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#ParticipationSignal - Issue #16

April 1 · Issue #16 · View online
From 'smart cities' to 'smart citizens' - when technology meets activism
Luna, the Most Human AI Prototype to Date, Wasn't Built By a Tech Giant
Digital transformation strategy
How brands can own the innovation game
The War For Talent Is Over, And Everyone Lost
Platform Companies Are Becoming More Powerful — but What Exactly Do They Want?
Can Red Bull Make Social Entrepreneurship An Extreme Sport?
The end of the status quo - Shelley Kuipers
A small, personal journey towards a larger Better world.
It’s hard to explain, the mission you have in you as an entrepreneur. It’s raw, organic and all-consuming. You honestly believe that you have a purpose to bring to your teammates, to those who you collaborate and partner with, to the general public to, really, anyone who will listen. You take all necessary risks to push your journey forward… and with that comes new allies, new enemies (of course) and new lands to explore. We’ve always said there was a better way, and, finally, we’ve found that here at Better Ventures.
You can read the ‘The end of the status quo’ article in its entirety on the Better website
Featured Podcast
How I Built This - Richard Branson
Meet The Team
Julie Smith - Participation Community Moderator
Julie is driven by a fierce curiosity and an endless passion for learning and observing. Her boundless enthusiasm for what’s possible in life and business has placed her in roles ranging from Ethnographer and Brand Strategist to Executive Coach and Entrepreneur. Julie loves figuring out how to follow and connect the dots between question and answer. When she isn’t digging for insights, Julie indulges in glitter nail polish and all the food and culture of NYC. She adores her dog, travels often, grabs a workout, consumes podcasts and always has a random collection of bedside reading at the ready.
What we're reading
Emotional Agility describes a new way of living and relating to yourself and the world around you. Become aware of your true nature, learn to face your emotions with acceptance and generosity, act according to your deepest values, and flourish
Better Wisdom
What We're Watching
The Journey
Better Photo
Uniti electric car: the 4th industrial revolution is happen right now in Lund, Sweden.
Things That Have Caught Our Eye
Coconut the bank for freelancers
We're in search of Participation Strategists in the UK, Europe and Canada
At Better Ventures, we bring participation-based business models to life for some of the world’s biggest (and most loved) brands. It’s an exciting journey — and a humbling one — especially as we participate in the great disruption that is recreating how businesses operate around the world. The changes we’re seeing are driven by matters of commerce, sure, but also the need for human connection in a fragmented world. These things are increasingly inseparable. And while these changes are being accelerated by our increasingly technology-connected lives they are also a product of the failures of outdated methods, business models and assumptions.
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