I'm Salim Virani. I used to design peer learning programs, and these days I'm having fun building stuff.

Everything Is A Remix. Inspiring videos about building on previous innovation. #leanstartup
Jul 2, 2011

Great weekend watching, not just for content businesses or creative types. Feels a bit like a modern version of The Manual by the KLF.

It also got me thinking about how Lean Startup builds on existing platforms. With the content world moving to mashups and remixes, and the way creative endeavors build incrementally on the past, there's a lot we could learn from each other. Think there's a strong enough connection here to ask Kirby to join us at a Leancamp?

Part 4 coming this fall. More info and donations here: http://www.everythingisaremix.info/

 

 

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What am I up to these days?

I’m working on a communication tool for loose community groups and unconference-style interactions. It focuses on individual autonomy rather than top-down coordination.

I recently became a Kernel fellow, where I was exploring models for self-directing communities of care, the history of economic cultural norms, and the connection between mimicry, memes and our sense of belonging.

I did a few advisory gigs too - for Polygon, Limechain and Bankless on education and support programs.

In the past, I designed peer learning programs for Oxford, UCL, Techstars, Microsoft Ventures and The Royal Academy Of Engineering. I also played a role in creating the Lean Startup methodology, and the European startup ecosystem. You can read about this here.

Projects

  • Cuppa - decentralised collaboration protocol (WIP)
  • Nonfungo - completely on-chain NFT sale notification bot for Discord. (Look ma! No Opensea API!)
  • Powerplays - real-time token launches

Books

  • Peer Learning Is - a broad look at peer learning around the world, and how to design peer learning to outperform traditional education
  • Mentor Impact - researched the practices used by the startup mentors that really make a difference

Collected practices

  • Source Institute - skunkworks I founded with open peer learning formats and ops guides, and our internal guide on decentralised teams
  • DAOistry - practices and mindsets that work in blockchain communities
  • Decision Hacks - early-stage startup decisions distilled