The CEO is dead. Long live the Collective Intelligence Officer

Referendums are driven by everything but collective intelligence. Let’s look at Brexit in the UK, an incredible exercise in collective co-decision-making at a national level. The Brexit? Far from a process in collective intelligence Mobilising millions of people, this decision was actually anything but an example of collective intelligence in terms of methodology. The referendum,…

Are women key to better collective intelligence?

The idea that some people are possess a higher level of general intellect than others, that some people are simply smarter than others, has been accepted in psychology for more than a century. But the new question has become, does this principle apply to groups as well? Are some groups simply smarter than others? If…

Direct democracy

This week we’ve been working hard on the launch of our collective intelligence software, Assembl. We have a few large projects kicking off and the preparation has got us thinking about its applications for direct democracy. It turns out many people aren’t aware of the concept or how it can be applicable to them in…