The TIMN Model

TIMN

The TIMN Model describes different ways of teaching:

  • T for Tribe_the campfire
  • I for Institutions_the lecture
  • M for Markets_the debate
  • N for Networks_the conversation

Societies, within this framework, began with tribal structures (99.9% of our history as human beings was spent in tribal structures) and expanded into institutional structures (nation-state bureaucracies) and finally into markets. Previous forms weren’t abandoned, instead, they were enhanced by the addition of a new form.  David Ronfeldt, the global guerrilla guru who came up with the acronym, argues that the tri-form structure of tribes, institutions and markets are now nearly universal.

 

References

  1. http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2009/03/societal-evolution-and-timn.html
  2. http://twotheories.blogspot.gr/2009/02/overview-of-social-evolution-past.html 

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