The Year of Giving Dangerously

What could you learn if you supported a new crowdfunding project every week for a year?


In crowdfunding, when is a failure actually a success?

Ubuntu’s Edge is on the brink of something unusual


Prototypes and protests


I subscribe to a lovely little service called Stack. It’s great if you’re into magazines, or serendipity, or design, or journalism… or just bumping into new ideas. And…


Have watches had their time on Kickstarter?

When a century old brand uses mainstream media to plug its crowdfunding campaign, what should Kickstarter do?


Six projects in, how’s my crowdfundathon going?


As part of an experiment I’m calling The Year of Giving Dangerously, I’m supporting a new crowdfunding project every week. Why? In large part to support interesting projects — I’m a successful crowdfunder myself, and want to try and pay back some of the good will that helped me out.


Why Kickstarter got it right when it said it was wrong

You’re damned if you do, and you’re damned if you don’t.


Three reasons your crowdfunding campaign could struggle


I’ve mentioned before how celebrity can be used to accelerate a crowdfunding project. The most notable examples are probably…


A crowd can riot. But can it fund a revolution?


When Richard Nixon tumbled in disgrace from the White House, an axiom was wheeled out among the political classes: it’s not the crime that…


The 30% rule of crowdfunding

Or… how to make friends and influence people


At one level, crowdfunding is about who you know. People with a lot of deep…


When “selling out” is just turning up the volume


The recent spate of celebrity Kickstarter campaigns has led to a little backlash in the crowdfunding community. You can understand it…


Grand Theft Metro


My friend Pawel was tall, skinny, and camp, and he lived in the house at the bottom of the street. I was eleven or twelve, and visiting his house used to terrify me — his dad…


Why I’m going to support a new crowdfunding project every week for a year


Just over a year ago, I benefited from a remarkable piece of internet altruism. My friend Jim and I had…

The Year of Giving Dangerously
The Year of Giving Dangerously

What could you learn if you supported a new crowdfunding project every week for a year?

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