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Yancey Strickler

Yancey Strickler is a writer and entrepreneur.

He’s the founder of The Bento Society, the cofounder of Kickstarter, the cofounder of the artist resource The Creative Independent, and the author of This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World.

The Bento Society is a global community exploring the frontiers of value and self-interest. Based on the philosophy of Bentoism, it hosts weekly events, intimate group experiences, and supports projects aligned with its mission.

The Ideaspace publishes interviews and essays exploring value and self-interest. Join thousands of subscribers to the weekly email.

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Rethinking self-interest

A new approach to our rational self-interest

Rethinking self-interest
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Post-capitalism for realists

The next frontier of value

Post-capitalism for realists
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The Dark Forest Theory of the Internet

The struggle to be ourselves online

The Dark Forest Theory of the Internet

Recent Posts

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When the Bento met the Doughnut

A collaborative experiment in combining the Bento and Doughnut Economics

When the Bento met the Doughnut
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Introducing the Library of Economic Possibility

And the Future Us Grant

Introducing the Library of Economic Possibility
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Open your senses and close the noise

Changing our relationship to time

Open your senses and close the noise
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Extinction Rebellion cofounder Clare Farrell on moving from hope to action

“Hope for me feels like the opposite of admitting that you have to do it. ‘I hope someone else will fix it.’ That’s a disaster. Hope dies and action begins.” — Extinction Rebellion cofounder Clare Farrell

Extinction Rebellion cofounder Clare Farrell on moving from hope to action
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Scientist Jeff Hammerbacher on what gets measured

“It makes me uneasy when I think about how much corporations are measuring about human interactions today and not making considered decisions about what gets measured. Deciding what gets measured is a political and ethical choice." — Jeff Hammerbacher

Scientist Jeff Hammerbacher on what gets measured