This post is coming to you from Elizabeth Blank, resident intern at interstitio.
Our friends at The Intraprenuer Lab recently invited us to spend some time with their most recent cohort of changemakers in the hope that we would could strike up a rousing conversation on the ‘Spirit of Cooperative Endeavour’.
About the image - The 'Shadow Banking System' as surfaced by Pozsar et al. (Shadow Banking, Zoltan Pozsar, Tobias Adrian, Adam Ashcraft, and Hayley Boesky, Federal Reserve Bank of New York Staff Reports, no. 458).
The graphic shown here represents a URL scrape of Wikipedia. In particular, a seed Wikipedia page was chosen (the United States of America). From here, all internal hyperlinks on that page were scraped. And then those hyperlinks were scraped. This process occurred until a terminal point was reached.
interstitio co-founder Eric Gladstone and I were brought together as I built out a portfolio of rigorous social science experiments within the organizations I have previously worked in. I recently wrote about that here on the Google re:Work blog and we’ll be presenting this at the upcoming Collective Intelligence 2017 conference in June.
As Eric and I continued our conversations, beyond just the immediate research we were engaged in, we recognized a need in organizations for clarity. We feel there’s a need for some cold hard scientific inquiry – not just for giggles, not because we can write papers and give talks – but because truly being successful in an organization's mission demands it.