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Emi @emi@social.coop

Excellent presentation on Saturday by @Matt_Noyes discussing Platform Co-operativism in Japan. Clear, simple and really honing in on the issues we need to keep top of mind as we continue to explore how to integrate this model in this cultural context.


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Following @emi "s example, here is my Prezi from yesterday's discussion of Platform Cooperativism in Japan.

A little hard to follow without the text, which I plan to write up. Turns out there was a lot of interest in Platform Capitalism. Thanks to Nick Srnicek for his book on the subject. (It makes me want to read Kim Moody's On New Terrain and Anwar Shaikh's Capitalism, competition, conflict, crises.)

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Great meeting of Platform Cooperativism Japan today with @keiko @mathias and @emi This project has real potential if it can find its inclusive, participatory, democratic footing.

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You already know! This year's first Platform Cooperativism public discussion and study meeting in Tokyo tomorrow iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp/event/public

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Calling all founding teams of a - this is shaping up to be trailblazing accelerator program. Applications are closing at the end of March - so don't waste time, apply! :)


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Okay, , the draft bylaws are now ready for consideration by the full community in Loomio: loomio.org/d/tB5wveTb/is-this--

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"Giving workers control over their companies doesn’t just make the firms more successful, it also makes the workers a lot better off. Last year, the California-based National Center for Employee Ownership analysed US jobs figures and found that younger workers who are worker-owners enjoy 33% higher wages and 92% higher median household wealth than those who aren’t owners."

Own your workplace.


Platform Co-operativism Japan is trying to get approval for a .coop website. We are being told that we need to provide co-op bylaws which we haven't yet completed due to the complex co-op legislation in Japan. Does anyone know if platform.coop has co-op bylaws in place or how they were able to navigate this?

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This book on clarified so much for me. That democracy's flaw is majority rule whether in a small club or nationally. That it produces parties, factions, and authoritarian policies from each winning side. That argued resolution of objections towards unanimous consent empowers individuals in groups to respect and accept the full individuality of each other. No real idea how it scales, but it is nested and attested at the size of small-medium companies.

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Realized — after a convo on digital commons, and the energy people put into open source projects — that I wasn't yet backing @Gargron's Patreon


Now I am! 👍 Thanks to everyone who makes and maintains this thing.

Slideshare from Tokyo Nerd Nite presentation on Platform Co-operativism last night. Hope I did the movement justice... if anything I know I started a discussion and planted some seeds of co-op ideas!


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Friends in Tokyo, I will be talking about Solidarity Economy this Friday at PARC:



会場:アジア太平洋資料センター(PARC) 2階 会議室


東京都千代田区神田淡路町1-7-11 東洋ビル


地下鉄都営新宿線「小川町」 丸ノ内線「淡路町」 千代田線「新御茶ノ水」A5出口から徒歩2分



参加を希望される方は、以下にFAXまたはE-mail でご連絡ください。


・米倉 生活クラブ生協・東京 Fax :5426-5203


・大門 生活経済政策研究所  Fax ;3253-3779


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What are some of the differences between governing a physical commons and governing a knowledge commons?

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Lots to consider here. How to combine spokescouncil with projects structure with worker coop structure? Anyone on social.coop have experience using this approach?

@keiko @emi @mathias

Finished Elinor Ostrom's Rules of Radicals for the and felt a bit frustrated with lack of concrete examples... A nice compliment is "Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons" where you can see how these fundamentals of commons governance have played out in different cities: shareable.net/sharing-cities
Thanks @keiko for the extra push to open it up again!

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@emi How local startups are employing ICT to revitalize communities in Japan? Fishpass is an app
facilitates purchase of fishing ticket offered by local fisheries cooperatives. nominated for Local ICT Award on March 9. soumu.go.jp/menu_news/s-news/0

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Interestingly, the book translation I'm working on now Sharing Cities too is in close alignation with Ostrom. teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-60-ne

Just watched an overview of and would love to hear more about their governance practices which sound really fair and transparent. Anyone have any contacts there?


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Just had a good chat with the folks at DAOStack.io, and I wonder if it might be a good future governance tool for . Any initial thoughts? It might help us solve our follow-thru issues. Our own @tibetsprague is helping to build it.