The original Action Cycle was designed to solve the silo problem — to enable people to collaborate across networks. It is the equivalent of API for organisations. It provided a framework to constitute a mini-company, in effect, to get results using resources beyond the boundaries of traditional companies, charities, or any financial body.
It worked. Inspirationally so in many cases. But the thing that let it down was the moneyflow. In order to be viable as a sustainable business practice, it needed something more defined than ‘pay it forwards’ ethic.
That was back in 2009 and 2010. A financial protocol was synthesised in 2012, and then a series of platforms built between 2014 to 2018 as Ecosquared. In 2019, a fork was created: Sqale. Sqale is a minimal build for the Ecological Economic system, which treats money as a vector not a scalar. Its lead function is the viral distribution and revenue generation for any digital content — without advertising. It is fully operational and can also support Action Cycles, for players to evaluate how well an Action Cycle goes, as well evaluating contributions by participants, and managing the flow of money both at the front-end, in the formation of the Action Cycle, as well as the back-end, when money moves as a consequence of achieving the third wow of an Action Cycle.
So, if the original design of the Action Cycle is valid, it is now fully supported financially. Anyone who participates in creating successful action cycles has now a viable way to make it financially sustainable. Enjoy!