Jim & Chris:
How Community Driven Companies Are Defining the Future

Chris Anderson, former Editor-in-Chief of WIRED magazine, founded DIY drones in 2007 and grew it into the largest amateur Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) community in the world. A couple years later, Anderson co-founded manufacturing spin-off 3D Robotics with Jordi Muñiz, a teenage member of the DIY community from Tijuana, Mexico. In this short profile, he discusses his personal journey from “dictator to benevolent dictator.”

EXPLORE: How 17 year old Jordi Munoz and Chris Anderson Founded 3D Robotics

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"From the outside perspective, it seems insane that an editor would start a robotics company with a Tijuana teenager," Anderson says. "But it’s exactly the right person to start a company with." Here's how they found each other and created one of the top drone companies in just two years.

By Alyson Shontell - Business Insider

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RELIEF: It's Not All About You

Our research has shown that distributed leadership is more complicated than we originally anticipated. It is clear, however, that leadership will entail a new balance between networks and individuals, personality and practices, and freedom and control.

By Deborah Ancona - Harvard Business Review

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FYI: World's Best Leaders Aren't Human

Compared to countless other animal leaders, human heads of state are not so powerful, finds a new survey of leadership throughout the animal kingdom.

By Jennifer Viegas - Discovery News

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ASK: Is the 1% Rule Dead?

If you’ve hung around the internet long enough, you may be familiar with the “One Percent Rule”. It’s the social web’s twist on the Pareto Principle, and it says that in an online community one percent of people will create content, another 10 percent will engage with it, and the remainder will simply lurk.

By Bobbie Johnson - Gigaom

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ENJOY: A Self Replicating Printer


The RepRap project started as a British initiative to develop a 3D printer that can print most of its own components and be a low-cost 3D printer, but it is now made up of hundreds of collaborators world wide.

MAKE: The New Industrial Revolution


Chris Anderson argues that a DIY “maker” culture will transform the production of consumer goods.

By Daniel Grushkin - Bloomberg Business

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QUEST: Empowering Your Others

This is the challenge for all entrepreneurs: to make the transition from doing something themselves to creating organizations that can carry on without them. 

 By Steve Prokesch - Harvard Business Review

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