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Our business model is different because we don't follow the traditional technology company pattern of simply maximizing financial return to shareholders.

Instead, our goal is to maximize value back to our members.

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A unique history

Learn how & why empowr was started, and all about its 15 year journey thus far.



America is an Idea and the American Dream
is for Everyone

Why We Built empowr.com
The Experiment to Democratize Social Media

From a co-founder of empowr.com comes this much anticipated book, telling the "Why?" story behind the massive social platform, empowr.com, that’s been in the making for nearly fifteen years. Learn exactly what drove the participants (founders, advisors, success coaches and 1,000 employees plus 100,000 alpha test users) in their gigantic moonshot project.

After meticulously discussing the "Why?" the author then delves into how empowr has been designed to exploit the exponential characteristics of the web - via its tightly-integrated democratic, economic and educational platform - to deliver opportunity to people everywhere.

The book reads like a manifesto and a manual. One can’t help but come away anxious for the launch of empowr.com. You'll also walk away with newfound or elevated inspiration to dream big, take on your own moonshot project and make a massive difference on the planet.

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Dr. Jodi Beggs

Economics Expert – About.com

Dr. Mark Bevir

Professor of Political Science – UC Berkeley

Sunita Bose

Director of Policy - Change.org


Dr. David Ciepley

Professor of Political Science – University of Denver

Dr. Denise Dimon

Director – Ahlers Center for International Business – University of San Diego

Dr. Zachary Elkins

Professor of Government – University of Texas


Dr. Yi Feng

Professor of Government – Claremont Graduate University

Dr. Jon Gant

Director – Center for Digital Inclusion at University of Illinois

Dr. Michael A. Gillespie

Professor of Political Science – Duke University


Dr. Dipak K. Gupta

Professor of Political Science – San Diego State University

Dr. Christian Helmers

Professor of Economics – Santa Clara University

Dr. Yasheng Huang

Associate Dean – MIT Sloan School of Management


Dr. Shachar Kariv

Economics Department Chair – UC Berkeley

Dr. Mark Kaswan

Professor of Government – University of Texas, Brownsville

Dr. Mark Klein

Principal Research Scientist – MIT


Dr. Jack Knight

Professor of Law and Political Science – Duke University

Raina Kumra

Founder – Mavin.co

David Landau

Associate Dean for International Programs – Florida State University College of Law


Dr. Hélène Landemore

Professor of Political Science – Yale University

Dr. Daniel Little

Chancellor – University of Michigan-Dearborn


Dr. Robert Luskin

Professor of Government – University of Texas, Austin

Dr. Nolan McCarty

Professor of Politics and Public Affairs - Princeton University

Dr. John Morgan

Professor of Economics – UC Berkeley


Dr. Marc Andreas Muendler

Professor of Economics – UC San Diego

Dr. Michael Munger

Professor of Political Science, Economics and Public Policy – Duke

Dr. Scott E. Page

Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics - University of Michigan


Dr. Joel Rogers

Professor of Law, Political Science, Public Affairs and Sociology - University of Madison-Wisconsin

Dr. Frances Rosenbluth

Professor of Political Science - Yale University

Dr. Ian Shapiro

Professor of Political Science and Law - Yale University


Alex Torpey

Managing Partner - Veracity Media

Ozan Varol

Professor of Law - Lewis & Clark Law School

Dr. Claire Wardle

Research Director – Columbia University


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