I have thought about issues related to “Motivational Characteristics of Marketplace Participants” for quite some time already. Although that title is already quite long, I think I need to narrow down what I intend to write about today even more. I want to contrast two instances of marketplaces — one from the past, the other… Continue reading Motivational Characteristics of Marketplace Participants
Us OR Them — Whose Job is it to GTFO?
I am more or less clean — I wash my hands regularly, bathe regularly, I stay safe, … whether I do so more or less than the average human, I don’t know. Yet I do go above and beyond what ordinary folks do on a regular basis. Ordinary folks do not normally take measures to… Continue reading Us OR Them — Whose Job is it to GTFO?
Decentralization of Marketplaces
At this moment in Germany, perhaps the very last “department store” chain is on the verge of bankruptcy. That isn’t very remarkable — unless you consider that the business model is essentially the same as the business model which is replacing it: Amazon is basically a department store. The main advance in technology introduced by… Continue reading Decentralization of Marketplaces
Having written a few posts for the (German language) project I started a few weeks ago, I want to share a little bit about my experience so far. The concept Gegenüber.NET is based on has a lot to do with concepts which in English are addressed with words like “community” or “collaboration” … although my… Continue reading Collaborateurs
Some Market Price is Probably More or Less Accurate at Some Moment in Some Marketplace (& Socio BIZ Rule #2)
Over the past few weeks, I have asked my readers to come along on rather intellectual exercises. Now I feel the time is right to begin turning our fitness journey towards some practical, “real life” results — basically applications and insights into the way the world actually works (according to my theories 😉 ). Note… Continue reading Some Market Price is Probably More or Less Accurate at Some Moment in Some Marketplace (& Socio BIZ Rule #2)
Moving Out Beyond Levels of Data
I have been trying to review some of my disparate ideas, mulling them over in order to reach some kind of synthesis. Again since most of these ideas seem to be kind of controversial, even just mentioning one of them very likely would trip up the argument severely, simply because most of my audience —… Continue reading Moving Out Beyond Levels of Data
Social Business Regulation: Introduction & Socio BIZ Rule #1
Over the weekend, I spent an entire day working on what I will present today as Socio BIZ Rule #1 for Social Business — but first let me backtrack a little bit about how I got to this place. If you have been following along with chapters 1-20, then you are already quite up to… Continue reading Social Business Regulation: Introduction & Socio BIZ Rule #1
What is the Primary Goal of Social Business?
I want to pick up where we left the discussion at the conclusion of the last chapter … in the next chapter. Here and now I would like to attempt a first approximation of the primary goal of “social business”. Let me point out that I do not “own” this phrase — except and insofar… Continue reading What is the Primary Goal of Social Business?