Friday, August 2, 2013

One man's trash is another man's treasure

by Nick Charney RSS / cpsrenewalFacebook / cpsrenewalLinkedIn / Nick Charneytwitter / nickcharneygovloop / nickcharneyGoogle+ / nickcharney

If we redefine waste as cognitive surplus then the question ceases to be how do we best eliminate waste and becomes how ought we best direct our cognitive surplus.*

It pains me to even have to write this but I feel compelled to so because I don't want you to treat today's post as a throwaway; it is as profound as it is brief. It's neither a political nor a social commentary, but rather a door to the adjacent possible; and at the risk of being over-dramatic, it may be one of the most important things I have ever written.

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