Radical Transparency, Alternative University Rankings, and the $20bn Social Enterprise Market

Radical Transparency, Alternative University Rankings, and the $20bn Social Enterprise Market

August 29, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


Happy Holidays and welcome to your Brain Boost. Social media software as a service platform, Buffer App, continues to push
the standard for corporate transparency. This week the startup, that is valued at about sixty million dollars, published the salaries, positions, and locations of
everyone in the firm publicly. Anyone can view this data in a Google Doc that I’ve
linked to in the description of this Brain Boost. I believe that transparency
isn’t just a luxury but is going to become a strategic advantage in the new
capital world, centered around crowdfund investing, which is going to require smaller companies like Buffer App to
make more of their data public in exchange for the ability to sell debt
and equity financing instruments to anyone online. MIT Technology Review published a study by a French team who applied social network analysis
techniques to Wikipedia data as an alternative way for determining which
universities around the world are most influential. Cambridge is listed as the
number one most influential University and, if you’re interested in seeing the
top twenty, you can visit the link in the description of this Brain Boost. The
United Nations published a report this week about the staggering costs of
responding to natural disasters. As climate change continues to gain pace
and the frequency of disasters increases, there are new calls being made for
entrepreneurs to provide innovations that will improve the quality and the
speed of disaster relief delivery. Last year, in 2015, this market was worth
twenty billion dollars. It might be a smart area to look into for product
designers and socially minded entrepreneurs looking to both make money and make a difference. You can see the link to the
article in the description of the Brain Boost. Finally, we’re hosting a Google
Analytics event on December 29th and it’s open to anyone. In the event, you will
learn how to create automatically updating dashboards that pulls Google
Analytics data and publishes custom reports on your key metrics
automatically to a private Google site. If you’re interested in learning about
this, check out this link that’s here on the screen and in the description of the
Brain Boost and join the hang out if you’re interested. Come back every Friday at 10 a.m.
Pacific time and subscribe to the channel to receive your weekly Brain Boost.