📻 — Human, Social, Relational Capital in Communities

Good morning yeniverse!

Per usual, your usual daily drop of goodies right in your email inbox, yo! I’m grateful for a final few days in March as we wind the first quarter of 2021 down! Let’s keep things moving!

  1. Doc is a feature. How we organize dev. Yoda. Coscreen. Video.
  2. Critics are useful. Yes. Birthdays. Good explanations. Ryu! Fontshares.
  3. Loaders? Newsletter builder. Chrome extend. Nothing more. Docker.
  4. WPuniverse. Tech interns! Demoflow! Stormly. Tutorials. Psychology.
  5. Walling? Wut. On Deck raised. Policing. The complexities of urban combat.
  6. Great products summarize value. ADHD superpower? Nah. Blogrolls!
  7. China cloud. Going indie. Game in font. Good friend. Deep learning.
  8. Trust, diversity. Fuck me. Goodbye. Hutter. Discord. Build daily habits.
  9. Async documentation. Rape doesn’t pay. Mainstream coaching? Apologies.
  10. New pasta? Dead? Papercups. Whoops. How Angellist makes money.

To infinity & community,

— john

A good reminder:

Rolling up your sleeves and actually shipping something is much, much more valuable. If you take no other advice from me ever, ship something. You’ll learn more shipping a failure than you’ll learn from reading about a thousand successes. And you stand an excellent chance of shipping a success — people greatly overestimate how difficult this is.

via kalzumeus

Oh, and his numeration of the “3 Types of Capital” is also a useful reminder:

  1. Human capital — The skills you’ve built up over time and the value you’re able to create as a result of them.
  2. Social capital — The ability to call on someone who trusts you and have them do something in your interest, like e.g. recommend you to a job.
  3. Reputational capital — The way your name rings out in rooms you aren’t even in, simply when your topic of expertise comes up.

Hopefully, as he mentions, “in a good way” for the last one. We’re missing a number of other “capitals” but I like the focus on relationships and humans. We are all about creators and community, of course.

Good stuff to noodle on: How does one build these things inside a community? How do you incentivize or encourage the development of “capital” inside / outside a growing business?

Hey! I’ve started a bit of a bookclub with a handful of folks inside our BETA; I thought I’d open it up a bit more! Details here:

✅ — “Change by design” by Tim Brown: https://amzn.to/3vqsLd8
📅 — Starting April 1!! We’ll walk through it once a week for 10 weeks (10 chapters):
1️⃣ — April 1 — Getting under your skin
2️⃣ — April 8 — converting need into demand
3️⃣ — April 15 — a mental matrix
4️⃣ — April 22 — building to think
5️⃣ — April 29 — returning to the surface
6️⃣ — May 6 — spreading the message
7️⃣ — May 13 — design thinking meets the corporation
8️⃣ — May 20 — the new social contract
9️⃣ — May 27 — design activism
🔟 — June 3 — designing tomorrow.

I think it should be a pretty fun read.