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The Social Economy

Can I get an “Amen” that the economy is slightly askew? Are you spending
time wondering what is going on? Here are some emerging patterns that
might help.

Daemon/Freedom™ is one
story in two books about our economy if it was based on social rather
than economic resources. It’s also a good shoot ’em up. Actually, the
action makes the new thinking easier to understand…and makes me realize
we are seeing parts of a social economy already.

Hippie 2.0 is a raucous
blog, many posts daily from a phalanx of talented writers. I never know
what to expect, but I haven’t read anything unimportant since I

Which gets me to Social Capital: The Value Game a recent video on Hippie 2.0
Wow! It’s a 12 minute video that shows the steps to create a social
value leveraged economic model. The video is short, and not hard to
understand, and it explains many things that I see today.

Doc Searls one of the authors of The Cluetrain Manifesto, the book that predicted and then started Web 2.0, has been working on the Project VRM to “provide customers with both independence from vendors and better ways of engaging with vendors.”

All these smart blind men are describing an important elephant that I suspect may become our dominant reality…soon.

Can you add some light to the discussion?

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