How we became innovators

by Carl Natale on May 23, 2010

Trade and specialization has made humans into the innovators we are today according to Humans: Why they triumphed, an article by Matt Ridley in the weekend’s Wall Street Journal. When we started trading, we exchanged more than goods. We shared ideas. This helped create a sort of a collective consciousness. Ideas were like genes. Like […]

You manage communities – not own them

by Carl Natale on April 14, 2010

Mashable has a list of “10 Fresh Tips for Community Managers.” It’s a pretty good read worth your time. Overall, it puts you in a frame of mind that might seem counter-intuitive. When people create communities, often their first instinct is to enforce standards. But communities tend to choose their own standards and direction. Basically, […]