This week we got introduced to the concepts of me,we,network thinking and crowd-souring and funding. The ”me” network is all about thinking about something on an individual level. Some aspects of this method of thinking are the presence of: consciousness, confidence and emotions. We always use this method when working in our 5kings group. The ”we” thinking comes into play when we for instance skype with Francois or when we have a meeting with all 15 of us. Networks could be used when we decide to pitch an idea, but we first want feedback from a large group on whether there’s enthusiasms for that idea. Networks are also the basis of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, which are the most interesting to the IWF.
These 2 things are the entire foundation for the IWF. The ”donate 2 dollars and tell 2 people about it” donation system that Francois already has in place is a perfect example of crowdfunding. The main aim of the IWF is to connect all global initiatives concerning water and bundling them which is exactly what crowd sourcing entails;
”the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community*”
Moreover, our current plan links into the crowdsourcing as well. We’d like to introduce the IWF to already existent youth’s sports groups that interact with water from all over the world (e.g. surfing, fishing clubs). Once these groups are ambassadors of the IWF the goal is for them to stay in contact with each other and to expand from there on out. Next week we will all expound this idea/vision and compile that into a final plan, which we can ultimately present to Francois and make our final movie about it.
It was interesting to see how well the information that was presented to us this week, tied in with what we were already doing and Francois also seemed enthusiastic about that fact. I think we finally shook of the confused part and are heading in exactly the right direction.