How to put on a class reunion via Castpoints.
If Castpoints has been up and running for a while, you would just search for an “Event” that manages class reunions with a context that fits your context: weather, number of people, budget, location, etc. There would be a list of them and you would pick based on ROI and cost (which would be a combination of one time payment and royalties, both of which could be zero). Once selected, you would get the whole framework: the roles and their tasks which include the asset allocation of people, money, time, etc. The next step is populating the roles with people and materials.
If you are the first Event in this space:
– If it’s just you and some friends, just create a bunch roles like catering, decorations, venue, outreach, etc., and just get to work. You don’t “need” Castpoints for this, but it helps, especially is some in your group are ornery and have a bit too much character.
– If a large group, the leader will place orders to “sell” these roles to the employees. “You will be paid X, and have X resources, if you manage the catering role. If this is realistic, an employee will “buy” it. Now the leader might have unrealistic or incorrect expectations and so employees can place an offer that is different. Because the free market is ubiquitous, things iterate rapidly, and effectively throughout all levels of of the system in both series and parallel.
Of course, trading does not need to be only with employees. You can make this oder public, use dynamic pricing and get the best bang from your money outside a company with the local caterers in competition.
Orders (well, many things) have a scope of just a role (CA marketing), a role group (Marketing [includes CA, NV, TX, etc.]), the whole event, and public.
In either case, even though the “event” is novel, the roles probably aren’t so you can search for “catering” roles and get one that fits your criteria. The role will include the task list, the resources (tables, etc.) and costs, etc.
There is more to it than that, but basically, anyone can start and or manage a company pretty much just by having a plan and placing orders. And they can do it in such a way that there is very minimal risk to all involved because investment can be incremental and is by agreement, not fiat.
Say a drink is spilled into the sound system electronics. That stuff is a resource of the venue. All you do is change it’s status from “working” to “broken”. The venue now gets an alert and can respond.
Each role has list of it’s guts, and their meta data. These all aggregate upwards to parent roles and finally to the event itself. At any given time people can see exactly whats going on at all levels of a company.
This is an event called John’s Reunion. The role is catering. And all the roles resources are summarized. In practice, things that were not used, are hidden one step away. So if just organizing friends, we would only see participants, tasks, and maybe goods. But if organizing a catering business, we would have all those things.
Castpoints makes everything hyper simple. For instance ownership: Users own their own data, events own aggravated user data, Castpoints owns aggregated event data. (Compare that with the paradigm now where everyone but you owns your data! This is 1° why everything is messed up!)
What that means is that Castpoints can display basic data about any industry, good, service, task, location, etc. But instead of Google and marketers owning and using this to sell you more stuff to their chattel and assert truth via black boxes:
– People can do their own discovery of data.
– Or be lazy, set up a few alerts and Castpoints will inform them of personalized arbitrage opportunities for any thing, context and scope. Say I’m really good with movie theaters. I can do a simple search and look for towns that don’t have a movie theater and have a population > 10,000? (Whatever is enough to support a move theater – I can easily look that up too!). 1 click and an alert is created. So I can sip drinks on a beach and not need to know anything about the shale boom in North Dakota until I get an alert.
Other things in CP are commonsense simple:
– How do you define if someone is “of age”? The steward stops stewarding their wards on a context by context basis. This works for kids and the mentally / physically challenged, pets everything. There is always a chain of ownership.
– How do you tell if something is “non profit”? The 100 pages of IRC code that is easily gamed, hard to enforce and has overhead to implement? CP: transactions are free unless the event pays dividends, then transactions are a flat fee, at the point of sale of the physical object, or location of the seller if an intangible object.
– How do you sort fact from fiction? If I can’t reasonably prove (to my peers, in my context) something I assert in a month or so, I have already agreed to forfeit triple the positing fee. Or I can just label it “opinion”.
It’s all KISS. And therefore, this tremendously lowers uncertainty, which reduces risk, which reduces insurance premiums, which lowers the barriers to entry.
Might as well talk about the messaging system. Each node has messages that are: internal, with the parent, siblings, and children. Each node can liaise messages outside of the node. Nodes can subscribe to other nodes liaisons. Each node can see what’s going on around them one node away.
So when I “check my messages” within my role of Catering, this is what I see:
If I click on “see content”, I see the new messages in full. These are not long messages, they are basically short, with links to longer content if necessary. If that is still too much info, a click on “ROI Floor” will show only the top ones based on ROI rank.
Now everything is in context, digestible, and I can have situational awareness in my role. This all leaves me more time to actually do work and invest in my relationships without bothering people with stuff they have already addressed.