Every couple week I stumble upon great Entrepreneurs with great visions and strong mission statements. There is something in the air, the concept of networks of specialists working for a completely different attempt of making business is spreading like wildfire.
Thanks to Slaven wo introduced me to the work of Alex and Ana Bogusky. Common sounds really interesting:
Another very interesting story was brought to me via Twitter yesterday. Paul Sims from made by many wrote about his feelings concerning the 1 billion $ Instagram deal in “instagram is mine and it owes me a living”. I really like the attempt of building a mutual social service:
Kickstarter is proof that crowdfunding works. Likewise, AirBnB is evidence that we don’t need a lot of complexity to start sharing the things we own. Services like Whipcar and Zopa show peer-to-peer lending can get the glacially slow worlds of insurance and banking to support innovation. If an insurance document can be generated on the fly, seconds before you get in a stranger’s car, then could a user become a part owner in a organisation simply by signing up or using micro-investment? I am talking about the idea of ‘mutual‘ organisations. It’s been around for a long time along with Friendly Societies, all precursors to the concept of the welfare state. Apply the same sort of disruptive innovation to this and we could see organisations being created in seconds owned by possibly massive communities.
A very interesting attempt.we are so busy in doing what I call /publishing with so many services that we forget what’s the price for this feeling of sharing awesomeness. Two different attempts, Fearless by Andy Bogusky and a mutual social media service by Paul Sims but I you look close it’s interwoven with the very same DNA of change.