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23 May 2011

Collaboration & The Collective Brain

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Matt Ridley: When Ideas Have Sex

The concept of the meeting & mating of ideas, presented in this TEDTalk, draws importance to the profound nature of the collective brain. As Matt Ridley states, “Prosperity comes from everybody working for everybody else.  The sophistication of the modern world lies not in individual intelligence or imagination; it is a collective enterprise.” We often take the DIY approach to accomplish our greatest feats & solve the most minute problems. However, as Ridley demonstrates, this is not always the most effective approach. As we create, develop & specialize in certain areas to contribute toward a collective enterprise, we all benefit from the synergy of effort & progress.
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How does this relate to medical licensing? Simply put, we at PLS have created & developed systems and have paid the price to specialize in the field of medical licensing. Let us do the work for you, for that is how we contribute to the greater enterprise of the medical field and its far-reaching effects.
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Watch this short TEDTALK presented by Author Matt Ridley and be inspired to create & contribute toward a greater purpose, while allowing others to also lend their specialization to the collective enterprise.

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About this Talk:
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At TEDGlobal 2010, author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It’s not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.
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About Matt Ridley:
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British author Matt Ridley knows one thing: Through history, the engine of human progress and prosperity has been, and is, the mating of ideas. The sophistication of the modern world, says Ridley, lies not in individual intelligence or imagination; it is a collective enterprise. In his recent book The Rational Optimist, Ridley (whose previous works include Genome and Nature via Nurture) sweeps the entire arc of human history to powerfully argue that “prosperity comes from everybody working for everybody else.”
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It is our habit of trade, idea-sharing and specialization that has created the collective brain which set human living standards on a rising trend. This, he says, “holds out hope that the human race will prosper mightily in the years ahead — because ideas are having sex with each other as never before.”
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* This post is taken directly from content related to this TEDTALK on www.ted.com. We do not claim to have created original content in this post, but rather to relay exact information from this TEDTALK pertinent for our clients.
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About Physician Licensing Service:
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Now in our 14th year of business, Physician Licensing Service has been changing the face of healthcare licensure.  We have developed a proven system to remove the barriers common to state medical licenses and get doctors practicing in record time.  Our business model focuses on simplifying the process for all involved parties. This includes the state medical boards themselves, because PLS takes great care to keep abreast of their updates in this ever changing field, and work within those guidelines. For a doctor seeking a medical license, PLS will take on the entire process, including eligibility research, paperwork, verifications, and follow up.


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