These are bleak times for many of us — but a lot of things are improving around the world.
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.
Manuel Lima, senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing, explores the power of network visualisation to help navigate our complex modern world.
Vertical farming is the practice of producing food and medicine in vertically stacked layers, vertically inclined surfaces and/or integrated in other structures (such as in a skyscraper, used warehouse, or shipping container).
Dynamic peace brings to consciousness the felt sense of the vibrant, nurturing interconnectedness of living process we are all in together.
The standard usage of the term “single-payer healthcare” refers to health insurance operating as a public service and offered to citizens and legal residents towards providing nearly universal or universal healthcare.
“The shocking events that fill us with dread today can transform us, and they can transform the world for the better,” Klein says. “But first we need to picture the world that we’re fighting for. And we have to dream it up together.”
Reading news stories that offer solutions and hope can make us more engaged with the news.
IDEO’s David Kelley says that product design has become much less about the hardware and more about the user experience.
Conscious leaders choose to reveal, not conceal.
How can we transcend irony and cynicism and step into genuine, vulnerable sincerity?
Ijeoma Oluo discusses why it’s so hard talk about race and why we must do it anyway in this Google Talk.
In order to become fertile for disruptive innovation, a business must reposition itself as a living human development lab, using creativity and teamwork to regenerate the systems within which it operates.
Essentialism is a daily discipline that not only helps us lead healthier, more sustainable lives, but allows us to focus more of our time and energy to the things that truly matter.
Teal organizations are an emerging model based on living systems and aimed at garnering higher member well-being, improved resilience, and greater contributions to the common good.
The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it’s connection.
This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award.
The circular economy is an emerging economic model based on recycling and repairing.
What if our minds continue to evolve throughout our lives, allowing us to manage ever-increasing levels of complexity? This is Adult Development Theory.
Really, economics is about values. What ends are we aiming for? What goods and services are of most value?
Seemingly conflicting, but equally necessary truths are known as polarities. Polarities represent some of the fundamental tensions that come up in our organizations and in our lives as individuals.
What if everyone had autonomy to serve the purpose of the organization how they saw fit, within their respective roles?
At its most fundamental level, Living Earth asks us to see our planet not as a big rock on which plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and other life have sprung up. Rather, Living Earth asks us to view the entire planet – and everything on it – as one big, living organism.
The steady-state economy is a theoretical alternative that changes our definition of economic growth and moves us away from consuming more and more natural resources.
Eating bugs is not only an opportunity to expand our diets and find delicious food, it is essential for our society’s sustainability.
Food forests (or forest gardening) are a gardening or land management technique that seek to create a forest – usually in an urban environment – that is entirely devoted to growing edible plants.