Googley Family Philanthropy


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My talk to the Council on Foundations meeting of family philanthropies in San Diego, February, 2010

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Googley Family Philanthropy

  2. Report from Davos <ul><li>Among the disrupted: Rethink, redesign, rebuild … replace </li></ul><ul><li>The shift from the industrial economy to what follows </li></ul><ul><li>Is it better to forestall change or to enable it? </li></ul><ul><li>The power of disruption (and deflation) </li></ul>
  3. rules
  4. <ul><li>Give the people control, we will use it </li></ul>
  5. <ul><li>The link changes everything Its imperatives: > Be open > Specialize: Do what you do best and link to the rest > Find efficiencies > Find value in the link </li></ul>
  6. <ul><li>The ethic of transparency </li></ul><ul><li>The value of publicness </li></ul>
  7. <ul><li>The internet is a connection machine </li></ul><ul><li>Join a network / Be a platform </li></ul><ul><li>Think distributed </li></ul>
  8. <ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Join the open-source, gift economy: The value of volunteerism The ecosystem v. the institution </li></ul><ul><li>Manage abundance, not scarcity </li></ul><ul><li>Mass philanthropy: Craig Newmark </li></ul>
  9. <ul><li>Middlemen are doomed </li></ul><ul><li>The future is entrepreneurial (not institutional) </li></ul><ul><li>Small is the new big </li></ul>
  10. <ul><li>Life is a beta </li></ul><ul><li>Make mistakes well </li></ul><ul><li>Life is live </li></ul><ul><li>Mobs form in a flash </li></ul>
  11. <ul><li>Life is a beta </li></ul><ul><li>Make mistakes well </li></ul><ul><li>Life is live </li></ul><ul><li>Mobs form in a flash </li></ul>
  12. <ul><li>Decide what business you’re in </li></ul>
  13. Wisdom of the web <ul><li>Don’t be evil – Sergey Brin, Larry Page </li></ul><ul><li>Elegant organization — Mark Zuckerberg </li></ul><ul><li>There is an inverse relationship between control and trust — David Weinberger </li></ul><ul><li>Get out of the way — Craig Newmark </li></ul>
  14. My applications <ul><li>Train students for change </li></ul><ul><li>Journalist as educator </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial journalism </li></ul><ul><li>New business models </li></ul><ul><li>Business model challenge: X Prize </li></ul><ul><li>Incubator (and school) as platform </li></ul><ul><li>Work in public </li></ul><ul><li>Create networks </li></ul>
  15. ruled the earth If
  16. Media <ul><li>The Google Times — Newspapers, post-paper </li></ul><ul><li>Googlewood — Entertainment, opened up </li></ul><ul><li>GoogleCollins — Killing the book to save it </li></ul>
  17. Advertising <ul><li>And now a word from Google’s sponsors — Is advertising replaced by quality and service. Are the customers the ad agency? </li></ul>
  18. Retail <ul><li>Google Eats — A business built on openness </li></ul><ul><li>Google Shops — A company built on people </li></ul>
  19. Utilities <ul><li>Google Power & Light — What Google would do </li></ul><ul><li>GT&T — What Google should do Imagine a cable company as a platform for what we want to do. </li></ul>
  20. Manufacturing <ul><li>The Googlemobile — From secrecy to sharing: Opening up the design process </li></ul><ul><li>Google Cola — We’re more than consumers </li></ul>
  21. Service <ul><li>Google Air — A social marketplace of customers: Can an airline become a publisher for its wise crowd? </li></ul><ul><li>Google Real Estate — Information is power Eliminating the middlemen—or making them add real value </li></ul>
  22. Money <ul><li>Google Capital — Money makes networks The Googliest job </li></ul><ul><li>The First Bank of Google — Markets without middlemen Open Bank, the transparent institution, the only bank you can trust </li></ul>
  23. Public welfare <ul><li>St. Google’s Hospital — The benefits of publicness </li></ul><ul><li>Google Mutual Insurance — The business of cooperation </li></ul>
  24. Public institutions <ul><li>Google U — Opening education </li></ul><ul><li>The United States of Google — Geeks rule </li></ul>
  25. Exceptions <ul><li>PR and lawyers — Hopeless </li></ul><ul><li>God and Apple — Beyond Google? Is Apple the great exception or is it Googley? </li></ul>
  26. Generation
  27. Generation Google and the impact on: <ul><li>Friendship — We stay linked forever </li></ul><ul><li>Publicness — What are the benefits? </li></ul><ul><li>Thought — Does the internet make us smarter? </li></ul><ul><li>Politics and government — Is this the transparent administration? </li></ul><ul><li>Talent — This is the creation generation </li></ul>
  28. y Philanthropy
  29. Googley Philanthropy <ul><li>Transparency — Benefits & risks </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Social: connections </li></ul><ul><li>Beta philanthropy: process </li></ul><ul><li>Philanthropy as platform (infrastructure) </li></ul><ul><li>New givers: self-organizing crowds </li></ul><ul><li>Money, ideas, action as value (Wikipedia) </li></ul><ul><li>Investment & entrepreneurship </li></ul>
  30. <ul><li>On sale now </li></ul>