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These comments have been invaluable to me as is this whole site. I thank you for your comment.

John T. Maloney

Hi John -

Over the years, Ron Burt has been enormously impactful to me personally, to a number of important colleagues and to the leadership of our Cluster Action/Research Network.

There is a day-long, deep-dive of these critical practice frontiers at LAX on 22 Feb 2007 at SoCal’s “Collective Intelligence Networks” Spring Cluster. See:


Concerning the new work, you asked, “So there’s a lot of incentive to get the balance right, but how precisely does one do that?” This is achieved in many ways through the lens of value networks and applied value network analysis. See:


Thanks for bringing this forward. Hopefully, more and more people will sit up and take notice of this seminal thinker. The impact of the work on the ‘2.0’ (Web, Enterprise, etc., etc.) craze will be immeasurable.



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