So a little backstory:
A few years back I spent a weekend in Austin, Texas. Being that Austin is one of those "must see" cities in the US I decided to Couchsurf so I could get a better sample of the local culture and scene. Never being a fan of long lonely drives I posted a rideshare offer on the CS Texas Group which ended up being accepted by a very new to the US and very pregnant Ukrainian woman. Our host for the weekend was a fun loving Engineer who was debating going to Seminary and his 200 lb Bernese Mountain Dog. While we appeared to be quite the motley crew we all hit it off wonderfully and toured around the town together.
On our second day in town we stopped outside the massive Whole Foods store downtown to rest and have a drink (those Texas summers are no joke) when we started chatting with a man named Aengus Anderson about decisions. Namely the tough decisions in life. It turns out Aengus was motorcycling (and couchsurfing) his way around the country interviewing people about their toughest decisions. We gladly participated and right there in front of the Whole Foods in Austin I told a complete stranger holding a microphone about the toughest decision I ever made and we parted ways with a handshake and a promise that if he ever came through town I'd gladly host him.
Fast Forward to early 2012: After a few other chats and interviews Aengus contacted me again about his new project. It's called "The Conversation" and its goal is to get a varied cross section of "American Thinkers", as Aengus puts it, to discuss some pretty heady topics relating to the state of the world, the future, where we're headed and more importantly, why?
When he contacted me to discuss the revolution in sharing, technology and community building I was thrilled to take part. I hope it's even half as fun to listen to as it was to record. So feel free to join Aengus and I in a Conversation about Sharing and its impact on the future.