we are all stakeholders
YES, EVEN IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN BORN YET.
Small and large organizations too often work independently when tackling complex, global problems, disconnected from potential collaborators with complementary skills and ideas.
The current business and entrepreneurial mindset, characterized by competition and driven by the maximization of self-interest, is a major contributor to this pattern.
Global challenges are becoming more urgent; the earth's ecosystem is on-track to cross thresholds from a stable state to precarious levels of global warming, extinction, and sea level rise. Our current inertia of greenhouse gas emissions could deplete our remaining carbon budget in less than 20 years.
These challenges require more than incremental new advances. They require paradigm shifts driven by our creative, collective intelligence.
The promise of collective intelligence is powered by the decentralized, distributed networks of the Internet, open source software and hardware, and governance models that openenable collaboration across disciplines, continents, and languages.