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@RnDAO__ is an innovation DAO with a mission to Empower Humane Collaboration. We research DAOs and build collaboration tools
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How do we measure community health in DAOs?

September 14th, 2022
We embarked on a research journey to understand how we could meaningfully define DAO communities and assess their health. This article is a short summary of our findings.
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Top 9 Challenges of DAO Unit Success

August 6th, 2022
Creating and running a DAO Unit is a challenging task. Our research, in partnership with Sobol, identified 9 key challenges of operating DAO Units (DAO Teams, Guilds, and Pods). We researched the problems in adding Units to DAOs. We spoke with multiple DAO builders to ensure representativeness and validation of the problems that arose.
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Why and How we SubDAO

July 19th, 2022
This article presents the conclusions of a research project between RnDAO and Sobol. In this research, we attempt to define groups within DAOs- what we call DAO Units. We also explore the definitions used by members of a range of popular DAOs, determine their motivations and approaches in creating DAO Units, and identify a series of common challenges when setting up and operating different kinds of DAO Units.
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What's a DAO? Conceptual Foundations

June 17th, 2022
We frame 5 conceptual lenses that leverage the existing body of research on coordination and organisations and arrived at a definition of DAOs
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Decentralising leadership: from monolithic to modular and polycentric

May 14th, 2022
Let's bring it back to the people. If you've ever been in an executive position, been an influential DAO member, or founded a new organisation, you'll likely viscerally know the weight of responsibility. There can be so much work, so much uncertainty and yet such a pressing need to make big, complex decisions, often with long-lasting consequences. It's exhilarating, but it's also exhausting if not downright nerve-wracking. Conversely, being in a disempowered position can quickly become frustrating, if not depressing. And the difference is often touted to be: leadership.
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In Defense of Coin Voting

January 5th, 2022
Coin Voting has got a lot of bad press recently. It has been criticised for aiding plutocracy and being vulnerable to attacks by large token holders (i.e. whale attacks). Less talked about, but probably more impactful is that Coin Voting also enables all token holders to participate in decisions, and more often than not, the token holders are not particularly known to the core team (a common result of attracting token holders through high APYs or other profit-oriented motives). In many DAOs, token holders are not a community but a group of strangers.
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Six Key Interactions for a Thriving DAO

December 28th, 2021
We spend most of our lives in teams and organisations. And anyone who’s ever led one has spent dozens if not hundreds of hours wondering: How do I make it great? What will enable us to do great work together and adapt quickly when a challenge comes our way? How do I keep the community happy and engaged?
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From Purpose Statements to Guiding Questions

December 28th, 2021
At first glance, Purpose Statements are a great thing. They serve to articulate a company (or DAO’s) reason for being, beyond maximising profits for investors. But these seemingly innocuous positive statements are a double-edged sword, carrying the potential to enable megalomaniac tendencies, fanatic tunnel-vision and purpose-washing.
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Expertise as a Business Model

December 24th, 2021
Web3 has brought a host of new possibilities for business model innovation, including commons-economies, meme-tokens, NFT-creators communities, and many more. This article explores how Web3 fundamentals could refresh a somewhat unusual model I discovered years ago and supercharge it.
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