Yesterday I went to watch the premier of Zeitgeist III - Moving Forward. There was going to be a session of Q&A at the end of the movie with people who are involved with the Australian charter of the Zeitgeist Movement, so I made sure that I had my attention on what the movie was telling me.
In the end, I felt that I had to talk about the Social Financial Institution project in one way or another, but I wasn't sure how or where to start from. I don't particularly enjoy public speaking in my foreign language, so I was struggling to put my ideas together before the Q&A session. I finally concluded that it is necessary to create a presentation with the general ideas of the project. What we want, why we want [you] to participate and how you may decide to do so.
Few days ago I ordered the books Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers and Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences. I wasn't convinced that I was going to use 'Resonate' in the near future, but I think I'll make use of that one before thinking about the Business Model Process.
Thomas Greco suggested to me that I should gather a core team for this project. I agree that if I want the whole process to be truly democratic, I need to 'seduce' as much people as possible so that it is a big group who makes decisions, not only the few of us. Thinking about it during the movie, I thought that with the ones that are already part of the team in the project platform plus those who will be slowly coming, we should agree on what the project actually is about and create a presentation. Once the presentation is ready, each of us would be able to use it in their own space and time to invite more people to work in the Business Plan Generation. The presentation would be like the official open and viral invitation. I see myself using it to give speeches about the project to invite and inspire people to create a new structure. And I see our initial group completely engaged and committed to use the presentation to invite others because it says what we want it to say, it reflects us and we all feel comfortable with using it and its content. This may mean that the 27th of November dateline may not be to present the Business Plan and project pilot but something else...whatever we achieve in this time. Maybe the presentation!!
Currently, everyone involved in the project workstream is named a contributor, except me, who just because I created it and have been updating it, am a Core Team member and administrator, which may change in the future if people so decide. So according to how much someone participates and so on, the team would decide by itself who becomes part of core team, which is a built-in feature of BetterMeans and I love it.
Hope to see you around and remember, if you want to be involved, even if you just want to be an spectator in the platform, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you an invitation.