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Coworking: the pivot in today's transformation of work?

Coworking: the pivot in today's transformation of work? | Network Economy | Scoop.it
New scientific evidence is emerging about the benefits of telework, supporting workers' desire to work out of the office.
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Robert Paterson's Weblog: The Titanic and the Global Fiscal Crisis - Dummies Guide to Collapse

Robert Paterson's Weblog: The Titanic and the Global Fiscal Crisis - Dummies Guide to Collapse | Network Economy | Scoop.it

How the system will end - like the Titanic - too many parts will fail and then a fast collapse - Like the Soviet Union

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The new world will have hierarchies and will not be open – For that is Nature’s design

The new world will have hierarchies and will not be open – For that is Nature’s design | Network Economy | Scoop.it

Many say that they hope that the new world will have no hierarchy. This is just as much a fantasy as the positional hierarchies in traditional organizations are. 

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Why Corporations will fail before Networks – They canot innovate or adapt

There is an underlying math part of the model that forces a traditional organization to fail - here it is


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Robert Paterson's Weblog: Libraries - The Hacker Space - Future of the Real New Economy

Robert Paterson's Weblog: Libraries - The Hacker Space - Future of the Real New Economy | Network Economy | Scoop.it

Libraries could become the hub of the new local resilient community. 

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Urban agriculture and employability skills

Urban agriculture and employability skills | Network Economy | Scoop.it

Just as with joining a Co Working site - particpation in community farming helps us get the skills we need to have a meaningful work life in the new economy

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An Ingenious Way to Financially Bootstrap a Resilient Community - Global Guerrillas

An Ingenious Way to Financially Bootstrap a Resilient Community - Global Guerrillas | Network Economy | Scoop.it
Here's Marcin, a farmer scientist (not many left). In this video (click the link above if you can't see it embedded below), Marcin used Kicksarter to ask for $40,000 in support of his global village construction set project.
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Shawn Bowman's comment, December 3, 2011 2:14 PM
From the article:

"Final Note: Soon, it may be possible to actually get crowdfinancing (the sale of equity instead of crowdfunded donations/charity/sales) for a resilient community development effort or open source ventures. A new bill that just passed the US House will allow companies to raise up to $2 m in funds from individual investors that put in less than $10k each. IF this bill survives intatct, it will allow you to become a micro-public company, overnight. Think about it."

I'm curious, Rob - do you know the current relative status Canada has in the way of creating a "micro-public company", overnight or otherwise?

I am thinking about it, as John Robb instructed. Seems like a natural next-step in the evolution of an economic model that needs to become more responsive on the ground - large is unwieldy, and we are living in a context of rapid fundamental change. Smaller is more responsive, and closer "to-the-ground" in both their scale and operations - maybe this is the way to fill the current Gaps best?

Do you happen to know (offhand, or otherwise) how large an initial offering needs to be in Canada for it to be an public offering at all? Can you name any specific considerations a 'micro-public company' would have to make before deciding to raise an offering like Marcin's Kit?

In the interest of true local resiliency, what are the necessary mechanics of creating a "small stock exchange" - a kind of Local Venture Exchange?

How can we take the dynamic of something like a Kickstart and put it into play at the level of the specifically local, in support of local micro-public-comapnies?

Isn't that something like a Local Venture Exchange be an avenue the direct "creation of work" for the transitionally unemployed? Isn't "support" the first requirement for anything entirely new to happen in the first place?
Rob Paterson's comment, December 3, 2011 2:25 PM
I don't know - but CSI have done this in Toronto - we need to look at that - have a look at their site
Rob Paterson's comment, December 3, 2011 2:31 PM
Here is the CSI deal Alterna Credit Union has the first 2 tranches that have 4 year delay on paying interest - neat deal
http://s.socialinnovation.ca/files/CSI_InvestmentPkg_Nov2010_0.pdf
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Is Coworking the New Incubator?

Is Coworking the New Incubator? | Network Economy | Scoop.it
An Article by Dave Bunnell & Jeannine van der Linden

The concept of the business incubator was born in an old factory divided up to house many small companies, including a chicken hatche...
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What do we have to unlearn when we stop looking for a job? Helplessness – what we learned at school!

What do we have to unlearn when we stop looking for a job? Helplessness – what we learned at school! | Network Economy | Scoop.it
What did you really learn at school? Why do you have to unlearn this? How do you pull this off?

The quick answer is that you learned how to be helpless and you need to learn how to be self-suffi...
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Is It Time to Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make “TechShops”?

Is It Time to Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make “TechShops”? | Network Economy | Scoop.it

Libraries as Hacker Spaces - the centre of the new network economy!

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Robert Paterson's Weblog: The Next Industrial Revolution - when all is made locally

Robert Paterson's Weblog: The Next Industrial Revolution - when all is made locally | Network Economy | Scoop.it

Our Industrial System forces concentration - big machines - big capital. The new Networked System will reverse this - small, dispersed and local - Why? The story here

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The Job – the worst thing that ever happened to you – Deskilling!

The Job – the worst thing that ever happened to you – Deskilling! | Network Economy | Scoop.it

Here is a core idea, especially as we all fuss about skills etc. The whole purpose of a Job is to DESKILL people. What do I mean?

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What a real Network looks like – Thanks Valdis Krebs

What a real Network looks like – Thanks Valdis Krebs | Network Economy | Scoop.it

What does a real network look like? If we know then we can see if the networks we seek to design and grow are real. Here is how Valdis Krebs sees them and he is for me the Gold Standard.

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The co-op business model: share whatever you've got | Derek Sivers

The co-op business model: share whatever you've got | Derek Sivers | Network Economy | Scoop.it

How by sharing for free you can build huge value and a good living or even a fortune!

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Robert Paterson's Weblog: Tiny House - The Future - Networked Housing

Robert Paterson's Weblog: Tiny House - The Future - Networked Housing | Network Economy | Scoop.it

The Tiny House is surely another node in the network - where we need much less capital tied up in assets? Our house is where we have the most tied up - so a network related to housing will free us like no other choice.

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Google Places

This Google Map shows most of the Co Working Sites in the world today + Info - if yours is not here - contact the owner

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