IAP Course Creating and Measuring the Collective Mind

Short Course during January 2017 MIT IAP independent activities period, Jan 9 and 10, 2017.

to register send e-mail to pgloor@mit.edu

The Internet is exponentially increasing collective consciousness. Our capability to instantaneously form global tribes, which share tastes, vocabulary, and mindset, has grown tremendously. Whether it is succeeding in a global organization, promoting a global brand or product, or increasing individual happiness, reading and influencing the collective mind is becoming an essential skill – just look at how far it has brought Donald Trump.

Creating the collective mind applies social quantum physics to build entanglement through empathy and individual reboot through Heisenberg reflection. Measuring the collective mind is done by analyzing communication archives, for instance e-mail or skype, to build a virtual mirror of individual and organizational communication behavior, and change it for the better.

The two concepts are described in two new books by Peter Gloor, which will come out in January 2017 with Emerald Publishers: Creating the collective mind is described in Swarm Leadership, measuring the collective mind in Sociometrics.

Course times: Monday Jan 9 3-5pm, Tuesday Jan 10 2-5pm

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Day 1: Creating the Collective Mind

This two hours overview course introduces social quantum physics. Social quantum physics creates the collective mind by building entanglement through empathy, and reboot through reflection. It is the foundation to create collective consciousness within an organization. The course introduces the basic ideas of how everybody can become the leader of their own swarm by combining competition and collaboration for the greater cause of the swarm. It also introduces the concept of Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINs) as the main engine of disruptive innovation, as well as the Six Honest Signals of Collaboration, which can be measured and optimized to create the collective mind: central leadership, balanced contribution, rotating leadership, responsiveness, honest sentiment, and shared context.

The course also shows how to use the online tool GalaxyScope to identify your strength and weaknesses based on with whom you are associated.

The ideas are explained in detail in the book “Swarm Leadership” by P. Gloor, Emerald Publishers, January 2017.

Day 2: Measuring the Collective Mind

This 3 hours intensive course shows you how to measure what the collective mind thinks about yourself, about companies, products, and topics. Not only can you track the influence of individuals, companies, and products on online social media (your mailbox, Twitter, Wikipedia, and the Web), but through virtual mirroring you can change the perception of the collective mind. It introduces the powerful social media analysis and monitoring tool Condor, which will load communication archives, and visualize and analyze them to show you how you score with regards to the six honest signals of collaboration: central leadership, balanced contribution, rotating leadership, responsiveness, honest sentiment, and shared context. You will be able to measure your own social network through e-mail, skype or your Facebook wall. You will also see how online social media on Twitter, Wikipedia, and the Web perceives the brands, products, and concepts you care about, by measuring the trends by measuring the influence of the trendsetters.

During the course you will experiment with Condor on your own laptop, prior to the course you should install Condor (needs Java and MySQL).

The ideas are explained in detail in the book “Sociometrics” by P. Gloor, Emerald Publishers, January 2017.

Social Quantum Physics

Course location:E94-1531

Course instructor: Peter Gloor

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