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In the narrow business sense, co-creation is something done with other businesses or with customers or other stakeholders.  This happens in the context of what is now called a business eco-system or business ecology.


This is a very important concept, more usually referred to as co-evolution, and more recently, as co-intelligence.  A good example of co-evolution is the role of bees in agriculture.  Without the bees, pollination becomes a major issue.  When we find that electromagnetic pollution is killing off bees, we are in fact interfering with a priceless natural process.


There are also restrospective looks at what indigenous natives knew about co-evolution, and futuristic looks at what we can do to mimic nature, called bio-mimicry.  What we are doing with fossil fuels, toxins that we manufactor and disperse, and with (or against) clean water, are the opposite of co-creation.

See Also:

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Bio-Economics

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Climate Change

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Disease

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Environmental Degradation (Other than Emissions)

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Peak Oil

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Water

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