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December 5, 2022

The making of La BOM: Montreuil’s new Library of Things and Sharing Hub

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Inspired by Shareable’s coverage of the sharing economy, Bibliothèque D’Objets De Montreuil, also known as La BOM, opened its doors as a “Library of Things” in April 2022 in the Parisian suburb of Montreuil. 

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November 10, 2022

An Introduction to Some Common Business Models

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Nathan Brown of Co-op Culture discusses some common types of business model.

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September 19, 2022

Sustainability of Worker Co-Operatives

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This article investigates ways in which worker co-operatives can contribute to a more
sustainable world, using the conceptual lens of Doughnut Economics.

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September 15, 2022

House of the Mondragon

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Dru is joined by Carmen Marcuello and Anjel Errasti, authors of some interesting publications about Mondragon's expansion abroad.

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September 7, 2022

An interesting conversation about Mondragon

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There are a lot of misconceptions in the US about the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation. A conversation happened online recently that highlighted some of those.

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May 23, 2022

CoopCycle in Argentina

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Bringing CoopCycle to Latin America is an exciting development, and one that involved cooperative federations and networks, state sponsorship, universities, NGOs, and co-op financial institutions.

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May 9, 2022

Sociocratic Governance in Unicorn Grocery Co-op

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Unicorn Grocery is a thriving worker-owned, values-driven grocery co-op using sociocracy for its governance in Chorlton, Manchester, UK. They consist of 71 members who all work within the cooperative and are also the directors of the business.

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January 3, 2022

Workers' Self-Management at Vio.Me

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An interview with a worker-owner at the Vio.Me worker-occupied factory in Greece.

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October 28, 2021

A Failure of Cooperative Governance

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Professor Imanol Basterretxea discusses some of the governance failures that helped lead to the collapse of the Mondragon cooperative Fagor Electrodoméstico.

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August 30, 2021

Wings Co-op: Courier-Owned Delivery

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Wings is a new worker cooperative alternative to Deliveroo, boasting superior ethical credentials.