An excellent piece on why decentralizing everything doesn't work and what to do instead by @ntnsndr – "We should care less about whether something is centralized or decentralized than whether it is accountable. An accountable system is responsive to both the common good for participants and the needs of minorities; it sets consistent rules and can change them when they don’t meet users’ needs." https://hackernoon.com/decentralizing-everything-never-seems-to-work-2bb0461bd168
Soon onboarding my flight to Hong Kong to attend the 2018 edition of the Platform Cooperativism conference. Really looking forward to it! https://platform.coop/2018
Upwork's time tracker software "tracks hundreds of freelancers while they work by saving screenshots, measuring the frequency of their clicks and keystrokes, and even sometimes taking webcam photos of the workers".
Airbnb and the so-called sharing economy is hollowing out our cities. We need Fairbnb! https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/31/airbnb-sharing-economy-cities-barcelona-inequality-locals
Another blog post: how steward-ownership enabled creation of a better capitalism, and how we're applying this structure at Sharetribe https://medium.com/bettersharing/steward-ownership-is-capitalism-2-0-76a1c50a6d88
Wrote a new blog post: how to build companies that are a force for good in society: Hint: it has to do with incentives, ownership, and company structure https://medium.com/bettersharing/how-to-build-companies-that-are-a-force-for-good-in-society-33163843033e
Super excited about our company's transition to the steward-ownership model. After this, the company can no longer be sold or taken public, shareholders have a cap on how much profit they can get, all voting rights are held by active team members, and the legally defined reason for the company's existence is to democratize the sharing economy by making platform tech accessible to everyone!
If you wish to support us, consider sharing our crowdfunding campaign! https://www.invesdor.com/en/pitches/903
This is such a great TED talk on how we should transform capitalism to make it truly serve the people and our society https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2Uy_ODDiZo&feature=youtu.be
What do people here think about the concept of steward-ownership? After reading this book by the Purpose Network, I feel this is exactly what I've wanted Sharetribe to become all these years but have never managed to put into words http://purpose-economy.org/en/blog/new-publication-on-ownership/
How decisions should be made in an organization? I enjoyed this book a lot http://decisionmakerbook.com/
Democratizing platform ownership. Co-founder & CEO of Sharetribe, a company developing open source software for creating labor & rental marketplace platforms.
social.coop is a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]