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We are the ones

The first and second industrial revolution brought us tremendous financial wealth. Now we need to address the more difficult task of bequeathing a peaceful, sustainable future to next generations. Imagine catalyzing the next revolution through community and entrepreneurship in service of the whole - jump started with a gift.

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We are the ones

  1. 1. + WE ARE THE ONES TO CREATE THE FUTURE WE WANT June 2012 Steven Lovink
  2. 2. + The first and second industrial revolution brought us tremendous financial wealth. Now we need to address the more difficult task of bequeathing a peaceful, sustainable future to next generations. Imagine catalyzing the next revolution through community and entrepreneurship in service of the whole – jump started with a gift
  3. 3. + Presentation outline ①  Our Future? ②  True Value,True Costs, True Profits ③  Founding Family of the New World ④  Whole System Entrepreneurship ⑤  New World Seed Fund ⑥  Imagining the Future
  4. 4. + 1. Our Future? We are the ONES to create it!
  5. 5. + Our Interconnected Universe A Symphony Teaming with Life n  ….an orchestra playing in service of the whole and all that is Interconnected, integrated parts, visible and invisible The Whole of Life
  6. 6. + Yet, Humans …are playing out of tune, for example
  7. 7. + Our Gift of Life….. An Interconnected World Wide Web n  Rio + 20 themes
  8. 8. + A Bankrupt Human Enterprise? Timely action is essential “ Let’s analyze this world from a human enterprise point of view: Our growing population tries to secure its well-being from natural capital, through means that have become evermore complex and global. By many measures of current progress, this enterprise could face bankruptcy soon, well before 2050.”
  9. 9. + One Planet not Enough? Now Serving 7+ Billion People n  Footprint Action Calculator
  10. 10. + Vision 2050 Serving 9 billion people Critical levers Vision 2050 People’s Values One World - People & Planet Human Development Basic Needs of all are met Eonomy True value, true costs, true profits Agriculture Enough foods & biofuels Forests Recovery & regeneration Energy & Power Secure & sufficient low carbon energy Buildings Close to zero net energy buildings Mobility Safe & low carbon mobility Materials Not a particle of waste n  Green Growth Policy Accelerator
  11. 11. + Global Bifurcation 2012: Moment of Truth? “We have reached a watershed in our societal evolution.The sciences of systems tell us that when complex open systems— such as living organisms, and also ecologies and societies of organisms—approach a condition of critical instability, they face a moment of truth: they either transform, or break down. Humankind is approaching that moment of truth” GLOBAL BIFURCATION: THE 2012 DECISION WINDOW by Ervin Lazlo
  12. 12. + Our Future? We are the ONES Source: Barbara Marx Hubbard n  It is up to us!
  13. 13. + Guess who will lead the revolution .. for a peaceful, sustainable way of life?
  14. 14. + 2.True Value,True Costs,True Profits Toward the Integration of Money, Love, and Life
  15. 15. + Money and Debt Game over soon? Natural Social EconomicCultural Spiritual Unbalanced Capital Formation Our money economy expands while depleting other forms of capital. Unless money is invested to promote balanced capital formation, systemic breakdown seems inevitable.
  16. 16. + Can we Fix the Money System? Yes, if we really want to n  Money’s mystery has been unraveled by leading thinkers n  The truth is out –we now know why and how our money system separates us from peace and sustainability n  There is urgency and hope – as our money system was designed by people, it can also be redesigned by people to serve the greater purpose and meaning of humankind. Watch The Money Fix on Ethical Markets Media TV
  17. 17. + Facing the God of Money What is our Intention? n  Peace will only have a chance if loving care becomes current and currency of all our monetary transactions. n  Money has transformative powers – its purpose and meaning can build or destroy depending on humanity’s collective intention. n  Community & Entrepreneurship holds the key to experimenting with new business and financial models that serve the Whole and restore the gift of life.
  18. 18. + The Way Forward? Integration of Money, Love & Life as ONE n  Catalyzing balanced capital formation Natural Social EconomicCultural Spiritual
  19. 19. + Design a Money System serving the Whole of Life n  Jumpstart it with your Gift! Gifts – small, large, financial or in kind The Whole of Life
  20. 20. + Gifts, Loans, and Equity Ways of Being and Relating n  Gifts build a relationship of mutual gratitude, partnership, and appreciation; gifts build equity not debt and do not require control. n  Loans create a relationship of dependency on credit and debt; loans reduce equity and promotes separateness via interest and control. n  Equity enables financial partnership based on shared risks, rewards, and control
  21. 21. + Why give, what gives? The Spirit of Giving Matters ”For it is in giving that we receive.” ― St. Francis of Assisi “Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow.” ― Thornton Wilder "All you have shall some day be given; therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors.” ― Khalil Gibran “If everything we have received in our lives (including our lives themselves) are gifts, then our natural state is one of gratitude, and our natural state includes a desire to be generous.”― Charles Eisenstein
  22. 22. + 2. Founding Family of the New World Transforming Self and Society with a Gift
  23. 23. + We are the ONES Meet the Founding Family n  Who are the ONES? n  You, me, and all other global citizens, irrespective of creed, race, culture, economic status, or nationality who know deep down it is time to build a New World. n  Together we have the collective intelligence, wisdom, and financial resources to take on humanity’s most daunting challenges and create the flourishing world our hearts know is possible.
  24. 24. + Become the change Transform the world 1 person inspiring 10 102 = 100 103 = 1,000 104 = 10,000 105 = 100,000 106 = 1,000,000 107 = 10,000,000 108 = 100,000,000 109 = 1,000,000,000 1010= 10 billion If one person inspires 10 family members, colleagues, and/or friends to adopt a transformative idea, and each is inspired to inspire 10 others to do the same, it only takes 10 iterations to reach the world population with that idea. Reaching as little as 10% of a population may tip the scales of humanity’s destiny and forever change the world. Your Power of One …starts from within
  25. 25. + Crowd-funding the Whole Our Emerging Future? n  What is Crowd Funding? n  Crowd funding involves an open call, essentially thorough the internet for the provision of financial resources, whether in the form of a donation or in exchange for some form of reward and/or voting rights in order to support initiatives for specific purposes. n  Nonprofits more likely to be successful than other organizations (because of reduced focus on profits)
  26. 26. + Let’s Connect some Dots… Concepts and Terms n  Gift A gift or a present is the transfer of something without the expectation of receiving something in return. Although gift-giving might involve an expectation of reciprocity, a gift is meant to be free. n  Founding Family of the NewWorld A movement of global citizens, donors, and sponsors making gifts from their hearts, small or large, according to ability, to provide a personal and collective impulse to whole system entrepreneurship for a peaceful world that is economically viable, ecologically flourishing, naturally sustainable, wholly fulfilling, and truly just. n  Whole System Entrepreneur An individual who has prepared him/herself to dedicate spirit, creativity, and drive to build an entrepreneurial venture providing products and/or services that support the whole of life.
  27. 27. + …to restore the Gift of Life Concepts and Terms (cont.) n  Entrepreneurship in Service of the Whole Any and all activities seeking to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs by creating organizations as living systems in alignment with nature so all life will flourish forever; and, by generating Profits4Life™ – the Quintuple Bottom Line. n  Profits4Life™ Flows of positive natural, social, economic, cultural, and spiritual capital generated by entrepreneurship in service of the Whole n  Life Insurance for the Globe A pool of Co-creative Community Capital created by Founding Family Gifts and Profits4Life to support ever more entrepreneurship in service of the Whole and designed to bequeath a growing inheritance to future generations.
  28. 28. + Creating the New World Starts with an exchange of Gifts Founding Family of New World From Gifts Crowd Fund Network Investment Flows Whole System Enterprises Profits4LifeTM
  29. 29. + Gifts ……generating Profits4LifeTM Whole System Enterprises From Gifts Co-creative Capital Growth Investment Flows Whole System Enterprises Profits4LifeTM
  30. 30. + Natural Social EconomicCultural Spiritual Profits4LifeTM offer A Quintuple Bottom Line The Integration of Money – Love – Life as ONE Co-creative Community Capital
  31. 31. + Gifts from Founding Family of New World Investment Flows to Whole System Enterprises Profits4LifeTM to Entrepreneurs and Society Co-creative Community Capital Growth Increased Investment flows to Whole System Enterprises Life Insurance for the Globe Profits4LifeTM provide Life Insurance for the Globe
  32. 32. + 3.Whole System Entrepreneurship The Imperative of a New Business and Financing Model
  33. 33. + Imagine A Story of Transformation n  Up to 80 percent of financial income provided by entrepreneurial activities regenerate the planet and its people with Profits4LifeTM n  20 percent or more of financial income generated by entrepreneurial activities stimulate a growing vanguard of whole system entrepreneurs n  100 percent of all entrepreneurial activities jumpstarted by the Founding Family catalyze community and entrepreneurship in service of the whole
  34. 34. + Building a New World Starts with entrepreneurs n  The drive and creativity of entrepreneurs has always provided society with technological and social innovations that advanced humanity by leaps and bounds. n  Invariably they went to family and friends for initial moral and financial support. n  But business as usual offers no foundation for a whole new world – we need a better business and financial model
  35. 35. + Business as Unusual Dare to Care and Share n  To Co-creative Business Model n  Founding family members provide crowd funding for new world ventures and initiatives n  Enables Profits4LifeTM and co- creative capital accumulation for the benefit of current and future generations n  Increases whole system resiliency by increasing natural, social, economic, cultural, and spiritual capital n  Financial rewards flow to entrepreneurs (20%+) and next generations of whole system entrepreneurs (up to 80%) via a series New World Seed Funds n  From Business as Usual n  Private sector investors and shareholders provide financing for new enterprises n  Enables economic capital accumulation for the investors and shareholders but often at the expense of natural, social, cultural, and spiritual capital n  Increases long term environmental, social, and economic insecurity with potentially disastrous effects n  Financial rewards flow to entrepreneurs and individual or institutional shareholders
  36. 36. + I AM the Future Whole System Enterprise example a Whole System Enterprise I AM the Future Partner 1 Partner 2 Partner 3 Parts come together to form
  37. 37. + Success rewards The Entrepreneurial Team Profits4LifeTM Flow to Profits4LifeTM Agreement Partner 1 Partner 2 Partner 3 Whole System Entrepreneurs
  38. 38. + ….and enables the Emergence of ever more whole system enterprises Profits4Life Flow to Profits4LifeTM Agreement Local Regional Global Whole System Enterprises
  39. 39. + Transforming Self & Society ….as entrepreneurs adopt the model Profits4LifeTM Quintuple Bottom Line Profits4LifeTM Agreement Local Regional Global Whole System Enterprises
  40. 40. + Profits4LifeTM Co-creative Business Model New World Seed Funds Whole System Enterprises LOCAL – NATIONAL – GLOBAL COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT POOL ENTREPRENEURIAL TEAM WHOLE SYSTEM ENTERPRISE 1-n
  41. 41. + Flexibility is Key Whole System Enterprise Ratings Heart Rating Profits4LifeTM Key % Entrepreneur % Community Capital 20 80 40 60 60 40 80 20 100 0 Heart-centered competitive collaboration
  42. 42. + New World Seed Fund Crowd Funding for People by People
  43. 43. + New World Seed Fund I Mission,Vision,Values n  Mission – Find, crowd fund, and jump start whole system entrepreneurs to regenerate the planet and its people with Profits4LifeTM n  Vision – an entrepreneurial collaborative ecosystem crowd funded and sourced by the Founding Family of the New World n  Values– Advance a peaceful world that is economically viable, ecologically flourishing, naturally sustainable, wholly fulfilling, and truly just. Strategic Focus ①  Equity for Transformation of Self & Society ②  Equity for Whole System Entrepreneurs
  44. 44. + Portfolio I Equity for Transformation of Self & Society n  Capacity Building, Education & Training Growing the Founding Family New World Innovation Contest New World Dialogues Propose an Initiative
  45. 45. + Portfolio II Equity for Whole System Entrepreneurs n  Enterprise Development Creating the New World I AM the Future Operation 2025 Propose an Initiative
  46. 46. + A Collaborative Ecosystem Regenerating our Planet and its People Creating the New World I AM the Future Operation 2025 Propose an Initiative Growing the Founding Family New World Innovatio n Contest New World Dialogues Propose an Initiative + Natural Social EconomicCultural Spiritual Profits4Life The Quintuple Bottom Line The Integration of Money – Love – Life as ONE
  47. 47. + Entrepreneurs receive Comprehensive family support
  48. 48. + Offering start-up services to whole system entrepreneurs n  Venture Development Services n  Strategic Advise n  Business Development n  Legal and Financial Structuring n  Fiscal Sponsoring n  Peer to Peer Coaching n  Focus 80% of your time on your initiative n  Be on call to help your peers 20% of your time n  Access peer coaching support and expertise from the network anytime n  Time banking n  Crowd-sourced Equity n  Prepare your Pitch to the Founding Family using our guidelines n  Share your dream n  Mobilize the funds n  Share progress, build trust
  49. 49. + Profits4Life Agreement In service of the Whole n  Key provisions n  Venture’s mission in service of the Whole n  Financial, peer-to-peer, and venture development services provided n  Local founding family financing requirements n  80/20 Profits4Life sharing agreement n  Ethical code of conduct, principles, and guidelines
  50. 50. + For-profit or Non-profit? Everyone can Serve the Whole n  Any Existing or New Organization n  Non-profit n  For-profit n  Cooperative n  L3C n  Social Benefit Corporation n  Key is that initiative operates in service of the Whole and seeks to generate Profits4LifeTM
  51. 51. + Venture Screening Criteria Do you have what it takes? 5. Po1 venture team starts review process 4. Submit your proposal using our Submission Guidelines 3. Self test & score strategic fit online 2. Is your proposed initiative truly in service of the Whole? 1. Are you really ready to be a Whole System Entrepreneur?
  52. 52. + Venture Selection Process Employing wisdom of the crowd 5. Selected proposal presented to founding family for crowd funding 4. International board reviews recommendations and makes final selection 3.Venture team makes recommendations to international board 2. Scheduling of Interviews and performance of background checks 1. Reviews, rating, and shortlisting of best proposals
  53. 53. + Enabling Whole System Transformation Concrete Policy Options and Initiatives
  54. 54. + We know what can be done! Some Concrete Policy Options n  Enabling Conditions n  Establish Sound Regulatory Frameworks n  Prioritize and Promote Government Investment and Spending n  Limit Government Spending in Areas that Deplete Natural Capital n  Incentivize a Green Economy with Taxes and Market-based Instruments n  Invest in Capacity Building, Training & Education n  Strengthen International Governance
  55. 55. + Unleash Whole System Enterprise Development n  Use Smart Policies and Incentives n  Individual and corporate income tax holiday until 2025 for income from whole system enterprises n  Investment Tax Credits for whole system enterprises n  Federal Matching Grants for Crowd funded whole system enterprises n  Zero capital gains tax for whole system enterprises until 2025
  56. 56. + Whole System Transformation The Next Constitutional Amendment? Congress shall have the power and responsibility to ensure all economic activity is designed to be life-sustaining, meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs; enables people and organizations as living systems in alignment with nature so all life will flourish forever, and stimulates growth of economic, natural, social, cultural, and spiritual capital in service of the whole community of life.

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