(Family Office) Home-in-Every-Office (Corporate Family) Rise of the Third Place (Co-Working Place) Open Source & Open Source Ecology The Gift Economy Personal & Business Enlightenment

SOHO Technology
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“Office-in-Every-Home” = Developing Family Office for entrepreneurship …. (1). “Home-in-Every-Office” = Developing Corporate Families for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) …. (2). “Third Place” = Evolution of Co-working space to Open Source Ecology / Gift Economy …. (3). SOHO Technology = Integrating 3-in-1 (Triple Home Owner) for Personal and Business Enlightenment.
Using (1) to realize (2) assisted by (3).

“Office-in-Every-Home” (Family Office)

Convert every family to endorse “Lifeis-A-Business” outlook, becoming “business-like” in outlook, for business start-ups or otherwise. Every household to have “Family Office” … an extension to PC-inEvery-Home much touted earlier.

Business Start-up
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Work Trend: Outsourcing Free Agent / Indies Pitching & Presentation Business Proposal / Plan Writing

Business Proposal Writing
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Present status review Market analysis (Existing & Future Demand) Existing Supplies Unique Selling Points (USP) Costs of supplies Break-Even Point (BEP) Analysis

BPW …..
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Capital Costs Recurrent Costs Cash-flow Projection Internal Rate of Return (IRR) Repayment Schedule Second Round Funding Exit Strategy

BPW …..
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Management & Project Team Marketing Strategies Affiliate Program Advertising & Promotion Execution Schedule Review & Mentoring Progress Updates Online & Offline activities

Essential Business Management Lexicon
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PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) Cycle Budgeting Variance Monitoring Viral Marketing Seed Money Business Angel Venture Capitalist IPO / Franchise

6 Alternative Work Spaces to the Home Office

1.) Co-Working Facilities

2.) The Cafe

Best for - socializing and collaborating, having desk space Downside Best for - energizing with the buzz of activity (and caffeine, of course) Downside - tough to find a table in busier locations- usage fees are common Best for - Workaholics, Adventurers Downside – cost

3.) The Working Vacation (Workation)

4.) The Public Library

5.) WiFi-enabled Public Parks

Best for - focusing and finishing tasks Downside - you can’t yell at your monitor Best for - fresh air inspiration, writing, brainstorming, creativity Downside - bad weather Best for - indoor creative inspiration, buzz Downside - potential for laptop damage (spills, sticky tables)

6.) The Public House (a.k.a., the Reward)

“Home-in-Every-Office” (Corporate Family)

Advocate every businesses / companies to be “Corporate Family” “Home” ambience or atmosphere in the workplace Producing Happy and Productive Employees, Customers, Suppliers etc Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Changing from Hierarchy to Holarchy


Operational Areas by Corporate Family:

Additional Employees Benefits:
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Tele-commuting / Flexi-times Provision of Creche / Lunch Enterprise 2.0 Intrapreneurship etc. Triple Bottom Line Corporate Philanthropy

Corporate Social Responsibility
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Additional Employee Benefits

Tele-Commuting / Flexi-times

Flexible working arrangement Creating Family or Home Feel See details below Business Incubator Employee Share Ownership Scheme etc

Provision of Creche / Lunch

Practice of Enterprise 2.0

Intrapreneurship etc
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Enterprise 2.0

Enterprise 2.0 is the term for the technologies and business practices that liberate the workforce from the constraints of legacy communication and productivity tools like email. It provides business managers with access to the right information at the right time through a web of inter-connected applications, services and devices. Enterprise 2.0 makes accessible the collective intelligence of many, translating to a huge competitive advantage in the form of increased innovation, productivity and agility.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Triple Bottom Line
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Profit (Economy) People (Equity) Planet (Ecology) Truly “Green” & “Blue” Not “Once-off” but “Sustainable”

Business Savvies vs. Values Savvies

Corporate Philanthropy

Business Savvies vs. Values Savvies
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Business Savvies vs. Systems Savvies Systems Savvies vs. Sustainability Savvies Sustainability Savvies vs. Ecosystems Savvies Ecosystems Savvies vs. Holism Savvies Holism Savvies vs. Theology Savvies


"The fusion of one's personal vision with one's professional mission, grounded in activism and a holistic philosophy will hallmark the next hundred years.“ While an entrepreneur creates a business- a zentrepreneur creates a business and a life!..... Allan Holender

The Rise of Third Place

The term “Third Place” was first coined and used by Prof. Ray Oldenburg to describe public spaces complementary the role of Home (First Place) and Office (Second Place). Good examples are Social Clubhouses, Cafes etc. So are different forms of social organizations. Third Places are very important for work, social and recreational purposes, as well as personal development and actualization.

The Rise of Third Place …

Third Places feature prominently in leading property development projects, world-wide and are highly valued socially. With globalization and job-outsourcing / business start-ups, Third Places take on even more important role in the family, work and social lives of individuals. They serve the family, working and social needs.

Types of Third Places

There are many categories of Third Places, some are even virtual, most are physical. The Internet is world’s largest Third Place, so to speak (Some to prefer to call it the 4th Place). With wide-spread practice of job outsourcing / business start-ups, coworking spaces are becoming important Third Places

Co-Working Spaces

Such evolving Third Place that serves the following purposes:
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Business Startup & Weekly Meet-ups Collaborative Community / Networking Community Services Co-Working Co-Housing Co-operative Common Open Source Ecology / Gift Economy

Evolution of Co-Working Space
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Open Source Ecology

The Open Source Ecology (OSE) project is truly a fantastic concept. It beautifully combines the following elements which can be classified as “hi-tech” and “hi-touch” while attempting cooperatively to attain sustainable lifestyles in a crisis-laden global environment:
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The objective or goal at Open Source Ecology is to develop tools and technologies in the public domain for sustainable and just living. When engineering and technologies are part of the public domain, they benefit everyone

Open Source Software (OSS) technology / approach Peer-to-Peer (P2P) methodology Appropriate Technology (AT) Energy Descend (Peak Oil or Power-down) Transition Movement Permaculture or regenerative land use design

Gift Economy

Information is particularly suited to gift economics, as information can be copied and transmitted at practically no cost. It can be treated as a nonrival good: when you share information, you do not deprive yourself of the information. Traditional scientific research is an information gift economy. Scientists produce research papers and give them away through journals and conferences. Other scientists freely refer to such papers. All scientists can therefore benefit from the increased pool of knowledge. The free software community is an information gift economy. Programmers make their source code available, allowing anyone to copy and modify or improve the code. People may benefit from any improvements. This is the essence of P2P (Peer-to-Peer) economy.


That is the term “we apply to a lifestyle where people produce tangible (physical) wealth, as opposed to dealing with information in the information economy. We are talking about basics: even though we live in the information economy, we cannot deny the reality that human prosperity is founded on the provision of physical needs upon which the meeting of all higher needs is predicated. Neo-subsistence is related to the information economy in that the information economy is a foundation for neo-subsistence” The project is of considerable importance because it represents a concerted effort that is derived from a synthetic understanding of sustainability, and the very concrete effort to build a self-sustaining, but also open and therefore trading global village, which combines local production with cooperation on a global scale around open global design.

Neo-Subsistence ….

The project is first of all a farm, with naturally self-replicating plants and animals, but at the same time it is an attempt to combine this with a selfsustaining environment for the flexible manufacturing towards local needs. His, partially misnamed because misleading ‘open farm’ project (it is so much more than that), as it combines permaculture with permafacture, i.e. sustainable manufacturing, is perhaps the most important social experiment in the world…..

Neo-Subsistence ….

This is a template that combines with energy decent programs like the Transition Movement, policy governance paradigms like bioregionalism, and regenerative land use like permaculture design (although to do justice to both permaculture and bioregionlism it is hardly fair to classify either as anything short of radical earth-centric philosophies) This kind of open source technology and innovation is why the internet is our greatest hope for catalyzing a global transformation to a regenerative culture...and I am happy to see open source's rich creative potential being applied to meet tangible everyday human needs…… and on their blog

Triple Home Doctrine
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Triple Home Owner 3-in-1 Job: Chief Executive Officer / Chief Family Officer / Chief Happiness Officer Home / Office / Third Place Triple Bottom Line
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Profit / People / Planet Local / Global / Cosmic

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Personal Development & Actualization Personal & Business Enlightenment Survive / Understand / Wisdom & Love

SOHOT: Business Savvies vs. Values Savvies
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Business Savvies vs. Systems Savvies Systems Savvies vs. Sustainability Savvies Sustainability Savvies vs. Ecosystems Savvies Ecosystems Savvies vs. Holism Savvies Holism Savvies vs. Theology Savvies

Happiness & Sense of Coherence
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Hedonistic (Pleasure / Pleasant Life) Desire (Engagement / Good Life) Objective Meaning (Meaningful Life) Authentic Happiness:

All Three combined Manageability Comprehensibility Meaningfulness

Salutogenesis / Sense of Coherence
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So, what are we selling?

So, what are we selling …?

In the market economy, there can be recognized five types of economic offering as follows:  Agrarian  Industrial  Service  Experience  Transformation We like to classify ourselves as the last category, even though the SOHOLUTION approach certainly contains the other elements as well. You can definitely recognize the relevant components as you explore deeper and participate actively in the full range of offerings.

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