Boy, I really like this graphic from Ross Mayfield. It's conceptually similar to the engagement pyramid I just...

Boy, I really like this graphic from Ross Mayfield. It’s conceptually similar to the engagement pyramid I just…

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Boy, I really like this graphic from Ross Mayfield. It’s conceptually similar to the engagement pyramid I just posted yesterday, which I did a few years back. And so the ego part of me thought “hey, did Ross Mayfield lift that work for this graphic?” Right…of course not. He actually did this back in June of 2007 – a couple years before I posted that piece at Groundwire. Oh ego, let me count the ways thee haunt me…;-)

Here’s what’s better about Ross’s approach: the notion of power law being built in. Why? Because you really do need to think logarithmically when it comes to understanding the relative impact of the deeply engaged relative to the lightly engaged. This isn’t just some intellectual thought. I’ve seen it at work in hundreds of organizations – and in the organization I use to run.

Great stuff. Thanks for posting Benjamin Stewart and for sharing, Gregory Esau.

Originally shared by Benjamin L. Stewart

When talking about Power Laws, it’s best to think in terms of Connective Intelligence instead of collective/collaborative intelligence. The goal is not collaboration, but rather forming connections that lead to meaningful, relevant, and educative experiences. Let’s move away from hierarchical taxonomies and instead discuss/analyize/critique network topologies.

Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ross/541707092/sizes/z/in/photostream

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