Steemit: Vision, Mission, Values and Strategy
I have started a series of posts to define the Vision, Mission, Values and Strategy for Steemit and create a Strategic Guide and Dashboard
The first post, one that didn't call any attention and had just some votes but only View. so you can go back and read it : Steemit Value : Intangible Asset vs Tangible Asset Analysis
Strategic Guide and Dashboard for Steemit?
To create a Strategy Guide and Dashboard there are some very important steps to be taken and the first is to define and integrate the Vision, Mission, Values and Strategy for Steemit
The Vision – Where we want to be? - The Future
The Mission – What we do? - The Present
The Values - Why we do it ? - The values that will guide the path to Vision and drives for the Mission - The Light and Energy behind financial and material goals
Performance Indicators - What we have done? - The Past - How do you objectively monitor our progress towards The Vision - Errors of the Past and some forecast for the future
Strategies and Tactics - How we do it? - The Path - Actions to focus on that we expect will directly impact the goals and objectives measures
Before defining the Vision, first we should reach a consensus about the universe of the Stakeholders of Steemit
The Concept of Stakeholders in Steemit
To start there should be a consensus on the definition of the concept the Stakeholders of the Steemit Community Project
Main Groups of Stakeholders: bloggers and curators, witnesses, miners, investors, programmers, supporters and donners , service providers and alliances
Other Subgroups of Stakeholders - the Users that I should call the citizens : newbies, minnows, dolphins and whales built over Reputation/Steem Power and pro-active actions to generate value in the system
To define the Vision of a community we should start defining the Values that are underlying the Vision
Considerations about the Vision and Values
An example of Values for Steemit we could have
Values: citizenship, solidarity, consensus, liberty, equality, and empowerment
Usually centralized profit oriented organizations have a clear oriented value they usually don't explicit - profit and financial goals
I learned that you can't impose a model to a community, this model had to be constructed and monitored by the stakeholders to be internalized by social discussion and consensus
Every Steem owner have Shares of a Common Value that should be guided by a global action to achieve the goals, with the pillars based in learning and consensus
As any other anarcho-capitalist community DAOs, DACs with internal capital, Steemit is a capitalist decentralized society with classes in struggle.
People's Profile as a class with power tokens, that should be the balance between human created value and retribution, always supported by Positive Actions of Growth and Learning
When there is a low and middle class and a top class. the former will try to ascend to the immediate upper class. So they try to meme the behaviors and goals to drive up in the pyramid.
It's Human Nature and Envy mechanism revealed by Freud
Then every Steemian have 2 possible behavioral strategies to ascend
a) -Positive - meme the behaviors that leaded the upper class to the Top - construction of a better society - Equilibrium and creators of value - leadership and consensus
The kind of people that try to understand the actions and steps other people take to achieve their goals and try to meme them as path to ascend
-Negative - meme behaviors of destruction and annihilation of the immediate upper class to be replaced by them with more will of Power than the ancestors - Chaos
The destructive vision that sometimes society associate to anarchism, came from people that envy other people and take a self destructive path , by trying to destroy what the others have build
Here we can see some confusing connotation by words, the Revolutionary (change the system but with alternatives), the Rebel (against the system to create alternatives) and the Revolted (destroy the system with no alternatives)
The total sum of this actions of the stakeholders will be a flourishing equilibrated society or chaotic one
Jean Paul Sartre said that there was only one kind of philosophy that he definined as "alive" , it was the philosophy of the ascendind classes in struggle in social systems, as well as the resulting arts, literature, movies, etc.
Steemit has a community in "Nascent State" in the Blockchain
"We are the autonomous agent soldiers of scientific resistance that will never die, because our deeds will be perpetuated in the Blockchain forever"
"Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal." Arthur Schopenhauer
Only systems participative, democratic, and distributed nature can create the values of a freedom, wealth, autonomy, efficiency, transparency, empowerment and equality of opportunity
Steemit and www.busy.org are examples of "nascent state" communities in the blockchain with the mark of ubiquity and perpetuity of human generated value
"The nascent state (Statu Nascenti) is defined as a psychological process of destructuration-reorganization where the individual becomes capable of merging with other persons and creating a new collectivity with a very high degree of solidarity."
This concept was first defined by Francesco Alberoni,wikipedia - Nascent_state
The evolution of the Blockchain and examples of Mission and Vision of other communities
Get your value back
Connect everyone to the next-gen decentralized social network that gives voice and value back to people, by building together a true sharing economy, a more free and trustworthy world without middlemen.
Our goal is to connect billions of people to the best social network platform that can bring value back to the people in a peer-to-peer and decentralized way using the power of the Steem blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Vision : Bitcoin’s open and decentralized financial network will bring about more innovation, efficiency, and equality of opportunity in the world.
This is our vision of the world we want to see in ten years.
The mission of Coinbase is to create an open financial system for the world
Mission and Vision Statement
The Ethereum Foundation’s mission is to promote and support research, development and education to bring decentralized protocols and tools to the world that empower developers to produce next generation decentralized applications (dapps), and together build a more globally accessible, more free and more trustworthy Internet.The Ethereum Classic mission statement is:
"We believe in decentralized, censorship-resistant, permissionless blockchains. We believe in the original vision of Ethereum as a world computer you can't shut down, running irreversible smart contracts. We believe in a strong separation of concerns, where system forks are only possible in order to correct actual platform bugs, not to bail out failed contracts and special interests. We believe in censorship-resistant platform that can be actually trusted - by anyone."
Please Read, Contribute, Criticize, Suggest and Comment
Blockchain, Blueprint for a New Economy, Melanie Swan, Published by O’Reilly Media
Author Melanie Swan, Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies, explains that the blockchain is essentially a public ledger with potential as a worldwide, decentralized record for the registration, inventory, and transfer of all assets—not just finances, but property and intangible assets such as votes, software, health data, and ideas".
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