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The co—matter podcast #27

Yancey Strickler: Could This Be Our Future?

Yancey is a writer and entrepreneur most well-known for being a co-founder and former CEO of Kickstarter; the website that pioneered crowdsourcing and enabled tens of thousands of people to get funding for their ideas.

Now, Yancey wrote a book.

It’s called “This Could be Our Future” and is a manifesto for a more generous world. In it, Yancey argues that Western society has been driven primarily by maximizing self-interest and wealth.  For too long, we’ve neglected other values in life; such as community, purpose, and sustainability.

Is there a way out? We sat down with Yancey in the Samsung NEXT Podcast Studio at Web Summit in Lisbon to find out. We talked about:

  • What it was like leaving Kickstarter as a CEO after almost 10 years building the company.
     
  • How Yancey explored what he wanted to do next and his vision behind writing a book
     
  • The importance of values such as community, purpose and sustainability
     
  • His proposal for building a society that looks beyond money and toward maximizing the values that make life worth living
     

Here is episode #27 of the co-matter podcast with Yancey Strickler.

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Follow Yancey at @ystrickler on Twitter. Buy his book “This Could be Our Future” at a book store you trust and want to support.

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