[This Could Be Our Future] E–pub ✓ Yancey Strickler


Er mentions this obvious pointNot making this distinction between business and private is What Also Undermines The also undermines the half of the book What are we supposed about it This is the make or break section of the book and it just doesn t really deliver He suggests that when we re faced with a decision we should do a kind of variation of the SWOT analysis Except he calls it Bentoism ike a bento box There are four uadrants Now Me Now Us Future Me and Future Us He argues that financial maximization focuses solely on New Me a dubious claim that he doesn t even really argue for By thinking about other things other values will come to mind family friends institutions etc Andthat s it That is iterally the only Call To Action he providesButdoes anyone really think the average family is guilty of financial maximization to any significant degree Almost every family has children which can hardly be described as financial maximization Sure people do things that are focused on money at the expense of other things But how much of that is structural you need a car to get to work everywhere in America so you need a job that can pay for a car or a result of modern precariousness How much money do you need to be safe when you might be hit with a 50000 medical bill Or be subject "to age discrimination at age 50 and suddenly find yourself retired a decade before you can receive "age discrimination at age 50 and suddenly find yourself retired a decade before you can receive Security Would you spend time with family and friends if your job didn t send you email at 10pm If they didn t change your shift schedule every weekThroughout the entire book the only examples of non businesses iving with values areTaylor Swift and Adele It is hardly a compelling argument It is just very unclear to me what normal people can do I don t think we re actually helpless despite what you think ignoring that 10pm e mail probably won t get you fired but I don t think Strickler gives many useful tools to find our WAY OUT OF THE WORLD WE CURRENTLY LIVE IN out of the world we currently Dogs Behaving Badly live in oversimplifies conflates individual and corporate mindsets and has a woefully incomplete understanding of economics but Strickler s call for us to reject a focus on money as the only measure of value in our society is a message we need. Ed toward better measurement of what matters technology and specificity of goals and refocus them to build a generous fair and future prepared society By re calibrating our definition of value a world of scarcity can blossom into a world of abundanceHopeful but firmly grounded full of concrete examples and bursting with creativity This Could Be Our Future brilliantly dissects the world weive in and shows us a road map to the world we are capable of makin.

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This Could Be Our FutureEnsure 30 years from now the year 2050 ooks very "DifferentBoth Parts Are Weak And Unconvincing Heck I Agree With "parts are weak and unconvincing Heck I agree with and I still thought that I can only imagine all the positive reviews are due to mood affiliation They think the underlying idea is correct and are rating the book based on that rather than the merits and flaws of the book itselfIn the first part Strickler tries to convince you that his diagnosis is correct But it is facile and unconvincing He brings up a baker s dozen of flaws in the modern economy and implies that they are Due To Financial Maximization to financial maximization than making direct arguments In some cases as when he talks about the consolidation of radio stations and the subseuent oss of music diversity it is clearer to see the ink he s suggesting But in others it remains uite murky Tax deductions on shopping centers Falling entrepreneurship rates Recycling The rise of credit card debt Stock buy backsStrickler specifically calls his book a manifesto so it isn t entirely fair to judge it against detailed and serious books But all of these topics are well trod Heck one of Karl Marx s critiues of capitalism was that it would inevitably result in having a single value money Other books that do a better job of exploring aspects of this are The Shareholder Value Myth How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors Corporations and the Public This Life Secular
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and Spiritual Freedom The of Capitalism Monopolies and the Death of Competition The Economists Hour False Prophets Free Markets and the Fracture of Society and Transaction Man The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American DreamPart of the problem is that Strickler never makes a good distinction between businesses and individuals most of the book focuses on faceless businesses but then how do the steps I can take have any realistic impact and usually ignores the contributions of individual people He talks about how when Wal Mart enters a town 85% of the business comes from existing ocal businesses But that s entirely the fault of individual people not Wal Mart Individual people are saying paying April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers lower prices is important thaniving in a diverse neighborhood But Strickler nev. Something newIn this bold powerful book Yancey Strickler – co founder of Kickstarter – ays out an inspiring vision for a new world we have the power to create and how we can change course While the pursuit of wealth has produced innovation and prosperity it's also produced dire conseuences environmental collapse corruption exploitation and unhappiness around the world We don't have to get rid of money entirely though we can co opt the tools we have us. A really interesting ook at the ways in which our society has formed itself solely around financial maximisation and has Mindful Living with Aspergers Syndrome lost sight of goals which aren t related to making money Strickler explores other ways we might measure value through his ideas about Bentoism and gives examples of companies and individuals who are genuinely valueed showing how possible it is I feel ike istening to this book has changed my perspective for the better and given me hope that we might be able to create a better rational Future We Humans Don We humans don get to run a million iterations We only get to The Habitat Guide to Birding liveife once We need every tool we can get to Space Kid liveife We need every tool we can to make the best decisions This is why a broader spectrum of values is so crucial Values are a guidance system based on the collective wisdom of our ancestors and the inputs of our cultures Values are what make right and wrong We ignore them at our peril For a company whose mission focuses on improving the health of the earth the environmental impact of its products should be as serious a concern as the company s profitability A phenomenal book a powerful call for positive change and a road map to giving our ives real meaningThis Could Be Our Future offers a range of invaluable insights from varying examples to prove why the current system of value maximisation is not just counter productive it s counterintuitive From Bentoism to the 3 point shot to the value helix this book offers an alternative to our progress at any costs mentalityThe ife essons he earned from his time as CEO of Kickstarter have clearly served him well It pains me slightly to give this book a negative review because I think his diagnosis is basically correct He argues that since the Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water late 1970s basically in response to Milton Friedman s 1970 New York Times article about maximizing shareholder value Americanife has had only a single value financial maximization to the detriment of all of us He argues that though it won t be easy or uick we can and should start working to change thatThe book is broken into two parts first he tries to convince you that financial maximization is the root of many problems plaguing us today then he offers his plan for action on how to. Break free from a wealth obsessed worldWestern society is trapped by three assumptions 1 the point of ife is to maximize your self interest and wealth 2 we're individuals trapped in an adversarial world and 3 that this path is inevitableThese ideas separate us keep us powerless and imit our imagination for the future We see them as the truth but they are just a point of view that previous generations accepted as inevitable It's time we replace them with.