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An Open Architecture for Self-Organization — Open Participatory Organization. The Open Seventeen. In September 2015, world leaders committed to achieve 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development (also known as Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs) during the next 15 years.

The Open Seventeen

The Global Goals address a range of challenges to a sustainable future on this planet, including poverty, gender inequality, disease, climate change, and social injustice. How can you help ensure that the goals will be achieved? One way is to use open data to verify progress towards the goals at a local, regional, or global level. Such tracking can be done with the help of "crowdsourcing", which accelerates the analysis of large amounts of data, such as images or documents, thanks to collective efforts on the internet.

Center For Global Development. Reports. Zero Waste Reports, are reports commissioned or produced by Zero Waste Europe.

Reports

Containing detailed and original research in waste management and European policy. Redesigning Producer Responsibility – Executive Summary A new study commissioned by Zero Waste Europe finding majority of product waste is not covered by current Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes and calling for redesign in order to move towards a circular economy. Available in: English The Potential Contribution of Waste Management to a Low Carbon Economy A report into the potential that waste management poses for the transition to a low carbon economy.

Poverty and Inequality are created - /The Rules. Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015. Click4it. 8 Alternatives to Starting a Nonprofit. Frog collective action toolkit. Ebbf Current Opportunities - Google Docs. Oxfam strategic plan 2013 2019 0. Non-profit charity and social enterprise fundraising. Meet the Agribusiness Entrepreneurs (Agri-preneurs)! Crowdfunding infographic high res. The Awesome Foundation. JCI and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by JCI. Backpack Connects You With Travelers So You Can Purchase Items In Other Countries. Imagine if a certain type of medication you needed wasn’t available in your country and was expensive to ship or acquire.

Backpack Connects You With Travelers So You Can Purchase Items In Other Countries

Many people rely on friends or relatives traveling to these countries to bring back items that cannot be purchased in their country, whether it’s jamon or an iPhone. Backpack connects users with travelers who can bring desired products back at discounted prices. Backpack, a Y Combinator-backed startup, is a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects shoppers and travelers to empower consumers to buy overseas products at a discount. Shoppers get access to foreign products by paying travelers coming to their country a fee to purchase and deliver the items.

Backpack aggregates items that you can search on the website through Amazon and Ebay, or you can manually enter a link of any product you need with the price. On the site, there is a Travel option and a Shop option. Backpack allows shoppers to pay through Paypal, check, wire transfer and localized mobile payment methods. Do Cool Sh*t. Create Web and Mobile Applications for Awesome Non-Profits. How to hack international conferences, hackathons, and world travel in college. Why Startup Weekend Is Not A Hackathon. Unconference. Resource Centre. How Hackathons Could Make World Peace a Reality. SuneilChetlur CV. Decentralization. Decentralization or decentralisation is the process of redistributing or dispersing functions, powers, people or things away from a central location or authority.[1][2] While centralization, especially in the governmental sphere, is widely studied and practiced, there is no common definition or understanding of decentralization.

Decentralization

The meaning of decentralization may vary in part because of the different ways it is applied.[3] Concepts of decentralization have been applied to group dynamics and management science in private businesses and organizations, political science, law and public administration, economics and technology. History[edit] The word "centralization" came into use in France in 1794 as the post-French Revolution French Directory leadership created a new government structure. Self-determination theory. This article is about the psychology theory.

Self-determination theory

21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World. Across the planet, new technologies and business models are decentralizing power and placing it in the hands of communities and individuals.

21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World

"We are seeing technology-driven networks replacing bureacratically-driven hierarchies," says VC and futurist Fred Wilson, speaking on what to expect in the next ten years. View the entire 25-minute video below (it's worth it!) And then check out the 21 innovations below. D-CENT. Achieve Product-Market Fit with our Brand-New Value Proposition Designer Canvas. I’m a big fan of the Lean Startup movement and love the underlying principle of testing, learning, and pivoting by experimenting with the most basic product prototypes imaginable - so-called Minimal Viable Products (MVP) – during the search for product-market fit.

Achieve Product-Market Fit with our Brand-New Value Proposition Designer Canvas

It helps companies avoid building stuff that customers don’t want. Yet, there is no underlying conceptual tool that accompanies this process. Introducing the Happy Startup Canvas — The Happy Startup School. Too much of the startup world focuses on the mechanics of starting a business.

Introducing the Happy Startup Canvas — The Happy Startup School

Whilst it’s good to move fast and stay lean, it’s time we made our businesses more human and in the process gave them a better chance of survival. If you run a business you’ll often be asked: What’s your exit strategy? Breaking Free of The Hero Myth  The world is changed, I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth.

Breaking Free of The Hero Myth 

I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost; for none now live who remember it. Lady Galadriel: Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Rings - Film, Adapted from JRR Tolkien's epic trilogy. Gadget‐free hyperconnected environments. Making your organization more fluid. This post is an edited excerpt from “When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business,” (Ideapress Publishing, March 2015) by Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant.

Making your organization more fluid

The book identifies four principles that will guide successful businesses now and in the future: Digital, Clear, Fluid, and Fast. This excerpt is from the chapter on Fluid. About Buurtzorg. Buurtzorg Nederland was founded in 2006 by Jos de Blok and a small team of professional nurses who were dissatisfied with the delivery of health care by traditional home care organizations in the Netherlands. Organic organisation. An organic organization is a fluid and flexible network of multi-talented individuals who perform a variety of tasks, as per the definition of D. A. Morand.[3] Organic Organization Leads to Teamwork[edit] An organic organization exists dependently, meaning that the organization takes into consideration the needs of their employees, leading to group leadership and teamwork.

Fluid. Question: My growing business is still organized, in classic military fashion, as a top-down pyramid. I keep hearing about new "living" organizations and the benefits they supposedly bring to the bottom line. What's the scoop on today's new organizational designs? Fluid Society.