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Le réseau solidaire de café suspendu. Dans cette pizzeria, vous pouvez payer avec un post-it. Le projet génial d'un ancien de Wall Street. Quand un ancien employé de Wall Street décide de changer de vie pour être en accord avec ses valeurs… cela peut donner quelque chose de vraiment surprenant !

Dans cette pizzeria, vous pouvez payer avec un post-it. Le projet génial d'un ancien de Wall Street.

Il a 26 ans, il s’appelle Mason Wartman, et il a créé sa pizzeria à Philadelphia avec l’argent qu’il avait gagné en travaillant à Wall Street. Chez Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, les menus commencent à $1 la part… mais le principe va même bien plus loin pour aider ceux qui en ont besoin. Les clients qui le souhaitent peuvent laisser un pourboire de $1 et remplir un post-it quand ils passent leur commande. Ce post-it sera alors collé sur le mur et pourra servir de « bon pour un repas gratuit » pour une personne qui en a besoin. De fils en aiguilles, les clients se sont passés le mot et ont trouvé ici un moyen original de donner régulièrement à ceux qui en ont besoin. Pour l’instant, Mason et ses clients ont ainsi pu offrir 8300 parts de pizzas aux personnes qui en ont besoin. Marie Goodwin on How to Run a Business in the Gift Economy.

Reposted from Shareable magazine, Marie Goodwin talks about the challenges and rewards of exploring the gift economy.

Marie Goodwin on How to Run a Business in the Gift Economy

Maybe this is you: you’ve been working for a while on your own, making a little bit of money, maybe a lot of money. But something doesn’t feel right. When you bill people for your time and expenses, something feels off. You hate that part. There are always the nagging thoughts, “Was it enough? Or, maybe you are thinking about starting a small business on the side: selling kimchi or pickles or vanilla elixirs at the holiday market in town this year. Gift economics can help solve these nagging feelings that linger around the corners of for-profit businesses. In this way, people get their needs for food, water, shelter, clothing, and luxuries met. More and more people are turning to doing business “in the gift” as a way to help them feel more authentic in their business relationships and bridge the friend/client divide. Creating a culture of trust and support. A gift-economy experience. Demander inconditionnellement. L’expérience m’a appris que quand une personne entre dans l’économie du don, la plupart des gens pensent que cette personne devrait demander uniquement ce qui sert ses besoins basiques de survie.

Au-delà de cette ligne, on entre dans le futile ou le trop demander. The Gift Economy - Web Design. Our ‘pricing model’ is simple: we will design and build you a website and give it to you as a gift, and we trust you to gift us back what you think is a fair value for our work.

The Gift Economy - Web Design

The idea is a very ancient concept called a Gift Economy. It is an idea based on mutual trust and gratitude. It’s something we think we need a little more of in our world, and we are willing to bet my time and energy on it. Trust people — they’ll surprise you.– Ron Shaich, co-CEO and founder, Panera Bread (after opening several locations featuring gift economy pricing) We understand this concept might seem a little different, but the model works very well. Around the world, there are restaurants that run exclusively in a Gift Economy, including several Panera Bread stores here in the United States.

Comment l’économie du partage crée du lien social. Main Page - GiftEconomy. Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein - A Short Film. Genuine Gifting Circles vs. the Monetization of the Gift: a warning on the Women’s Gifting Circles pyramid scheme. Do you really want to step into abundance and gift?

Genuine Gifting Circles vs. the Monetization of the Gift: a warning on the Women’s Gifting Circles pyramid scheme

Then do something that offers no direct path to return, something about which you can honestly say, “I’m doing this because it is my pleasure to give,” rather than, “I’m doing this so I will get even more back.” You might end up with more back after all, but if so it will come via mysterious paths. But you won’t be concerned with that, because you will stand confident in the abundance of life, believing that as you care for life, life will care for you.” Republished from Charles Eisenstein: “One aspect of the monetization of life that is proceeding nearly to totality in our time is that someone finds a way to commoditize nearly any movement or concept, even those that were explicitly anti-commercial in their conception. Gift economy - web brain. Welcome!

Gift economy - web brain

New and Improved Areas Words I Love My Beliefs. Gift economy - On the Spiral. Defining Abundance in the Context of a Gift Economy. In my last post the definitions of ‘scarcity’ and ‘abundance’ were taken for granted. Those definitions however are not so obvious and deserve some further examination. The problem with the obvious definitions becomes clear when we consider something like oxygen, which most people would immediately categorize as abundant. However, this type of abundance is not the same sort that is important too Gift Economies. Examining Gift Economies. I recently discovered Eric S.

Examining Gift Economies

Raymond’s insightful examination of hacker culture Homesteading the Noosphere and found many parallels between the issues I have been writing about (particularly here and here) and ESR’s characterization of hackers as participants in a gift economy. Per wikipedia: In the social sciences, a gift economy (or gift culture) is a society where valuable goods and servicesare regularly given without any explicit agreement for immediate or future rewards (i.e. no formal quid pro quo exists).[1] Ideally, simultaneous or recurring giving serves to circulate and redistribute valuables within the community. The organization of a gift economy stands in contrast to a barter economy or a market economy. Informal custom governs exchanges, rather than an explicit exchange of goods or services for money or some other commodity.[2]

Reconsidering Gift Economies. One of the most frequent questions I hear is some form of the following: Do you think gift economies will ever develop to the point where they can supply basic needs? Or. Why the Gift Economy Will Grow Unnoticed. I am finding myself increasingly surprised and dismayed at proponents of alternative currency who propose and promote systems that fundamentally offer very little change from our current system.

Why the Gift Economy Will Grow Unnoticed

In most cases these “alternatives” are simply non-governmental versions of the same transactional-scarcity model. The majority of innovation occurring currently is in inherently abundant informational goods and there is an intrinsic incompatibility between scarce transactional currency and abundant goods. This creates a ripe opportunity for a new model of value accounting that is itself abundance based. I was therefore quite pleased to find two recent posts by Alan Rosenblith arguing for this same re-conception of currency. In discussing the markets for informational goods Alan notes: Chaîne de CharlesEisenstein. To Build Community, an Economy of Gifts by Charles Eisenstein. For a multitude of reasons, we need to need each other. posted Dec 27, 2011 Wherever I go and ask people what is missing from their lives, the most common answer (if they are not impoverished or seriously ill) is "community.

To Build Community, an Economy of Gifts by Charles Eisenstein

" What happened to community, and why don't we have it any more? There are many reasons—the layout of suburbia, the disappearance of public space, the automobile and the television, the high mobility of people and jobs—and, if you trace the "whys" a few levels down, they all implicate the money system. More directly posed: community is nearly impossible in a highly monetized society like our own.

In former times, people depended for all of life's necessities and pleasures on people they knew personally.