Friday, June 7, 2013
Group Genious: Post #9--Collaborative Economy
Creating a Collaborative Economy: Our future relies on the power of tapping into the magic of collaboration. Possessiveness kills creativity. We need to reward individuals but ensure collaboration to continue. Social scientist Richard Florida claims that 30% of American workers are part of the creative economy. Warning: Collaborate or become irrelevant in today’s creative economy. We need laws to protect inventors that also allow collaboration. How to do this? 1) Reduce copyright years (down from 95 years); and 2) Reward small sparks (go to more open source, collaborative efforts).