The Center for Decentralization
Here is the problem:
The pace of business is increasing.
The people problems are not going away.
Decentralization addresses these problems in fundamentally new ways. The five components of decentralization are:
1. The Blockchain Revolution
By the end of 2016, all business leaders will need to understand what the blockchain is, its potential to transform their industry, and start doing blockchain experiments. David explains the threats and opportunities of blockchain in clear, jargon-free terms your grandmother can understand. The World Economic Forum estimates that as much as ten percent of world GDP will be on the blockchain by 2025. David puts all this in context and breaks down the fundamental concepts so you can begin your journey toward the decentralized future.
2 Self-Serve: From Push to Pull
David’s 2010 book, Pull, is about the fundamental shift from pushing products and services to setting your company up for customers to pull them. This shift is already well underway. David shows how to go from a matrix or supply-driven model to “Everything as a Service.”
3: Self-Management: From Command and Control to Autonomy and Communication
Responsive, antifragile organizations replace managers with systems. While the 20th century was about scale, the 21st century will be about fulfillment. In complex adaptive systems, simple heuristics often outperform experts.
4. Organizational agility: from factory to laboratory (from planning to experiments)
All organizations, including government, education, and nonprofit, must transition from a factory to a laboratory model. For a time this year, David was a candidate to be the next dean of Stanford business school. His approach is to build more agile organizations that naturally accept uncertainty and take advantage of volatility. His goal is to bring his program of workshops to organizations around the world, to help them thrive in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world.
5. Self-governance: from elite control to crowd control
A new movement is growing. The goal is to give most or all of the ownership and control of a company to its employees, partners, and customers. This may sound far off, but it’s happening faster than you may think. From workforce democracy to decentralized autonomous organizations, this century may see many “headless” organizations run simply by consensus.
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