User Generated Company Gets Funding

Those of you who were around for TBE may want to check out Slikstr.

Slikstr has positioned itself as the world's first user-created and -controlled company in the world and, as such, is poised to usher in a new generation of web-related businesses. While traditional companies utilize a "top-down" approach to decision making-where the customers or "users" of a service or product are entirely removed from the provider's decision making aparatus-Slikstr is different, utilizing a "user-is-boss" mentality. Indeed, every facet of Slikstr is designed with the intention of providing the individual user with as much control over the company as possible.

Even though I don't believe in this idea any more, it's frustrating to see someone raise $2MM for an idea that I tried to launch over 2 years ago. For those of you not around for the TBE saga, you can read about it in Fast Company here.

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  • Jay

    Your mistake? Not naming it “The Business Experimentr.” And just think how much more this place would be worth as BusinessPunditr.

    At least The Daily Idea ends in that “r” sound as it should. Well, at least in Massachusetts…