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“I imagine they focused, not on an exit strategy, but on an exist strategy, a strategy built on sticking around; a strategy not for a buy-out, but for a handing down, a passing along.”
4april15  sustainability  longterm  indieroundup  exit  indie  entrepreneurship 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
DRM; Or How To Make 30,000-Hour LED Bulbs 'Last' Only One Month
“Want to artificially decrease the lifespan of your product in order to keep your revenue stream intact? DRM's got your back, yo. It never asks, "Why?" It only asks, "Why not?"” By Tim Cushing on TechDirt
drm  sustainability  environment  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
The sharing economy is bullsh!t. Here’s how we can take it back
“‘Sharing’ has been appropriated and stripped of all meaning by people trying to sell you things, much like sustainability was. Once “green” became hip and important about a decade ago, corporate bigwigs started preaching about sustainable profits and misleading eco-labels got slapped on single-use disposable plastic water bottles. These days, share-washing is the new greenwashing.” By Sam Bliss on Grist
sharing  ethics  equality  politics  economy  indie  indieroundup  sustainability  20mar15 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
In response to the Belgian Startup Manifesto: Alternative Innovation — Do we really need startups?
“Startups are immediately associated with a certain way of running a business. It usually comes with VCs, arrogant CEOs, exits selling data to corporate surveillance companies (making a living trading data), high risk, high growth…” By Frederic Jacobs on Medium
startup  startupmanifesto  business  sustainability  venturecapital  opensource  diversity  indie  indieroundup  6march2015 
march 2015 by laurakalbag

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