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  1. Apr 2016
    1. simply participating will become one of the more important business development activities

      Big part of the open innovation/partnership model I've been scrambling around over past few years.

  2. Aug 2015
  3. Jul 2015
    1. sovereign wealth funds

      "sovereign wealth funds" is like a gajillion word score in Tory bingo.

      Thinking a lot lately about translating ideas/policies of the left into language the right can hear/engage with/adopt without feeling they've lost.

    1. once it's pointing in the right direction, it can be sure that any moving targets identified in the area are enemies


    1. Could or would each of the 2.1 million registered users of Airbnb come up with about $120 per year to complete the buy-out of a $2.5 billion dollar company in 10 years? Maybe. The number of users is growing rapidly, which would reduce the buy-in cost for each user. And I, for one, would probably encourage everyone I know to buy in, if Airbnb took the revolutionary step of converting to a cooperative.
    1. sprinkle comments/notes/snarks all over the web with hypothes.is

      Yay! Easter egg for those who take the plunge with hypothes.is

      Come on in, the water's lovely!

    1. And they get to the keep all the equity.

      ...to do with as they will. Being the "King" not the only option. Worker owned coop/T-Corp

  4. Jun 2015
    1. But it might be worth calling them that, because it’s basically a way of saying “cooperative” without the cultural baggage that comes with the word “cooperative.” Cooperatives might otherwise make people think of hippies, natural food stores, farmers, and crowded student housing.


    2. There is only one way to ensure that a company will make decisions in the interests of the people it serves: Put those people in control of the company. So let me introduce the T corporation. Most business-savvy people know that there are S corporations (Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code) and C corporations (Subchapter C), but almost no one thinks about forming a T corporation (Subchapter T). But T corporations have been around for a long time, and they have a major benefit of not paying tax if 1) they are governed democratically by the shareholders (i.e., everyone gets one vote in the election of the board, regardless of share value) and 2) the earnings of the company are distributed to the shareholders on the basis of how much they patronize (i.e. do business with) the company.

      reads up/asks around about T corporations

    1. Three of the best people I’ve ever worked with…

      Thanks again for this Doug and for giving me the excuse to use hypothes.is in anger for the first time.

      I've never been bitten by the blogging bug but can imagine myself sprinkling notes/snipperts/snarks all over the web.

      Reminds me of that Steven Wright gag:

      "I have the world's largest collection of sea shells. I keep it scattered on beaches all over the world. Maybe you've seen some of it..."