I recently linked to video of Paddy Ashdown talking at a Liberal Democrat History Group meeting, but you can never have too much Paddy. Here in this video he is on fine form giving a TED talk on “the global power shift”:
It is notable for his explanation of “Ashdown’s Third Law” on the crucial value of the network for organisations. His argument is that in dealing with the consequences of the deep interconnectedness of the global world the most important element of an organisation’s structure is its capacity to network with others.
“In the modern age when everything is connected to everything, the most important thing about what you can do is what you can do with others.”
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.