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?
Every single day we get bombarded by news about the financial and economic crisis. What causes these crises? Our economic system? Our banks? Think again.
Yesterday, I stumbled across this video on Sacred Economics, in which author Charles Eisenstein takes you along his ideas on money and a gift society. Be inspired to do things differently in only 12 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »
Recently, I was interviewed for Volzin Magazine (Dutch magazine for purposeful living) along with two friends of mine about the Gift Economy. You can read the article here. I’ve translated it into English as well, if Dutch isn’t your cup of cake. ;-)
I would love to hear your reactions, ideas and opinions!
Yours truly, Jeroen
Do you believe you have control over the world around you? That the world is controllable causality? That you can simply isolate particular events to shape your future? Think again.
‘Happiness Economics’. ‘Social Capital’. Economist imperialists are introducing fancy terms in their urge to expand their rational economic approach into ‘the Social’ . Meanwhile, you and I already know by nature, and now for a fact, what makes us happier; Giving. Read the rest of this entry »
Last night I came across this little excerpt on BBC News. About a trader, Alessio Rastani, on the economic crisis. Who makes a perfect example of how dealing with abstract numbers leads to immoral behavior. Of how money sets off a reward mechanism, identical to using cocaine, that will make you want more.
Ironically, the name Alessio in Ancient Greek means; “defender of mankind”. Ha. Read the rest of this entry »
iRobot. The Matrix. The Terminator. Somehow we seem fascinated by the thought of a robotized future. Some are freightened by this idea. Others fully embrace it. Some people even think of ourselves as robots. But wait a minute: Are we robots? 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.
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 »
The past couple of days have been an amazing experience. Let me shortly recap what happened. Recently I had some profound insights and embraced a new philosophy of giving, which can (very shortly) be condensed to the following: Read the rest of this entry »
Ever since the existence of a campingflight to Lowlands paradise, I have been a loyal visitor of this wonderful festival (ever since I was 14, that’s 17 years ago). I believe this 3 day- (and to the hardcore Lowlander a 5 day-) event creates some enchanting magic: it gives people an opportunity to see the bands they love and to submerge in a mind-blowing experience that transcends every penny this wonderful organization charges. Read the rest of this entry »