The Rational Pursuit of Change by Andrew Mason, The Point

0 %
100 %
Information about The Rational Pursuit of Change by Andrew Mason, The Point

Published on October 5, 2008

Author: summit08



The Talk: The Rational Pursuit of Change. The Internet has a proven ability to shift the balance of power between individuals and organizations. But for online activism to reach its full potential, we need to do more than port offline tactics to the Web. We must step back, revisit the challenges of collective action, and consider what the Web offers that can help overcome them. Andrew Mason explores what the world could look like in five years with tools like The Point.

The Rational Pursuit of Change

Why I’m not an activist

petitions, writing letters, protesting, voting...

The problem is not that I don’t care

What are you trying to achieve?

How do I know this will work?

The Internet! Will it solve the problems?

Escalating the tactics of inconveniencing ourselves

The paradox of easy petitions

There’s so much more that the Web can offer But we have to step back before we can get there.

Path Dependency

Path Dependency


Intrinsic advantages of the Web We didn’t have this.

The Point

The Tipping Point when the other thing becomes the better choice.

Campaign Anatomy Objective Member Pledge Tipping Point


Member Pledge

Tipping Point

Computable Cost of Change = Cost of Collective Action + 1

When each and every participant makes a difference


Results Oriented


Rational Incentives for Change Measurable Predictable Repeatable






Safety in Numbers


Enables Longshots


This is the very beginning Where can it go?




Asocial Activism

A market for corporate social responsibility

What needs to happen? Is this model inevitable?

The potential Individuals organize as fluently as organizations

Add a comment

Related pages

Rational growth andrew chen - Documents

Rational growth andrew chen Dec 21, ... There’s no point in paying for clicks that will ... The Rational Pursuit of Change by Andrew Mason, The Point.
Read more Customer Reviews: Observing the Craft: The ...

Observing the Craft: The Pursuit of Excellence ... but Observing the Craft, by W.'. Andrew Hammer falls within the ... He points to the loss of this focus ...
Read more

Page About Freemasonry: Essays, Articles, and Questions

... Essays, Articles, and Questions: ... rational thought, ... Druidic Myths and Freemasonry by Andrew Prescott ;
Read more

censorship | The Rational Argumentator

The Rational Argumentator ... Andrew Syrios is a ... perhaps it is fitting that George Mason University law professor David Bernstein would raise the ...
Read more

The Meaning of “the Pursuit of Happiness” | James R ...

That the “pursuit of ... So the type of happiness that governments are formed “to effect” at this point in the text is the same “pursuit of ...
Read more

Ragamuffin Studies: Declaration! The Pursuit of Happiness

Declaration! The Pursuit of Happiness ... George Mason, a member of the ... President Andrew Jackson
Read more

John Locke - Pursuit of Happiness | Bringing the Science ...

John Locke (1632-1704), a major ... coined the phrase "pursuit of happiness," and Thomas Jefferson incorporated it into ... He points out that happiness is ...
Read more

R i S k A S S E S S M E n T - Deloitte US | Audit ...

The information contained herein is of a general nature and based on authorities that are subject to change. ... to the pursuit of ... point scales yield ...
Read more