that came before; in turn, each stands in preparation for a next phase which may or may not come. Every "level of human existence" offers a particular viewing point for the real world as defined by its unique set of perceptual filters. These diverse reality views lead to very different decision-making approaches, organizing principles for business, economic and governance models, and ideas of what appropriate, effective living means."

"Graves identified what people seek out in life at each level of psychological existence as follows:

Level 1 BEIGE (A-N) existential: survival, biogenic needs satisfaction, reproduction, satisfy instinctive urges

Level 2 PURPLE (B-O) animistic: placate spirit realm; honour ancestors; protection from harm; family bonds

Level 3 RED (C-P) egocentric: power/action, asserting self to dominate others, control, sensory pleasure

Level 4 BLUE (D-Q) absolutistic: stability/order, obedience to earn reward later, meaning, purpose, certainty

Level 5 ORANGE (E-R) multiplistic: opportunity/success, competing to achieve results, influence, autonomy

Level 6 GREEN (F-S) relativistic: harmony/love, joining together for mutual growth, awareness, belonging

Level 7 YELLOW (G-T) systemic: independence/self-worth, fitting a living system, knowing, good questions

Level 8 TURQUOISE (H-U) still developing global community/life force; survival of life on a fragile Earth; consciousness"

A future generation of researchers of Grave's theory have applied it to become the core of their consulting business called NVC Consulting (http://spiraldynamics.org).

Grave's model differentiates with Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Myers-Briggs model.

Lifesnippets  Psychology  Analysis  Social_Networks  Sociology  Research  Thesis  Communication  community  Ecosystem  Humanitarian  Consultancy  Consulting 
october 2017 by eocas
The uneasy transition from supply chains to ecosystems The value-creation/value-capture dilemma
Excerpt from this scientific paper :
"Many articles have been written about the process of value creation for the customer(Flint and Woodruff, 2001), the supplier (Hogan, 2001; Walter
et al.
, 2001), or thebuyer-seller dyad (Kothandaraman and Wilson, 2001). However, despite the growinginterest in innovation ecosystems (Adner and Kapoor, 2010; Iyer and Davenport, 2008),very few authors have tackled the emerging and increasingly widespread phenomenonof value co-creation and capture with a multilevel approach. A new perspective rootedin new innovation paradigms deserves exploration (Sharma
et al.
, 2001). Moreover,very few authors have focused on longitudinal cases of the entire lifecycle process,even though it is important to understand the entire ecosystem lifecycle of valuecreation and capture. Indeed, critical cases often reveal fine-grained data and providericher insight on processes (Yin, 1994). [...] Practical implications: Five theoretical and managerial propositions are suggested to betterleverage ecosystemic capabilities and better manage value creation and value capture in ecosystems."

Research  Sociology  Management  Sustainability  Economy  innovation  Information_Culture  Culture  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
march 2016 by eocas
How Mark Zuckerberg’s Altruism Helps Himself
Excerpts: "An L.L.C. can make political donations. It can lobby for changes in the law. He remains completely free to do as he wishes with his money. [...] But as a society, we don’t generally call these types of activities “charity.”[...] A charitable foundation is subject to rules and oversight. It has to allocate a certain percentage of its assets every year. The new Zuckerberg L.L.C. won’t be subject to those rules and won’t have any transparency requirements. [...] This his should be an occasion to mull what kind of society we want to live in. Who should fund our general societal needs and how? Charities rarely fund quotidian yet vital needs. What would $40 billion mean for job creation or infrastructure spending? [...] Society, through its elected members, taxes its members. Then the elected officials decide what to do with sums of money. In this case, it is different. One person will be making these decisions (and without transparent public oversight)." HAG
Sociology  Philosophy  import_lifesnippets  NGO_NPO  Lifesnippets 
december 2015 by eocas
In China, 'Jasmine' Means Tea, not a Revolt
The new middle class, the government people and the cooperations prefer the status quo.
Politics  Sociology  China  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
april 2011 by eocas

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