Instead of passively protesting their dissatisfaction with business as usual, these post-capitalist entrepreneurs are fighting back with new organizational models that they hope can be part of the solution to these complex problems. Author, Boyd Cohen further explains helpful knowledge to navigate this new capitalist paradigms.
Who wants to be a Post-Capitalist, Blockchain Entrepreneur?
The growing number of calls for challenging our assumptions about the benefits of capitalism cannot be ignored. The Occupy Movement may have provided some of the loudest voices but that dissent has not been limited to activists. In recent years, billionaires who gained their wealth by optimizing capitalist markets for personal gains, such as Nick Hanauer and Elon Musk, have voiced their concerns regarding the lack of wealth distribution in capitalist markets.
While many around the world are sounding alarm bells regarding capitalism´s impact on growing inequality, climate change, factory and transportation pollution, especially in urban areas and more, a growing number of technology-enabled citizens are deciding to take matters into their own hands. Instead of passively protesting their dissatisfaction with business as usual, these post-capitalist entrepreneurs are fighting back with new organizational models that they hope can be part of the solution to these complex problems.
So, if you aspire to be part of the solution what do you need to know about such new organizational models, what paradigms of capitalism must you be willing to challenge? Here is but a short list emerging from my latest book, Post-Capitalist Entrepreneurship.
While all of these concepts may seem unrealistic, I promise they are already happening and are being led by visionary entrepreneurial communities across the globe that are interconnected via emerging technologies such as blockchain which promise the potential for a more distributed, inclusive economy. In my book, I discuss a range of new types of entrepreneurs from those starting certified B Corporations to blockchain-enabled platform cooperatives, distributed autonomous organizations and initial coin offerings.
Boyd Cohen obtained his Ph.D. in entrepreneurship and strategy from the University of Colorado in 2001. Since then he has been a professor of entrepreneurship in Canada, Chile, Argentina and now Spain. He published his first book Climate Capitalism, in 2011, his second, The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur in 2016 and now Post-Capitalist Entrepreneurship. Dr. Cohen is currently Dean of Research at EADA Business School and Universitat de Vic in Barcelona.