Person to Person presents an environment that incentivizes goodness, fairness, sustainability, and freedom. It begins with the individual and moves toward our collaborative relationships. Finally suggesting a financial environment that would enable this Quality of Life world to flourish.
“Is there a way to break free of the economic, and social, and governmental systems we’re in without being destructive?” the authors ask. Bold yet inviting, Person to Person calls for a humane revolution, an elevation of empathy, cooperation, and valuing long-term health and sustainability over short-term gains. Perhaps recognizing the enormity of asking readers to lead this shift, the authors blend clear considerations of multilevel selection, Sen’s Capability Theory, and the practicalities of decentralized autonomous organizations with fictionalized passages demonstrating how their ideas might play out in practice. These vignettes follow college students Jake and Leon from dorm-room content creators to business leaders who compensate themselves and their collaborators with “Collaboration Points.”
The scope of Person to Person is large, as is the page count, examining how to make change within the existing framework of business: topics include sovereign assets, “which separate ownership from value,” and even the makings of a strong request for investment. The authors cover all this with welcome clarity and persuasive power, inviting readers to aim big by reaching out to others.
Takeaway: This bold guide lays out how to create a people-centric self, economy, and civilization without being destructive.
Great for fans of: Simone Fenton-Jarvis’s The Human-Centric Workplace, David Nordforos and Vint Cerf’s The People Centered Economy.
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