Thoughts oN Sharing Value And Other Social Shifts

The Writings of Chelsea Rustrum

The 50 Shades of Economic Enslavement

The 50 Shades of Economic Enslavement

As I watched 50 Shades of Grey the other night, I felt struck by the parallels the storyline had to that of our economy. I kept thinking about the 50 shades of our collective submission to economic enslavement, a relationship that’s easier if we don’t question it....

Healing Through Our Connectedness – A Poem

Healing Through Our Connectedness – A Poem

I woke up this morning after dreaming about these words and waking in between, as reflected below. The earth lives and breathes with the lungs of the oceans Humans burn, scar, and maim the planet when they hurt each other We are significant in our insignificance So...

Digital Cooperatives 101 – An Introduction

Digital Cooperatives 101 – An Introduction

As I begin to discover and understand cooperative business models, I’m going to share my learnings with you. As a sharing economy enthusiast, consultant, writer, author, and community builder – I’ve been recently dismayed at how for-profit models of “sharing” are...

3 Ways to Keep the Sharing Economy Powered by the People

3 Ways to Keep the Sharing Economy Powered by the People

How the Sharing Economy Can Transition Here are three ways to transition the sharing economy so that the power remains in the hands of the individuals, meditated by the crowd rather than falling to the fate of oligopolies. The problem with our current models (typical...

Who Owns the Sharing Economy? We Do!

Who Owns the Sharing Economy? We Do!

Lately, the press for the sharing economy has been fairly contentious. Article after article call into question who owns the sharing economy, big business, whether or not this is actually ‘sharing’, and rightfully, which groups are currently participating in this new...

Digital Cooperatives 101 – An Introduction

As I begin to discover and understand cooperative business models, I’m going to share my learnings with you. As a sharing economy enthusiast, consultant, writer, author, and community builder – I’ve been recently dismayed at how for-profit models of “sharing” are...

Sharing Economy… “Employees or Micro Entrepreneurs?”

With so many efficiencies generated by technology, the sharing economy is going through an interesting transition. People are recognizing that they have the ability to own their own destiny, easily by working less and focusing on more of what they love — perhaps...

Post Industrial Revolution & The Economics of Sharing

The story of our economy is externalized and reinforced through our thoughts and actions. But, we’ve become robots to systems that no longer work. During the post-industrial revolution, society benefited from producing goods, reducing costs, and building the...

Writing, Destination Coworking & Entrepreneurship

Sometimes an entire year can fly by without warning and it can seem like nothing major happened even though there were many great adventures, learnings and successes. My friend @tronathan challenged me to tell the story of 2012 with the deep details and outcomes...

A Choice to Be Awake

Last evening, I watched an advance screening of Linda Lovelace, the story of a porn star. This was the directors cut and the story of a women who was regularly assaulted by her mother, ignored by her father and offered very little affection, love or compassion by...

The Future Internet

I had a dream the future internet when I was 15 (more on that in a minute). Yes, that was 1998. I’d been building websites for a few years and had some relative success with freemania.com a portal for consumers to discover new products and services. All I did at that...

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