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The Long Game: Reflections on OuiShare Fest 2016

I’m just back from this year’s OuiShare Fest, the annual gathering focused on social and economic innovations that are collaborative, decentralized, and open-source. This year’s theme was After the Gold … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

OuiShare Fest Edition#4: After the Gold Rush

Hard to believe it’s been 4 years since I got involved with the OuiShare community and attended the very first OuiShare Fest (thanks to a tip from Annie Leonard). I … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday OuiShare

May 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

One I Watch: Janine Benyus

I met Janine years ago at a Biomimicry fundraiser in San Francisco. She struck me as brilliant yet humble. Bloomberg just did this beautifully clear short video on her during … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

POC21 Offspring

POC21 projects Faircap and Sunzilla and Showerloop have had a baby: a solar-powered water-purification plant that fits in a backpack and can filter enough water for 100 people. Man, I … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

One I Watch: Taiye Selasi

I got to meet this force of nature at a TED salon in Berlin last year. In a crowd–and a city–that clothes itself entirely in shades of black, she wore … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

One I Watch: Michel Bauwens

A mainstay in my OuiShare community, Michel Bauwens, peer-to-peer movement pioneer and founder of the P2P Foundation, remains virtually unknown to my people in the US, despite obvious potential synergy. … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Lost Waters of Cape Town

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Radical Care

“The most anti-capitalist protest is to care for another and to care for yourself. To take on the historically feminized and therefore invisible practice of nursing, nurturing, caring. To take … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Straw into gold

The New York Times columnist David Brooks (whose writing about resume values vs. eulogy values pleased me) recently read Find Me Unafraid (the most recent Book Doula-supported baby!) In this … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · Leave a comment