History of Devin Balkind

Last update 2011-08-25 18:19:47 Creation date 2011-08-22 21:26:16
  • 4. STRATEGY - proposed steps to make the change
    1) Participants post summaries of their active projects and related Innocentive-style prize challenges in a NextEdge Breakthrough Wager page, and agree to update their profiles at least once each week during a two-month trial period

    2) Each participant recieves 1000 NextEdge Breakthrough currency points upon completing the profile, with another 50 added per week.

    3) Participants go about their respective activities. When a person comes across something of apparent value to a posted Innocentive-style prize, he or she forwards the link to the prize offerer. The subject line contains something like "Mark Frazier wagers 200 points that http://is.gd/openworldgame will be useful to Devin Balkind in getting land for his intentional community."

    4) The originator of the prize challenge wins all of the wagered currency in the event that he or she deems the resource link to be of no value. (A notice of this, plus a brief note on the reason it lacked value, would be sent to the person who made the bet to help tune any future wagers) But if it had some value, the prize giver might send back (for example) 100 Breakthrough Currency credits - a signal that the better was somewhat close, but not quite understanding what the prizegiver was seeking. And the "jackpot" prize would be given in the (rare) cases when a person deemed their Breakthrough Challenge to be completely solved.

    Such flows could help individuals build substantial holdings of NextEdge Breakthrough Currency by consistently delivering items of value. This would provide a way for other Next Edgers to more quickly recognize highly successful curators.
    Posted 2011-08-25 18:19:47 by openworld
  • Name
    Attention Wager Currency
    Posted 2011-08-25 17:52:44 by openworld
  • When to use
    When we feel Overwhelmed
    When not to use
    When we just want the raw feed
    5. TEST - what stakeholders think of steps
    - Do New Currency subgroup members think a pilot is worth doing?
    - Are creators of alt-currency apps willing to customize their solutions for a subgroup pilot?
    - Will participants in the pilot find it useful?
    - If they do, will a Kickstarter or similar pledge drive get enough backing to prepare a NextEdge-wide community solution?
    Posted 2011-08-25 17:52:10 by openworld
  • 1. ATTRACTOR - what makes this interesting
    Get a "Catch of the Day" (curated NextEdge inbox) to solve the biggest challenges you're facing
    Subtitle
    Advance gamechanging projects via Innocentive- like prizes & attention wagers
    Posted 2011-08-25 17:38:34 by openworld
  • Summary Description
    Receive curated NextEdge insights useful to your projects. Give NextEdge Breakthrough currency to the degree they're helpful. If you want, wager your own reputation points when you see a way to help others.
    Proposed name of initiative
    NextEdge Breakthrough Currency
    Posted 2011-08-25 17:35:25 by openworld
  • 5. TEST - what stakeholders think of steps
    - Do New Currency subgroup members think a pilot is worth doing?
    - Are creators of alt-currency apps willing to customize their solutions for a subgroup pilot?
    - Will participants in the pilot find it useful?
    - If they do, will a Kickstarter or similar pledge drive bet enough backing to prepare a NextEdge-wide community solution?
    6. DECISION – next action
    Shall we explore Attention Wagers in the New Currency conference call?
    Posted 2011-08-25 17:32:51 by openworld
  • 4. STRATEGY - proposed steps to make the change
    1) Participants post summaries of their active projects and related Innocentive-style prizes challenges in a NextEdge Breakthrough Wager page, and agree to update their profile at least one each week during a two-month trial period

    2) Each participant recieves 1000 NextEdge Breakthrough currency points upon completing the profile, with another 50 added per week.

    3) Participants go about their respective activities. When a person comes across something of apparent value to a posted Innocentive-style prize, he or she forwards the link to the prize offerer. The subject line contains something like "Mark Frazier wagers 200 points that http://is.gd/openworldgame will be useful to Devin Balkind in getting land for his intentional community."

    4) The originator of the prize challenge wins all of the wagered currency in the event that he or she deems the resource link to be of no value. (A notice of this, plus a brief note on the reason it lacked value, would be sent to the person who made the bet to help tune any future wagers) But if it had some value, the prize giver might send back (for example) 100 Breakthrough Currency credits - a signal that the better was somewhat close, but not quite understanding what the prizegiver was seeking. And the "jackpot" prize would be given in the (rare) cases when a person deemed their Breakthrough Challenge to be completely solved.

    Such flows could help individuals build substantial holdings of NextEdge Breakthrough Currency by consistently delivering items of value. This would provide a way for other Next Edgers to more quickly recognize highly successful curators.
    Posted 2011-08-25 17:27:14 by openworld
  • When not to use
    When you just want the raw feed
    1. ATTRACTOR - what makes this interesting
    Get a "Catch of the Day" (curated NextEdge inbox) to solve the biggest challenges you're facing
    3. OPPORTUNITY - vision of achievable change
    See & rate items sent by other NextEdgers (in your "Attention Wager" inbox) for solutions to your greatest project challenges

    Award NextEdge Breakthrough Wager currency to the degree that items help solve your posted Innocentive-style prize challenge
    Posted 2011-08-25 17:08:38 by openworld
  • Proposed name of initiative
    Breakthrough Wagers
    When to use
    When you're Overwhelmed
    When not to use
    When you want the raw feed
    Posted 2011-08-25 17:04:28 by openworld
  • 1. ATTRACTOR - what makes this interesting
    Get a "Catch of the Day" curated NextEdge feed to solve the biggest challenges you're facing
    2. CHALLENGE(S) - tensions addressed
    1) We're all drowning in the exaflood

    2) New talent coming into NextEdge has no clear way to earn reputation by adding value to breakthrough initiatives
    Posted 2011-08-25 16:57:40 by openworld
  • Proposed name of initiative
    Breakthrough Wagers
    Posted 2011-08-25 16:56:39 by openworld
  • Summary Description
    Receive curated NextEdge insights useful to your projects. If you want, win more reputation points – visible in whole community – when you see ways to help others.
    1. ATTRACTOR - what makes this interesting
    Get a curated NextEdge feed to solve the biggest challenges you're facing
    Posted 2011-08-25 16:55:06 by openworld
  • 2. CHALLENGE(S) - tensions addressed
    1) We're all drowning in the exaflood

    2) New talent coming into NextEdge has no clear way to earn reputation by consistently adding value to breakthrough initiatives
    Posted 2011-08-25 16:44:33 by openworld
  • Proposed name of initiative
    Speed NextEdge Breakthroughs
    Posted 2011-08-25 16:43:51 by openworld
  • 1. ATTRACTOR - what makes this interesting
    Get insights from the NextEdge feed in the form most useful to your projects
    Posted 2011-08-25 16:43:25 by openworld
  • 4. STRATEGY - proposed steps to make the change
    1) Participants post Innocentive-style prizes in a NextEdge (link coming to sample profile) and agree to update 2) The credits would go to those who create a profile of their project interests on a Next Edge wiki. Profiles could include a section on key bottlenecks that a person was facing on a current or planned project - and a Innocentive-like prize for a breakthrough. One way to launch might be to start with an "attention wager" system. Everyone might have 1000 credits reserved up front with another 50 added per week. Then, we'd all go about our respective activities. But when we come across something that we're kinda sure could help on one of the bottleneck issues, we'd place a bet with the person facing the problem. I might find an item that I think would help Paul, the franchise school founder in Australia, improve student graduation rates (assuming he said that was one of his top problems). I'd pull 75 credits out of my account and wager the item was worth his attention. I'd be out the whole amount if the item proved worthless to him. But if it had some value, he might send back 50 of the credits - a signal that I was close, but not quite understanding what he wanted (he could describe why the bet fell short in his transfer. Or say he was delighted, even if it wasn't worthy of the full Innocentive Prize he had posted. In that case, he might award 100 credits back to me, leaving me with a net gain of 25 credits - and good signals on how I might go further and win the full prize. I think this system could be quite useful to all of us, not least for the developers of the various kinds of currencies and toolkits. Their sharing issues/problems could be a good way for the rest of us to get up to speed and be helpful. Does this make sense? I'd be glad to put up a wiki page on it, but would prefer to do it after one of the founders of the New Currency conversation creates an intro and preliminary framework for the NC wiki. Look forward to next thoughts and actions on how we can follow up.
    Proposed name of initiative
    NextEdge Breakthroughs
    Subtitle
    Advance gamechanging projects via Innocentive-like prizes and attention wagers
    Summary Description
    Give reputation points – visible in whole community – to those who best curate the NextEdge feed, by delivering solutions to your most pressing challenges
    Posted 2011-08-25 16:41:37 by openworld
  • Subtitle
    Speeding NextEdge breakthroughs via Innocentive-like prizes and attention wagers
    Posted 2011-08-25 16:31:35 by openworld
  • Subtitle
    Speeding NextEdge breakthroughs via Innocentive-like prizes and attention wagers
    Posted 2011-08-25 16:30:47 by openworld
  • 1. ATTRACTOR - what makes this interesting
    Help those who distill NextEdge insights in the most useful ways
    3. OPPORTUNITY - vision of achievable change
    See and rate items sent by other NextEdgers (in you "Attention Wager" inbox) for solutions to your greatest project challenges
    Posted 2011-08-25 16:29:54 by openworld
  • Summary Description
    Give reputation points – visible in whole community – to those who best curate the NextEdge feed (delivering solutions to your most pressing challenges)
    Posted 2011-08-25 16:25:13 by openworld
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