Bootstrapping a bossless organisation in 3 easy steps ;-) — Enspiral Tales. Bootstrapping a bossless organisation in 3 easy steps ;-) — Enspiral Tales. Bootstrapping a bossless organisation in 3 easy steps ;-) My first impression at OuiShare Fest was a weird utopian blockchain mania: a poorly understood but massively hyped technology that will somehow fix all our social, political, and economic inequities.
As I got to know some of the people here though, I started to see through the fog of hype and find a lot of incredible people taking on tough challenges in a really pragmatic/idealistic way. Everyone here has an awesome idea, and they want to work on it in a decentralised, leaderless, nonhierarchical, bossless way. Our journey towards becoming a decentralized organization - Part-up Blog. Thoughts on “the DAO” Thoughts on “the DAO” An exciting glimpse into the future that ultimately falls a bit short (Disclosure: I own Bitcoins and Ethers, and I am the team leader on the Tezos project.
I do not own tokens from “the DAO”) With over $120 million worth of ether (Ethereum’s native token) under its control, it’s hard to ignore “the DAO”. While we’re thrilled that this project strives to achieve some of the objectives of Tezos, we find it comes short in several important way. The DAO: Judge it on what it becomes. The DAO: Judge it on what it becomes Ethereum’s ‘The DAO’ can learn from existing models and the history of funding and investment.
It needs good processes and management that go beyond voting mechanics and smart contracts, which is what much of the conversation is about. However, many criticisms of the DAO miss the important fact that it will necessarily evolve. The question is if it can evolve fast enough. After The Social Web, Here Comes The Trust Web. Editor’s note: David Cohen is the founder and Managing Partner of Techstars, the #1 ranked Internet startup accelerator in the world.
William Mougayar is an entrepreneur turned angel investor, founder of Startup Management, and currently raising his first fund. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller. Doing more together, together: seeding a Collaborative Technology Alliance — Enspiral Tales. Doing more together, together: seeding a Collaborative Technology Alliance From the beginning.
Last month, a group of 35 designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs from all over the world gathered in Oakland, California. Together, we are working on the creation of tools, strategies, and networks to build a new collaborative commons. Reposium: The future of Wikipedia as a DCO — Blockchain Education Network. Reposium: The future of Wikipedia as a DCO Abstract Through the emergence of new decentralization and automation-enabling technologies we are able to create completely decentralized, autonomous collaborative organisations and communities.
By utilizing these technologies, combined with new incentivization, reputation and self-governance mechanisms we propose a DCO that is focused around the creation, moderation and maintenance of a decentralized knowledge base. With this we hope to establish a completely autonomous DCO that serves a large user base and further advances the research that is being done in regards to DCO’s and the future of collaboration, reputation and self-governance. What is a Decentralized Collaborative Organization (DCO)? Unlike traditional organizations where a strict hierarchical structure is used for management and organization, in a DCO the organization itself is controlled and owned by those contributing to it. Why you don’t understand Holacracy. Why you don’t understand Holacracy TL;DR: because you think it’s a solution in itself, while it’s merely a framework for organizations to create them in an efficient and controlled manner.
Reading an outsider’s perspective, even from management authorities like Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini on Harvard Business Review, it dawned on me. You don’t understand Holacracy, and other organisational systems, because you fail to recognize them for what they are. In comparing Holacracy to bureaucracy, it’s neglected that self-organization operating systems (let’s call them SooS, because there can never be enough acronyms!) Such as Holacracy and the wealth of current management systems actually live at the same abstraction level. Medium’s Experiment with Holacracy Failed. Long Live the Experiment! — Work Futures. Medium’s Experiment with Holacracy Failed.
Long Live the Experiment! In March 2016, Medium abandoned Holacracy. The carnivores of the business press, who had been circling the blog publishing company since it started using the management ‘operating system’ three years earlier, closed in for the kill. ‘Well, waddaya know?’ Paul Carr gloated in the tech journal Pando. ‘Not Everyone Wants to Be the Boss’, Justin Fox observes in a slightly more charitable, yet inaccurate, review in Bloomberg.
Good riddance, gig economy: Uber, Ayn Rand and the awesome collapse of Silicon Valley’s dream of destroying your job. The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo recently wrote an oddly lamenting piece about how “the Uber model, it turns out, doesn’t translate.”
Manjoo describes how so many of the “Uber-of-X” companies that have sprung up as part of the so-called sharing economy have become just another way to deliver more expensively priced conveniences to those with enough money to pay. Ironically many of these Ayn Rand-inspired startups have been kept alive by subsidies of the venture capital kind which, for various reasons, are starting to dry up. Without that kind of “VC welfare,” these companies are having to raise their prices, and are finding it increasingly difficult to retain enough customers at the higher price point.
Consequently, some of these startups are faltering; others are outright failing. Witness the recent collapse of SpoonRocket, an on-demand pre-made meal delivery service. Medium’s Experiment with Holacracy Failed. Long Live the Experiment! Medium’s Experiment with Holacracy Failed.
Long Live the Experiment! In March 2016, Medium abandoned Holacracy. Being in Permanent Beta. By Chipp Norcoss Chipp Norcross, Synecticsworld While reading Wired on a flight to Boston, I came across an article about Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn. Decentralized Autonomous Popcorn Time — Practical Imagination. Decentralized Autonomous Popcorn Time Popcorn Time is a popular bittorrent-based media player. Similar to its ancestors Napster, Megaupload, YouTube and Bittorrent itself, Popcorn Time blew up on the basis of its advantages over competitive services like Netflix — only to be (kind of) shut down by the MPAA. This exercise in practical imagination considers the potential of applying the new technologies of “Decentralized Autonomous Organizations” to the use case represented by Popcorn Time to deliver a potential game changer.
Imagine if. Imagine if a service existed like YouTube where video creators anywhere in the world could upload video and have access to a very large and global audience. The era of predatory bureaucratization - David Graeber. Decentralized Autonomous Popcorn Time — Practical Imagination. Decentralized Autonomous Popcorn Time Popcorn Time is a popular bittorrent-based media player. What is leadership? Our startup launched its own version of Holacracy and tripled its revenue. Main page - Shtetl Routes - NN Theatre. The Future of Work: The Rise and Fall of the Job.
Our Areas Of Focus. Developing Enduring Capability. Otto Scharmer: Leading From the Emerging Future - GlobalLeadership.TV GlobalLeadership.TV. Nobody Wants Your App. — Startups, Wanderlust, and Life Hacking. Nobody Wants Your App. Constructing a New Narrative — Emergent Culture. Why Some Projects Succeed and Others Fail. Are You Managing For The Right Outcomes?
Introducing the Happy Startup Canvas — The Happy Startup School – A community of purpose-driven entrepreneurs and changemakers. Introducing the Happy Startup Canvas — The Happy Startup School – A community of purpose-driven entrepreneurs and changemakers. How to Make Better Decisions, Faster. This post was written by Adeo Ressi - Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute and TheFunded.com, and board member of the X PRIZE Foundation. When you ask a successful entrepreneur how they did it, you are almost guaranteed to hear them cite “luck” as a prominent factor. Hylo. Hylo is a new kind of social network that helps real communities create, together. To B or not to B (Corp) Today's Entrepreneur: Philippe Honigman. Devcon1 - Ethereum Developer Conference - DAY2. Blue Ocean Strategy. About Holacracy. Launching a Digital Currency Initiative — MIT Media Lab Digital Currency Initiative.
Civil society and the blockchain. Bitcoin isn’t Money—It’s the Internet of Money. Locking the Web Open: A Call for a Distributed Web. Ethereum Devcon1 Retrospective: Oh, sweet, tasty kool-aid. Toward an age of agro-communities: the third food revolution. Ethereum Frontier. BillautShow TV. Colony. Backfeed - Decentralizing the Present.