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Boundaryless Conversations Podcast

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Boundaryless Conversations Podcast is an ongoing exploration of the future of Platforms & Ecosystems. Here we explore new perspectives about how we organise at scale in a rapidly changing world.From Boundaryless (


S3 Ep. 1 Aron Fischer and Jack du Rose – Colony: distributed organizations that actually work

In this first episode of Season 3, we talk to Jack du Rose and Aron Fischer from — an infrastructure for internet native companies and a key player in the evolution of Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs). 


Jack du Rose is a former jeweller, current blockchain nerd, and founder of Colony. He is excited by the power shift our decentralized future brings. When not making $100m diamond skulls, or paradigm shifting social platforms, Jack enjoys sesquipedalianism, bathos, and a nice cup of tea and a sit down.


Aron Fischer graduated with a PhD in Mathematics in 2015. Since then he has been researching the computer science aspects of programming in a blockchain environment. He is fascinated by the interplay of mathematics, economics, technology, and human nature that is inherent in systems. He has worked for the Ethereum Foundation and the Swarm team, and is a co-author of the Colony whitepaper. He continues to be involved with DAOs in general and the Colony project in particular.


A full transcript of the episode can be found on our website:

  Key highlights:
  • Organizing is about distributing budget through reputation.
  • Time-based self-executing makes organizations have more bias towards action. 
  • New priorities: affordances make (human) capability building possible.
  • Contribution accounting and making “reputation as currencies”.
  • DAOs modules (decision making, consensus, and execution).
  • Entrepreneurial work can’t be commoditized.
  • Network effects lie in connecting practitioners.
  To find out more about Aron and Jack’s work:

> Website:

> Colony’s Twitter:

  Other references and mentions:

> Collectively Intelligent Podcast:

> The EEEO Toolkit: 

> ShapeShift:

> COLONY Technical White Paper, 2020:


Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at: 


Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: 


Recorded on 14 October 2021.

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