TED Talk Tuesday – January 29, 2013

I thought I would mix it up today; business then architecture. First a talk about different ways to organize people into groups and then a talk about the “disaster of engineering” in Haiti.

From TED: Filmed, July 2005 (20:49)
Clay Shirky: Institutions vs. collaboration

In this prescient 2005 talk, Clay Shirky shows how closed groups and companies will give way to looser networks where small contributors have big roles and fluid cooperation replaces rigid planning.

From TED: Filmed, July 2010 (8:30)
Peter Haas: Haiti’s disaster of engineering

“Haiti was not a natural disaster,” says TED Fellow Peter Haas: “It was a disaster of engineering.” As the country rebuilds after January’s deadly quake, are bad old building practices creating another ticking time bomb? Haas’s group, AIDG, is helping Haiti’s builders learn modern building and engineering practices, to assemble a strong country brick by brick.

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