Like Uber for Projects: Volunteer Empowerment Systems

Executive Summary Traditional project management thinking and systems, designed for hierarchies of paid employees, are a poor fit for today’s decentralized marketplaces and volunteer-led communities.  Instead, we need something more like Uber: a network that enables autonomous agents to quickly identify opportunities and organize to address them. As the Internet continues to disaggregate closed firms and industries into open marketplaces, this kind of…

How to Disrupt Facebook

Hands-on Experience (HOX) is the world’s first open platform for building empowerment networks, a purpose-driven alternative to traditional social networks: Social networks inspire attention around what matters now. Empowerment networks (a la Joe Edelman) inspire action around what matters most. HOX helps individuals and organizations rally around what matters most to them. By leveraging the power of mobile, social, and design,…

From Programs to Platforms

On my personal blog, I recently complete a series of articles analyzing the non-profit initiative Transforming the Bay with Christ: A Platform for Regional Transformation? From Platforms to Governance Trading Control for Authority The Process for Products TBC Postscript: A Missional Creed  This serves as a good illustration of the process we use for understanding both the aspirations and challenges…