Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. A home for film, music, art, theater, games, comics, design, photography, and more.
mission – bring creative projects to life..
“The world is but a
canvas to our imagination”
—Henry David Thoreau
start a project…
it doesn’t have to be polished it just has to be passionate
show your process
sept 2015 – on Yancey Strickler and Perry Chen having no interest profit
they announced on Sunday that Kickstarter was reincorporating as a “public benefit corporation,” a legal change they said would ensure that money — or the promise of it — would not corrupt their company’s mission of enabling creative projects to be funded.
Kickstarter’s move builds upon its decision last year to become a B Corporation, a voluntary designation certified by a nonprofit group called B Lab. To become a B Corp, companies must meet rigorous environmental and social-responsibility standards, which they report annually to shareholders — though taking on the status has no legal impact. Other companies, including the e-commerce site Etsy, .. Warby Parker, the eyeglasses retailer, have also opted to become B Corps.
the Kickstarter co-founders said the company’s stance had attracted like-minded people — those more focused on the overall mission and less on the value of their equity.
please. No more kickstarter story request. If your email says “kickstarter” in it, I’m not going to reply.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/rjallain/status/646027164995993601
Excited to dig in to @ystrickler‘s latest, just the kind of through-provoking conversation starter we need these days… https://t.co/d43xRGIIXD
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/scottbelsky/status/1189299748160917507
the focus on financial growth isn’t wrong. w/o financial security, life spans for people and orgs decrease. that’s bad. money is important.. it’s just not the only form of value we should protect and grow
the goal isn’t to get rid of money. it’s not to eradicate greed. it’s not anti profits either. the goal is a world where values like community, knowledge, purpose, fairness, security, tradition and the needs of the future also have a rational say in the big and daily decisions we face.. not just whichever choice makes the most money..
that’s exactly the world i wanted to change. i wanted to break free of the universe where an idea had to justify its existence based on how much money it would make somebody else.. how limiting
the case against financial maximization isn’t anti money. it’s pro money.. it’s just prop people too..
can’t be both
2010 – daniel kahneman found correlation between emotional well being and income.. 75 000 et al
this is a step many people struggle with. you go to school to learn how to become very well off financially. nobody asks what’ supposed to happen after that
value meany money. value is an econ word.
values means ideals. values is a humanities world..
value is a form of measurement.. values are a form of categorization.. one is quantitative and the other is qualitative.. both relate to the goodness or importance of things..
graeber values law et al
values hard to measure/id.. this is the problem that the econ perspective of value alleviates.. money is a globally relevant langue.. this is enormously convenient
when our only concept of value is financial, there’s a cognitive dissonance between how people want to live and how our metrics want us to live.. this is a dangerous misalignment.. we ‘measure’ what matters.. if we don’t measure it.. or cant’ measure it, it must not matter. and values are not something we know how to consistently measure right now.. we need a different way to see (then intro’s bentoism)
in acknowledgements: ev williams, sunny bates, jennifer pahlka, joi ito, deray mckeesson (spelled wrong?), lawrence lessig, adam grant, ..