How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Chart of group satisfaction by size, from Life With Alacrity E lisabet Sahtouris wrote an article in 2005 called The Biology of Business ,which began with a dubious recapitulation of Darwins model andexplanation of evolution, and then attempted to apply this model tobusiness ecosystems.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

September 17, 2007 Could You Be a Model Natural Entrepreneur? Likewise I dont believetechnologies will save us, because, as James Kunstler points out, theyare designed to enable us to continue to live the unsustainable way wedo now, a little longer. Some of these working models will be better, responsible, sustainable ways to live : Models of radical simplicity, love and generosity, let-self-change, self-sufficiency and intentional community.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

M y book on Natural Enterprises proposes a partnership model for new enterprise formation and sustainability. Is the corporation, as a model, a hopelesscase, or can it be reformed or reinvented? Thedysfunctional model of the corporation will suffer the same fate asevery other institution and entity that has ceased to evolve, innovateand serve our collective interests. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

June 25, 2007 Living a Natural Life I mentioned in a recent post that I am torn between the temptation to create Natural, Intentional Communities and NaturalEnterprises as working models that can help the survivors of ourcivilizations inevitable collapse later this century, and the temptation to just walk away, be selfish, live aradically simple lifestyle (a non -working model?),and Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I need some assistance from readers to finalize a titleand subtitle, and to design the web tools that will accompany the book. Should I set up a very simple wiki orsome other tool to talk through its design? I doubt that anyonewill be able to make money developing them -- my hope is that they willserve as working models for other applications that need similarenabling processes and infrastructure. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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Rex's Thought Spot: Beyond Serendipity for Enterprise 2.0

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Specifically designed environments optimally enhanced to increase the likelihood for shelled mollusks to produce "prefect" pearls. They approached me and asked for assistance in building a "Wiki Sales Manual" designed by sales people for sales people.

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List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Small World Labs “Small World Labs provides the design, implementation, and hosting services for your online social or professional network.&#

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Remindo: Corporate Social Networking

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Dan says: February 20th, 2009 12:08pm Rehan, What will be your business model? ′ model go under after we starting using it. Design and marketing consulting by ACS.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Dustin Rivers explains how the industrial education model helped damage indigenous culture, and why the unschooling, natural in-community education model of aboriginal peoples was so much more effective. Urban designer Kate McMahon is trying to make her own neighbourhood of Melbourne ecologically sustainable. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Its an exercise in acquiringself-knowledge, designed by Otto Scharmers PresencingInstitute. And my answer to question 15 was: Itwould be the first collective design of an (intentional) NaturalCommunity with three or four Natural Enterprises operating within it. Individual genius is useful only for the merelycomplicated designs -- technologies. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In a regular neighbourhood ofisolated strangers, you can do whatever you want as long as it doesntreduce the resale value below the mortgage, or defy local neighbourhoodordinances mainly designed to ensure you dont reduce others resale value. It could be designed by the future members collectively,or retrofitted by self-selecting members already living there or inclose proximity. Nevertheless, we need someworking models. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

It began to dawn on me that Id seen this model before. Then Irealized, Id designed this model before. I had given up on this model because, in 2005, I couldnt see thatcustomers would see the value, or be willing and able to pay for,informed, breakthrough thinking that addressed their wicked complexproblems. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

What we need is experimenters.Theway to create working models that work better than the dysfunctionalones we have now, in a complex system where no one is in control and noone has the answers, is to try things. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I will tell them that Id like ourtropical subsistence hobbit-like permaculture forest community to beopen to others as a model, to show them not so much a better way tolive, as how easy and simple and joyful and responsible and sustainablelife can be when you dont complicate it unnecessarily.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Heres whats coming up: Good Working Models of Social Networking: I mentioned last week that whats missing in Web 2.0 aregood working models, templates, forms, stories that we can use to sell the conceptand to illustrate to the unfamiliar what is possible with these tools and methods. I realize that such models and templates are verycontext-specific, but theyre still valuable, even to those who dontshare the context. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The way to create working models thatwork better than the dysfunctional ones we have now, in a complexsystem where no one is in control and no one has the answers, is to trythings. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Imagine, innovate and realize the community: This is the collective work of designing and building the community to meet the criteria you have set. As unnatural as it may seem, and asunhappy and unfulfilled as it may make us, and as unresponsive,irresponsible and unsustainable as we know it to be, most of us areresigned to this model. This is the model of most affluent nations, andmost of the worlds cities everywhere. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The mainstream media arepropaganda machines designed to dumb usdown so we dont realize what has happened to us, and they neverpresent information threatening to or critical of the corpocracy. To change something, build anew model that makes the existing model obsolete." Its time to build a new model, a betterway of living. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

It involves putting their poster (Canadianversion above) in coffee shops and other sympathetic places, with anenvelope attached full of their beautifully-designed stickersinside. Learning How to Live a Natural Life: Illbe writing more next week about Natural Enterprises and how, ideally,they fit into a model of Intentional Communities which are furthernetworked into a Natural Economy. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

That better way hasbeen and, I thought, would continue to be, through walking away fromcivilization (as Daniel Quinn describes it and as Bucky Fullerespoused) instead of confronting it, and Letting-Myself-Change tobecome a model, and to develop models, based on Love, Conversation and Community , of a better way to live. A model is exactly that -- an example,hopefully one that works and can be adapted by others, not acookie-cutter template that permits of no variation or evolution.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The way to create working models thatwork better than the dysfunctional ones we have now, in a complexsystem where no one is in control and no one has the answers, is to trythings. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Since I developed this model, which is an extension of Dick Richards Genius model explained in his book Is Your Genius at Work , Ive used it to help a lot of people find what might be their sweet spot. I need your assistance to design these tools. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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Stowe Boyd: Building Social Applications at Climb to the Stars (Stephanie Booth)

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

New social business model!) Deep Design last.fm (neighbours!) Facebook ThisNext (about design and fashion) First, just build the social app. Pervasive static models with hardly any flow.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

He formed the business using a practice called the Five Breaths of [Collective] Design , which looks like a great methodology to assist in Finding the Sweet Spot. And Arctic Melting Faster Than Scientists Worst Fears: "The trouble is that sea iceis now disappearing from the Arctic faster than our ability to developnew computer models and to understand what is happening there. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

But right up to modern times this ambivalentrelationship and "being-a-part ness" still resonates, he says: The designation of the suburban yard as the cure for theafflictions of city life marks the greensward as a remnant of the oldpastoral dream, even though its goatherds and threshers have beenreplaced by tanks of pesticide and industrial strength mowingmachines. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

But right up to modern times this ambivalentrelationship and "being-a-part ness" still resonates, he says: The designation of the suburban yard as the cure for theafflictions of city life marks the greensward as a remnant of the oldpastoral dream, even though its goatherds and threshers have beenreplaced by tanks of pesticide and industrial strength mowingmachines. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Local Flavour Plus is an Ontario-based organization working to certify local, sustainable, cruelty-free farms and encourage major retailers to buy from them.Its a great working model, and needs to expand to enable consumers toidentify and buy direct from certified farms and press their retailersas well. Great presentation, and it contains thislovely primary design objective that Bill presented to -- George Bush : How do we love all the children of all species for all time?

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

There have been weird projects hosted by the Crown Corporation that owns the 572 acre (232 ha) site, and grandiose, bafflegab plans for years to redevelop the park, which is occasionally used forspecial events (the Pope, the Rolling Stones), but which is now mostlyjust mowed and vacant.Famous architects and designers like Bruce Mau were brought in, buthave since left, and today a new chairperson was announced for theparks owner. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Youll notice that what Korten iscalling for is precisely the model corresponding to the Natural socialworldview in the lower left of this graphic: Natural Enterprises makingup a Natural Economy operating within devolved-power, self-sufficientNatural Communities. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Some of them are protective colouring that is designed to makeit easier to survive in a crowded, judgemental and often intolerantworld. In many human activities, from the workplace to the theatre, we also recognize archetypes (from the Greek = original model).Archetypes Many of the gods of different religions arearchetypal -- intended as models to study or follow. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The SupportEconomy , by ShoshanaZuboff A model for a post-capitalist economy. Cradle to Cradle outlines a 5-stage design and materials usage approach to sustainability. The principles should drive the way we design, develop and operate cities. [ How to create and sustain model Intentional Communities. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

This is a Natural Economy model -- itis almost infinitely flexible and sustainable through good times andbad. Humans being avery creative and ambitious species, designed for problem-solving, wedont seem to know how to leave well enough alone. You dont need to worry about customers not being able toafford what you offer because youve designed it so they can afford itand because it meets a need that no one else can fill. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

More likely, when I retire, Ill be joining avegan IC in a warmer nation, probably one in an early stage so I canhave a hand in co-designing it, while striving for radical simplicityand zero footprint. Ifyou have been looking for a way to live lighter on the land, find acommunity of people with whom you share values and purpose, live moreresponsibly and sustainably and self-sufficiently, the IntentionalCommunity model may be for you. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

CREATIVITY model, recreate, innovate, realize 13. The worldwasnt designed with math, geography, physics etc., Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. October 2, 2007 PODCAST #1: An Interview with Chris Corrigan Capacity for: Actions: 1.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

But I would argue that thats an artifact of organizationalstructures and the notion of traditional hierarchy in organizationswhich have been supplemented and distorted by organization designs,compensation structures etc. John Taylor Gattos work shows that industrialists whoformed corporations designed school systems to resemble and mimic thehierarchy, standardized curricula, testing and performance managementschemes in business. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

But I would argue that thats an artifact of organizationalstructures and the notion of traditional hierarchy in organizationswhich have been supplemented and distorted by organization designs,compensation structures etc. John Taylor Gattos work shows that industrialists whoformed corporations designed school systems to resemble and mimic thehierarchy, standardized curricula, testing and performance managementschemes in business. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

More likely, when I retire, Ill be joining avegan IC in a warmer nation, probably one in an early stage so I canhave a hand in co-designing it, while striving for radical simplicityand zero footprint. Ifyou have been looking for a way to live lighter on the land, find acommunity of people with whom you share values and purpose, live moreresponsibly and sustainably and self-sufficiently, the IntentionalCommunity model may be for you. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The greatest critics of the formal education system -- people like Ivan Illich , John Holt, and John Taylor Gatto -- would have us believe that the designers and proponents of this compulsory system deliberately conspired to make students helpless and dependent(incompetent to make a living for themselves, and hence frightened andcompliant to the point they will put up with the drudgery of wageslavery). The process would be improvisational and evolutionary, not planned or designed.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The greatest critics of the formal education system -- people like Ivan Illich , John Holt, and John Taylor Gatto -- would have us believe that the designers and proponents of this compulsory system deliberately conspired to make students helpless and dependent(incompetent to make a living for themselves, and hence frightened andcompliant to the point they will put up with the drudgery of wageslavery). The process would be improvisational and evolutionary, not planned or designed.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Our solution was toinvent (usually copying models from nature) technologies that extendedour speed, agility, ability to fly, ability to stay warm, and abilityto find and hunt prey. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

What will it take before the free-market loversrealize the madness of the modern corporate model? I use another word to designate it, butit is poor enough. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Design & Create Experiments: Then, with this knowledge and some inexpensive infrastructure inplace, the organization can start launching, and encouraging, the mostpromising collaboration experiments. Instead,watch for successes, and craft stories that explain how and why they worked, in the context of your ownorganization -- these will be the models that will spawn othersuccesses. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

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