Sharing You Are Looking For

The “sharing economy” has already been co-opted by the “let’s extract wealth from everywhere” virus. I guess bottom of the pyramid (BOP) wasn’t paying high enough returns at a fast enough rate.

Listen folks, if it is not peer to peer, but instead has some pyramid where a few people at the top make loads of cash on it, than it is NOT the sharing you were looking for.

This is not the sharing economy you were looking for...

It is not the sharing economy you were looking for…

The sharing you are looking for is about maintaining or improving your quality of life by connecting with peers to optimize your access to the resources and experiences you need and can provide. That is why we talk about Peers Incorporated, a Peer to Peer Society, and the Peer to Peer Foundation.

Standard of Living has been going down, at least in the US, since the 70s. Your money doesn’t go as far. You can still have a good life. Connect with your peers to share. Join us at Cooperation 2015.

Jean Russell is a culture hacker, facilitator, speaker, and writer. Jean navigates clients through the crucial questions of creating and nurturing collaborators and networks to develop healthy and productive relationships and organizational culture. Jean does operations in the background and social design in the foreground. As a founder of the thrivability movement and a premier expert on collective thriving, Jean speaks to and with social innovators, builders, and edge-riders from Malmo to Melbourne, and London to San Francisco. Demonstrating collaboration, she curated, "Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch" in 2010 with 70 inspiring people. She wrote "Thrivability: Breakthroughs for a World That Works" (Triarchy Press, 2013).

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About This Site

Cooperation 2015 started as an announcement and resource for a p2p conference that was held at the Institute of Cultural Affairs Greenrise Learning Laboratory in Chicago on February 28, 2015.

A broad spectrum of people interested in alternative economies, cooperatives, sustainability, etc. came together to share our experiences, visions, ideas and to network with each other. Documentation about the event can be found here.

Please take a look around. If this interests you, sign up for the site and we'll let you know about future events and other ways to participate.
Check out Ted Wysocki's (the new CEO at the Institute of Cultural Affairs) blog post about Cooperation2015 on U2CANDO