June 2006


Collaborative Networks: New Report on Ireland

Collaborative Networks: New Report on Ireland

InterTradeIreland have just published a major (80 page) report Business Networks on the Island of Ireland which proves that networks and clusters are very much alive and growing in Ireland.


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Human swarming: the mexican wave

Human swarming: the mexican wave

Those who don’t believe that humans can swarm and flock must not have been watching the World Cup in Germany. The Mexican Wave, or La Ola, is a spontaneous activity involving very simple individual behaviors which produces an amazing collective result.


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Bioteams blogged live

Bioteams blogged live

Many thanks to Nancy White for her excellent and very comprehensive live blog on Bioteaming: Natural Models for Virtual Teams from the very recent Collaborative Tools Conference (CTC2006) in Boston.


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Virtual team technology: FAA saving millions

Virtual team technology: FAA saving millions

Workforce Management reports in Virtual Work Spaces Ease Collaboration that the FAA is annually saving $3.7 million in travel and $2 million in employee time using virtual collaboration technology.



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Bioteaming: Natural Models for Virtual Teams

Bioteaming: Natural Models for Virtual Teams

I presented Bioteaming: Natural Models for Virtual Teams at the Collaborative Tools Conference (CTC2006) at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, MA, on June 22. We discussed what nature's teams might teach us about messaging, swarming, networking and personal collaboration strategies.


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Self-organization is the new structure for business: IBM Research

Self-organization is the new structure for business: IBM Research

A new IBM research report suggests that the best analogies for businesses in the future may no longer be the command structures of the military but the self-organising networks found in nature: schools of fish, flocks of birds and swarms of insects.


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Nature's best cooperation strategy revealed

Nature's best cooperation strategy revealed

Two collaboration strategies, Tit-For-Tat (TFT) and Win-Stay,Lose-Shift (WSLS), out-perform all others in evolution. In a live webstream from the Royal Society in London Professor Martin Nowak of Harvard University explains why.


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Dolphins know each others names

Dolphins know each others names

Sunday Times Online, May 07, 2006 reports in Dolphins ‘know each other’s names’ that DOLPHINS may be even closer to humans than previously realised, with new research showing they communicate by whistling out their own “names”.


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My best bioteam articles

My best bioteam articles

Here is a collection of the 4 most popular bioteaming articles based on user feedback and page views.


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Cooperation not competition underpins evolution

Cooperation not competition underpins evolution

A significant body of research into evolution now indicates that survival of the fittest is only a part of the story. Life did not take over the globe by combat but by networking!


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