Image via WikipediaClay Shirkey is the author of "Here Comes Everybody". He is also an adjunct professor in New York University’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program.
Clay Shirky's consulting focuses on the rising usefulness of decentralized technologies such as peer-to-peer, wireless networks, social software and open-source development. New technologies are enabling new kinds of cooperative structures to flourish as a way of getting things done in business, science, the arts and elsewhere, as an alternative to centralized and institutional structures, which he sees as self-limiting. In his writings and speeches he has argued that "a group is its own worst enemy." His clients have included Nokia, the Library of Congress and the BBC. Source
In his talk he talks about the Institution and collaboration. More specifically the collaborative activity that is difficult to capture in an institutional setting. It is part of the long tail and it can be encouraged in non-institutional setting.