The slideshare (embedded, below) from Netflix titled “Reference Guide on our Freedom & Responsibility Culture” has had half-a-million views, 1500 “favorites” and ~120 comments in the past two years. It’s hardly new. But does it identify Netflix as a sustainable venture?
While I more fully organize my thoughts from the overwhelmsion of the energy of 1,200 buzzing brains at last week’s Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP), I came across my photos of the topics from what many people find to be the most interesting day of the conference, Day 3.
After two days of an over-stuffed, mind-numbing agenda full of heady topics and full-tilt hobnobbing, roughly a third of the group returns for a day with the agenda collectively created by the participants. This process, called Open Space, was expertly facilitated by Jerry Michalski, and the session draws out the topics people want to discuss. From tightly huddled six-person intensives to ranging 40-person explorations, the day exemplifies the open source spirit of the community, a yin to the bustling yang of the previous 48 hours. The next three photos are images of the wall of topics that got discussed. Since each person had already presented their idea by standing up on a stage and speaking to the topic for something like 45 seconds, you’ll just get a snapshot of each discussion. For the full benefit, well, you had to be there. Nonetheless, this should provide a peek into what’s on the mind of the most collaborative third of the thought leaders at the edge of impact investing.
Check out #SoCapCO on twitter to track the discussion of all things related to social enterprise in Colorado. The hashtag’s origin starts at the SoCap conference, but also implies lots of aspects we like about the social enterprise movement, with the multiple meanings for social capital, and the “co” representing Colorado, collaboration, collective and lots of other things we do together.
Social entrepreneurs are often challenged by the legal structure of their new enterprise. These entrepreneurs weigh a long list of pros and cons between for-profit and non-profit. A new entity, the Low-Profit Limited Liability Company (L3C).
People who think their social business concept is too important or too smart to share with people, and needs to be protected from prying eyes and potential copycats will probably not understand what’s going on at Futureshifters right now.