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Clay Shirky: Platforms for Collaboration

For the past dozen years, Clay Shirky has been one of the most thoughtful and insightful writers about the impact of new internet technologies on the way people organize to get things done. Although the context he emphasizes is that of business, his ideas apply equally to all sectors. His recent book, Here Comes Everybody, […]

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Clay Shirky: Hierarchy vs. Collaborative Leadership

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The Politics of Consensus

The Politics of Consensus

In many mediation contexts, consensus means one thing: 100% agreement. In commercial, domestic, consumer, neighborhood and other settings, the parties who come to the table are exactly those whose agreement is essential to resolution of a dispute relating to clearly defined issues. They can be representing themselves, or their attorneys may be negotiating for them. […]

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