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The Nanocorp Primer Series
How 'Small is Good' Unleashes the 'Other Side' of Capitalism
2015 Update: Many years have passed since Timlynn and I actively pursued Sohodojo. Those years were "life interrupted" as we both faced stage 4 cancer battles and have, so far at least, won a few Bonus Rounds. To this end of #PayingItForward for the Gift of Life, we're essentially re-entering the world by living our lives as much as we can by the ideas we tried so hard to help gain traction at the start of the New Millennium. We'll be mining this site for "oldies but goodies" as we engage in our "Influence Without Authority" Portfolio Lives in the Citizen Science and Citizen History domains. For more about what we do now, please visit FactMiners.org and The Softalk Apple Project, and follow us on Twitter at @Jim_Salmons and @TimlynnBabitsky.
-: Jim & Timlynn :-
The Nanocorp Primer is a
growing resource of Big Picture presentations about nanocorps and their relationship to the dynamics of the New Economy.
We're scrambling to add opinion polling, reader comments and suggest-a-link features to these presentations. We really want to know what you are thinking, too! In the meantime, you are welcome to send us your comments in an email.
- No.1 - The Road Less Traveled and Where It Leads -- How "Ruthlessly Small" is Derived from First Principles in a Nanocorp World
This is the closest thing we've written to a 'What we believe' statement. Just as there is matter and anti-matter, we believe there is an untapped 'Small (and Accurate) is Good' dimension to the New Economy that is a natural and necessary complement to the excesses of the 'Bigger and Faster' basis of the dot-com Gold Rush.
- No. 2 - Old Economy Venture Capital, New Economy Venture Capital: A Nanocorp Perspective -- It's All a Matter of How You Put the Pieces Together and How You Look at the Great Game of Business
In the not-too-distant future, venture capitalists will balance their portfolios by adding investments in entrepreneurial free agents (AKA, talented independent professionals, nanocorps, professional change insurgents) along with their conventional corporate plays.
There's also a TechSIG
undercurrent in this presentation about role/actor executable business modeling
at it pertains to our proposed exploratory learning environment, The Nanocorp Game
- No.3 - Role/Actor Scenario Patterns: A Model-driven Approach to Entrepreneurial Free Agent 'Elastic Networking'
This is primarily a TechSIG design note, but non-tech readers are invited to wade in. As an example of a role/actor scenario pattern, we look at 'The A-Team and the Sandbox'. This example pattern demonstrates how role/actor executable business models enable nanocorp replication (AKA New Economy "job creation").
- No. 4 - Shamrocks and Nanocorps: Bridging the Digital Divide with 'Small is Good' Business Webs presents a strategy for using 'Small is Good' organization dynamics to open up a new category of entrepreneurial opportunity in the U.S. Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities. Learn how Charles Handy's 'Shamrock' organization model plays a part in shaping the 'Small is Good' business webs which can bridge the Digital Divide.
- No. 5 - Nanocorps in the Dream Society: How 'Small is Good' Business Webs Will Compete in the Story-driven Marketplaces of the 21st Century examines the hypotheses of world-class futurist, Rolf Jensen, to better understand the unique competitive advantage that nanocorps and our 'Small is Good' Business Webs bring to the emerging imagination-based, story-driven marketplaces of what Jensen calls the Dream Society.
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