Author Archive | JimMcGee


Collaborating at Scale – Book Review – Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

  Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace,Random House, New York, 2014   This is an excellent case study of creativity and collaboration at scale. Ed Catmull was one of the co-founders of Pixar. With co-author/collaborator Amy Wallace, Catmull reflects on the lessons he […]

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Dunbar’s Number and High Performance Teams

I sometimes describe Collaborating Minds as an effort to create the world’s largest high performance team. We believe that we will need about 500 members to have sufficient diversity in terms of expertise and knowledge. How are we thinking about size and scale as we design this? There are multiple aspects of scale to consider; here I want […]

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Rethinking data and decisions – Big Data’s Impact in the World –

The New York Times recently ran an excellent overview of the evolving state of data analytics. Big Data’s Impact in the World – “The story is similar in fields as varied as science and sports, advertising and public health — a drift toward data-driven discovery and decision-making. “It’s a revolution,” says Gary King, director […]

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Collaboration, games, and the real world

We’ve been thinking a lot about hard problems that need multiple people collaborating to make a dent in solving them. There’s no shortage of problems to choose from. This TED video from Jane McGonigal makes a persuasive case that we need to invest some more time looking at the world of online gaming for insight. […]

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Jim McGee’s Profile

We wanted to show you what kinds of questions we’ll be asking prospective members. To begin with, we’ll start with David Friedman and Jim McGee’s answers to the questions. It’s a way of letting you know what we’ll be asking of people and also of letting you know more about who we are.  Here’s Jim’s. […]

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