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The Tao of WAO
49 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Episode 04: Look a pine tree!
Digital Detox * The Useless Agony of Going Offline (or, as Laura retitled, "Feelings I've never had.") > https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-useless-agony-of-going-offline * Remote workers work longer, not more efficiently - https://www.economist.com/business/2021/06/10/remote-workers-work-longer-not-more-efficiently * The State of Independence 2021 - https://contra.com/freelance-industry-report-2021/ * 4 day work week helps fight climate change > https://www.fastcompany.com/90641406/need-another-reason-to-switch-to-a-4-day-work-week-it-helps-fight-climate-change * How to recover from burnout - https://thoughtshrapnel.com/2021/06/06/how-to-recover-from-burnout/ * How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives - https://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2021/06/03/pandemic-silver-linings/ Quotation of the week “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” ― Rachel Carson *Pronounceable email address - https://thoughtshrapnel.com/2021/06/12/a-point-based-system-for-email-address-pronounceability/
52 minutes | May 20, 2021
ToW - Episode 03: Geriatric Millennials?
SHOW NOTES Episode 03: Geriatric Millennials What we're working on - Participate KBW: https://trello.com/b/MA1Purq1/participate-kbw - How we use Trello: https://twitter.com/WeAreOpenCoop/status/1394303506081886211?s=20 - Gradu.al - social learning: https://gradu.al - Co-op day: https://pad.weareopen.coop/p/coopdays-Q2-2021 - Catalyst Long Covid brief: https://thecatalyst.smapply.io/prog/long_covid/?brief=Creating+a+library+of+assets+for+organisations+supporting+people+with+Long+COVID - WAO turns five: https://blog.weareopen.coop/wao-turns-five-30747f4df0f9 Games and creativity - Terms & Conditions game: https://termsandconditions.game - UX testing thing: https://cantunsee.space - Richard Scarry reinvented: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/522628731757862228/ - Gitcoin shitposter: https://cryptocurrencyjobs.co/marketing/gitcoin-meme-artist-shitposter-community-manager/ - TikTok creativity: https://twitter.com/GAdam56/status/1391596927058382849 Generations - If you were born between 1977 and 1983, there’s a new name for you: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/you-were-born-between-1977-1983-theres-new-name-rafael-tercarolli - In the war between millennials and baby boomers we have forgotten about the work-hard, play-hard Generation X: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/millenials-generation-x-baby-boomers-a7570326.html - Why Generation X will save the web: https://webdevlaw.uk/2021/01/30/why-generation-x-will-save-the-web - Why the Hybrid Workforce of the Future Depends on the ‘Geriatric Millennial’: https://index.medium.com/why-the-hybrid-workforce-of-the-future-depends-on-the-geriatric-millennial-6f9ff4de1d23 (21 April 2021) Coins and concepts - Dan Hon's newsletter: https://newsletter.danhon.com - Coin Carbon Cap: https://coincarboncap.com - Live like a hydra: https://busterbenson.com/blog/2013/08-24-live-like-a-hydra Quotation of the week "[When] the available energy and resources can no longer maintain the existing level of complexity, the civilization begins to consume itself by borrowing from the future and feeding off the past, thereby preparing the way for an eventual implosion." (William Ophuls, quoted in 'How Everything Can Collapse')
50 minutes | May 20, 2021
ToW - Episode 02: Alone Time
SHOW NOTES Episode 02: Alone Time What we're working on - WAO site redesign: https://weareopen.coop (redesign) https://blog.weareopen.coop/wao-turns-five-30747f4df0f9 (blog) - Definition project (Catalyst): https://blog.weareopen.coop/thats-a-wrap-2c6bd649968c - Sector Challenge 9 (Catalyst): https://medium.com/sector-challenge-9-claiming-universal-credit - Extinction FYI: https://extinction.fyi - Privacy Garden: https://privacy.garden - 3 ways to gain control of your Twitter feed: https://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2021/05/11/3-ways-to-gain-control-of-your-twitter-feed Books and concepts - How Everything Can Collapse(book: https://bookshop.org/books/how-everything-can-collapse-a-manual-for-our-times/9781509541393 - Value Proposition Design(book) https://www.strategyzer.com/books/value-proposition-design - Sociocracy: https://outlandish.com/workshop-sociocracy-and-better-decision-making Other mentions: * "Sustainable" NFT marketplace - https://www.hicetnunc.xyz/about * Buy and Sell Tweets - https://v.cent.co/ * Autism is a “disorder” only because the world is neurotypical - https://andarilhoacordado.medium.com/autism-is-a-disorder-only-because-the-world-is-neurotypical-45788160950c * Why the Most Intelligent People Love Spending Time Alone - https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/why-most-intelligent-people-love-spending-time-alone.html?cid=sf01003 Quotation of the week: "Creativity is part of human nature. It can only be untaught." —Ai Weiwei
43 minutes | May 20, 2021
ToW - Episode 01: Cooperativism
SHOW NOTES Episode 1: Cooperativism We're going to kick off the Tao of WAO with a podcast centered on one of our favourite-ISMs, Cooperativism. Over the coming episodes, we'll address other -isms, -ologies or -ations, we have loads of ideas for this segment, but cooperatism felt like a natural place to start. - What a co-operative is - Why they're radically different - How you can think a little differently about your work life Segments include: - What does it mean to be a Co-operative? - How do you form a co-operative? - Everything is derogatory - What we've been paying attention to Links we reference: - International Cooperative Alliance: https://www.ica.coop/en/cooperatives/what-is-a-cooperative - Wikipedia List of co-ops: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cooperatives - Companies House: https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/10150608 - STIR to action magazine: https://www.stirtoaction.com/ - Iceberg: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PDywu9nSAzgp877T0jmy4B_pRaWj2pw1osYGb4tYMZo/edit#slide=id.ga99302db4a_0_6 - Platform co-ops: https://platform.coop - Co-ops UK: https://www.uk.coop/start-new-co-op/support/start-platform-co-op/why-platform-co-ops Books & initiatives we talk about: - Ours to Hack and to Own: https://www.orbooks.com/catalog/ours-to-hack-and-to-own/ - https://www.idler.co.uk/product/how-to-be-idle-paperback-signed-edition/ - 4 day workweek: https://www.4dayweek.co.uk - Bullshit jobs - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullshit_Jobs
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