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CWF 11 - Day 1 by Mind Map: CWF 11 - Day 1
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CWF 11 - Day 1

Jimmy Wales


Nurtures creativity & innovation

Jimmy wales is good at it

Really dumb idea

Free encyclopedia

Free, License, Copy, Distribute, Re-use, Commercial, Or not, Local initiatives, School, Offline in areas w/o Internet, Editing for safe content, 420,000,000+ readers

Crowdsourcing, Thousands of writers, 20 million articles, 270 languages, 1,000,000 articles, Eng, Fr, De, ..., 200 w/ more than 1,000 articles, Access too geeky, Filters contributors, To be simplified, 87% male, 26 yrs old, PhD, Amateur, Free time, Intelligence, Obsession, Knowledge, Content, Beyond geeks, Star trek, Stars wars, Most content = pop culture, Japan = highest, German & French = geography, Spanish = science & tech, Quality, NPOV, No opinions (cf abortion), Does not take position, States position of ..., Civility, Tone, No personal attacks, Civilized community!, IAR = Ignore All Rules, Common sense 1st, No firm rules, Community, Complex social arrangement, Consensus, Democracy, Votes, For pictures / illustrations, Admins, Elected, Judicate disputes, Block vandalism, Monarchy, Jimmy wales, Special rights, Does little as possible, Knowledge = human rights, Access in China, No censorship, Organization, Wikimedia, Less than 100 ppl, Low budget, Donation, New Node

Future development, Develop in India, Hindi = 68,000 articles, Small / mid-size of articles / language, Several languages, Apply same to..., Beyond encyclopedia, Wikia, A new wiki every 6 minutes, Different from Wikipedia, Own theories, No sources, Examples, Recipes wiki, Lost (lostpedia), Used by lost writers, To keep track, To influence scenario of new shows

Failure culture

Failing is better than not doing anything

Not usual view in some countries

Peter Hinsen

The new normal

How tech is changing our lives

Digital revolution

The flip

S curves, From novelty..., To normality!, We're only half way

New references, Gen Y, Do not remember 1st half of the curve, Not now but future, the limit

New consumption, Rule #1 = 0 tolerance for digital failure, Rule #2 = speed, good enough is enough

Education, Not evolving fast enough, Not in sync with today's generations, Online sources, Cf, Inspiration, Attention deficit, Multi tasking, Attention span, 18'minutes, Cf TED, Gamification

Keith Sawyer

Author "group genius"

Collab everywhere

Any work requires Collab

Creativity requires Collab

Mass collaboration

Collective intelligence

No central guidance

We're social beings

Not purely linked to technology

Jazz & impro theater, Coordinate, Improvision, Boosts creativity, Not predictable, Not controlled

It works in the serious world

WL Gore, Serial innovators, 14 industrial areas, Gore tex, Floss, ..., 10% of time on any projects, Radical projects, Surprising projects, Examples, Bicycle cables, Wires coated, friction free, ==> puppet control cable, 6 months spent (10%), Failure, ==> guitar string, 2 years, 7 ppl team formed, Impro, Volunteers, No managerial decision, Best selling guitar string in the US

C Darwin, Theory of natural selection, Example of Collab, Outlines theory, Shares, Discusses, Gets inputs from other ppl, Creativity does not come from 1 single person

Writers, Tolkien, Lords of rings, Collab in pub, Discusses, Story, Characters, Even areas we qualify as solitarybactivities

Invention of planes, Wright brothers, Other pilots / inventors, Innovation does not stop, Wright brothers stopped, Protected invention by patents, In the US, Innovation continued elsewhere (Europe)

End of the myths

No lone geniuses, Lots of small ideas, From many ppl, We're all able to be creative

No immediate success, Failure, Multiple iterations, Cf Jimmy Wales

Emergence over time

Collaborative web, ~ Open source, Not tight to technology, Everyone contributes a little, Incremental process


"enhancing creativity"

How to overcome impasse, Time off!, Incremental process, Creativity comes when you least expect it

Stages of creative process, John Reed, Banking industry (city bank), How to make money in retail banking, Eureka moment, On the beach, Notepad, 26 pages, New vision for consumer banking, National credit card, Street ATM, 5 steps, #1 - Preparation, Long process, Hard work, Training & education, Frequent conversations, 10 year rule, Cf "outlier" by Malcolm Gladwell, Time required to get expertise, 10,000 hours, Build on what already exists, #2 - Incubation, Time off, Multiple projects, Keep moving, Cross fertilization, #3 - Insight, Lots of bad ideas, It means more ideas overall, Potentially more great ideas !, Bad ideas may turn to great ideas, Post-it, Started as failure, Turned into success because of new usage, Velcro, Intuition when getting closer to solution, Diversity boosts creativity, Multiple sources, Exposure to new areas, #4 - Selection, Brainstorming, More efficient to select than to create, #5 - Elaboration, Make it happen, Requires, Collaboration, Organization, Only 10% of ideas become a product, Chain reaction, Ideas generate ideas, Product sparks insights

Creativity techniques, Combine concepts, Visual creativity, Total freedom does not work, Guidance & rules, Otherwise you stick to what you know

Malcolm Gladwell

We award the ppl who are the 1st to come up w/ a new idea


Story from 1982, PLO bombs Israel from Lebanon, Israel attacks Syria forces in Lebanon, Israel crushes Syria military, Extraordinary win, Why?, New innovative technology!, Drones, AWACS, Command, Control, 200 planes in the sky at same time, Precision guided missile, Accuracy, Safe distance, RMA (Revolution in MIlitary Affairs), Israel did not invent any of the technology they used, Used someone else idea / tech, They were the 3rd

Xerox park, Massive budget / facilities to innovate, Gather lots of scientists, Limited guidelines, "reinvent the office", Innovation / ideas, Laser printer, Word processing, PDF, Operating system, ..., 1979, S Jobs visit, Sees all innovation by Xerox, He can't believe it, Why you do not market it?, Not possible, too expensive, Mouse = $300, Computer = $16,000, Gets back to Apple, Stops all Apple projects, Gets ideas from his visit, "make me a mouse", Affordable, Result = the Mac, Geniuses were not thinking about consumers!, They were inventing the future, Not thinking on market, Steve Jobs was, Free from tech innovation (done by Xerox), Cld concentrate on producing / selling

Lessons from Apple, Never 1st!, Cf Xerox for computer, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Steal an idea & make it better


Cost of being 1st, What makes you a good innovator, Does not make you the best to make it happen

Tweakers, Improves, Refines, Perfects, Combine "old", Design > Russia had idea of using RMA, Build > The US created drones & AWACS, Decentralized, Technology focused, Apply?, Not ideal, Decentralized, Complex, Competition for resources, Implement > Israel made it a reality, Small country, Permanent threat, Lesson learnt from war w/ Egypt, 3 different cultures if innovation, Benefits from the group, Early adopters, Learn from experience

Pace innovation exceeds our capacity to understand it

Xerox, Expensive computer, Because used to sell copiers, Big, Expensive, No other references

Apple, Time, To understand technology, To understand how ppl want to use it

Other examples, eBook reader, 1st = Sony, Focuses on reading, 2nd = Amazon Kindle, Focused on connection to library, Facebook, Google, Not 1st search engine, Tweaked and made the difference

The one w/ the least resources will make the difference

Shoestring, Israel vs US / Russia, Apple vs Xerox

Low resources forces to focus on the core

Public vs private sector?

Public = 1st, Research labs, Universities, Fundamental research, Ideas, Budget / funding

Private = 3rd, Focus on tweaking, Market centric, Shoestring

Patent & IP protection?

Stealing ideas???

No real answer...