Blog: Neal Gorenflo
Jeremy Adam Smith, Shareable's founding editor, is doing this cool talk in San Francisco this coming Thursday about sharing among parents. The twist here is that the talk will focus on sharing that can happen among parents that's not related to parenting. Here's the event write up with registration link at the bottom:
Shareable is honored to be collaborating with the Institute for the Future to host Michel Bauwens of the Peer to Peer Foundation for an evening of discussion and networking:
I coworked yesterday at Hub SoMa, my coworking homebase in San Francisco where Shareable is a member. When I arrived around 2pm, I didn't feel like just plopping down and opening my laptop. I did a lap around the bottom and then top floor to take in the space and see who was there.
This is the talk I gave to kickoff Shareable's SHARE San Francisco event last May. I share a few insights about the opportunity to create a more shareable San Francisco, but the ideas apply to other cities too.
On May 7, 2011, Shareable hosted SHARE San Francisco at The Hub social enterprise coworking space. A diverse group of city leaders from business, city government, and the civic sector explored how San Francisco can become an even more powerful platform for sharing through presentations and an open space meeting.
Phone Story, a new iPhone game app, was launched then quickly banned today by the iTunes App Store. It's an educational game that takes players on a tour of the darkside of iPhone manufacture — mining of blood minerals by children, toxic recycling centers in developing nations, suicide-inducing working conditions of Chinese factories, and more.
I posted a Craigslist ad in the free section on Monday. The lamp was gone the next morning.
I was tempted to just put it in the trash. After all, it's "broken". But I've learned something valuable - there's an amazing demand for "junk". I got about 10 e-mails from my Craigslist lamp ad.
And in the past, I've gotten rid of old sliding closet doors, seemingly worthless scrap plywood, sketchy furniture, and a bunch of other stuff that I can't even remember because it was so unmemorable.
Why endure vacation travel when you can get cuisine from five different countries at your nearest food truck corral? My family did just that a few weeks ago at Edgewood Eats, a rendezvous of food trucks each Monday evening in the semi-abandoned Edgewood strip mall in Palo Alto, California.
By now most of you have probably heard about EJ. Her home was ransacked in late June by someone who rented it through Airbnb. A comprehensive account is here.
Neal Gorenflo is the co-founder and publisher of Shareable Magazine, a nonprofit online magazine about sharing. As a former market researcher, stock analyst, and Fortune 500 strategist, Neal is perhaps an unlikely voice for sharing. An epiphany in 2004 inspired Neal to leave the corporate world to help people share through Internet startups, publishing, grassroots organizing, and a circle of friends committed to the common good.