This is important to emphasise.
I hope that what I am proposing does not come across as some authoritarian centrally planned approach. I’m doing something seriously wrong if my ideas come across that way
I’m sharing some perspective having worked in highly effective, self organising product and marketing teams. Also at a grassroots community level, being involved in Occupy and other non-violent civil disobedience based activism. Strategy is an agreed upon approach to achieving a vision. Tactical activities evolve through experiments.
A strategy is not about having a dictated plan. Common ways of working emerge as properties of the team when there is shared and agreed upon purpose. But I don’t think we will get consensus on ways of working and that is ok, disparate activities will always be present.
I think we are talking about approaching it in the same way. All I am saying is those small groups have a higher chance of success if they are highly coordinated in the pursuit of mutually agreed upon aims. Sometime these aims need to be made explicit and clear. Freely associating individuals of course do what they want. I’m an advocate for this and have practiced this even to the extent of small scale anarchy in my ventures. To varying success. Leaderless groups, driven by enlightened self interest, if let to self organised over a long enough time horizon will tend toward common approaches and aims.
Through small incremental changes over long enough time horizons order emerges from chaos.
Ultimately all of this is an argument about effectiveness in the direction of energy. A motivated group of people with the ability to execute towards shared objectives are powerful.
The whole chicken egg problem is also common to platform ecosystems (2-sided and multisided market places). For those interested the Network Effects Bible is good reading. The Platform Ecosystem Toolkit is also full of useful resources and frameworks to think about this.
Agree. The SAFE Network App and Browser will be interesting for people but apps that create meaningful outcomes for people is what is important. Which is why attracting developers and product people is crucial.
But back to marketing efforts.
Teams building on Open Banking and data portability/mobility initiatives. These teams are looking to:
- De-risk consumer data storage and have privacy and security capabilities reasonably taken care of
- Be seen as progressive and building trustworthy tech into their stack
These organisations are looking to bring decentralised and human centric tech into their product discovery workstreams. I am working with some large multibillion dollar cap companies that want to use things like decentralised identifiers, explore using uPort, blockstack etc. When the SAFE tech is ready I will make sure it is in their consideration set.
Good to see lively debate on all this from forum members!