- James van der Walt
- South Africa
Social Entrepreneur, Ugesi Gold
What makes for a fun business?
I've just started my open-source project and I realise it's harder than it looks.
After watching Steve Keil's talk about making a business fun I realized just how pivotal it is to an open-source project. Good intentions aren't enough. You might have the best idea or promise the most profound impact and it won't matter, people will not take notice if it's not interesting or fun.
Nothing is for free. We might not want payment but then we want something else. Enjoyment.
So what makes for an interesting open-source project? How do you get people to take note of a social idea? What would make you stop and give your time to a project?
Here are some ideas I've received so far:
1) Offer prized for the best ideas i.e. material compensation.
2) A leader board to appeal to people's egos. Just show who is the smartest and can solve the problem the best i.e. credit and a sense of community
3) Compassion. Show how much this can help the world.
I would love to hear your ideas.