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Swarmwise: The Tactical handbook to altering the realm by means of Rick Falkvinge

This is the end result of 4 years of labor, after i made a decision to put in writing and proportion my reports with forming, top, and successful with a swarm-style community.

Rick Falkvinge based the world's first Pirate occasion in 2006. In 2011, he used to be named one of many world's best a hundred thinkers by way of Foreign Policy journal, and in 2012, he used to be shortlisted as one of many world's a hundred such a lot influential humans by means of TIME journal. He writes columns for CNN, Russia Today, and TorrentFreak. He additionally blogs at 

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DEALING WITH ATTENTION JUNKIES As the swarm has its initial successes, a very small number of people will strive to join not because they sympathize with the swarm’s goals, but because they crave and demand attention for themselves, and the visibility of the swarm seems to be able to provide this to them. As the swarm is open, you cannot and should not try to keep these people out — but you can deny them the space and spotlights they crave. It can be hard to detect them, but one telltale sign is that these people will demand attention from you personally rather than trying to build the overall swarm with people who aren’t as visible yet.

There are several theories as to why this happens, but the prevailing theory has to do with the amount of effort we need to spend upholding and caring for relationships within a working group. Let’s illustrate with an example. In a group of two people, there is just one relationship that the group needs to care for. In a group of three people, there are three relationships (A to B, B to C, and A to C). In a group of five, there are suddenly 4+3+2+1 = ten relationships. And if we up the group size to the critical seven people, there are twenty-one relationships between people that the group needs to maintain in order to function as a working group.

The math had checked out beautifully from my initial estimate of 225,000 votes. So for the rest of this book, we are going to take a hard look at your idea of how to form a swarm and see what is required to realize it, the way the Swedish Pirate Party realized its success and started changing the world. We’ll start with looking at the launch moments of the swarm, and see how intense they can be, and discuss how a scaffolding of go-to people — officers — can be organized in order to enable the swarm all across the ground you intend to cover.

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