Network Quotes

October 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Offered to and gleaned from the Farm to Plate Network proceedings in Vermont:

  • “For the human species to evolve, the conversation must deepen.” – Margaret Mead
  • “‘The system’ is not out there; it is the way we work together.” – Yaneer Bar-Yam
  • “Do what you do best and link to the rest.” – Jeff Jarvis
  • “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family; whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” – Jane Howard
  • “Networks invite us to focus on contributions before credentials.” – Gary Hamel
  • “Transparency of information breeds self-correcting behavior.” – Thad Allen
  • “When it comes to collaboration, it’s about trust.” – Tom Martin
  • “If you don’t think that small things can make a big difference, you’ve never slept in a bed with a mosquito!” – Arianna Huffington
  • “Discover a few vital behaviors, change those, and problems – no matter their size – topple like a house of cards.” – Kerry Patterson
  • “I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there.” – Richard Feynman
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    • Cynthia Silva Parker says:

      A few more for your great collection.
      “We have to rid ourselves of the notion that innovation relies on the genius of an individual. We produce and innovate together only in networks.”
      –Hardt and Negri, in Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire

      “The organizing unit of the 21st century is the network.”
      Andrew Zoli

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