Beautiful Business in Web3
In collaboration with Hotwire | July – November, 2022
The first community-run, asynchronous conference on the future of humanity, technology, and business in a decentralized world.
The Persuaders: Changing Other People’s Minds In Order to Change Things
From a leader of Black Lives Matter, a trailblazer in the feminist resistance to trumpism, Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an ex-cult member turned QAnon deprogrammer, and more, take an inside(r) view into the movements and battles of those seeking to champion persuasion in an age of polarization, in conversation with Anand Giridharadas, author of the international bestseller Winners Take All who’s returning to the House with his latest book, The Persuaders.
Take part in the virtual and in-person experience of our main gathering which will take place from Friday, June 2 to Monday, June 5, 2023 in Sintra, online, and underground.
300 attendees in Sintra, thousands online
100+ speakers and performers
Talks, interviews, debates
Art, experiments, immersive experiences
Music, movement, masterclasses
More details soon.
How to Become a Beautiful Business Thought Leader
Dreaming of giving a TED Talk? Hosting your own podcast? Or finally writing that book? What is your vision, your purpose? What is your story, and how can you tell it in a way that is personal and universal at once?
To make the concept of beautiful business more accessible to more people worldwide, it needs persuasive messengers. To influence more of the people in power, it needs inspirational thought leaders.
Becoming Uncertainty: Navigating Today’s Leadership
In times of unrest, reshuffling, and (re)alignment, on an individual, collective, and even cosmic level, we look for navigation, reasoning, and a new moral compass. Instead of staying in existing patterns for the sake of comfort and safety, how can we step into—and become—the unknown, balancing the edge and the precarious, tapping into our intuition, improvisation, somatic intelligence, and “doing beauty” to progress forward?
The Future of Work Is ____ ?
Forever remote, quiet quitting, and monitoring employees: where’s our future of work headed—and how do we seize this moment to fundamentally rethink the practices and principles of knowledge work, in particular? Let’s discuss in community, learn from each other, and hear from Laurie Goodman, senior workplace strategist at IA Interior Architects, Sheela Subramanian, vice president, Slack and co-founder of the Future Forum, and Dr. Lauren Tucker, founder and CEO of inclusion management consultancy Do What Matters.
Resident Circle: Owned by Employees—from Now Until Forever
In April 2022, Matt “Mills” and John “Sinx” Sinclair, founders of product design studio ustwo, reduced their equity and transferred the majority ownership of the business to all current and future employees. Unlocking entrepreneurial potential, and preserving the company’s independence and culture, 62 percent of ustwo is now owned as part of an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). Join a conversation with Mills and Sinx to learn more about the “why” of this transition.
Resident Circle: The Tiny Giants of the Future of Food: Insects
Amidst rising food prices, global food shortages, and the climate crisis, comes an unexpected solution from French B-Corp company Ÿnsect. Founded in 2011 by scientists and environmentalists, and backed by investors, including Robert Downey Jr.’s FootPrint Coalition, Ÿnsect reinvents the food chain by transforming insects into high-performance natural protein solutions for pets, fish, plants, and humans. Hear more from Alain Revah, chief marketing and strategy officer at Ÿnsect.
Resident Circle: Connect, Discuss, and Meet Each Other 1:1
Curious to know who else is in the House? Show up to discuss this week’s Beauty Shot and make new connections with fellow House Residents. Plus, enjoy music and movement.