Recently, our crew organized yet another Give Shop. At TEDxMaastricht this time. Once more, the experience was mind blowing and many people got reconnected to their hearts by the simple act of unconditional giving.
I am pleased to announce that we have just uploaded our first animation! Over the past couple of months, I’ve had the grateful opportunity to work with two gifted artists to manifest these ideas, Raquel Ramirez (www.raquelramirez.es) & Leo Melcherts (www.trueidentity.nu). Thanks guys!
This animation is part of a series of animations that will be published over the coming months. We are currently working on the next one as we speak, so keep an eye out! (only if you like this one of course ;)
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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!
Last weekend at Lowlands 2012, our Giving is All we Have crew have been working their asses off to help people remember what it is like to give & receive unconditionally. Results were mind boggling. Read all about it here. Read the rest of this entry »
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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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!
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 »
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.
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 »