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Team Science
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Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities and virtual teams and has published two landmark books: * Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs * The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks Ken is also founder of an exciting European technology company Swarmteams which provides unique bioteaming technologies for all shapes and sizes of groups, social networks, business clusters, virtual/mobile communities and enterprises.

Working together is a key part of solving challenges in science. Now, more than ever, researchers are collaborating in teams bringing together diverse groups of experts to find answers to contemporary global problems. The benefits of collaboration to scientific progress are clear, but the academic community is still failing to encourage and reward those working in teams. We are calling for improved information about the contributions of individual team members and for that information to be used and valued in assessment.

Prof. Robert Kegan sets up the environment for an inquiry on how come there is a gap between a person's real intention to change and what the person actually does. He recalls an illustration in which heart doctors advise their patients to take their medications as prescribed or literally die.

Making toast doesn't sound very complicated -- until someone asks you to draw the process, step by step. Tom Wujec loves asking people and teams to draw how they make toast, because the process reveals unexpected truths about how we can solve our biggest, most complicated problems at work.

People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the "liquid networks" of London's coffee houses to Charles Darwin's long, slow hunch to today's high-velocity web.

Aphorism enthusiast and author James Geary waxes on a fascinating fixture of human language: the metaphor. Friend of scribes from Aristotle to Elvis, metaphor can subtly influence the decisions we make, Geary says.

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