reputation economy is becoming popular. Salvatore talks of protocol, recipe, and reputation ..

they all sound good.. especially getting away from the volumes of documentation we’ve accumulated via credentialing et al. but what if reputation is at the heart of our problem. what if – in order for each one of us to be free – we have to give up our obsession with labeling people.

what if we saved all our time/energy/soul-ness of trying to pinpoint a value on people – and just assume good. what if in all that extra time (we could be changing the world but policy keeps getting in the way ness – wiley) we just did cool/awesome things.. those things we can’t not do. and then like Bunker’s example – community is our credentialing. tech listening to our fittingness/curiosities/eu\daimon\ia facilitates optimal connections.

let’s give that a go.

reputation seems so confining.. like definitions.. that aren’t free to change/shed 24/7…

what if we’re able to change the rules enough.. to wake back up enough.. to be inclusive enough… that we start to realize/actualize/mobilize freedom.

if we could/would get there.. [7 billion people doing the thing they can’t not do]..  perhaps credentials/labels and even reputation would become irrelevant. perhaps we’d see clearly enough, that people’s word/curiosity/intent would be enough.

perhaps we haven’t yet seen this in us.. because we still hold money as object.

reputation economy – perhaps that would be a reinvent.

but perhaps we can/can’t-not do better.

let’s be about reinvent\ing us.

[partial freedom is no freedom ness]

as it could be..


Harold Jarche (@hjarche) tweeted at 6:38 AM – 30 Apr 2018 :

‘From the “information age,” we are moving towards the “reputation age,” in which information will have value only if it is already filtered, evaluated, and commented upon by others.’ (

not about info…so not about reputation (info created about a person)’s about connection .. via curiosity (self-talk as data) (info created from each person’s heart)


via Vinay here:

We are using reputation to try and make sure bad things never happen! But this is never going to work: accidents happen, and reputation does not protect us from that. People change: reputation makes people prisoners of their past. Reputation requires identity and vulnerability.