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Steve Wright (Conches)
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The Cluetrain
The Cluetrain Manifesto In 1999, Chris Locke, Doc Searls, David Weinberger and Rick Levine wrote the brilliant  Cluetrain Manifesto  in which they argued  95 theses  the first of which was "Markets are conversations".  They went on to describe the nature of...
The Cluetrain Manifesto In 1999, Chris Locke, Doc Searls, David Weinberger and Rick Levine wrote the brilliant Cluetrain Manifesto in which they argued 95 theses the first of which was "Markets are conversations".  They went...
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We have an inequitable network that is producing un-natural or perverted inequality. One way to address this problem is to redistribute value. That is what our inequitable economy has been doing since about the 70's - redistributing value to the rich. We should re-redistribute value to those with less. We should also create a more equitable economic infrastructure. This is why you should care about the block chain. +Gideon Rosenblatt 
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Good one, +Steve Wright. I'm still not as deep on blockchain as I would like to be, given how important I believe it along with smart contracts are going to be. I'd not heard about NASDAQ hiring Chain.com - that's interesting. 

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Spent an evening learning about the #BlockChain. One very interesting tidbit is that Chain.com, a block chain platform company, has NASDAQ as a customer. The "what if's" are wonderful. What if NASDAQ transactions moved to the Block Chain. Would that make high frequency and black box trading obsolete exploits? An architecture switch from hub and spoke to distributed would radically curtail the privilege of and abuse by those who previously had the shortest spokes. Selling and clearing would happen in the same transaction in a fraction of the time (10mins vs. 3 days). Records would be artifacts of transactions and not instructions to be completed. It could be hugely democratizing - bringing investment to anyone.

Chain is a powerful block chain API that makes it easy to build Bitcoin applications.
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Why must I feel like this today?
I'm a soldier, but afraid sometimes
To face the things that may
Block the sun from shining rays
And fill my life with shades of grey
Still I long to find a way
So today I pray for grace

- Michael Franti
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The Cluetrain Manifesto team just cam out with New Clues.

"We all like mass entertainment. Heck, TV’s gotten pretty great these days, and the Net lets us watch it when we want. Terrific. But we need to remember that delivering mass media is the least of the Net’s powers. The Net’s super-power is connection without permission. Its almighty power is that we can make of it whatever we want. It is therefore not time to lean back and consume the oh-so-tasty junk food created by Fools and Marauders as if our work were done. It is time to breathe in the fire of the Net and transform every institution that would play us for a patsy. An organ-by-organ body snatch of the Internet is already well underway. Make no mistake: with a stroke of a pen, a covert handshake, or by allowing memes to drown out the cries of the afflicted we can lose the Internet we love. We come to you from the years of the Web’s beginning. We have grown old together on the Internet. Time is short. We, the People of the Internet, need to remember the glory of its revelation so that we reclaim it now in the name of what it truly is.

David Weinberger
Doc Searls
January 8, 2015"
Hear, O Internet. It has been sixteen years since our previous communication. In that time the People of the Internet — you and me and all our friends of friends of friends, unto the last Kevin Bacon — have made the Internet an awesome place, filled with wonders and portents.
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BNP Parabas says Block Chain could make trading firms redundant. 
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Interesting thoughts from Fred Wilson on the difficulty of balancing on the edge of user-contributed - and moderated - media networks. Note that he believes the time may soon be here when a fully distributed version of such a network may be viable, thanks, in part, to blockchain technology. The +Synereo ​team has been ahead of the curve on this front.

“It may be that there is no viable middle ground between a centrally controlled media platform and an entirely decentralized media platform,” he noted, referencing the type of entity he believes Reddit is becoming versus the type of platform many of its users want it to be. “You are either going to police the site or you are going to build something that cannot be policed even if you want to.”

That uncontrollable site is coming, he says, and will “most likely will be built on the blockchain.”
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“But there is also a very interesting opportunity to build a truly decentralized media platform,” he added. “I am not sure it will be a good business. I am not sure it will even be a business. But it can be a very powerful community and platform.”
It may be that there is no viable middle ground between a centrally controlled and an entirely decentralized media platform.
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  • Claremont Graduate University
    Education, 1990 - 1991
    MA Educatiom
  • Pomona College
    English, Creative Writing, 1983 - 1987
  • El camino High School
    1979 - 1983
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Learning to value what happens between the nodes
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Nonprofit leader, network builder, anti-poverty crusader
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  • EARN.org
    CEO, 2015 - 2015
  • grameen foundation
    VP Poverty Tools and Insights, 2012 - 2014
  • Grameen Foundation
    Director, Social Performance Management Center, 2010 - 2013
  • Salesforce.com Foundation
    Director of Technology and Innovation, 2000 - 2010
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