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Jeff Powers April 6, 2009 at 12:05 pm

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Mark Harai March 19, 2009 at 2:04 pm

“How Much Have You Deposited? | The Relationship Economy……” http://hub.tm/?SDZYG – making deposits in the bank of human nature…

Dan Dashnaw March 19, 2009 at 9:12 am

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Michael Pokocky March 23, 2008 at 9:02 am

I think this quote sums it all up about “trust” and “giving”,

“I’m sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.”_J. D. Salinger
{American Novelist and short story Writer, b.1919}
source | http://thinkexist.com/quotes/j._d._salinger/

Michael Pokocky March 22, 2008 at 11:54 am

Here is a project called, justcurio.us. It is about,”justcurio.us is an anonymous question and answer system, open to anyone, with one simple rule: to ask a question, you must first answer someone else’s question. Question yields answer yields question. Strangers helping strangers.”

This project is about unconditional giving or sharing and it represents to me the true essence of the net. To bad it is all anonymous, but if we could create a way to be “giving” in our daily lives and sharing freely, then we would have started a revolution. In my manifest on Sophistica Manifesto I spoke about the idea that “knowledge is not shared freely and that is the problem inherent in the online world and now more specifically The Relationship Economy. People feel their knowledge must be of value and therefore they should get paid. I believe people should be paid but as Jay and his team say “the rules have changed.” There is a need — sharing and giving freely — and it is not being met.
The project by Jonathan Harris proves that people will share knowledge, but it does not demonstrate how to do this in The Relationship Economy.

Link | http://justcurio.us/index.php

bonus+ It is one of the projects that designer Jonathan Harris has done, one of the most talented individuals I have encountered for his vision and his ability to translate that vision into “projects” that provide fascinating insights into many things you have never thought about.
Link | http://www.number27.org/index.html

bonus++ Take a good look at the “zeitgeist” for questions and answers tag cloud to get a glimpse of the stats of what is being shared freely.

Challenge+ We have to design or create “trusted” environments to enable “giving” and “sharing” and how this will be done I do not know. But having had a glimpse of Jonathan’s project, and please see all the others he has done, you will see that if one individual can create this immense biography of projects in his young life, that there “exists” the possibility that the “giving” problem can be solved.

/michael

Michael Pokocky March 22, 2008 at 10:41 am

Great post Jay because it clears up what “giving” is really about.

I see it as you do and add that “giving” is like a favor bank. Although there are no implicit expectations of receiving anything, when one gives freely and shares knowledge freely, and it actualizes in truly helping another, there is an implicit assumption within the person helped that the one who helped is in due course on one’s list of returning the favor.

For me it is as simple as this.

I know who I give to and you know who you are that benefited from my giving. So when I make it known I need an answer to something or some help or whatever, someone in my favor bank always steps up to help. The ones that know how to help but do not step up are the same ones that will steal the shirt off your back. They are in it for themselves and like Shakespeare said, Everthing’s Eventual. He was implying in relation to this post that people are not stupid and have long memories.

In the case of Jay and the gang they give and I give and without even asking of them anything I just give the best of me. The unexpected result was I end up in their new book because I shared Cartoon Sketches that they felt reflected certain topics in their new book The Emergence of The Relationship Economy. When I got the e book and saw how far they went to include my endorsement alongside distinguished peers and their acknowledgment page where they thank me and then to give me attribution for my sketches I was absolutely blown away.

As Thomas Power can attest in his book A Friend In Every City, and if you don’t know who he is — Chairman of Ecademy– he quoted and gave attribution I believe in four or five instances.

So in a sense the kind of “giving” I do is untethered and is given to add value to what is being said, needed, done et al and now I can say I am in two books and given the greatest honor of their acknowledgment and that my friends is what happens when you give the way Jay suggest. Give to get is not the axiom, but giving to give is. — I paraphrased it to make my point.

Hey Jay if you want to write a post on the Favor Bank and the true essence of what it implies without anything being said, feel free to use the idea as I have expressed it, or create a value added post or derivative work from the idea that will benefit the readers as you see fit, which I know you well enough from working together you do so well.

Kindest,
Michael

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