Shared Minds: the New Technologies of Collaboration

Random House, Inc. (New York) 1990, English text 213 pp.

Two heads are better than one, the old expression goes, but never before have we realized just how true that dictum is. In virtually every creative endeavor - art, advertising, computer software, law, entertainment, design, advanced technology - collaboration is the fundamental force. But while collaboration is clearly one of the most productive and important of all human relationships, it is also one of the least understood. Shared Minds is the first book to explore the role of tools and technologies in shaping the collaborative process. Clearly, provocatively, it argues that all successful collaborations require a unique symbiosis of temperament and tools: creativity, personality and technology all intersect. Shared Minds gives people the conceptual tools to more effectively deal with collaborations in their own lives.


updated 1993