A customer co-op has shown how it can create widespread action with one decision. You’ve likely heard of REI‘s (Recreational Equipment Inc.) move to close on “Black Friday,” November 27th, and urge people to go outside. (more…)
I was lucky to attend the Platform Cooperativism conference on November 13 and 14 at The New School in New York City. It was convened by Trebor Scholz from The New School and Nathan Schneider from the University of Colorado. The event focused on existing cooperative platforms, such as co-ops, web apps, peer to peer engagement, and considered what can be built in the future. In this blog post I wanted to mention some general themes that struck me at the conference.