Playing for Team Human today, master of human connection and consensus, Loomio co-founder Richard Bartlett. Bartett coming all the way from New Zealand, stopped by Douglas’s home studio while on a community organizing workshop tour of the US.

On today’s show, Bartlett and Rushkoff discuss the challenges of building consensus in an all too often top-down, winner-takes all society. Together we’ll learn how Loomio, inspired by the general assemblies of Occupy Wall Street, strives to amplify collaborative power and foster more participatory democratic practice. It’s a project that starts with small-scale, human-to-human connection and grows outward from there.

Rushkoff begins today’s episode with a monologue premised on a similar theme. Being human is a “team sport” and the more we cave into the divisive fear of these hostile times, the harder it becomes to “occupy a reality” of mutual care and concern.

To learn more about Richard Barlett’s work with Loomio visit his blog at

Loomio is part of the Enspiral Network. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to check out Team Human Ep. 23 with Enspiral Director Sylvia Zuur

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1 Comment Team Human: Richard D. Bartlett “There is no enemy team”.

  1. AvatarWEBmadman

    Closed source walled gardens enclose the intellectual commons and co-opt the value of community development for the sake of profit.

    I looked at Loomio during it’s opening launch marketing blitz and was deeply disappointed- I have deep doubts about using Capitalism to solve the issues of Capitalism.

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