Isaac Mao was chosen Open Minded of the month of June. Here you can enjoy reading the complete interview that he granted us in those days.
It’s hard to imagine a society based on generosity and, at the same time, driven by the free market; don’t you agree?
It’s true. But capitalism has to evolve. It has been confirmed that the free market can also prove fatal for economies. Therefore, we need to modify the bases of capitalism. To find some slightly different foundations that allow for trust. And through trust, collaboration will come.
In reality, what you are proposing is that society be governed by Sharism…
Yes, exactly. As a result of my experience as businessperson and internaut, I realized that there are alternative business models and ways of relating based on people’s willingness to share. This tendency, which was already demonstrated by our ancestors, was brought back to life in the habitat of Internet some ten years ago, thanks to the blogger movement at first, and subsequently to 2.0 tools and social networks.