That. All of it. That is exactly why I started BEAHIVE 7 years ago (next week!).
I address a bit of that when I applied to the Mentor Capital Network (fka William James Foundation) Sustainable Business Plan Competition, which “supports entrepreneurs who are designing companies for the long-term: building in social and environmental values to create truly sustainable business models.”
Thanks for all you do, Tony, to push that message forward.
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Awesome share, Steve. Thanks!
The fundamental issues with our current systems of finance, education, governance and labor have made themselves largely apparent, but it is only through circumventing those systems in local communities that we may discover and build better systems that may one day take hold.
I believe coworking communities can be places where people can test out new forms of commerce and value exchange between one another. Over time, our communities can help so ensure the adoption of the better systems we need to progress as a race.
In other words… if you’re just trying to run a workspace, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to help enact lasting social change that might be brewing right under your nose.
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On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 11:16 AM, Steve King [email protected] wrote:
The Social Economy of Coworking Spaces: A Focal Point Model of Coordination suggest that coworking facilities provide “a focal (Schelling) point for finding people, ideas and
other resources when you lack the information necessary for coordination.”
While an academic paper, it’s mostly pretty easy to read and follow. It does a nice job of providing a solid set of theories on the value of coworking as “micro social economies”.
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