Un-Convention co-founder Jeff Thompson directed me towards this particular TED-talk in which Rachel Botsman illustrates how we humans are actually hard-wired to share information.
Modern technology allows us to tackle the problem that economists call “the coincidence of once”. Something that was not so easy to solve even ten years ago. Modern technology helps us build trust between strangers. It actually re-activates out basic, natural instincts to collaborate.
According to Rachel Botsman, there are four drivers to this:
It is not about the guy dancing alone, he’s just someone with a silly idea. It is about the first person to join the dance next. By doing so, the silly initiative turns into something that apparently is not just a party in one head. Someone said to Derek he should write a book about that, and he then handed it over to all of us.
Andrew: I’ll follow by doing
My friend Andrew Dubber picked up on Derek’s thoughts and gave it a bit of a twist by announcing that he would release 30 ideas to the world, free for all of us to consider and (if we liked any of them) execute.