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The Industrial Age is Dead - Time is the New Money

The Industrial Age taught us to value money above time. Giant Corporation, Inc. wanted you to focus on making money, not on having time to do anything with it. They needed all your time to run the machines. In the 21st Century we will understand that riches may equal money, but wealth equals freedom – the ability to choose what to do with my time. We will understand that money does not give us freedom, only time can do that.

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Dibyendu De's comment, December 6, 2012 9:26 PM
The other shift that must happen if we were to change this paradigm is Energy Management and not Time Management.
Dibyendu De's comment, December 6, 2012 9:27 PM
The other change that must happen if we are to change this paradigm is Energy Management and not Time Management.
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Societal Transformation: How Radical Does It Need to Be?

Societal Transformation: How Radical Does It Need to Be? | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Global resource consumption has increased 10-fold since 1900, and Americans now use an estimated 88 kilograms of goods per day, with modern gadgets requiring some 60 different elements in their manufacturing. This has led to a boom in mining, especially for rare earth materials that are used in technology such as computers. Meanwhile, our gadget lust is forcing us to develop more unconventional and costly resources, which generate significant amounts of waste. To produce the same amount of ore as 100 years ago, for example, companies must now process three times as much total mining material.

 

Written by Antonia Sohns » Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity

 

(photo: People on Black Friday in Seattle via Flickr, Michael Holden)

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Mariana Soffer's comment, June 2, 2012 3:55 AM
cool dude, BTW, how r you?
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An Ecosystem for Movement

An Ecosystem for Movement | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

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 The great Kevin Kelly recently wrote a post titled “Cities are Immortal, Companies Die.” He states that

 

"Both are types of networks, with different destinies. There are two basic network forms: organisms or ecosystems. Companies are like organisms, while cities are like ecosystems."

 

The fact is that we need both, healthy organisms and a healthy ecosystem where these organisms can thrive. The industrial mindset continues to shape the social sector, and it can be challenging to transcend our organizations – we tend to over-identify with them, and to compete rather than collaborate with natural allies, this can make for an unhealthy ecosystem.

 

shared by Jean Russell @NurtureGirl

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Multitude Project: How to play the open game in the present and future economy

Multitude Project: How to play the open game in the present and future economy | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

One of the problems we need to solve during this transition is to define a strategy to play the open game. How can we make sure that those who invest in open products get rewarded for their contribution? How can we make sure that one can feed his family from participating in the design, production and distribution of open products. We often hear: "if your product is successful you'll get copied"; "if you offer your recipe to everyone no one will buy your product, people will make it themselves"; etc.

 

Playing the open game is not just about releasing all the information and knowledge about the product.

Games require rules. A lot of efforts have been spent on drafting licenses for open products (see example from p2p foundation). But these licenses are, in some sense, as good as patents, i.e. as good as YOU can defend them.

 

http://p2pfoundation.net/Peer_Production_License

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One Idea - on income inequality by Nick Hanauer

context: https://tedchris.posterous.com/131417405

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Organizations Fit for the Future

Organizations Fit for the Future | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"It’s time to radically rethink how we mobilize people and organize resources to productive ends"

 

Awesome “Must-see” video by Gary Hamel.

 

via Gideon Rosenblatt @gideonro

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