Reflection is good for the soul — or something like that.
For me, work is all human endeavor—the things we choose to make real in the world. But overall, work has increasingly become focused on solving complex problems or creating complex solutions. The mechanical things that are simple, or even complicated, are automated or getting automated, and getting farmed away in different ways.
What's left are these complex problem and creation spaces. What we do is try to help make sure that the way of working—the operating system, the culture, the organization's design—is well-matched to that challenge.
Because right now we mostly operate on a factory model from a hundred years ago, which is all about the linear. What we do at The Ready about adapting to the non-linear. How do they complement each other? I co-founded it with a bunch of like-minded people. And to a certain extent it was and it is.
It's been interesting to see the conference and meetups around the world happen. At the same time, I felt like weak ties meant that people didn't actually collaborate all that much.
They popped in and out. But there weren't a variety of meaningful collaborations happening.
I was much more interested in creating a network with more sharing and a faster learning cycle. So, I created The Ready.
The Ready is about strong ties. The growing consent is that profit is not the be all and end all, and a lot of that is coming from customers. But one of the good things about it is that customers move from simply meeting their needs to thinking about the relationship they have with what they buy, own, and consume.
So not only do I want local bread because I need to eat, but now I have the privilege, as someone who operates in a mature economy, to say, "I would like the bread company to serve the community, to be organic, and to be connected to values that are meaningful to me.
I think that has been driving and accelerating what you're talking about. The political system would beg to differ. And so would legions of employees. So there's a lot of data that something is off.
If you don't have enough of it you're out of the game. But if you think your life is about breathing you're really missing something. I think both of those realizations have manifested at the same time and people want more. Go as far as you want. I have a silly regressive answer and I have a serious answer.
My silly answer is I think that all the American auto manufacturers should just bring back their designs from the '30s, '40s, '50s, and '60s, but with all electric drive.
Wouldn't you want to drive a '66 Lincoln Continental?? My serious answer is that nobody has built an organization at Fortune scale that isn't just completely beholden to shareholders and analysts. I would love to see a truly cooperative, truly participatory organization at a global scale that exists expressly for the purpose of making the world a better place.
The shareholders, most of whom would be employees and customers, would buy into that from day one. Platform co-ops are really interesting to me. A platform co-op version of Uber, or Lyft, or DoorDash would be very, very interesting.
What if we could all just say, "You know what? Facebook isn't really serving us all that well as a society.Should You Write One Story A Day?
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