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Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm.
Positive Emergence informed by authentic presencing and conscious transformation
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Innovating Beyond GDP

Innovating Beyond GDP | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Otto Scharmer discusses going beyond GDP and new ways of measuring and implementing well-being and progress.
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The conundrum at the heart of sustainability

The conundrum at the heart of sustainability | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
Feelings of disconnection from the planet and its problems are preventing people from investing in change
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right questions, not quite getting the answers together yet. What if the solution was not only in evolving world views, but at the same time in involutionary processes to solve deep rooted (different "direction"; all the way down) issues in our relationship to nature...? 

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Kim Davis's comment, March 13, 2013 2:42 AM
Sustainability: the concept self-aware species invent as they eventually realize individualistic short-term aims of their members conflict with collective organizational long-term aspirations, once key resources get exhausted and their costs, as well as waste, rise above tipping points.

This is a normal stage of consciousness training in all species throughout the multiverse, as consciousness evolves from pre-conscious single organism to post-conscious multi-organism. The feedback mechanism is designed in such a way that as the challenge rises from deviations that are the fruit of individual egoism, the negative outcomes these deviations create act as forces to curb self-absorption, thus creating an awareness space in which solutions stemming from a collaborative system respectful of the web of life (including of its self-aware members) can eventually flourish.

Thus has a higher-level consciousness the ability to collectively form from - and beyond - its individualistic roots.
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Kosmos Journal Home

Kosmos Journal Home | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
Kosmos publishes the voices of leading edge visionary thinkers and actors in building the emerging global culture...
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state_of_planet_declaration.pdf

We believe this statement reflects the key messages emerging from the proceedings of the
Planet Under Pressure conference.

 

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Conscious Leadership for Sustainability: Executive Summary | Integral Life

Conscious Leadership for Sustainability: Executive Summary | Integral Life | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
A study of how leaders and change agents with postconventional consciousness design and engage in complex change initiatives....
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The Must Haves for a Sustainable 2050 | MAHB

The Must Haves for a Sustainable 2050 | MAHB | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

This report describes an 18-month World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) project, Vision 2050. The vision was formed by a technique of backcasting past events, to evaluate the plausibility of reaching a reasonably sustainable world in 2050. 
The project is causing major strategic re-thinking among the 200 member companies in the World Business Council, and has generated thoughtful discussions in proceedings conducted by the United Nations, OECD, and a variety of academic institutions. That WBCSD has led the way on this project is especially significant given that its member companies have $7 trillion in annual revenues (comparison: China’s GDP at current exchange rate is $5.8 trillion).

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Projects - The Long Now

Projects - The Long Now | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

Fostering long-term thinking and responsibility through diverse projects aiming to inspire, educate, and challenge our concepts of the future.

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Integral Reflection on Occupy Wall Street Protests — Integral Thinkers

Integral Reflection on Occupy Wall Street Protests — Integral Thinkers | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
Integral thinker Barrett Brown reflects on Occupy Wall Street protests. Offers an integral perspective our crumbling economic and political systems.

 

I have seen the awesomely powerful socio-technical forces, regimes, and technological and institutional and economic lock-in that keep the status quo alive. It is the sheer scale of it that most overwhelms my conceptual mind and individual heart.....A vision for where to go and who we want to become must arise that resonates across all those levels and systems. Those are some of the key conditions required. That sort of alignment is possible although it will likely take years and be messy....

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Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch

A curated collection of over 60 contributors sketching out the field of thrivability, based on values, qualities, cycles, and actions.
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The Smartest Cities Will Use People as Their Sensors: Scientific American

The Smartest Cities Will Use People as Their Sensors: Scientific American | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

By networking individuals and their gadgets, urban apps will tell inhabitants what is happening all around them, in real time...  
Wow. reminds me a bit of that scene in The Dark Knight were he had all the cell phones connected to generate a holographic city image... 


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How should we organize ourselves in the 21st century? | 2020 Climate Leadership Campaign

How should we organize ourselves in the 21st century? | 2020 Climate Leadership Campaign | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

There is now a brief window of opportunity – a moment outside ‘normal’ time – where a network of social movements can actively form and radically reshape the world. To do so successfully, future movements must consciously try to avoid two distinct fates: either the dissolution into a decentralised network of loose clusters of relatively isolated groups, movements and individuals – the fate of the summit-hopping phase of the movement of movements – or a decline towards a centralised network of cadres, which severely damaged the movement in the Sixties. Our lines of flight from these dead-ends consist in wilfully pushing ourselves to learn from successful networks and evolve towards a mature distributed network with abundant hubs and a powerful long tail: a movement with both mass participation and dynamic hubs of people and events, capable of evolving and responding rapidly to a fast-changing world.

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IRG: Post‐Metaphysics and Second Tier Skillfulness

IRG: Post‐Metaphysics and Second Tier Skillfulness | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

This is the official website of the Integral Research Group (IRG) - an innovative and critically informed non-profit research and development venture. We are committed to participatory, multi-methodological research and action focusing on human development, social justice and planetary sustainability. 

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Alex Steffen sees a sustainable future | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity’s ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries.
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OVERVIEW

The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it.

Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

 

‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.

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  Must watch. All of it. 

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It does, indeed!
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Participatory wisdom and sustainability

Participatory wisdom and sustainability | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

"In that effort I think it wise to seriously reflect on nature's patterns. Evolution, ecology and ancient tribal cultures all tell us - each in their own useful ways - that nature is sustained by the participation of all its life forms and ecosystems, all its elemental forces and cycles. They tell us that communities and species thrive within that vibrant association by fitting their participation harmoniously into the larger dance of life around them. Sure, they can and do shape their environment to serve their needs and dreams. But they must simultaneously serve the wellbeing of their fellows and their ecosystem or they risk being removed from the dance by elemental forces and cycles far greater than themselves.

Similarly, we find society being co-created through our participation in its dynamics and structures. The good and bad things that happen in our society don't just happen, and we are never just victims or sole perpetrators or totally in control - at least not in the big picture. We are all participants, always."

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these are good and generative factors; would be great to take it past dialectic thinking into truly autopoietic processes

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these are good factors; would be great to take it past dialectic thinking into truly autopoietic processes

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Sustainability leadership: how can we combine flatland and wonderland?

Sustainability leadership: how can we combine flatland and wonderland? | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
Petra Kuenkel argues that if we want to co-create a more sustainable future, we need both the harsh reality of flatland and the spirituality of wonderland...

Ken Wilber and Joseph Jarworski referenced in the Guardian :-) 

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Ora della Terra - WWF

Ora della Terra - WWF | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
Il 31 Marzo 2012 sarà l' Ora della Terra -
Earth Hour. In tutto il mondo grandi città, piccoli comuni e singoli
cittadini spegneranno le luci per mandare un messaggio planetario di impegno
a favore del clima.
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The Art of Listening: Relevance to Participatory Restoration | EarthCollective

The Art of Listening: Relevance to Participatory Restoration | EarthCollective | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

Current approaches regularly see conservation scientists and practitioners acting as ‘fix-it’ mechanics whom tend to analyse a problem which has usually been defined by fellow scientists and then finding a solution.  The alternative approach is to adopt the role of becoming more of a coach or ‘midwife’ in using tools to allow new learning and knowledge to emerge (or be born) and thus facilitate a better all-round and lasting understanding of the system – which includes one’s own understanding and that of all participants.

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The Hames Report - Occupy Your Mind

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REFLECTING ON THE FUTURE OF EVERYTHING...    on integral transformation...  

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We might be able to save the worlds biggest problems...but it takes complexity thinking.

We might be able to save the worlds biggest problems...but it takes complexity thinking. | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

Rebecca Costa suggests there are five common supermemes that we should understand because of their limiting effects upon our capacity to reason. These include: irrational opposition, counterfeit correlation, personalization of blame, silo thinking, and extreme economics. Time magazine recently suggested that people like Rebecca Costa might be able to solve the world’s biggest problems .  

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The Radical Technology of Christopher Alexander - Metropolis Magazine

The Radical Technology of Christopher Alexander - Metropolis Magazine | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

Chances are, you have heard of Christopher Alexander because of his most famous book on architecture, A Pattern Language. 

 

Alexander, the mathematician, was always concerned with the processes by which parts transform into wholes. He wants to know how we are implementing this part-whole synthesis; how nature does it; and especially, where we, in our own human version, might be getting it wrong. This is the key to an important realization about natural systems and how they generate form — one that, as Alexander has long noted, is distinct from how we humans typically generate form. And this is not a mere philosophical matter of humans being different from nature, or “having culture.” It’s a question of how we humans can also have a technology that is actually more complex, resilient, and sustainable — quite literally, more life-like.

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Otto #Scharmer: "Awareness-based #global #leadership platform building cross-sector capacity for resilient societies" #citizenship

Otto #Scharmer: "Awareness-based #global #leadership platform building cross-sector capacity for resilient societies" #citizenship | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
Academic paper from Otto Scharmer: "Awareness-based global leadership platform building cross-sector capacity for resilient societies" http://www.ottoscharmer.com/docs/articles/2011_uschool.pdf sent from Colby's iPhone...
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Ph.D. Dissertation on Conscious Leadership in Action — Integral Thinkers

Ph.D. Dissertation on Conscious Leadership in Action — Integral Thinkers | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

15 advanced leadership competencies; developmental stage distinctions for six dimensions of leadership reflection and action; and 12 practices that differentiate leaders with a unitive perspective from those with a general systems perspective.
If you are a leader, change agent, or someone who helps to develop either, I think you’ll find these results not only deeply useful, but even potentially transformational.

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Two tips for using complexity thinking to lead sustainability initiatives + upcoming courses

Two tips for using complexity thinking to lead sustainability initiatives + upcoming courses | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

Tip #1

Remember that you don’t need to see the future and chart a linear path to get there.

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