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September 4, 2006

labor of love

Seems appropriate that on this day of "the working wo/man" that we announce the advent of the madoi peer production portfolio.

Still very much in its formative stages, the p3 is a "sweat equity fund" that seeks to organize and mobilize a network of professionals toward the creation of exciting, innovative, and marketable products and services.

Geared toward people who want to "play for the love of the game", fund participants will earn "equity" in various projects. This equity may ultimately be monetized in some form, but what is assured is a sense of accomplishment and ownership that few other work experiences ever afford.

Stay tuned for more developments.

June 19, 2006

Welcome

Thanks for stopping by. So what's this all about?

Basically, madoi is a business consultancy and product development firm. But more importantly, madoi is an attempt to find "a better way" to work, connect, and live in the 21st century--as companies, as clients, and as human beings. Those that join madoi in this mission are part of its "happy circle".

Madoi values the creative spirit and the incredible achievements that can come out of collaborative and mutually respectful relationships. Madoi also understands and embraces technology as a means to innovation, efficiency, and scale. Madoi seeks opportunities where it can realize new value through the application of creativity, community, and technology. Sometimes madoi does this for its clients. Other times, it works on behalf of its own venture portfolio.

So why do we think this will work? Well, to some extent it already has. It's a model that's time has come.

This blog will be about things that fit into the madoi aesthetic in some way. It will discuss things like new business models, technology, and design and will explore their impacts on culture, society, government, and law.