The Scaffolding of the New Economy


Nobody cares if the congress implodes. People care about the institutions that keep the water clean, lights on, food fresh, streets safe, children educated,  medical services delivered, etc.

Institutions are run by people and there is no practical benefit of government when their primary role is to abolish the institutions that people depend on.  In effect, they abolish themselves.

For the last 5 years, since the 2008 train wreck, tens of thousands of start-ups and social media ventures have arisen in direct response to institutional failures.

  • When people don’t like where their taxes are spent, they reallocate their contributions elsewhere 
  • When education funding gets slashed, new forms of education emerge.  
  • When a currency inflates too fast, new forms on non-inflatable currency are deployed.  
  • When corporation reject their social charter, new forms of production systems are created. 
  • When jobs disappear, people reallocate their knowledge assets elsewhere 
  • When the law favors the few, new justice emerge

…and it goes on and on…

Today, we have constructed a scaffolding and everyone is laying their innovations and social apps and collaboration tools on he scaffolding.  When the output of one app becomes the input of another app, and so on, the new economy will integrate sufficiently to effectively bypass the governmental institution that is failing within it.  At that point, a new economy will emerge.

The following list of social platforms was compiled by Bert-Ola Bergstrand from Social Capital Forum in this document. From my experience and observation – there must be millions of people across the globe thinking along these lines.  People who would respond to a new way of organizing if a complete system were to emerge – or if the old system were to slowly evaporate.

TRY THIS: Please take a look through his list and visit several sites randomly and see what pops up. Now, try to envision the integration that I described above where the output of one platform becomes the input of the next platform, and so on.  This is how the future will arrive.  This is the next step that we must take together – integrate.

http://www.ogunte.com (women focused)
http://www.socentix.com
http://www.volans.com/volans/
http://www.tallbergfoundation.org/
http://solabs.org/
http://www.hubbayarea.com
http://www.ideasproject.com/index.jspa
http://www.unconvention.co.in/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Social-Bancorp/183421055082853
http://groaction.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/GroAction/215195255184778?sk=app_208195102528120
http://www.joyliving.net
http://www.biomen.org
http://the-hub.net/
http://www.williamjamesfoundation.org
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Call-to-Change/159881987362799
http://www.sitawi.com.br
http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/sitawi-loan-fund-for-social-enterprises-in-brazil
http://www.socialcapitalmarkets.net
http://w1sd0m.net
http://www.globalsustainabilityjam.org/
http://www.globalservicejam.org/
http://www.openworld.com/
http://factory.makesense.org/comingsoon
http://www.mygoodact.com/
http://www.makinglocalfoodwork.co.uk
http://thefinancelab.ning.com/
http://mindtimemaps.com
http://mindtime.com
http://www.wecreate.cc/
http://collabcafewelly.tumblr.com
http://nationbuilder.com/
http://wwww.socialenterpriseeurope.co.uk/
http://techaloo.com/
http://www.socialenterprise-chicago.org
http://www.facebook.com/ecoNVERGE
http://www.facebook.com/CAPix-Asia
www.relayfoundation.org
www.opencsr.com
http://www.goodfornothing.com/about/
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Social-business-Benefit-corporations-80184?gid=80184&trk=hb_side_g
http://www.opportunejobs.com
http://www.p-ced.com
http://www.seeditproject.com/
http://www.facebook.com/BluePlanetLife
http://www.youtube.com/TheRationalFuture
http://www.i-open.org/
http://2le.ad/
http://www.co-society.com/about/our-story/
http://www.kennisland.nl/en/
http://bundlr.com/b/education3
http://incentivize.us/
http://p2pfoundation.net/
http://www.sensorica.co/
https://www.facebook.com/YouthOpportunitiesNews
http://www.facebook.com/Nationalyoungwomenscouncil1/info
http://www.jci.cc/guests/
http://www.harva.co.in/
http://www.gramweb.net/
http://solucionesverdes.co/
http://www.dreamacademia.at/
http://www.collectiveself.com/frequently-asked-questions/what-is-a-friendship-incubator/
http://www.blue-planet-life.org/en/welcome
http://www.facebook.com/AfricaIZWI
http://globalimpactcollective.org/
http://www.leadersinstitute.com.au/aspx/home.aspx
http://www.rehan.com/
http://www.idec2013.org/ (International Democratic Education Conference)
http://www.mediapoint.md/
http://greensmyles.com/
http://www.bagosphere.com/
http://shapeshifters.net/
http://portal.educar.org/
http://www.coffeeshopgurus.com/ (Social Enterprise promoting Youth & Women Entrepreneurship. Franchise/ License Available)
http://www.communityled.co.za/
http://www.lgtvp.com/
http://www.azimpremjifoundation.org/ http://www.facebook.com/groups/smallisgreat/ http://www.facebook.com/groups/sosialentreprenor/
http://dreamups.org/
http://producism.org/
http://metacurrency.org/
http://www.ingenesist.com/
http://p2pfoundation.net/
http://www.arthaplatform.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Common-Unity-Project/407636092606114?sk=info
http://www.eq-cap.com/
http://www.livingmandala.com/Living_Mandala/Living_Mandala
http://maximpact.com/
http://www.mindmeister.com/190131707/living-bridges-planet
http://reconomy.net/
http://www.akhuwat.org.pk/
https://www.coursera.org/
http://www.iachievegroup.com/
http://pashafund.com/
http://dreamups.org/
http://www.innovativepeople.eu/
http://www.fsg.org/
http://www.giftingprosperity.com/
http://trap.it/2cLMAE
http://about.me/reachscale.com
http://www.thecitizensmedia.com/
http://wechangeworlds.com/
http://www.coolmeia.org/
http://www.molequedeideias.net/
http://www.silo.is/3×11/
http://www.cloud9startups.com/
http://www.facebook.com/SliceBiz
http://iluvmyplanet.com/press
http://www.buckybox.com/
http://www.societal-innovation.org/
http://createachangenow.org/
http://defindia.net/
http://thealternative.in/
http://www.dreamitventures.com/
http://www.svx.ca/
http://www.techpear.com/

Movements/Social Change
http://jellyweek.tumblr.com/
http://funkybusinessberlin.de/index_en
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Call-to-Change/159881987362799
http://www.uterus-myomatosus.net
http://www.WishesWell.com/invite
http://www.bankofideas.org.uk/
http://beyondsustainabilitymag.net/
http://socialforesight.net
http://thesociallab.dk/
http://www.jci.cc/guests/
http://scwf12.wordpress.com/activities/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/219724974712886/ (presente! – education)
http://www.yesworld.org/
http://seedfreedom.in/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/YUVA-Foundation/159965244127954
http://www.partnershipforchange.net/
http://www.icaf.org/ (the arts for the development of creativity and empathy)http://www.facebook.com/ICAF.org
http://www.thinkimpact.com/
http://changeinc.tigweb.org/
http://www.sekem.com/
http://www.peers.org/
http://www.greenpag.es/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS1WCyEJV3U&feature=youtu.be

 

Social Ventures/Social Enterprise/Social Business/

Here is a list of 200+ that the William James Foundation has worked with:

http://williamjamesfoundation.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=607
http://www.youcancook.org.uk/
http://www.solucionesverdes.org/
http://backpackfarm.com/
http://www.openworldcafe.com/
http://www.joyliving.no/
http://www.biomen.no/
http://www.wessociety.com/
http://www.idea.com.gr/ and http://www.idea.com.gr/i_landing_page
http://openworldvillages.ning.com/
http://globaler-wandel.blogspot.com/2011/11/barcamp-how-internet-changes-our
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Call-to-Change/159881987362799
http://www.betterworldbooks.com
http://www.makechange.tv/
http://w1sd0m.net
https://www.facebook.com/pages/W1SD0M/170262242214
http://www.treeswaterpeople.org/
http://www.intolife.no/
http://www.terracycle.net/en-US/
http://www.socentlab.com/
http://www.buckybox.com/
http://www.firstpowercanada.ca/
http://www.enspiral.com
http://www.purpose.com
http://www.luontoportti.com/suomi/en/
http://www.facebook.com/eco-sTrEAMs (@ eco-sTrEAMs)
http://www.facebook.com/eco.ViVaCity (@ eco-ViVaCity)
http://www.facebook.com/eco.Nable (@ eco-Nable)
http://www.facebook.com/groups/econologics/ (@ ECONOLOGICS – Incisive
http://www.digitalgreen.org/farmerbook/
 

Knowledge Converged!)

http://www.veggbox.appspot.com/
http://ideasociety.com/
http://www.tryggapengarimobilen.se/
http://www.advancednrgsolutions.com/
http://www.p-ced.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aangan/176857645688413
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwi4d4mCUNk&feature=youtu.be http://www.mothercourage.no/
http://www.openideo.com/
http://www.laplandvuollerim.se/

 

Funds/Financing

http://www.goodcap.net/
http://www.bonventure.de/en/home (only German speaking regions)
http://www.vilcap.com village capital seed funding network for socent
http://www.toniic.com global impact investment angel network
http://hubventures.hubbayarea.com/ seed funding for socent in the SF Bay area
http://w1sd0m.net search 400 institutional impact investors
http://www.slowmoney.com
http://inventure.no/
http://www.fordfoundation.org/Grants/
http://www.soros.org
http://www.asef.org Asia-Europe FOundation

 

Inspiration/Strategy etc.

http://www.blueoceanstrategy.com/ making competition irrelevant
http://foundups.com/ FOUNDUPS® Open Startup – Changing the World Together.
http://100startup.com/tour/ Build a Startup with 100$, keep it lean
http://steveblank.com/ – Steve Blank is a teacher for entrepreneurship
http://projectofhow.com/ – Open library of creative methods.
http://www.cultural-entrepreneurship-institute.de/en/ – Theoretical Wisdom for the Global Society
http://www.respectserendipity.com – Serendipity as the ultimate source of inspiration
http://www.differentworkbook.com – Stories of people who deeply love their work & changing what work looks and feels like
http://www.differentoffice.com – Stories of self-created, soul-satisfying work spaces

 

Inspirational blogs

http://www.sadanamkaur.es/en/programs/excellence-in-learning
http://goodgeneration.org/
http://www.asmundseip.com/
http://truemaisha.blogspot.se/?spref=fb
http://hildygottlieb.com/
http://vicdesotelle.com/blog/
http://sharedtracks.wordpress.com/

 

Text/Knowledge/Books

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impact_investing
http://www.facebook.com/piceberlin – spreading knowledge for cultural return
http://apps.americanbar.org/abastore/index.cfm?pid=1620439&section=main&fm=Product.AddToCart – Social Enterprise: Empowering Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs

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