Archive for March, 2012
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What my friends had to say:
Nah, too many people prefer to be employees. Stability beats opportunity.
There is only stability in corporatism because it has rooted itself in our lives over the last 400 years. When EIC was first established it had its hard times, many believed that the corporate world would never survive because it would be the death of creativity. Back then people lived and died on creativity, if you weren’t creative you were a beggar in the gutter. No one understood how you could increase value without creativity, except a few men who first pitched the multi-million dollar loan to the bank of England. After less than a year of operation they went back to a large central European bank for a bailout (once again worth millions of dollars, and over 400 years ago). EIC ended up successful in their endeavor to squeeze value out of time. On average the corporate world has managed to squeeze a 4% value increase out of their work force every year, compounding, for the last 400 years. Wal-Mart was the most successful at leveraging local governments (that gave them free land just to have the opportunity for them to build there), state governments (that often gave them 0 taxes for up to 10 years for building new stores), federal governments (both US and China that helped to subsidize their manufacture and shipping costs). The success of Wal-Mart forced other corporations to keep up, then the house of cards started to crumble in the late 90′s. It’s a little known story, but the corporate world has been slipping for nearly 15 years now… it’s why over 11,000 new pages of law are added to the books every year. Corporations are trying to keep themselves relevant with the forceful arm of their conglomerate (the government). However, the government is broke… so people have to go somewhere.
It is unlikely that any of us will see in our lifetime the full potential of collaborative efforts… There is a lot that must happen before we do.
I do agree with you most people just want to be told what to do. Before the corporate world we had the feudal lord system, both center around a few people telling large groups of people what to do. These small businesses that emerge in the collaborative effort will need workers to update their sites, pick up supplies, deliver finished goods, etc. But I really think we’re headed away from the corporate world, and more into an artist driven collaborative approach.
The corporate model, born in 1600 with the East India Company, is dying out. Don’t get me wrong, they’re fighting tooth and nail to try and legislate their way into relevance… you see big business needs big government to survive, and vice versa. Unfortunately for all of them, while they had a good 400+ year run, the next big thing is coming. With the internet and lessons we’ve learned from corporations everybody has the opportunity to be their own boss. Through collaboration efforts I’d be willing to bet that in the next 10-20 years we’ll start seeing everything from cars, to movies being produced on large scale by small independent home based businesses working through collaboration efforts across the country, and across the world.
What makes me think this? Well, the world is shifting towards collaborative efforts for proof just look to Torrents, eBay, Pinterest, Google AdWords, Etsy, Prosper, heck even the large corporate retail shops allow small independent contractors to sell through their sites (Amazon, NewEgg). It’s easier now for a person to make money from home than ever… and do so with creative designs. In the corporate model efficiency of design and building was key this next wave is going to be seen as a rebirth of creativity and art in the items we use daily. While most of these efforts are still very small independent groups of 1 or 2 people making a living off of one larger corporate site… that’s about to change. Once we establish a place for people to collaborate and work on their projects together for example in vehicular manufacturing from home it will need to be a conglomeration of engineers, tradesmen, financiers, etc. But we’ve already seen this established with some open source car designs that are being build… just small scale… once it goes larger scale we’ll start seeing the big government, big business model die out.
Some times being Mr. Work From Home Dad can be a pain… from my son’s obsession with yogurt… or his inability to finish a container of yogurt before getting 5 more out of the fridge. To the frusterations with trying to teach him to read… or rather getting him to sit still long enough to read a full story to him. I think he’s got the first three pages of every book he owns memorized… beyond that it’s anybodies guess if he’ll still be around, trying to rip the pages, or jumping on the back of the couch. Luckily I’m not alone, I’ve got some help from Scholastic! They’ve got over 15,000 teaching worksheets that go from Preschool Worksheets which are great for me right now, all the way through 8th grade. Preschool Worksheets give me a few minutes of peace where I can give my son some crayons, these great preschool worksheets, and let him go at it! Then I can get a few minutes of work done online! Wait… no… I spoke too soon he’s writing on the walls… Awww man, don’t eat the crayons!!!
Been working on coding stuff for The Bible Animated, when it hit me. Well, there’s a lot that goes into how/what hit me… but I’ve been going at this project kind of in a wrong fashion. So over the coming weeks and months I’ve got some re-writing of the database to do, as well as expanding the scope of the project. It’s hard to describe as I’m not 100% organized in my thoughts… stuff is coming out in jumbled up clumps that are in no way shape or form orderly. I’m thinking of adding a points system… to keep people active in the projects. Points may not be real money, but they can be just as addicting as real money (and some would argue that our fiat currency is nothing more than a points system that doesn’t necessarily increase with the amount of work you do).
Since Change.org bought out my old favorite PetitionOnline.com I get emails constantly about big petitions that have been put up… all with a heart wrenching story behind it… The latest is Henry, who suffered a horrible heart attack went into a coma, but has since recovered! Now his insurance policy has run out… When you sign that dotted line to get your coverage there’s a maximum amount they will pay in black and white… Seems simple enough, he’s asking for help from people across the globe… wait… nope… He’s asking us to force his insurance company to keep paying. Now I would have no problem donating $50 or more to a recovery fund for this man… but I will NOT sign a petition that forces hundreds of other people to pay for his care. We have a problem in this country where we make villains out of every business or corporation out there… Forcing them to continue paying for this mans care is forcing a thousand nameless, faceless people who have insurance policies with the same company to either go without care, or pay higher premiums… neither of which I can consciously do. I’m against health insurance personally in that it makes no sense… If your employer is paying for it, so be it, that’s all well and good… but for yourself… why would you pay for insurance? Every business is in business for one very simple purpose… to make money. An insurance company has thousands of employees all of which make a salary from your monthly payment, it pays out to other people from your monthly payment… but at the end of the day the average person pays more in than they will ever get out. If we didn’t pay more in than we got out it wouldn’t work! The simplest way to solve this problem is to put that $600+ a month into a savings account, then none of your bottom line gets eaten away by employees etc. and you earn interest on it! What a concept! Insurance leverages the power of collective payments… but if you’re not getting the benefits from it why pay it? Are you so afraid of living that you will gladly give away a large portion of your income just to potentially protect yourself from the unknown, thus reducing your ability to live life to its fullest.