Why ‘The Great Debate’? 5:48 – 9:35
Quotes from ‘Panel Introductions’ 9:36 – 15:12
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Hangout #2 On Google+
Why ‘The Great Debate’? 5:48 – 9:35
Discover, Design, Develop, Deliver – by The Citizens Media® (CM)
The Great Currency Debate is one of a series of Hangouts we’re hosting on Google+, which are designed to bring together ideas and solutions in discovering, designing, developing and delivering how the building blocks needed to bring CM’s vision to life can best be achieved.
For a little more context, here’s a diagram that explains the basics of how CM’s business model works:
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Think of CM as a crowdfunding platform, but– rather than asking for contributions in the form of money, then giving back in gifts and perks – CM invites contributors to share ideas and information, then gives back in a virtual currency called Comcoins™. Contributors will be able to use their Comcoins™ for products, services or currencies in a values-based, mobile-friendly exchange.
The purpose of ideas and information shared is to promote projects developing forward thinking solutions, that bring trickle-up opportunity, and give people and communities the means to increase their own livelihoods.
Conversations, projects and exchange will be brought together through a distributed 'communications to commerce' (C2C) Glocalised Hub. The Hub will be developed using a decentralised platform connecting content, commerce and tools across networks of community based sites.
Project investments will be managed through a Co-op; all else by an operations arm: referred to above as CM Operations. The Co-op is being set up in BC, Canada, but will in time be replicated throughout the world, with activity connected through Hub.
Useful Reference: CM & Business
CM Operations – and the returns it gives to contributors – will be funded through sponsorships, and a fee that comes from service agreements created through the projects it promotes. Budgets will be made transparent by posting them online.
Why reward contributors through a values-based exchange?
The current economy creates imbalance in the way we value and manage the production of goods and services. With our planet’s ecosystem at risk of collapse, this cannot be sustained. One of the most impactful ways we can change things up is by altering the ways we bank and exchange.
Currencies for doing this are cropping up all over the world, but they’re happening in different places and on different platforms. Creating a market that can make such currencies a viable option for people to adopt isn’t easy. For this to happen, they’ll need a means to connect. Figuring out how is why we began this debate.
In Hangout #1 we covered the basics: Timebanks; Cryptocurrencies; Barter Systems, and; Community Currencies. What are they? How can they be securely exchanged? We discussed how exchange across different types of currency can’t – without some kind of manual intervention – be done. Timebanks are, after all, based on time; community currencies on a traditional unit, such as the dollar, euro or pound; cyptocurrencies operate through an algorithm. So the notion came up to facilitate values-based exchange that’s influenced by reputation.
As Leander Bindewald of New Economic Foundation pointed out:"Reputation Currencies have been around a long time, and work in some niches already – even in the for-profit sector, like EBay. Your reputation's built in Couchsurfing and AirBnB too.”
The reason we so liked the idea of building a reputation, values-based exchange for CM, is because the people who will be using it, are the contributors to conversations promoting and sharing disruptive projects, solutions and ideas: a tribe of people who share our vision for a world that can thrive. The perfect jury!
As to how it could work: how many Comcoins™ would be required for a currency within the exchange could be determined by the seller, whose 'risk' of accepting Comcoins™ would be reduced because CM would give them their equivalent value in whatever currency they liked.
The amount of Comcoins™ given for a currency, product or service would be influenced by a values assessment metrics, with scores evaluated by input from its stakeholders/users.
Welcome to Hangout #2: Reputation Based Exchange
Quotes from Panel Introductions 9:36 –15:12
Leander Bindewald: of UK based New Economic Foundation
Scott Nelson: Founder of the crowdfunding platform Dāna.io
Edgar Kampers: Co-founder of Amsterdam based alternative currency group, Qoin
Arthur Brock: Co-founder of MetaCurrency, an educational initiative, and Ceptr: a project that has the potential to revolutionize the way we connect and create distributed technology.
For more extensive bios, please visit the hangout’s trailer blog, here.
Scott Nelson:“I’m extensively the ‘resident cryptocurrency geek!’ I’m very interested in cooperative structure. The work I’ve been doing lately is looking for interfaces between the cryptocurrency communities and legacy banking systems. Credit unions are the major structure that have come to the floor in terms of that. I’m here to learn more about the trust aspects and talk a little more about my experience with the credit union structure.”
Arthur Brock:“I’m working on a whole lot of tools to enable the next internet and next economy, starting at low level, and building in fault tolerance along the lines of the blockchain for distributed applications, and semantics at a very low level to enable exchanges. I’m also working on some educational projects and various social enterprise and gift economy projects as well. What I’m interested in bringing to this conversation is a notion of a deeper wealth, beyond that which is tradeable.”
Edgar Kampers:“I’m one of the co-founders of Qoin. I’ve been in the community currency world since the early 90’s. Together with Leander, I’ve been working in this Community Currencies In Action Program, where we have 6 different currencies. The thing that they share is tools for local governance and institutions to bring their own policies. So if you want to learn more about one of the projects, it;s called the CommunityCurrency.info. We’ve put a lot of effort into this one. It’s basically a wiki, where we’ve brought together a lot of information. Arthur – some of that information is from things you’ve shared in the past. One of the most interesting projects that we do at the moment is in the south of The Netherlands, where we have a social currency, which is a combination of time banking and a loyalty scheme, and a reward scheme for citizens. We tend to go more and more into reputation in that one.
What I’d like to add is the only thing we’re missing from this group, and that’s a real gamer, because – when you talk about reputation – game designers have a lot of ideas how to make this stronger. So let’s see how much knowledge we have in this group, and let’s see if we have to extend that next time.
Please Note: Due to time constraints, quotes have not been transcribed word for word, but pretty close!
Links Arthur shared in the hangout: Threebles – Triple Line Economics, Reputation is Orthogonal to Exchange, New Currency Frontiers, Wealth: A Living Systems Model, The Currency Lifecycle
15:12 – 17:30
Caroline speaking to the exchange with reference to the vision of CM.
17:39 – 20:20
Leander: "All my ideas with reputation exchange come from Arthur and his currency projects. I'd love to give him the floor... but when we talk about a reputation currency, it will be very fundamentally different from currency as we know it... and also most community currencies that are out there at the moment, because there is one feature that they have that is different from all the other currencies: you can't actually hand them over to buy something, there's no exchanges of these units; they are really just units to facilitate collaborations, without actually making a transaction. As you mention Ebay, it's not the euro that you would transfer through Ebay, but the stars that every buyer and seller has on Ebay, that indicates the trustworthiness of that person... it's just an indication that you are safe to deal with that person, who you have never met, and will never meet, for sending a used good, that – if something goes wrong – you may not be able to do anything about. You communicate this as stars, which is a currency, but very different from currencies as we know them at the moment."
20:24 – 24:50
Arthur:"...for me, reputation exchange is very dimensional. It's not like someone has one number to represent them. There's different types of dimensions, so I want to give an example of a 'community of practice' currency design. Here you may have different people that are really good at contributing ideas into the space – really good at the theory – and you may have other people, who are really good at activity: at refining conversations; at logging in regularly, and invoking other people's participation. You may have other people who are better at the practice than the theory. People, who are actually out there doing it on the street – that's the point of 'Community Of Practice' , so this currency example I just posted here is stones, tumbles and gems to represent those three different dimensions.
...another thing is that reputation is highly contextual to different communities. I may have a really great reputation in one community for being reliable and providing really solid ideas, and – I don't know – in my sons baseball community, could have a reputation for being the guy who's late picking him up, and misses games and stuff like that. So in one community I have a very strong reputation; in another, very weak. Again, there's dimensionality in all of that."
24:55 – 25:24
Edgar: "So what I hear from both Leander and Arthur is that you have once type of currency that you can exchange and one – reputation – that you cannot. What I hear is that they cannot come together. Would they agree on that, or is there a way to combine the two?
25:24 – 27:45
Arthur: You can combine different dimensions, but then you lose the dimensionality when you do. You can take an average of different behaviors that combine to give you a dimension. (Referencing to Threebles) People might put out theories that are quite rough, and the Threebles coming in to work together in a 'Community In Practice' discussing things, refining things in different ways, around different metrics. So each time, they're kept separate, but some metrics are combined." Art goes on to say that which of the 3 key sets of metrics (stones, trembles, gems) concerns you, depends on what kind of skills you're looking for.
"So, yes, - you can combine different dimensions, but you have to be careful not to lose what you're looking for."
27:45 – 28:54
Caroline:"I'm still struggling with the idea that we can't mix metrics. I like the idea of inputting different weightings on sets of metrics, and the system giving me my best options. I can then look at peoples comments and take it from there. Is there not an algorithm that can help do this?"
28:55 – 30:00
Scott: "Caroline: is it okay if I come in? Because I was struck with a thought with what Arthur was saying there, and suddenly the lights turned on for me in terms of why we need gamers here. I was brought back to when I used to play dungeons and dragons, and you used to have monsters there who'd have a certain about of intelligence, and a certain amount of wisdom and a certain amount of strength. So you'd have 6 core dimensions, and certain activities you did would raise your score. When you put out your team, you wanted to have a balance of all these dimensions. It's a gaming analogy, that's well developed, and seems to have a relationship as far as I can tell."
30:01 – 30:45
Caroline: "That speaks really well to a conversation I had with Edgar yesterday, where we talked about the possibility of a role play, where we could bring together potential investors, representatives of projects, and people who would be recipients of CM's currency, and begin to explore what's possible."
Edgar: "If you have a real reputation currency, it tends to be ordinal or nominal. This is an idea we also took from Arthur. If you take a currency that you want to exchange, it has to have a quantitative value.
"The way I see it – in much the same way that our products and services sold through centralised exchange are influenced by the stock market – reputation and commodity exchange will become interconnected too. i.e. how much value people give to items we ‘trade’ will directly correlate with our reputation. Our reputation will not only be impacted by what we give, but by what we purchase too." – Caroline
32:45 – 33:27
Scott: "If you have a reputation based currency, and so I've done excellent things, and so I have a high reputation score, and this is my currency, it's not a currency that I can buy something with – I don't want the situation where I have to remove bits of my reputation, and sell them for something else – and that's the distinction I'm hearing between the nominal and the quantitative. So my question would be, are there any examples that you guys know of that successfully combines these two things?"
Arthur:"I just posted a blog called Reputation is Orthogonal to Exchange. Basically, there are a lot of systems where people make the mistake of collapsing reputation with something that is exchangeable. The problem with that is, reputation is supposed to repute something about a person, and if that thing remains true – whether I buy something or not – I shouldn't be spending that reputation to get it, and I certainly shouldn't be able to buy something that denies that reputation. Reputation shouldn't be able to be bought or sold. It doesn't mean that they can't interact with value transactions."
Refers to Scott's mentions of Dungeons and Dragons, and how character changes based on participation within the community.
"Reputation currencies work well with ordinal or nominal. What I mean by nominal, is you can have a threshold that someone reaches, where they now become a moderator. That is a title they might be able to achieve by providing some activity, or something like that. There maybe other types of threshold like that, where you get a title or a name. Ordinal is really great for things where you have metrics where you can line up, and you can see where you are in the standings, and these things tend to drive a bit of a competitive feel. So when you line things up, you don't just want to have things that give a competitive, but also things that acknowledge the positive."
37:00 – 38:08
Edgar: Speaks to a project they tried in the Netherlands, where they tried to combine nominal and ordinal, but were not very successful.
Caroline: Speaks to what maybe her 'idealistic view' of what can be achieved. For a summary of these thoughts, please see 'Creating The Metrics': in 'What's Next?' below.
40:35 – 42:15
Edgar: "I really see an opportunity here, where we could look at a reputation exchange, based on the three topics you just mentioned. So if I make an investment, it's having an economic benefit, but also a social benefit, and an environmental benefit. So you could have a meter, or a competition between projects, where you combine projects between different groups – or whatever. So you can have a lot of gaming elements in showing this environmental or economic, or social things. (but) you still don't have a currency where you can by things. Perhaps you don't need that, because you have euros and dollars? Maybe we should split our conversation from now on:
1) How can we improve our ideas on reputation, and;
2) How are we going to measure it? Do we have good ways?
...and something else as a 3rd conversation, do we need something more than dollars and euros?
If we split these 3 things, we might have a purer discussion."
Arthur: "I think that there's another context that should be introduced, because one of the things that is happening as we're transitioning, to what I'm going to call 'post-industrial monetary economies', is that there are new kinds of commons being created. So the thing that we're used to in terms of exchange are basically operating through things we're not holding in common. We're not sharing things. It's all about our individual ownership of things, and then we use these currencies to transfer ownership of these items, and that's how you get access to 'tangible' value. But there's new kinds of commons being created as well, and inside a commons, reputation currencies can be the thing that gives you access to certain kinds of things, or certain types of resources. For example, couchsurfing,com is a kind of gift economy, where people are sharing housing resources, but if you have a bad reputation, where people say 'he told my stuff', you're not going to get access to those types of resources. So as we find new ways of creating wealth and we have different thresholds, it can be directly something that gives you access to different kinds of things. In the same way as an high school diploma may give you access to college. You don't spend the high school diploma to get into college. You can use reputation currencies to buy tangible goods. I wish that Craigslist had better identity and reputation stuff, because if I'm giving things away, I'd rather give them to active participants in the gift economy, and aren't just driving around picking up stuff to sell on Ebay,"
46:25 – 49:10
Leander: "I wanted to come in earlier to give one more example of a combination of these different types of value, and question whether we want to do this. One example where we have different currencies is actually the national currency we have at the moment, where your reputation in society much depends on your bank account and credit rating. So in that sense, we have an economy that's rolling different currencies into one, and doesn't work so well. I often give this as something for people to chew. A lot of people want to connect alternative currencies so we can create something that really challenges the current system, but really there are some fundamental problems with that, and they basically come from the different values that a different currency can actually express, and thus activate and bring into a flow; whereas a reputation may just have a silent value on the side, that you can't actually make - you cant show. If you can't express it in pounds sterling, it might actually be silent, and you can't activate it. In that sense, if there's a general reason for using these currencies, it is actually to activate these non-monetized value. That's where we often go wrong at the moment – we try to roll these currencies into one and that destroys it... if we just need one currency, we could always look at perfecting the dollar. It's a default we can fall back on."
51:35 – 54:00
Arthur: "I'd like to add one comment. Just because a reputation currency should be spendable or buy-able, doesn't mean it can't be very tightly integrated within an exchange currency. So Leander was mentioning that we use your bank balance also as a kind of reputation measure, but an interesting thing is that most national currencies also operate within a reputation currency – your credit rating. Your credit rating aggregates a whole lot of things about you: how much debt you have; how well you pay yourself, and so on, and aggregates that into a single scale, and then that scale affects your cost of access into other financial services: loans, transaction fees, credit limits etc. It creates a feedback loop with the mainstream monetary currency. I have posted a link in the side here to Threebles.com: a little presentation, where I was proposing a triple bottom line currency, designed for sustainability, where you have three reputations instead of just a credit rating: you have your financial rating, then you have a planet, and; community reputation. So if you're not a responsible citizen – say it cost a lot for the community to clean up after you then you then can tie those things into interest / demurrage. What I'm trying to say is that there's a lot of ways these reputation currencies can interact with others. It's how you integrate them."
54:00 – 55:12
Edgar:"So I'd like to make sure that from a year from now, people can understand what we're doing. Things can get complicated, and it can become difficult for people to understand. There is one more thing I would like to bring in. Scott – are you still there?"Scott "Yes! I'm here". Edgar: "One thing we haven't discussed at all is how we can bring blockchain technology in. Scott: I would like to know your ideas, if we can use, for example, a gaming thing around social and environmental values: community values, planet values, and for economic we use blockchain for bringing down transaction costs. Can you elaborate on that?"
55:13 – 58:45
Scott: "Yes. I'm a great believer in terms of blockchain technology: currency that you can use to trade for things in the real world and transmit value. Part of what I heard you ask is 'could we use blockchain for reputation side of currency', and – as I think probably everyone here knows already, blockchain is really just a public ledger of transactions, so there's no reason you can't decide what you want those ledger items to correspond to. I can't think of any direct examples, but I can't see why it couldn't be used in principle to track those kind of ledger items as well, and the advantage that it gives you, is that then your reputation score – and I really like the idea of 'triple the bottom line, so let's pick three metrics: the social, the environmental, the economic – and track in a score there. The advantage a blockchain would give you is that it's publicly verifiable, and there's no central place of failure, which for me – that's pretty critical – there can't be only one organization, or authority that can fiddle with the ledger as they see fit. That makes it much less susceptible to hacking as well, because everyone can verify it. That is one way that you could combine a couple of those aspects. You could have Bitcoin as that real world transaction thing, and then have it checked against another blockchain, that tracks these other aspects. Of course, these different rules about how those values would end up in there. That would have to go through some kind of process. There has to be some audit-able way in which I would get a high environmental score verses a low environmental score."
59:25 – 1:00:44
Arthur: Speaking to Scott's points on using blockchain technology for reputation currency: "The Bitcoin Blockchain is great in that it made visible to people that you could have a decentralized monetary system. The fact that that has spread is great. The idea that you do that through a computer hack and instigate ten minute delays – that kind of stuff – that may not be the best way of instigating fault tolerance, but that kind of of thing, where we can have a decentralized system is vital for the commons. (because) As soon as you centralize it, you basically say that 'this is not something you have in common anymore'. This is something that somebody else has the authority for. That undermines our ability to create a new wealth together in a new kind of commons."
1:00:45 – 1:02:14
Edgar:One short note on Ethereum, there are solutions in there that overcome these problems. I don't know it well, but it does include many of the things we are talking about. It does calculations much faster, bringing back the transaction time to something that is acceptable. I think it's worth a study to see if things that can be used in CM. Since we have Scott in this group, I think he has a task for next time!"
Caroline: "Scott, what say you?!"
1:02:15 – 1:06:55
Scott:"Well, yes! I'm excited about Ethereum as most people. I haven't looked into it much yet, but I'll certainly take this on as a volunteer and look into these particular aspects that I've heard here today, and look at what people have done out there in time for next hangout. That would be useful for me as well."
Thoughts from a contributor:"A peer to peer, values-focused, reputation-based exchange system (is) possible" and moreover, is the key to change. It needs to start small, with people who share the values of people care and planet care. It will become a stigmergic mechanism that creates stability and self-correction, in contrast to the competitive market, which creates instability and destruction.” – Dr Gary Alexander: Author of "eGaia. Link to his manifesto.
How to continue the debate in bringing a united vision to life?
Expanding on information and ideas as shared in The Great Currency Debate so far, proposed future hangouts include:
1) Not Business As Usual: Disruptive business models for a world that can thrive
Initiatives we’ve connected with that share our values and goals for convergence to decentralised, sustainable world include: Sensorica, Loomio, FairCoin, CIC, The MetaCurrency Project, Ceptr, P2P Foundation, VillageLab. How can we collaborate our services, business models and tools?
What would a tripleline economy look like? Perhaps business models can be developed that make an open source product more expensive to purchase, but the transaction is treated like an investment, such that – facilitated by useful licenses and tools, e.g. Peer Production License – as the products sales increase, you earn a proportion of the returns. Join us as we ‘hangout’ together and discuss!
Useful References: Symbid, Equity Crowdfunding
2) Creating The Metrics: Open sharing of your thoughts and ideas.
What metrics do we need to include in a reputation – or ‘user-assessed’ – values-based exchange? One that – as Arthur Brock refers – brings into action “the notion of a deeper wealth, beyond that which is tradeable.” Perhaps they’d include things like: use of local and recycled resources; employment of local people; affordability; usability; longevity and scalability. When it comes to services, maybe: likeness to profile, reliability, sustainable practice employed. How can blockchains help out
Useful Reference: Ethereum
The way I see it – in much the same way that our products and services sold through centralised exchange are influenced by the stock market – reputation and commodity exchange will become interconnected too. i.e. how much value people give to items we ‘trade’ will directly correlate with our reputation. Our reputation will not only be impacted by what we give, but by what we purchase too.
This hangout will provide an opportunity to discuss both panel and contributors ideas.
Useful Resource: Sensorica’s value equation for facilitating open design of products and services.
What parallels can be drawn between metrics used to measure the impact on project investments managed by CM’s Co-op, and those developed for the exchange? Perhaps it makes sense they’ll converge? CM’s model for combining an investment co-op and communications platform to connect members and supporters of ‘disruptive’ projects into a single community, makes it an ideal model through which to explore.
*Pay It Forward: “Project Agreements supported by CM’s Co-op could state that the ROI will be based on value generated, with a means to quantify what's generated in monetary terms. They will be accompanied by a mechanism, whereby – over a period of time – we can 'forgive the investment' to the point where the value of what's created economically, environmentally and socially, exceeds the value of the original debt, and therefore it's considered fully paid, without any need for money to exchange hands.” Warren Te Brugge, Director of Community Projects
The Power Of Language: What should we call it? Triple Line Exchange? Co-worker to Arthur Brock, Eric Harris-Braun, sent a suggestion for using language that points beyond exchange. To quote: “This is for two reasons: 1) a big part of what's wrong with the ‘financial exchange’ system is how it structurally limits us into thinking of wealth creation as only happening in the context of reciprocal exchange. 2) reputation systems are perfect example in that it is impossible to exchange reputation. So perhaps you might try 'wealth building systems' or something else that embodies the difference rather than ‘peer exchange’, which keeps us thinking within the limitations on the monetary/reciprocal context.”
It’s rumored that some $3 trillion dollars for impact investing is up for grabs. Philanthropy from the worlds wealthy elite is increasing too. Creating a buzz around what makes an impactful investment – as is part and parcel to CM – could become an invaluable resource for attracting and increasing the efficacy of funds.
3) Game 4 Change: How can gaming help in establishing a Reputation Exchange?
“Game designers have a lot of ideas for making reputation exchange stronger.” Edgar Kampers.
- To help us ‘get real’, how about a game that helps us identify what we can do? Dreaming of a new world is all well and good, but to get there we need to bridge. During the hangout, we talked about the idea of using role play to identify user behavior: a useful exercise if we’re to build the exchange in the most economic and utilitarian way.
- This hangout will seek to design a role play that: 1) tests our business model; 2) allows us to identify new ideas for helping values based currencies to scale and grow; 3) helps us to develop gaming tools for use in the ‘real world’ exchange.
4)Securing Exchange: Mitigating risk in storing and exchanging alternative currency
Today, people are more concerned than ever about the maintaining control over the the security of financial transactions. What can we do? This hangout will explore potential solutions, such as:
- Measure that keep currency circulating, such as through exchange for other currencies, or purchase of products and services;
- Loaning currency in assets, such as energy;
- Use of blockchain technology in a dual exchange;
- Improve the way we code*
*e.g. Open Data:“A method for building security within data itself such that when we make a financial transaction, no-one can follow – it leaves no trail” – MetaCurrency Project.
5) Disruptive Projects: Who and what should the co-op support?
CM’s Investment Cooperative helps to bring investments into projects that:
Identify needs and test solutions at the local level, operate in a sustainable way;
- Employ local people;
- Implement peer to peer initiatives, such as open design;
- Produce products and services that are both affordable and scalable;
- Give the 99% a means to increase their own livelihoods.
This hangout will discuss projects the co-op is designed to support, and how these projects can be used to assist the development of CM’s Glocalised Hub, in a way that strengthens their potential at the same time.
The hubs network of community based sites makes it an ideal platform for: locally produced Citizen Media; local hackerspaces, to integrate useful tools; p2p financial services, and community-managed programs for securing insurance and loans; local to global product distribution models; local advocacy.
Panelists could include representation from groups such as:
- IDEO.org – 57,000-strong community of creative problem solvers, designers, and social sector innovators;
- Samasource – delivers enterprise digital services through a unique Microwork™ model that harnesses the untapped potential of the world’s poor;
- Engineers4Change – Engineering for Change (E4C) LLC was founded in the spirit of engineers' harnessing a common passion for designing and applying creative technical solutions to a broad range of significant humanitarian challenges.
Useful References: TED talk on 'Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits', Paul Polak and/or Mal Warwick’s Business Solutions To Poverty, Poor Economics.
6) Financial Institutions: Do financial institutions have a role they could play in a sharing economy, such as CM?
Comment from CM’s Cooperative Consultant, Marty Frost: “For me it’s always a conflict in cooperative development between the regulations, conventions and assumptions people have to adopt in order to become a 'real' cooperative unit as recognised by the state, versus what they want to do/be, which is invariably really creative and strong.”
An opportunity to bring together a group from traditional financial institutions – credit unions, insurance agencies and banks – with a panel of experts and ideas being instigated through CM’s Great Debate.
Useful Reference: David Bolliers ‘The Promise of Open Cooperativism’, Sponsorships
7) Comcoins™: Distributing Contributor Returns
How should Comcoins™ be distributed, and how will it be tracked?
- Likes on blogs, comments and forums?
- Activity generated through referrals?
Let us know what you think!
Have Your Say!
An Invitation To Contribute
What metrics do you think we should consider for the exchange?
What subjects, and/or panelists would you like to see in future hangouts?
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