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Tue May 3, 2016
OSE no is an education organization. Specifically it's a Distributive Enterprise organization. Moreover we are an education and Manufacturing organization. Division is to build an open-source Village. From the business perspective likely form of that is a campus or research and Eco Industrial Park. Eco Industrial Park. Division is to have no employees only executives perhaps in the form of Partnerships or tenants. It would have to be residential for some time so that we demonstrate a functioning Society like a college campus which is residential accept it has a real economy built in meeting production not only education. Other elements include ecological broad-scale regeneration or land stewardship. The main vision is to create responsible stewards of the Earth's resources buy integrated design and interdisciplinary approach. One of the main challenges is culture fit and responsibilities. With responsible participants Performance Management is not an issue this could be implemented as an education campus with entrepreneurs in Residence as faculty and participation in production by the students also applying Xtreme Manufacturing as a model for Revenue generation from two streams from education and production. We are looking at doing for manufacturing and production and housing and any productive sector that which Wikipedia has done for knowledge that is democratize production and disrupt the manufacturing model from the typical unskilled alienation 2 responsible participation. In the next three years the optimal scenario would be to attract one or two Mohr partners and to begin the education program with the curriculum as well as regular ongoing workshops. The goal is to franchise this open-source throughout the world 2 viral replication that means tens of thousands of facilities like this across the globe within 20 years to create 8 trillion dollar effort possibly as large as about 50 trillion accounting for about 50% of the world's economy.1-800-Got-Disruption for movement entrepreneurs. Thus, the recruiting has to be high quality. Specifically, this is Thiel Fellows and Y Combinator with ethics - land ethics and open source.
Mon Mar 4, 2016
Heavyweight product management of Toyota and OSPD is a good idea for complex projects. With this, a 100 Leverage Ratio is a desired goal,converting a $100k operation into a $1M operation, and $10M operation pending training of managers. With this in mind, an enhanced recruiting function as in Rare Genomics Istitute by Dr. Jimmy Lin. Coupled with quick rapport check-in, for next meetings occurring when 100 leverage ratio is obtained.
Thu Feb 25, 2016
Pivoting to Enterprise centric approach. That means we start with "$100k enterprises" and economic analyses as the starting point to motivate positive capital feedback loops for continued development. Seeking facility manager EIR (design of 25% time in facility mgmt, 25% earning, and rest in visionary work along lines of self-determination theory), production manager EIR, and farmer scientist EIR.
Wed Feb 17, 2016
Learned about the distinction between philosophical alignment and entrepreneurial alignment. Those who share a philosophical outlook with OSE do not necessarily have the entrepreneurial mindset and level of commitment that is required to accomplish goals by doing whatever is necessary to get the work done.
Thu Oct 8, 2015
Committed to thought leadership in concentration of economic power vs it's distribution. Facts and figures by sector. And therefore historical perspective.
Fri Oct 2, 2015
Started commitment to effective interactive video communication with clickable links in YouTube, renders, effective 3D walkthroughs, infographics, face time, screencast, kdenlive, title screen, and credits. Natron or PowToons for aftereffects.
Tue Sep 15, 2015
Started Power Electronics Construction Set.
Wed Sep 9, 2015
Started prep for the first aquaponics workhsop, dated for Nov 6-11, 2015.
Tue Aug 11, 2015
It is becoming clear how important basic collaboration structure, and collaborative literacy in communicating that structure, is to the project. Basics include Work Log, and Development Template such that now any project can be found readily on wiki. Google Docs are used for collaborative edit. I see a case for an Entrepreneur in Residence program, piloted with 6 people then done with 12 - where we all pull together, and tuition funds the process. 3-6 month time scale for full prototyping and deployment of one technology including distributive enterprise. On the collaboration front, advisors and high level collaborators who are already doing same things (such as Ashoka people at Collaborators page) - that's where the rubber hits the road - pending the social entrepreneurs having open culture. Recent conversation with Alexander Slocum reveals how backwards center of excellence academic thinking is in terms of collaborative literacy, which is the core reason why I left academia for open source. I found academia to be the antithesis of open source.
Mon Jun 29, 2015
When I spoke to Allan Savory at Permaculture Voices this year, he piqued my interest with his experience on the diffusion of new ideas. He mentioned the work of Saul Ashby about how mental models change. The comment is that public opinion must change before institutions change. The real question is - what is the definition of public opinion? Is that the .0001%? The 1%? The 5, 10, or 20%? Above 20%? What percentage is the Joe Sixpack? Cultural Creative is 20%. This is critical insight for any movement entrepreneur.
Sun Jun 28, 2015
As a result of Webinars, it appears that the excitement does not lie in the DevelopmentvMethod, but product. It always has been. So a shift to focusing around production enterprise has to be the way to move forward. This addresses the livelihood question. Development atechnique does not address livelihood in the immediate sense.
The next milestone for FeF is to recruit the first ever self-sustaining on-site collaborator. The idea would be for that person to run workshops. It appears this will be feasible when Brick Press, Power Cube, MicroTrac, Gasifier, and CNC Torch will be fully deployed. That right there is a powerful fabrication package.
A favorable scenario would be developing the first priority - agriculture. If this person knows how to build the Microtractor, and use CNC torch, and 3d model with a printer, FreeCAD, etc - they can be self-directed into high level R&D work - the key is providing sufficient direction and training, matching the skill level to the person.
There could be a 2 weeks ag/ 2 weeks running workshops every month. There would have to be a serious vetting process - maybe workshop to volunteer on site for a month at expenses paid of $15/day - to qualify for a deep immersion program. The program would offer substantive skills in agriculture and technology. From cad to Rapid prototyping to Machine Construction Set to energy to GIS to breeding.
The critical missing link is still training materials. Maybe the best way to attain organizational collaborative literacy is to write a curriculum - the teaching part - from where the goals and methodology are clarified. One major block right now is the lack of collaborative ecology. The methods and techniques of development are not clear - a persistent block. Specifically - I have not seen anyone skilled in modular breakdown, interface design, and parallel process design for product development. Thus, with little common ground, it is too steep a learning curve for someone to come up with parallel process design.
The next step on the parallel process design aspect of collaborative literacy is to define the methodology. Then, do a pilot course. If the results are favorable, as demonstrated by the ability of a leader to emerge to run a parallel dev process - then we have succeeded on two fronts. One is method of development. Two is the necessary leadership to spread the method. This is essentially a technology transfer question.
The outcome would be, for example, that a mass parallel process is begun to fulfill the open source Aquaponics project. Or nursery. Or Machine Construction Set.
To summarize, it is all about Training Program Development as the next frontier for stacking livelihoods behind GVCS development. Curriculum is key, collaborative literacy training is key - which is a mixture between tools , method, and biz dev.
Thu Jun 11, 2015
Today marks the shift to building a community development effort based on complete teams, as opposed to lean teams. We are still considering lean operation, however, we will be ramping up the recruiting function to make teams more complete. Incomplete teams are a persistent weak point of the project. Economic sufficiency is currently progressing well with the Extreme Manufacturing Workshop Model.
Wed May 6, 2015
This year marks the start of team building and training for creating high performing teams. The benefit is learning leadership and peak performance towards becoming Integrated Humans. The practice is doing world-changing work of creating Collaborative Literacy - one of core Literacy topics.