Archives for category: Business

Early-Winter

 

You haven’t heard from me in a long time through this channel. But now that autumn is in its ending phase, and life is slowly contracting, it is time to say goodbye & pay gratitude for what has been.

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YouTube Preview ImageEnjoy this animation portraying some of the first ideas insights I had upon return of my travel, back in 2011. About Giving, Society and our Hearts. Made with loving support by Leo Melcherts & Raquel Ramirez.

2013 must reads

 

We all feel it by know. Our new world is ready to take shape, manifested from a heart consciousness. Here are some must reads from the past year to get yourself and your business prepared for 2013.

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The so-called ‘We first’ Economy. It proclaims the inclusion of social and environmental aspects into our way of doing business and economy to be of crucial importance for our next era. However, from a consciousness perspective, defining ‘Me vs. We’ keeps the same origin of our old economy in place.

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Every now and then, I catch myself being distracted by the benefits of that ‘old way’ of doing things. Shouldn’t I just get a job like ‘normal’ people do? With security of income, a predictable career path and all? Sounds tempting.

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That very moment you step into your office. ‘More efficient. Faster. First-to-Market. More Growth. Increasing productivity.’ Are we captured in the speediness of our organisations? Read the rest of this entry »

buy-nothing-new-month

 

Recently, the Buy Nothing New Campaign was introduced in the Netherlands. This campaign has the aim of making people aware of  their consumptive patterns. Check it out!

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radical financial innovation
Our monetary system bares some fundamental flaws that will eventually take care of its own collapse. It appears that we’re on the verge of the most radical financial innovation ever. Read the rest of this entry »

Recently, I was interviewed about my ideas on a Gift Society for Vier Magazine. Once again with my partner in Giving Robbert Vesseur. ;-)
Check it out (both Dutch & english available)
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earthly tranformation - world is going free

 

Some interesting stuff is going on our humble little planet. I’m not talking 2012 Mayan prophecies here*, but about the earthly prelude to a fundamental transformative period that will unfold over the next period. Which might be sooner than you think. Read the rest of this entry »

power of intention

 

A single thought creates your universe. Now what then do you want your thoughts to be? A question that not only applies to each one of us personally, but for our organisations as well. Read the rest of this entry »

human-consciousness-development

 

As the fundamental challenge for companies in the 21st Century is their search for purpose and societal relevance, human resource management and management development is put into a broader perspective as well. Read the rest of this entry »

 

In my last article I’ve explored the idea that our current systems & structures are a reflection to our historical state of consciousness.  Now that our consciousness is on the move, what effects will it have on these systems & structures?

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Spotlight Social Enterprises

 

Social enterprises. These game-changing companies show how business is done in the 21st Century. And thus deserve all the attention of the world. This spotlight is a first of a series of blogposts on social enterprises. This time: PIFWorld, Buttwrap Berlin & Doonited. Read the rest of this entry »

 

We’ve entered an exciting transformative period in which the role of money in our society is being reconsidered. Did you know for instance that all over the world alternative currencies are popping up? No? Well, buckle up then!

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Starting up a social enterprise can be quite a venture. So I am experiencing with Givolicious at this very moment. There’s general fuzziness around social enterprises. So I went on a short investigation into this wondrous world of social enterprising. Read the rest of this entry »

The End of Competition in Business

 

For over decades the idea has been that markets are characterized by competition. Leading business thinkers up to this very moment still stress the importance of competitive spirit. But this business paradigm may render irrelevant in our 21st Century.

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Five Major Paradigm Shifts for 21st Century

 

Some feel we live in an awful period. A period of uncertainty and imbalance. Some are anxiously waiting for the storm to pass by. But we’ve reached a point of no return. And I must say;  I am very excited to live in this era. Not without fear, yet whole-heartedly embracing the unknown, our vulnerability and sheer endless possibility. Read the rest of this entry »

Giving is All we Have - Galapagos

 

New press coverage! Read my latest article in the Alumni Magazine of Nyenrode Business University here.

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The purpose of management development lies within its potential to attract, retain and develop people in alignment with organisational goals. But be aware! The 21st Century poses some daunting challenges… Read the rest of this entry »

 

Recently, I came across this little excerpt that I would like to share with you all. Latest developments in neuroscience prove striking similarities between how our brains react to financial gains on the stock markets and how they react to the effects of cocaine. Read the rest of this entry »

 

‘Listening’ to your customers. Quantifying ‘Customer Segments’. Identifying ‘Unmet’ needs. A bunch of gibberish? Well, most of all a dangerous dog turd on the pavement for managers. And nobody wants to slip over that, do we? Read the rest of this entry »

 

The times are changing. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) executives will have to shift their attention to deal with the biggest challenge for our 21st Century. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Marketers and pricing strategists beware. The world is changing. In a couple of years the discipline of pricing strategy will be a vague remembrance of the past.

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One could argue that over the past centuries we have been cultivating a society that builds on some very ‘masculine’ traits. Trend watchers are prophesizing that our 21st century’s society will be dominated by ‘feminine’ characteristics. ‘Who will win?’, I hear you ask. Read the rest of this entry »

 

 

Thanks to all of you for becoming part of ‘Giving is All we Have’; a movement that is changing the world as we speak. Allow me to elaborate a bit more on the intent of  ‘Giving is All we Have’. On what you can expect the next coming months. Just to clear things up a bit. Read the rest of this entry »