Selfaccelerating social innovation like a fractal (selfaccelerating social innovation accelerator vol1)June 01, 2016
- OPENSOURCE: tools and products which both business- and non-businessworld can use & modify
- SIC: social innovative concept
- RESTAPI: popular way to distribute and share online data
- BOTTOM-UP: Team members are invited to participate in every step of the management process
The above illustrated cyclic flow (or parts of it) could happen thru human interaction and/or software. Therefore, a house with people could also simply represent a database.
Example: the software world
The above is not fantasy, it is actually how the current software world works already. A beautiful way to allow hobbyists and corporate world to sculpt & share tools.
When SI accelerators would use the cyclic models, everybody would win. Both business and non-business-world would benefit from good SIC’s.
But computers are cool..
As the volume of SIC’s grows, software could be needed at some point to search- and link SIC’s to eachother. And if you do, you want the data to be online, and accessible by other accelerators using an RESTAPI or similar protocol.
An SI accelerator accelerator
An SI accelerator ideally should accelerate itself. Therefore, its output should flow back into its input. This would prevent the yet-another-social-innovative-concept (YASIC) syndrome. The YASIC syndrome is a great way to waste money, time and resources. The YASIC syndrome happens because of the following reasons:
- lack of sharing between IC’s (and their accelerators)
- budgets being linked to SIC’s or accelerators, instead of the actual participants
- accelerator treating SIC as a temporary project
- accelerator does not feed-back into other accelerators (becomes a leave of a tree)
how to keep SI accelerators healthy
This article has been greatly inspired by talks with the wonderful people of:
Credits: Arjan Biemans, Erna Bosschart, Bonno Pel, Kaat Peters, Liisa Joutsenjarvi, Christoph Grud, Ivan Kepecs, Oscar Racke, Anne Paavolainen, Peter Wolkowinski, Jonas Bylund, Peter van de Glind, and probably a lot of people I forgot.