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Our “next systems” are the emerging models and ideas for new ways of doing and being – for our economy, organizations, cultures, spiritual practices, and more. Here, we write and curate media content that helps give you insight in how these “next systems” could work and why they are important.

The Sustainable Development Goals, in five minutes

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are now adopted by 193 countries and represent a level of international collaboration unparalleled in human history.

Radical candor, in five minutes

We are often taught to be "professional" or "if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all." In short, we learn to conceal rather than reveal our true feelings. Radical candor is the practice of revealing our whole selves to others - engaging authentically, directly, and with vulnerability.

Wooden skyscrapers, in five minutes

Leading architects around the world are excited about the prospect of using cross-laminated timber (CLT) to construct the 21 Century's skyscrapers. They believe new wood technology is not only capable of creating incredibly durable and safe buildings, but can play a vital role in reducing climate emissions and sequestering carbon.

Whole-hearted living, in five minutes

Wholehearted living is living life from a place of worthiness, courage, and vulnerability and in doing so, better connecting with others and developing a sense of purpose and wholeness.

The war of art, in five minutes

The War of Art is the internal war we all must wage to overcome "resistance" and to step into what we are here to do - whether it's writing a book, starting a meditation practice, running for office, starting a business, or something else.

Ayahuasca medicine, in five minutes

Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic plant medicine that originated thousands of years ago among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. It is capable of deep healing for a range of trauma, depression, addiction, and more while also offering insight into one's purpose and essence.

Darrick Hamilton on baby bonds

"Baby bonds" could help us reduce inequality and give every child personal seed money for important things like going to college, buying a home or starting a business.

Fairphone

Fairphone is a Dutch social enterprise that is working to build sustainable and conflict-free smartphones.

Rebecca Brachman on preventative psychopharmacology

Neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman shares the story of her team's accidental discovery of a new drug that, for the first time ever, could prevent the negative effects of stress and boost a person's ability to recover.

Lisa Capa on the field of dynamic peace

"While the Iroquois long body, quantum physics, and the collective consciousness field of a group of people helps me explain the phenomenon of the field of Dynamic Peace, in my heart what I celebrate most about this field is the mystery."