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Learn Skills, share tools, save money and make great new friends

Learn Skills, share tools, save money and make great new friends
Streetbank is very like Justfortheloveofit. It lets you share things and skills with your neighbours and join in with community discussions. If you'd like to move your Justfortheloveofit account over to Streetbank, just enter your email address below and we'll pull your details across. Enter your email here Why is this happening? Justfortheloveofit.org has grown very large very quickly, in fact there are over 50,000 of you! Is Mark still involved? Yes, Mark is now part of the Streetbank leadership team. Tell me more about Streetbank Streetbank and Justfortheloveofit are very similar, with similar aims, and ideals. Can I still use the old site? You can still reach the old site for a limited time from here if you need to read it or find some information.

http://www.streetbank.com/just_for_the_love_of_it

Conscious Capitalism In the words of Darden school of management professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc trustee Ed Freeman, “We need red blood cells to live (the same way a business needs profits to live), but the purpose of life is more than to make red blood cells (the same way the purpose of business is more than simply to generate profits).” While making money is essential for the vitality and sustainability of a business, it is not the only or even the most important reason a business exists. Conscious businesses focus on their purpose beyond profit. We all need meaning and purpose in our lives. How do you get someone to lose interest in their hobby? Pay them to do it I don't think this study goes far enough—-and drawing conclusions from partial information becomes misleading. Stop and think about mental attitudes and pressures for a moment. When you do something you love as a hobby, you're doing it because you love it. It's play. As play, you can drop it whenever you want.

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." What happened to community, and why don't we have it any more?

Giftegrity GIFTegrity is a software that allows to organise the gift economy and non-reciprocal exchange, produced by Timothy Wilken and friends at Synearth.org. Since it is somewhat complex to explain we start with a indirect citation, followed by the explanation by Dr. Wilken. 37 ways to join the Gift Economy You don't have to participate in a local currency or service exchange to be part of the cooperative gift economy. Any time you do a favor for a family member, neighbor, colleague, or stranger you're part of it. Here are some ways you can spend time in the gift economy, where you'll find fun, freedom, and connection. posted Jun 30, 1997 Start a dinner co-op. Gift Currency A new project called datti is offering a way to build gift economies on a community level by witnessing and memorializing gift transactions using beautiful, pewter coins. Inspired in part by the work of Charles Eisenstein, the creators of the datti have designed a special pewter coin that functions like “money in reverse,” or as a pay-it-forward token, inspiring future gifts to flow in all directions. The organizers explain it like this: If a person gathers a bag of food from her vegetable garden and gives it to you as a gift, along with this gift she may give you a datti.

Using Tribes to Enable Sharing Within Offline Networks Neal Gorenflo wrote a thoughtful post on the issues related to neighborhood stuff sharing. In the post he noted that while there are a huge number of sharing sites out there, so far none of them has managed to gain significant traction. In the end of the post he offered some suggestions on how to get neighbors to share their stuff. In These Times - Give It Away Give It Away By David Graeber Have you noticed how there aren't any new French intellectuals any more? There was a veritable flood in the late '70s and early '80s: Derrida, Foucault, Baudrillard, Kristeva, Lyotard, de Certeau ... but there has been almost no one since. Trendy academics and intellectual hipsters have been forced to endlessly recycle theories now 20 or 30 years old, or turn to countries like Italy or even Slovenia for dazzling meta-theory. There are a lot of reasons for this.

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