Another topic that Nick talked about at Spark was the relationship between Trust and Centralisation, drawing them as two axis to make one of those infamous quadrant diagrams. You can then look at the characteristics of organisations that fit into each of those quadrants. I have seen a very thought provoking slide on this from Gartner which I cant publish alas as it was Gartner material but if you get a chance have a look at it.


Finally he mapped that to emergence and gave three criteria for emergence that he got from someone at the BBC (cant remeber who) based around value:

  1. Direct to the individual
  2. Indirect to other individuals
  3. To the organisation