Harnessing our longing for community to create personal fulfillment and group efficacy: at work, at play, for social change and innovation
An ecosystem of communities that forms an effective organizational structure, from pyramid to mosaic, with people fairly rewarded for following their conscience and passion while transforming alienation, unfairness, and self-dealing from omnipresent reality to anomaly.
Hi, We’re Wulf and Tony, and we created Menagerie in 2021 on the premise of building self-governed communities for a new economy with better long-term incentives for individuals and communities as a whole.
Wulf spent a long and distinguished academic career discovering the fundamental economics that drive growing and prosperous communities – and then put those lessons into practice with several successful DAOs. Tony spent a lifetime handholding large orgs through tech-driven transformations, creating savings, efficiency, and impact while weeding out bad actors. They joined forces because community building will become the next revolution in productivity, marketing, innovation, and human fulfillment – but it will face resistance from rent-seeking bureaucrats, administrators, and middlemen displaced by real evaluations of merit, decentralized grassroots governance, and a liberated workforce. Together we will give businesses, non-profits, and governments the confidence to embark on this transformational journey and ensure that it leads each of them to unparalleled success.
Humanity has a fundamental longing for belonging. We thrive when we’re part of a community that we trust and embrace. We are alienated and tired as ill-fitting cogs in machines we don’t participate in governing. By fostering effective, fulfilling, self-governing, and fundamentally fair communities in every aspect of our lives, we will harness that primeval drive to accomplish unprecedented bursts of efficiency, innovation, and social impact that will outcompete businesses, NGOs, and even governments. But just as importantly, we will transform the daily lives of all participants from work to play – following their passions, trusting the system to reward them fairly, and creating lifelong connections. As we grow, the social impact we create will grow with us, so will the power of community. Together with everyday people and communities we create, we are contributing to important social causes in new and innovative ways. We believe that there is a natural harmony between communities and social impact.