The greatest danger in times of turbulence
is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.
Peter Drucker (1909 – 2005)
founding father of modern management studies
Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution.
It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
Niels Bohr (1885 – 1962)
physicist and awarded Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922
Case for change
The fundamental uncertainties and crises are exponential and interconnected. We are looking for a new optimized balance that serves social, ecological, and economical goals. We need to build on solidarity and a more trusted and connected society, putting much greater attention and rehabilitation for the public good. The biggest question is
“how do we make this transition towards an optimised and vital balanced system?”.
It seems that our key challenge is how to shift from an economic system based on the notion of unlimited growth to one that is both ecologically sustainable and socially just.
‘No growth’ is not the answer.
Growth is a central characteristic of all life;
a society, or economy, that does not grow will die sooner or later.
Growth in nature, however, is not linear and unlimited. While certain parts of organisms, or ecosystems, grow, others decline, releasing and recycling their components which become resources for new growth.
Fritjof Capra and Hazel Henderson
Qualitative Growth (2013)
The ‘tragedy of the commons’ does not need to occur.
Humans can cooperate to produce shared, long-term benefits.
Institutional arrangements can increase cooperation.
Cooperation can be learned over time.
Elinor Ostrom (1933 – 2012)
political economist and awarded Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2009
Supporting structure and process for transitions
We offer a trusted, collaborative space for organizing, governing, and financing resilience, a powerful supporting structure, and process for transitions. We apply an integrated approach and a 4-step phased process of sense making, match making, deal making, and market making for development of consciousness, leadership, and the right culture to shape this emerging future. Together we create the ideal environment, ecosystem, infrastructure, financing arrangements, governance processes, and innovation and transformation frameworks with practical tools and cases to guide all regions, industries, and nations in their journeys towards a regenerative economy and thriving society. We increase performance balancing top down guidance and facilitation; bottom-up activation, and participation; and setting the right preconditions to succeed at speed and scale.
We do not live in an era of change,
but in a change of eras.
Professor Erasmus University Rotterdam