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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Now we can do big things for love

10:51:00 AM Posted by Oscar Berg No comments
If you have not yet read "Here Comes Everybody - The Power of Organizing Without Organizations" by Clay Shirky, the following quotes from his book will hopefully inspire you to do so:

"Most of the barriers to group action have collapsed, and without those barriers, we are free to explore new ways of gathering together and get things done."

"We can have groups that operate with a birthday party's informality and a multinational's scope."

"The cost of finding like-minded people has been lowered and, most importantly, deprofessionalized."

"Most organizations believe they have much more freedom of action and much more ability to shape their future than they actually do, and evidence that the ecosystem is changing in ways they cannot control usually creates considerable anxiety, even if the change is good for society as a whole."

"This technological story is like literacy, wherein a particular capability moves from a group of professionals to become embedded within society in itself, ubiquitously, available to a majority of citizens."

"We are used to a world where little things happen for love and big things happen for money. Now, though, we can do big things for love."

"We are living in the middle of the largest increase in expressive capability in the history of the human race."

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