Ep. 142 Yancey Strickler “A More Generous World”

November 27, 2019

Playing for Team Human today, Cofounder of Kickstarter & The Creative Independent and author of the newly published book, “This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World,” Yancey Strickler.

Strickler joins Team Human to discuss his vision for building a society that looks beyond money and toward optimizing for humans. What are ways we can protect our human weaknesses? How can we appropriately scale a business to fit the needs of humans instead of growth for growth’s sake? Further, he discusses his concept of Bentoism, a model created based on the belief, “…that our self-interest isn’t solely defined by what we want and need right now. Our self-interest extends to the considerations of our future selves, the people who rely on us, and the next generation.” He discusses how this model can help humans discover what it’s like to be self-coherent and situate themselves as both individuals and as a collective.

In his opening monologue, Rushkoff talks about how we can find hope in the examples of people far beyond Silicon Valley using technology to subvert digital capitalism – and how we can follow their example

“This Could Be Out Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World” is now available: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/591594/this-could-be-our-future-by-yancey-strickler/

Learn more about Bentoism: http://bentoism.org/

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You can read written versions of Douglas Rushkoff’s show monologues at Medium: https://medium.com/@rushkoff

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— Credits — 

Hosted by Douglas Rushkoff

Produced by Josh Chapdelaine

Audio Edited & Mixed by Luke Robert Mason

Music by Fugazi (On this Episode you heard “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro – thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.)

Special thanks to Stephen Bartolomei who is busy drumming to his own beat.

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