Insights into Collaboration

Complexity[dropcap2]C[/dropcap2]ollaboration is simultaneously man’s greatest achievement and our biggest mystery. Our ability to collaborate, to build roads, economies, smart phones, space ships, friendships, villages, cities, companies or to build tomorrows cools new gadgets, are all possible because we are social creatures; we cooperate. And yes – unfortunately – we do cooperate to conduct war or terrorism. But collaboration is such a pervasive and natural phenomena that we take it for granted; we don’t even stop to consider it. We just live it. And if we do think about the social collaboration, the task is daunting, very big and seemingly complex.  But with ingenuity we are fast developing tools and methods to study the very fabric of what makes human social systems work. And in the true spirit of collaboration, Santa Fe Institute is offering a free online introductory class on Complexity Theory. So if you’ve ever wondered why or how the system works, consider taking their class. Check out their introductory video [youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHE1Zk2Ov18″ width=”280″ height=”158″ autohide=”0″]

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