We sometimes need to change our point of view !
The power of Open
The world has experienced an explosion of openness. From individual artists opening their creations for input from others, to governments requiring publicly funded works be available to the public, both the spirit and practice of sharing is gaining momentum and producing results.
Creative Commons began providing licenses for the open sharing of content only a decade ago. Now more than 400 million CC-licensed works are available on the Internet, from music and photos, to research findings and entire college courses. Creative Commons created the legal and technical infrastructure that allows effective sharing of knowledge, art and data by individuals, organizations and governments. More importantly, millions of creators took advantage of that infrastructure to share work that enriches the global commons for all humanity.
The Power of Open collects the stories of those creators.
Don’t forget to look at the resources and you’ll find a pdf in a variety of languages giving great stories of people and organisations using CC.
Create your own “We Are All Weird” book cover
“Go ahead and invent your own cover if you like. Weird is everywhere you look, even the mirror.” – Seth Godin
This morning I was having a conversation with a colleague on a busy street when a young woman approached me and said, “Excuse me, I love your clogs!” I looked down and admired my recently acquired, long-coveted, black leather clogs. Then, a quick second later she asked me the inevitable follow-up: “Where did you get them?” I gladly told her the name of the shop and the address, too.
Maybe all of us have experienced a version of this polite, complimentary inquiry. However, I’ve often wondered why no one ever asks the more intriguing question: “Who made your clothes?” With this in mind, we decided to ask regular folk on the streets of New York City, followed by a more important query: “Do you care?”
It was a fascinating and fun experiment, and it gave us an idea: We’d love to hear from you! Where does your clothing come from? Do you know who made it — and do you care?
Streetsy: The Hands Behind the Brands a story by blevison
Published on Aug 09, 2011
We Are All Weird
The last book from Seth Godin will be published tomorrow 21st of september
The 3d decision could be to go to Amazon to discover Seth’s book
The french version ‘Nous sommes tous singuliers : Exit le marketing de masse ! un livre de Seth Godin’ is already available and published by Diateino
You can also create your own cover …
Stepping out your company is NOT the only way to go …
poem by David Bowden entitled Start Something That Matters.