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  • By working together, communities can achieve incredible things
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Collaborative Living

There has been a dramatic shift in recent years towards collaboration and co-operation, with collaborative working changing how innovations are made.

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Groups and communities are 'doing it for themselves', creating disruptive, open-source innovations - and redefining what 'community' means in the process. From co-creation to co-consumption, collaborative living shows no signs of abating.

There is now a strong recognition that collaboration is the most effective way of getting things done, both on and offline. Clay Shirky's Cognitive Surplus testifies to the power of collective intelligence; groups are banding together for political change and games increasingly reward co-operation over competition. People - particularly in emerging markets - are recognising that traditional organisations and bureaucracies are no longer always necessary. As ...