Ale Borda is a visionary leader in the emerging domains of web3 and social impact. She wrote the book ImpactDAOs with Kevin Owoki, articulating “the foundational atomic building block of an emergent, regenerative, peer to peer, pluralistic civilizational scale infrastructure for funding public goods.”
Public Goods, which Ale and I speak about in the episode, are goods that are both non-enclosable and non-rivalrous, two essential design criteria for creating new systems that can overcome the self-terminating trajectories of our current win-lose civilization.
Ale also works with Fifty Years, an impact venture firm that supports founders with big visions for solutions that address humanity’s most entrenched challenges.
One of the key takeaways of our conversation is the notion that ImpactDAOs may signal the earliest stages of an entire economic paradigm in which all individuals are able to participate in meaningful, self-governed, purpose-oriented, positive-sum collaboration for the benefit of all Life. In order for such a system to emerge, it must out-compete our existing system in efficiency, cost, and accessibility. Ale and the community of visionaries and builders she’s convening are setting out to do just that through the creation of peer impact networks, shared knowledge and best practices, and new funding mechanisms that up-regulate for collaboration, all-win competition, and synergy.
In our discussion of interoperability and a commons-based approach to social impact, I mentioned the work of my beloved colleague, Sheri Herndon and her role in inter-organizational synergy and field-building. You can listen to Sheri’s podcast here.
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