Lifespan of Social Metrics

Unlike metrics of simple systems, the metrics of complex adaptive systems have a life span. They grow in value over time. And then they decay in value as well. Take twitter. At first it was follower count – and that still matters some. But over time, people found ways to gain followers that didn’t coincide[…]

Economic Crisis & Transparency: Interview with Scott Reynolds Nelson

Each Wednesday, we post an interview with someone who is living, exploring, or championing aspects of thrivability – people at the forefront of cultural, organizational, or individual change. Scott Nelson is Legum Professor of History at the College of William and Mary.  He is an award-winning writer, lecturer, and student of economic and social history.[…]