What is "Swarmwise"? | swarm.city

What is "Swarmwise"?

“Swarmwise” is an inspiring manual written by Rick Falkvinge. 

You can read it online or download the entire book for free.


"Somewhere today, a loose-knit group of activists who are having fun is dropkicking a rich, established organization so hard they are making heads spin. Rich and resourceful organizations are used to living by the golden rule — “those with the gold make the rules.” New ways of organizing go beyond just breaking the old rules into downright shredding them — leaving executives in the dust, wondering how that band of poor, ragtag, disorganized activists could possibly have beaten their rich, well-structured organization." ~ Rick Falkvinge

This tactical guide to changing the world using cost-efficient swarm methodology serves as a leadership handbook that outlines how the Swedish Pirate Party was able to excel past the political competition on less than one percent of their budget, and explains how anyone can use swarm methodologies and principles to organize, structure, grow politically, socially, or professionally.

"A swarm organization is a decentralized, collaborative effort of volunteers that looks like a hierarchical, traditional organization from the outside. It is built by a small core of people that construct a scaffolding of go-to people, enabling a large number of volunteers to cooperate on a common goal in quantities of people not possible before the net was available." ~ Rick Falkvinge

Swarm City Builders admire Rick and his work so greatly that it was decided to reflect it publicly, not only by implementing his ideas into our daily work practices, but also by implementing it directly into the naming of our Brand. We have routinely referenced his manual throughout the building of the City and it has paved the way for an entire swarm to become innovators and disruptors.


Hear what Rick Falkvinge has to say about Swarm City in his message for us on June 15, 2017...!!