Inspire one – 1x = X1 – motivate many! People – Planet – Progress – Purpose – Passion


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Building on your dreams towards communities that THRIVE!
Bringing a new dimension in makingcommunities & business human again!Promote entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, SMEs& cooperative communities!
Inspire people in harmony with the planet for balanced progress
towards building communities that THRIVE!
Strengthening, connecting and mobilizing people, resources and tools to enhance community values for better life & work balance, creating a vivacious environment in which participants contribute their share as community leaders of change and participate in collaborative efforts to advance solutions towards thriving communities
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from appreciating to creating (AI)
– Discover and walk the positive road
– Dream and imagine what could be
– Design what should be (ideal)
– Deliver what will be creating the future

ecoNOVATE inspires people, in harmony with the planet, for balanced progress, building on their dreams towards thriving communities!

Bringing a new dimension in making communities & business human again!

Promoting entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, SMEs & community cooperatives!

 

ecoNOVATE is an incubator platform for SMEs, start-ups and community cooperatives, geared to entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, social entrepreneurs and cooperative communities, providing the means to grow their potentials, creative innovation and effective leadership in moving from surviving to thriving within their targeted communities.

Through community engagement, mentoring, coaching and participation, we inspire and empower individuals to take an active role inrealizing solutions towards thriving communities, rather than merely complaining or being complacent about it. They contribute their share by participating in collaborative efforts to advance their community towards building a strong, healthy and economically secure society. We focus on orchestrating the ecosystems that facilitate collaboration, converge knowledge into practice and mobilize ecosystems driven by people’s capacity to do-design, co-create and co-develop, connecting participants in the ecosystem.

ecoNOVATE extends its role as a mobilizer in change facilitation to the corporate and public sectors, to connect and collaborate in order to unlock the collective knowledge of the ecosystems they represent or operate in, moving from competition to collaboration. ecoNOVATE enables their teams to embrace new challenges, become part of the transformation, rather than simply being impacted by it, migrate to and integrate to new socio-economic models, supply chain concepts and marketing strategies, including Whole Systems Transformation, Appreciative Inquiry and Organizational Development. Providing winning strategies for companies and governments to adapt to and position themselves successfully for the future.

 

Enticing people, their PASSIONS & CAPACITIES

  • Leaders and community builders of tomorrow
  • Anyone with passion and/or skills to initiate entrepreneurship or community leadership & building
  • Enterprises embracing new socio-economic models and marketing strategies

Dream-2-Destiny Journey from appreciating to creating

  1. Discover and walk the positive road
  2. Dream and imagine what could be
  3. Design what should be (ideal)
  4. Deliver what will be creating the future

Adapting the MACRO to the MICRO (going glocal)

We are pioneering as ecoNOVATE, focusing on encouraging the creative capacity of communities towards the Tourism Sector, piloting in Cebu, elevating the potentials in the Visayas, later to be extended across the Philippines.

Future developments will reach out to other cities, countries and regions worldwide through compatible partnerships.

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From ME to WE, from EGO to ECO, from SILOS to COLLECTIVE CREATIVITY

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  • social connected: connection between self and others
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Getting out of our comfort zone … or there will be no comfort soon!


This blog is based on a presentation by Prof Stephane Garelli, IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook author

There is no doubt that the world is upside down!
The name of the game is the world as we know it is broken!

Discovering the “New Normal” and mastering a “New Reality” are the key success factors for the future. Markets are changing quickly and opportunities emerge everywhere. New players and new brands enter the world economy at a faster rate. Competent people are not necessarily competitive people. The mind-set makes the difference at a national and an organizational level.

 

A Competitiveness Outlook for 2013 and beyond! Orchestrating winning performance!

This video analyses how governments and their priorities shape our economic and business environment, investigates how companies adapt their business model and increase their resilience in a world which is still global but increasingly fragmented and explores what are the management competencies and the personal skills which lead to success in this brave new world.

 

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Notes by ecoNVERGE: 

The main word showing up: “debt” – is keeping us from thriving! It is not the zero-growth phenomena. That is only a result of the debt-mountain we keep carrying forward!

But the main issue is that we keep on focusing on the sovereign debt, not the private debt!

 

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Taxing the people more is therefore no solution! The international organized conglomerates have created tax heavens where no global entity exists to coop with the real tax-avation … The western financial structure has failed itself! So where do we need to focus on? Obviously clear, but no actions are taken, except for the thousands of additional local and regional rules, which are not making affect to the base root of the problem!

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So we need a true game changer! We need to come out of our comfort zone, or there will be no comfort soon!

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Rather than the west dictating how to grow the middle class in Asia and Africa to become consumer-like societies, we better give the example that it is only a short lived illusion. We need to give the example that we need to grow towards a different society, rather than trying to gain from the booming Asian and African markets.

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We can no longer outsource our mess to the developing world! We need to clean up in our own garden first!

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The trends from the industrialized world towards diminishing employment due to further innovation and automation is a clear indication that GDP and unemployment figures are no longer valid in our global society … Why keep on wasting our time focusing on the wrong incentives for society to thrive!

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The world has gone truly upside down! Where the West has been claiming to manage and contribute / share their wealth with the developing and 3rd world for the past centennial, now they are being hunted by their own debt mountain, having stopped all so-called growth and not knowing how to handle the situation. The chaos is evolving… We may be on the right track, unfortunately for the short term, towards thriving for future generations. We are heading into the Transition Narrative.

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Relative to the oil dependent driven old economy, developed by the Western capitalist world, there is only one remedy:
STOP 90% of the oil-driven energy requirements, replacing by RE-mix!
Germany is proving it, so the world can do it in a timeframe of 5 to 10 years.
We don’t need and don’t have another 50 years to adjust!

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We can thrive and turn our society into a sustainable one for generations to come. the only thing we need now is the GUTS to make it happen, NOW! along the way of the Transition Narrative, accept uncertainties, abuses, chaos, … but it is the only way forward!

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We need a new type of leadership to make it happen and make time to implement the necessary changes at global level
BUILD the NEW, not keeping the old alive for sake of the 1%!

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As Garelli states:
The key to success is in bringing the management of efficiency, change and complexity to the ‘why not’-mindset and even dear to bring ‘why not NOW’ and ‘why not ME’ – engaging in commitment, so that WE can thrive again!

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Who is who at Big Brother? Do we care!


15 reasons why Big Brother already lost his “new world order”

– by Michel de Kemmeter, UHDR UniverseCity

http://uhdr.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/15-reasons-why-big-brother-already-lost-his-new-world-order/

We are in the middle of “the last battle” between good and bad. Between Big Brother and the humble, between machine and humanity…

But now, 2013, I pretend big brother has lost the war. We are over the tipping point.

Why ?

1. Demography and “Generation Z” tsunami: The « old school » were very powerful business, political and lobbies – I say guys because if they were women the whole picture would be very different – they are now close to retirement age, if not way over. Succession is not guaranteed. Lots of Gen X and Y have gone through ordeals of life, mid-life crisis and so on, and have done a detour through personal development and a search for purpose and meaning. They are waiting for « the old generations » to leave, so they can build a truly new sustainable human added value world. This will mark history, whether we want it or not, whether it pleases us or not.

2. SME’s much more are in charge now: they are 99% of the employers. Their survival instinct is stronger than any attempt to globally control people. Big corp has shown their vulnerability, incapable of entering new agile business models through smart and systemic innovation.

3. Internet – social networks – public opinion: What the new world order people did not expect, is the power of interconnectedness, what it would carry as collective consciousness raise, awareness and information.

4. Topping economies – Volatility – Vulnerability of currencies: Our debt-based consumption economy has reached a glass ceiling. It can only survive with 2.25% growth. We are very far away from it, and western states are cheating on the figures to fake continuity. Ecological disasters, recessions, currencies floating on hot air, are just a few consequences of this obsolete model.

5. Resources peaking: The big corporate managing extraction have protected their shops by manipulating governments, public opinions, through billions of lobby, bribery and wars. Rare minerals, fossile fuels, wood and fishery, and all other exhausted natural resources ALL have alternatives waiting to emerge. They were pushed under the carpet in numerous dirty ways. “They” even have been dreaming about speculating on the oil barrel price to over 400$ by controlling all the resources of their « friends », but they have lost the game. It would have been the biggest robbery in history. Now time has come for truly sustainable alternatives to exist. Whether « they » want it or not.

6. Hyper-regulation, inertia and burnout of supra-national organisations

7. People move: manage diversity – enriching education about different cultures

8. Stress and psychological distress: The vortex of life has accelerated so much that people cannot stand it anymore. Information travelling at speed of light, time spend in traffic jams, pressure for results, austerity. Normal rythms of life have been trespassed.

9. Complexity & Risk: Another funny phenomenon is that our structured linear 2D industrial capitalist debt-based ego-driven world has opened to 3D interconnectedness. But a consequence of that is a fantastic complexity; everything is connected to everything in a systemic way.

10. A liability is an opportunity: manipulation and provoking conflicts leads to inventing new solutions: They kind of forgot their basics of financial analysis. A problem, a need, a liability on the right side of a balance sheet, is considered as a resource balancing the assets. The monkey business ran by the « big guys », in collaboration with international politics and big corp, is pushing people to find new creative solutions. To survive!

11. Immaterial value = human value = over 250 trillion euros of potential: New value streams are invisible. Knowledge, information, communication, relations, diversity, service and social value, new processes and methodologies,… these all cannot be grasped. They are all carried by people who want to progress and learn, and also even who want to survive. « They » cannot grasp all these and thus cannot control them. It is scientifically proven that purpose is the highest motivator of a human being. It gives energy to go through fire. Well, opportunities to find purpose in a world full of challenges will emerge by millions, driving all these people on their personal quest – blowing away any attempt to control them. Yes, the new world order will have a hard time…

12. Blindness for emerging businesses: Western countries are entering long term recession. Emerging economies are slowing down. Dictatorships are being transformed bottom-up. While « they » are trying to recuperate lost causes, day after day, smart people (esp. young people because the old are way too afraid for that) are learning, experimenting, finding alternatives to old fashioned big corporate solutions. These people are humble and work in silence. They don’t make high waves. Like the forest grows.

13. Collective consciousness: So for us it just means: go on with your personal development, team up with others in meaningful projects, contribute to common good, create multiple value streams radiate around you love and light as well as connecting to your pragmatic roots, penetrating mother earth.

14. War for talent: War for sustainable talent will be harder every day to serve new world order. Even their own next generations are questioning family values, and go on their personal quests to serve common good.

15. Law of the market: pension funds are shifting their investments from big corporate to impact investing. It has been proven that impact investing pays better, sustainability pays better, responsible behaviour pays better, investing in human capital has huge ROI. Well, if those old boys walk away from them, they quickly will be left alone. No regrets.

 

What does this mean for us?

We will be less and less dependent on « them », being the welfare state, big corporate for lifetime jobs, from powerful political parties and lobbies. They will have no control any more over our lives, and thus we’ll have to :

  • be more independent, developing autonomy
  • learn every day about new technologies, understandings, societal models
  • be more « human », offer purpose and mobilize around projects creating human progress
  • get out of your comfort zone; put yourself in danger to explore new dimensions of your life and of the world
  • Don’t believe people – even with a nice speech – who are in ego-trips. There are several notorious cases of “new paradigm” ego gurus or supposed facilitators surfing on just another hype wave. Follow your intuition, your heart. Because they could enrol you into a new world order with another hat…
  • Together, let’s make this new world order the “old world order” and push it into our humanity’s archives of history.

~ by Michel de Kemmeter

 

The Transition Narrative – It’s an exciting world we are living in!


From Money & Life interview with evolution biologist and futurist Elisabet Sahtouris

 

“Why do you stay in your prison, while the door is so wide open!” – Elisabet Sahtouris

We are living in a huge choice era!

Think global, act local – glocal approach!

 

In her unique approach, called “Living Systems Design,” she applies the principles of biology and evolution to organizational development so that organizations may become more functional, healthy living systems, with increased resilience, stability, and cooperation. She wrote “Earth Dance: Living Systems in Evolution.”

 

Ecology and Economy are both household terms (Greek roots), where as economy relates to the rules of the household and ecology relates to the organization of the household. Therefore they should never be separated as they should go hand in hand.

 

Nature has millions of years of experience of its closed loop ecosystem. Our economics has to be adapted to that valuable non-waste, learning from the science of nature.

 

Elisabet demonstrates clearly how economics and financial systems can equally balance as would nature and our own body balance its evolution through constant cooperation and collaboration, sometimes competition. However that competition turns into negotiation, turning competition in friendly creativity.

 

Taking people and nations to the level of cooperation and collaboration is our true task in human evolution.

The internet is the largest living entity – not of a combination of computers, but of people driving the content and the collaborative dialogue and knowledge sharing.

The transition to a mature collaborative society is happening like the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, into a total new society, going through a harsh transition (crisises and chaos).

 

This transition is essential, though frightening, we have the capacity to transform. Humanity will get through that evolution becoming more and more cooperative and create a new human society with different approaches to economics.

 

There is a lot of work, starting with unlearning and learning new ways of how we live, work and consume. Mainly the Western world needs to adapt, away from our developed mis-values and lacking education about resilience building and creativity during crisis and chaos.

 

Each individual has to take their responsibility up and act within that transition narrative, rolling-up your sleeves and engaging with local communities and making more use of arriving advanced technologies.

We can also learn from inventive ancient ways of how to withstand the impossible!

Even our democracy system should go back to its roots: for example choosing leaders through wisdom.

We have to create economics that serve the well-being of all people and creatures on earth, through being more pro-active and adjust our education system.

We need to go to a gifted economy using gifted currency, in which we value each other and our gifts we offer in building the new phase in humanity. We are building it but we are limited because we still deal with the debt-based economy. This is part of the Transition Narrative, but it is up to the new generations to fasten the process, using their new ways of doing things through the experience we are building today in the new socio-economic models.

 

Money and life by Katie Teague

 

We can make the Transition Narrative happen through building an economy based on motivation and our capacities, not on debt! A community owned economy based on relationships – a living system!

 

Climate change poses highly uncertain but potentially destabilizing costs on society!


Green Economy Macroeconomic Model and Accounts (GEMMA) framework.

One of the most important challenges facing economics today is the need for economic activity to remain within ecological limits. The rising threat of climate change, alarming losses in biodiversity and emerging scarcities in essential natural resources all represent a significant threat to the integrity of ecological systems and all who depend on them. They also threaten the stability of economic systems.

Developing a demographic sub-model and an Input-Output Structure for the Green Economy Macro-Model and Accounts (GEMMA) Framework

From the original article “Developing an Ecological Macroeconomics!” by Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

 

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a stock-flow consistent financial framework within GEMMA. This framework is an essential prerequisite for answering the difficult questions about financial viability raised by the investment needs of the transition to a green economy.

 

Climate change poses highly uncertain but potentially destabilizing costs on society. The cost of not acting against climate change could be equivalent to losing between five and 20 percent of GDP each year, indefinitely, according to the influential Stern Review. But the costs of addressing climate change are not inconsequential either. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that the transition away from fossil fuels will require additional investment of at least US$11 trillion between now and 2030. Meeting climate change targets could render existing fossil fuel investments “stranded assets,” essentially worthless in financial terms. Some fund managers are already beginning to exclude such holdings from their portfolios.

Responding to the dilemma of remaining within ecological limits in a growth-based society has often been construed primarily as a microeconomic task — one that governments can address with conventional fiscal instruments of tax and subsidy. The “external” costs associated with environmental and social factors should be “internalized” in market prices, according to familiar axioms. Incorporating “shadow prices” for environmental goods into market prices will send a clear signal to consumers and investors about the real costs of resource consumption and ecological damage, and incentivize investment in alternatives, according to this conventional wisdom.

But this prescription has been hard to implement over the last few decades. Even before the crisis, it proved difficult either to forge agreement on fiscal measures to internalize environmental costs or indeed to stimulate appropriate levels of private investment in alternative technologies. The financial crisis has certainly made both of these tasks harder. Despite an early focus on “green stimulus” as a way of invigorating the global economy, subsequent responses have failed consistently to address the ecological challenges.

Fears of damaging economic growth have led politicians to shy away from both ecological taxation and green investment. In fact, fragile private and public sector balance sheets have slowed down investment in the real economy generally, let alone the additional (and less familiar) investment needed to make a transition to a low-carbon economy. Conventional responses have focussed instead on cutting public spending (austerity) and stimulating consumption growth (consumer spending) as the basis for economic recovery. Unfortunately, these responses tend to ignore the structural problems of the conventional paradigm and delay the investment needed in the green economy.

Climate change poses highly uncertain but potentially destabilizing costs on society.
The scale and nature of this dilemma suggest that the combined challenges of climate change and resource scarcity require macroeconomic as well as microeconomic responses. In fact, there is a need to develop a fully consistent “ecological macroeconomics” in which it is possible to maintain economic stability, ensure full employment and yet remain within the ecological constraints and resource limits of a finite planet.

This task — to develop an ecological macroeconomics — is the one we set ourselves three years ago. Working together from clear first principles, we began to build our Green Economy Macroeconomic Model and Accounts (GEMMA) framework. The fundamental building blocks of our approach were three-fold.

First, we wanted our model to reflect accurately the basic structure of the real economy — that is, to provide an account of incomes, spending, investment, taxation, demography and the structure of industry consistent with the United Nations System of National Accounts for any given country. Second, we wanted our framework to make a full and proper account of the ecological and resource constraints on the global economy — as they applied at the scale of the national economy. Finally, we wanted our model to incorporate a consistent description of the financial economy, including the supply of money from and to economic actors, and the effect of the money supply on both nominal and real demand. An ecological macroeconomics must show us not only how much investment is needed, for instance, in order to reach ecological goals, but also how that investment is to be financed.

This last goal was particularly important in the wake of the financial crisis. One of the main shortcomings of conventional economics was its failure to anticipate the impact of fragile balance sheets on the stability of the economy. In fact, most conventional economic models virtually ignore the balance sheet structure of the national economy, in spite of warnings by some far-sighted economists of its importance for economic stability.

 

Tim Jackson and Peter Victor’s final CIGI-INET report is Developing a Demographic Sub-model and an Input-Output Structure for the Green Economy Macro-Model and Accounts (GEMMA) Framework.

 

Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group. From 2004 to 2011 he was Economics Commissioner on the UK Sustainable Development Commission, where his work culminated in the publication ofProsperity without Growth.  

Peter Victor is Professor in Environmental Studies at York University. He is an economist who has worked on environmental issues for over 40 years as an academic, consultant and public servant. His book Managing without Growth was published in 2008. In 2011, he was awarded Canada Council’s prestigious Molson Prize.

 

Overview of new economic models by Michel de Kemmeter from S-Economy – UHDR Universecity UniverseCity


An overview of the economic models under development, in testing mode, in practice or in its idea phase. An evolving list updated by Michel de Kemmeter from UHDR UniverseCity on what these models represent, why they are new, where it started, where they add value and which issues it tempts to resolve. Together with reference sites and key indicators.

What the f..k is new economy ?

What the f..k is new economy ? – click for full article

 

  1. Market-based debt economy
  2. Circular economy
  3. Knowledge economy
  4. Social entrepreneurship – social economy
  5. Informal complementary economy and local barter
    – Complementary economies
    – With complementary currencies
    – Black market
    – Volunteer work
    – Barter
  6. Gift Econom
  7. Performance or Functional Service econom
  8. Sustainable Development or Green Economy
  9. Blue Economy
  10. Sharing Economy, collaborative economy, collaborative consumtion or coöperation capitalism
  11. Swarm Economy
  12. Asset-based Economy
  13. Transition Economy
  14. Long Tail Economy
  15. Co-operation Economy
  16. Agorism, Counter-Economics, Economic secession
  17. Ethical Economy
  18. Quantum economics
  19. Purple Economy
  20. S-Economy economical paradigm where 2 aspects are crossed: the notion of ecosystem of stakeholders (instead of linear models), and the notion of value balance sheets on 7 levels (instead of only one value measuring balance sheet: 7D-Value algorythm)
  21. ecoNVERGE/@Econologics Econological Lattice Model & Germane Progressive Economics

Other initiatives of change:

  • Breakthrough Capitalism
  • Prosperous Communities
  • Impact Investing
  • Collaborative Consumption
  • Hyperconnectivity
  • Alternative measures of success
  • Alternative financing
  • Conscious Capitalism
  • B-Corporations & B-Business