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The Downside of a Good Idea

The Downside of a Good Idea – a short critique of the challenges of too much openness and sharing (to the point where innovation is negatively impacted as good ideas are overlooked while everyone is busy trying to manage and share). Beinhocker makes a similar point in emphasizing that “densely connected networks become less adaptable as they grow” (p.152). But the study itself doesn’t make much sense to me. Is it comparing connections? Or effective group size for solving certain problems? And what about trust? I don’t just randomly consume and share information. I do so in a context – or more accurately, a network of people I trust or have some familiarity with.