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Leadership, trust, and identity considerations when starting a DAO vs. a traditional startup :: with Liz Sweigart, PhD

In this episode of Ventures, my guest Liz Sweigart (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizsweigart/, PhD in Organizational Leadership) and I discuss the differences between a DAO and a traditional startup in terms of starting, organizing, and leading. We talk about trust vs. relating, identity considerations in DAO communities, positive vs. exploitative transactions of value, and qualitative vs. quantitative measurement of success. If you would like to join us as we explore starting a DAO together, check out https://www.redpilldao.xyz/ and our Discord server (https://discord.gg/PvtMZf6yws).  

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1:38 -  Liz intro and background/motivation for this conversation; general commentary on risk/reward and value creation.

3:56 - Differences between starting and leading a traditionals startup vs. starting a DAO.

9:17 - What advice does Liz have for founders of DAOs, specifically for their first steps? (a question of identity; who are “we”, core values, purpose, qualitative vs. quantitative meaning, etc..)

12:47 - Identity and purpose paradigms in DAOs vs. traditional startups.

15:12 - How should founders of DAOs think about establishing trust (“transactional” doesn’t need to be negative; inspired vs. compelled; positive or exploitative; relating vs. trusting).

19:57 - How can people follow up w/ Liz?  https://lizsweigart.com/ // https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizsweigart/ // https://www.redpilldao.xyz/

For additional podcasts on DAOs on this show (and articles/writing from Will), see: https://satchel.works/@wclittle/web3