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Neal Gorenflo is the Executive Director and cofounder of Shareable, a nonprofit solutions news outlet that covers the latest social innovations in resource sharing, new economy, and cities. He is a speaker, consultant, and writer on sharing cities, the sharing economy, and the future of work. He is the coeditor of the new book, “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons.” As a leader in the sharing movement, he advises mayors, communities, and organizations around the world how to meet their goals through sharing. Not surprisingly, Neal is an avid sharer whose year of living shareably life experiment was covered by FastCompany, Sunset Magazine, and 7x7. As a social entrepreneur, Neal's timely call to action is simple: share.
Some highlights from Shawn’s interview with Neal include:
How Neal discovered the 10x effect of a social network based on purpose called the Abundance League in San Francisco between 2005 and 2010
The bastardization of the perception of the “sharing economy” and the signs of hope that can redeem what the sharing economy really means (ie: platform cooperatives)
The need for enterprise ecosystems to actualize sharing cities to create more virtuous cycles
We don’t have to wait for solutions to come to us; we have them now; and can act on them today (*This names explicitly is what this Next Economy Now podcast is all about!)
Shareable’s new book releases this week: Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons
YES! Magazine: The Italian Region Where Co-ops Produce a Third of Its GDP
Jeffrey Hollender Partners: Coops, Italian Style: A Look at the Legacoop in Bologna
Excerpt from Chapter 6 of Regenerative Enterprise: Optimizing for Multi-capital Abundance – Regenerative Enterprise Ecologies
The Social Enterprise Ecosystem and Social Capital Products by Steve Wright of Grameen Foundation
The Next System Project: Learning from Emilia Romagna’s cooperative economy
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Shawn Berry is a Partner at LIFT Economy, where he works as an organizational strategist inspired to harness the power of business to create resilient local economies as patterns to be documented, open sourced, scaled globally and adapted regionally.
LIFT Economy is an impact consulting firm whose mission is to create, model, and share a locally self-reliant economy that works for the benefit of all life. You can follow Shawn on Twitter @sd_berry or email him firstname.lastname@example.org.