Many might already know, but in case not, the Basque town of Mondragon has gained some fame for the co-operative there. It has been used as a model because of its great success. If you haven’t heard about it, you can find some information at this Wikipedia article. A reader pointed me to this blog, which gives a diary of a visit to Mondragon to learn about the co-op. Some interesting reading for anyone interested in alternative business models.