MARK BUCHANAN ~ THE SOCIAL ATOM

~ IONTPBTPTIMI-ASIIWP ~ It’s Often Not The Parts But The Pattern That Is Most Important – And So It Is With People

~ THAIACAAWKITU ~ The “Human Atom” Is As Complex As Anything We Know In The Universe

~ TLOGETNOULUTTRIOET ~ There’s Lots Of Good Evidence That None Of Us Lives Up To The Rational Ideal Of Economic Theory

~ RECPHSUFML-AIH ~ Rational Economics Couldn’t Possibly Have Stood Up For Much Longer – And It Hasn’t

~ RCTILIAATOTSWTAASPI ~ Rational Choice Theory Is Less Interesting As A Theory Of The Social World Than As A Social-Phenomenon Itself

~ SWJCBR-NMHHWT ~ Sometimes We Just Cannot Be Rational – No Matter How Hard We Try

~ EWWCBR-MOU-AAR-A ~ Even When We Can Be Rational – Most Of Us – As A Rule – Aren’t

~ APRICLMBTSMROBAOPBASIAWSTTTBR ~ A Perfectly Rational Investor Can Lose Money Because The Stock Market Runs On Beliefs About Other People’s Beliefs And So Is A Weird Setting To Try To Be Rational

~ SMFR-IATTCOBUSOTT-EIP ~ So Much For Rationality – It’s A Tool That Can Only Be Used Some Of The Time – Even In Principle

~ PREOOSAT-PDN ~ Perfect Rationality Exists Outside Of Space And Time – People Do Not

~ WNRC-BCG ~ We’re Not Rational Calculators – But Crafty Gamblers

~ WAAO ~ We Are Adaptive Opportunists

~ IM-ITO-FSJAAFAWTTSB ~ In Markets – It Turns Out – Freak Storms Just Aren’t As Freaky As We Think They Should Be

~ WARF-RTRA ~ We’re Adaptive Rule Followers – Rather Than Rational Automatons

~ TRTR ~ The Road To Reality

~ WGA-AOOTTWATMFIOP ~ We’re Good Adapters – And One Of The Things We Adapt To Most Frequently Is Other People

~ TOOAVMDEOTOIWPV ~ The Outcome Of A Vote May Depend Entirely On The Order In Which The People Voted

~ WNRCM-BBPRWAATLFOM ~ We’re Not Rational Calculating Machines – But Biological Pattern Recognizers Who Are Able To Learn From Our Mistakes

~ MOUSTFRIAEWSATPASAGTWWFL ~ Many Of Us Seem To Filter Reality In An Emotional Way So As To Preserve And Support A Group To Which We Feel Linked

~ OMCGALWITGRTFDTRM ~ Oversimplified Models Can Go A Long Way If They Get Right The Few Details That Really Matter

~ C&ID ~ Cooperation And Its Discontents

~ WABSITHOC ~ We Are Biologically Steeped In The Habits Of Cooperation

DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF ~ PRESENT SHOCK ~ 2013

~ NC ~ Narrative Collapse

~ TFOT-TFOT-TEOT-TEOT ~ The Future Of This – The Future Of That – The End Of This – The End Of That

~ M-ATFOTFDNDMFOATCWTP ~ Meanwhile – All This Focus On The Future Did Not Do Much For Our Ability To Contend With The Present

~ NPCIB ~ Nowist Pop Culture Is Born

~ OR ~ Occupy Reality

~ D-BDOAB-ODE-WSOCTTTPIWWAL-TTB-TFPODB-A-TTNOACLH ~ Digiphrenia – By Dividing Our Attention Between – Our Digital Extensions – We Sacrifice Our Connection To The Truer Present In Which We Are Living – The Tension Between – The Faux Present Of Digital Bombardment – And – The True Now Of A Coherently Living Human

~ TIT ~ Time Is Technology

~ WAOEITMBWBOT ~ We Answer Our Email In The Morning Before We Brush Our Teeth

~ TSBTT ~ The Space Between The Ticks

~ HOWICTMSTNSCWIWTSWMTIWTSWY ~ Hold On While I Check To Make Sure There’s Not Someone Calling Whom I Want To Speak With More Than I Want To Speak With You

~ SH ~ “Slow Hunch”93

~ TNS-HA ~ The New Scarcity – Human Attention

~ IAWWAITNC-IINSTDFOTFO-ADD-ANSC ~ In A World Where Attention Is The New Commodity – It Is No Surprise That Diagnoses Of The Formerly Obscure – Attention Deficit Disorder – Are Now So Commonplace

~ ILOA-LN-TA-SF ~ It’s Less Of A – Long Now – Than A – Short Forever

~ TCO-TET-SRBT-IMSONO-ITETMT-‘N’-RFTSOE-TAT-RT-TO ~ Temporal Compression Overwinding – The Effort To – Squish Really Big Timescales – Into Much Smaller Or Nonexistent Ones – It’s The Effort To Make The – “Now” – Responsible For The Sorts Of Effects – That Actually Take – Real Time – To Occur

~ TB-HB-H-C-BT-WC-TTEOOGAPIOTTNG-T-LAS ~ Time Binding – Human Beings – However – Can – Bind Time – We Can – Take The Experiences Of One Generation And Pass It On To The Next Generation – Through – Language And Symbols

~ ACMPBLTAAOOPG ~ A Civilization Makes Progress By Leveraging The Achievements And Observations Of Past Generations

~ HAUITCTLFOA ~ Humans Are Unlimited In Their Capacity To Learn From One Another

~ PR ~ Presentist Reality

~ WAO ~ We Are Overwinding

~ WICAUFTP-ICIAUFTF ~ What Isn’t Coming At Us From The Past – Is Crashing In At Us From The Future

~ CII ~ Chronically Induced Inferiority

~ WTOVLIT-TWBAC ~ When The Only Value Left Is Time – The World Becomes A Clock

~ IWSOTWIB-IELAOS ~ It Was So Overleveraged That When It Broke – It Exploded Like An Overwound Spring

~ OTCHASITLTROOA-SF-MOUSIOTTW ~ Only The Commons Has A Stake In The Long-Term Repercussions Of Our Actions – So Far – Most Of Us Seem Incapable Of Thinking This Way

~ TSETLTT-ESILTT-PPTMCS ~ There’s Some Evidence That Long-Term Thinking – Even Self-Interested Long-Term Thinking – Pushes People To More Collaborative Solutions

~ ‘TSOTF’ ~ “The Shadow Of The Future”

~ WANLCBTPTPFTP-BAOASTAFTWA ~ We Are No Longer Content Burning The Past To Pay For The Present – Because All Of A Sudden There’s A Future To Worry About

~ F ~ Fractalnoia

~ HEIITDCWTAN ~ How Easy It Is To Draw Connections Where There Are None

~ NISTEFADPAO ~ New Ideas Seem To Emerge From A Dozen Places At Once

~ YNTTSWHATA ~ You Need Time To See What Happened And Then Adjust

~ LNAT-KEA-M-S-I-A-P ~ Less Networking And Transparency – Keeps Everyone Acting – More – Selfishly – Individualistically – And – Predictably

~ EMOIAIRTEE ~ Everything Matters Only Insofar As Its Relationship To Everything Else

~ INAY ~ It’s Not About You

~ HMACDOTHOATP? ~ How Many Algorithms Can Dance On The Head Of A Temporal Pin?

~ HIAWOWTPALTS ~ Here I Am Writing Opera When The People Are Listening To Singles

~ TFYT ~ Thanks For Your Time

SCOTT BERKUN ~ THE MYTHS OF INNOVATION ~ 2007

~ WLMMWMF ~ We Live Most Moments With Many Filters

~ INSA ~ Ideas Never Stand Alone

~ NSMM-I-MSIAOT ~ No Singular Magic Moment – Instead – Many Smaller Insights Accumulated Over Time

~ TORTLPISIBOTOPYAPIP ~ The Only Reason That Last Piece Is Significant Is Because Of The Other Pieces You’d Already Put Into Place

~ UTIIA-IWBQR ~ Until The Innovation Is Accepted – It Will Be Questioned Relentlessly

~ PAUTBAIIYIAYA ~ People Are Unlikely To Be As Interested In Your Ideas As You Are

~ TMVCINTMS ~ The Most Visible Contribution Isn’t Necessarily The Most Significant

~ NIDNP-A-ITTTU-MLJ-APOV ~ New Ideas Demand New Perspectives – And – It Takes Time To Understand – Much Less Judge – A Point Of View

~ WLMMWMF ~ We Live Most Moments With Many Filters

~ YHTT-F-I-A-S-YNTSQTWAOT ~ You Have Three Things – Facts – Ideas – And Solutions – – You Need To Spend Quality Time With All Of Them

~ TGMILFFTS-SOTPAEATHOFNI ~ The Great Mistake Is Leaping From Facts To Solutions – Skipping Over The Play And Exploration At The Heart Of Finding New Ideas

~ RN-PM-ETCOWAOMC-AFTPTF ~ Right Now – Powerful Managers – Even The Cute Ones Who Appear On Magazine Covers – Are Failing To Predict The Future

~ IDDM-IWDWTTM ~ Ideas Don’t Do Much – It’s What’s Done With Them That Matters

~ TDBSAFIMOR-NTOC(TTH) ~ The Difference Between Success And Failure Is Most Often Relentlessness – Not Talent Or Charisma (Though Those Help)

~ PF ~ Problem Finding

~ SETEAUPBTTST ~ Spend Enough Time Exploring And Understanding Problems Before Trying To Solve Them

~ PAI ~ Problems As Invitations

~ PCLAWOTACBETTRBNM ~ Personal Computers Leave A Wake Of Toxins And Chemicals Behind Every Time They’re Replaced By Newer Machines

~ WID-I-DTGWOUQAIP ~ When In Doubt – Innovate – Despite The Growing Wave Of Unanswered Questions About Innovations Past

~ AICGABEROTIOTIOHWDTA ~ All Innovations Combine Good And Bad Effects Regardless Of The Intention Of The Inventor Or How Well Designed They Are

~ WPDTIS?-WPAT?/WPDTIC?-WPAT? ~ What Problems Does This Innovation Solve? – Whose Problems Are They? / What Problems Does This Innovation Create? – Whose Problems Are They?

~ ARAIITAANISBTN-IESTAATSBTT ~ As Ridiculous As It Is To Accept All New Ideas Simply Because They’re New – It’s Equally Silly To Accept All Traditions Simply Because They’re Traditions