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System Design Consultation


200 per hour - Virtual OK - Posted Aug 16, 2016

*This description is more or less technical than what you'll receive from me, dependent on your needs :)

If you consider yourself something of a social entrepreneur, activist or artist and your project will fill a critical need in our society then I want to see your approach implemented and refined in the field! We are the ones we've been waiting for, as they say :)

After a brief conversation and presentation from you about your project idea, I will provide you with:
(1) Project coaching beyond "sustainability" toward regenerative, "beyond-organic", and thriving
(2) Up to a seven year implementation schedule for system designs that evolve over time
(example: year 1 observation/business planning/prototyping, year 2 market trials, etc)
(3) Overview of useful legal structures and potential stakeholders to recruit
(4) Recommended decision-making framework for groups to act swiftly together
(5) Fundraising opportunities that leverage an ecosystem of micro-lending, crowd-sourcing, alternative currencies, and venture funding at appropriate project milestones
(6) Small library of context-specific technical documents for your project

Additional sessions will refine those details further or feature complementary systems design (theory, processing, and/or interdependent ecosystem)

Training & Qualifications

I study sustainable communities, eco-villages, intentional businesses, and community building projects around California (immersively) and the globe. I have been building and teaching workshops in community gardens, resource centers, schools, front yards, festivals, and conferences for 4 years, specializing in micro-businesses, cooperative legal structures, community-building, guerrilla entrepreneurialism, urban agriculture, agroecology, sociocratic governance, and permaculture. Permaculture is a systems-design framework based on bio-mimicry, natural patterns, and most importantly: indigenous and emergent technologies.

Availability & Preferences

Most lunches and some evenings

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Robert

MacKenzie received hour of System Design Consultation from Robert
Aug 23, 2016
Great service - I'll be back for more.
Allison sold VHS Box Notebook E.T. to Robert
Sep 23, 2016
Wonderful person. Thanks!
Jul 25, 2016
Great recommendation and a timely response!
Charlie received session of Sustainable solutions librarian from Robert
Jun 15, 2016
Robert was really great to talk to, and gave me some great info as well as some interesting ideas.


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About Robert Barnett

After serving overseas doing mostly aircraft systems maintenance, I worked briefly as a bicycle mechanic before I put my community college on break to co-found an entrepreneurship competition for midd...le, high school, and college students. Last year 1400 students competed :) Now I am a certified permaculture designer, build and teach at community gardens, volunteer at a bicycle co-op, speaker about veterans issues, and am learning everything I can to one day operate a farm that is also a circus and health more

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