As you all hopefully know by now, we are working together to build FanBox into a self-sustaining “social economy” where every user is able to play a role in its success and share in the revenues that it creates.

The social economy that we are building here functions much like that of any other country or nation across the globe, and so perhaps the best way to measure the success of our community is by applying the same principles that are used to measure the success of all other nations as well.

 

How do nations measure their own success?

 

Up until the past 20-30 years, the general consensus among countries around the world was that the success of a nation was based strictly around its Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The GDP of a country represents the total dollar value of all goods and services produced over a specific time period - you can think of it as the size of the economy. 

Measuring GDP is complicated (which is why we leave it to the economists), but at its most basic level the calculation can be done in one of two ways: either by adding up what everyone earned in a year (income approach), or by adding up what everyone spent (expenditure method). Logically, both measures should arrive at roughly the same total. 

 

While GDP has worked as a great measurement of success in the past, as our global society has become more advanced over time it has become clear to the majority of people that there are many other measurements that are becoming increasingly important to the long term success of a nation.

293 Comments

Duc Nguyen Huu

Thank President Brian took us to see a long-term direction and reliable! Thanks Fanbox whole has not stopped finding ways, the right policy to best help us! in Fanbox, I see a good future!

42 months ago
Barabas Family

Interesting and valuable presentation, in my opinion the first and the second leading indicators are the most important, they define the other two.
Thanks, Brian, for sharing, and Happy New Year !

42 months ago
Mihaela Oancea

Mr. President I have not read this post but I have "swallowed" it with great interest and pleasure and when it became more interesting......well I have to wait for next part! Thank you, I can`t wait for the next post!

42 months ago
Brian C Woosley

It definitely is unorthodox to think of a website or social network as the same thing as an actual country or community, but what we are working to achieve here is something that has never been attempted before so we are all pioneers in the making.

My next post I hope will tie everything together and help us form a baseline for our community moving forward as our population continues to grow.

Please continue sharing any thoughts or questions you may have so that we can all be on the same page and grow together.

42 months ago
Mihaela Oancea

Mr. President, thinking of a website or social network as an actual country is unorthodox and genial and as far as I know, FanBox is the only one with this brilliant ideea which, by all means must be followed until this goal is achieved. As for me, I couldn`t be prowder being a member of this community. Thank you very much!

42 months ago
Kvetoslav Závodský

Interesting educative global informations about the measurement methods of nation success implemented to Fanbox. Good work, Brian, I am curious about the continue.
Thank you for your hard work!

42 months ago
Jessicca Lee

This is indeed very interesting as I have never studied society into such extent yet. Therefore I will be very curious to see the measures and means on how you will lay out a pathway for us to follow. Keep it up president Brian. I am sure all of us (who read this thoroughly) are in wonder now. :)

42 months ago
Charlie's Angels

Very interesting and informative post, thank you for sharing Brian, Happy New Year!

42 months ago
George Neacsu

A great measurement of success for all nations you presented here Brian! A well documented post, I look forward to read the third part!

42 months ago
Ayman Abusaa

Cheerful post and great message, I hope the 3rd part will be fascinating.
Thanks president B. Woosley

42 months ago
Varga Imréné

nagyon érdekes összehasonlítás tetszettt

42 months ago
Anna P

I understand now, how to measure the success of our community.
Looking forward for the next post. Looks very interesting!

42 months ago
Magnum Cassandra

Very well thought, Mr.President, I was just thinking of this too...It is a GREAT GREAT action from you..WELL DONE !

42 months ago
Soumitra Bhattacharjee

Thanks for sharing.

42 months ago
Jimmy Thiels

thanks for sharing

42 months ago
Koko S

Thanks for Informative and interesting post.

42 months ago
Eduardo Orpilla

Thank you very much Mr. President.

42 months ago
-Thọ Nguyễn-

very nice and interesting!!

42 months ago
Nurul Iman

Very nice information and interesting, thanks.

42 months ago