Rick Falkvinge: I am a pirate
Rick Falkvinge -
Rick Falkvinge, didn’t plan on becoming a politician, but his dedication to civil liberties and internet sovereignty led to him founding the Swedish Pirate Party in 2006. Full bio
between this strong, healthy crowd ...
memorable, stupid, funny, whatever.
of the Swedish Pirate Party before?
that we are Sweden's neighbor.
of any other political party
just scattered hands in the audience
which is one-half to two-thirds.
that does not match.
and we love civil liberties.
bow our heads and feel shame.
I founded a new political party.
the last European elections,
youth demographic, sub-30.
of the competition's budget.
total of 50,000 euros.
and we beat them.
of over two orders of magnitude.
the secret recipe of how we did that.
to any business or social cause.
we know that this works.
in the European Parliament,
in various German state parliaments,
the Czech senate,
to 70 countries.
for a political movement
to talk a bit about --
to be part of change,
bigger than themselves.
into an organization
to make the world a better place.
come out a little on the better.
I frequently make them very upset
are not your most valuable asset.
is the thousands of people
of tens of thousands of volunteers
to converge on a common goal.
you gotta do what you love --
what kind of idiot thinks
by starting a political party?
is to put a stake in the ground.
just two lines in a chat channel.
has its website up now after New Year's."
activists wanting to work with us.
of magnitude of cost efficiency.
around all the legacy organizations.
that need to be fulfilled in your goal
are that your goal must be:
It needs to be tangible.
the world a better place,"
that you're posting needs to see
are seen as doable,
in terms of working swarmwise --
needs to immediately say,
and there's my spot!"
to jump right into the project
without asking anybody's permission.
it needs to be epic.
It needs to electrify people.
don't shoot for the moon,
shoot for Mars!
to get a volunteer swarm forming
correct tax audit ever.
kind of balk at the obstacles.
that obstacles are not the problem.
what it takes to scale it.
and what it takes to get there.
exactly like a project.
volunteer rocket scientists,
rocket fuel in his backyard
you know what you need to get there.
to get there, you can go there.
this development of a swarm intelligence,
the cost efficiency comes in.
that debunks that we work for money,
we're really motivated by three things,
bigger than ourselves.
tangible, credible, inclusive and epic.
that harnesses this motivational power.
working swarmwise comes in,
that you optimize for --
to what you learn at a business school.
parliaments to prove it.
speed, trust and scalability.
by cutting bottlenecks out of the loop,
out of the decision loop,
so passionately, so strongly,
just a little closer to that goal.
do that on a weekly basis,
in our organization,
volunteers in the movement
was good for the movement,
from the highest office
in the name of the organization,
this kind of empowerment
to the treasure chest.
the keys to the castle,
and say, "I trust you,"
to see happen.
went according to plan,
We should expect mistakes.
that means you must, by definition,
some things won't go as planned.
of venturing into the unknown.
you must allow mistakes to happen.
that we expect some things to go wrong
we try again, we fail faster,
we fail better again.
we've mastered some specific subject,
it takes to try those 15 times.
We encourage diversity.
your vision so strongly
into their own context
at business school -- it doesn't work.
the cost-efficiency advantage
approaches tried in parallel
of working toward the goal.
you need this diversity.
that we need that diversity.
does not understand
to work for the better of the movement.
their social context.
I understand my social context.
Get feet on the ground.
they teach you to use a lean organization.
from the get-go.
and an org chart
of small responsibilities
that supports the swarm,
in the org charts
beyond your horizon
to tens of thousands of people,
with very, very decentralized mandate
a swarm intelligence emerges.
where everybody knows what's to be done.
their own small steps towards it.
as a coherent organism.
by the cost-efficiency advantage
about the big picture today.
for a lot of stuff.
to a billion people?
unconditional basic income.
to take humanity to Mars.
and telling it to the world.
you can or cannot change the world,
you can or cannot change the world,
to ask themselves today
just happen, somebody makes it happen --
that's required to work swarmwise
a pinball machine in the office.
to succeed in a swarmwise scenario.
of two orders of magnitude.
to attract volunteers.
are rather predictable.
who are having fun.
to avoid people who are not having fun.
having a pinball machine in the office.
and unavoidable requirement
when you're working swarmwise.
to a huge competitive advantage.
credible, inclusive and epic.
for speed, trust and scalability.
of cost-efficiency advantage.
About the speaker:Rick Falkvinge -
Rick Falkvinge, didn’t plan on becoming a politician, but his dedication to civil liberties and internet sovereignty led to him founding the Swedish Pirate Party in 2006.
Why you should listen
Rick Falkvinge went from entrepreneur to politician on January 1st, 2006, when he launched the Pirate Party website, forming a political party that called for sensible copyright laws and protection of civil liberties online. Just three years later, the Pirate Party won two seats in European Parliament. In 2011, Falkvinge stepped down as leader of the Swedish Pirate Party to devote more time to speaking about copyright law, internet sovereignty and information policy. Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the top 100 global thinkers of 2011, and he has been nominated as one of TIME’s 100 most influential people of 2012.
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