Lily Cole on The Gift Economy (article at the HuffingtonPost). [Editor’s note: anyone who is under 30, is already a successful entrepreneur, has gone to Burning Man, and is backing her own utopian vision with real effort & cash deserves our attention!]
See her site at “impossible.com” for more detail on her project.
Article excerpt: At just 26, Lily has already carved out an incredibly successful career as a model and actress and graduated from Cambridge University. On top of that, she’s just launched Impossible.com, a website and app that encourages people to do things for others for free. It’s based on the idea of a gift economy, a mode of exchange where things are not sold but given. The site encourages people to post wishes of things that they want or need help with, and offer what they can give. Lily says she hopes the site creates a community that fosters giving and receiving. Continue reading Lily Cole on The Gift Economy