I recently caught the Yield Labs ANC call with Matt Cantieri- @mcantieri. It was amazing: the depth, clarity, and vision here laid out calmed a lot of things I had been pondering over how we might fix it as a community, many of things actually being talked about on these forums such as the ANC value needing to be addressed.
That, however, brought up another point: We have a forum of people dreaming up ideas unaware of what TFL is working on behind the scenes. I have talked with @dokwon in the past about how the community isn’t always informed enough to make decisions that are in line with what might be best for the community. If we can address this, it offers up an area of improvement that could yield great efficiencies on how new ideas evolve.
As it stands, ANC gov community and TFL are in a strange relationship. I have heard on this forum that many feel in the dark and have no idea what is going on behind the scenes. Ideas are being created in two separate silos, which in some ways is good, but for the most part, has inefficiencies, as the community has at times - myself included - proposed things that are not feasible or not in line with what TFL is working on. It’s a waste of the community’s intellectual and planning resources and it doesn’t really reflect true decentralization - not that this doesn’t have its own set of issues, the tragedy of the commons etc.
Just as public corporations have a responsibility to report to shareholders, TFL labs could benefit from setting up monthly or quarterly conference calls with ANC governance stakers. This will help strategically drive the forum and community proposals/questions/feedback towards what is happening (what is feasible in a lot of cases) and helps TFL further deepen and refine its strategy. It would be a more effective use of the communities time to have a debate and propose things in relation to what TFL is working on since they are still the major driver of the project despite it being “decentralized”
The trade-offs here are obvious: centralization has its efficiencies. Requiring TFL to report on everything they are doing or on a too frequent basis would hamper and bog down all the great work they are doing. However, I believe there could be a good balance on setting up monthly or quarterly calls, similar to what @mcantieri did with Yield labs but in a more focused way that gives strategic guidance to ANC gov communities planning and proposals. After all, TFL has the guidance from a wealth of knowledge and research the community doesn’t such as Delphi, etc. If done with the right balance, this knowledge would help more efficiently shape communities’ time and efforts. It would be a boon to the whole community, creating better synergies and cross-pollination of shared knowledge and planning.
I would propose anyone with staked holdings would be able to join the call similar to corporate earnings calls. Wallet address would slate an opening invite to the conference call. How the call would be shaped here I will loosely layout but is open for input from the community here.
- Initiative overview @mcantieri similar to the yield labs overview
- Strategic guidance, i.e. what community ideas have value
- Discussion and questions from the community about what is happening.