Credibles, A Crowd-Funded Pre-Payment Platform

Update, August 2016: Fixed broken links and updated Microplace’s status “If you eat, you’re an investor” is the motto of Slow Money’s entry into the crowd-funding marketplace.  Called Credibles – a word derived from “edible credits” – it joins Kickstarter, Kiva * , the now closed Microplace ** and others as alternative sources of capital […]

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Whaling Voyages as a Team-Building Exercise

The Northern Whale Fishery, The Swan and Isabella, c. 1840, John Ward of Hull, A11984 from NGA

(Updated, 12/12/16: fixed broken links, updated cross-references)   This post, like the previous one, comes from my recent Ahab-lite obsession with whaling, as well as the recent general interest in Hermann Melville’s monumental Moby Dick – which celebrated its 161st anniversary in 2012 (including my slow plod through it over many months, the Google doodle […]

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