“I have become increasingly convinced that even if people fully develop their potential, they cannot give direction to their lives, they cannot forge their destiny, they cannot take charge of their future—unless they also develop competence to take part directly and authentically in the design of the systems in which they live and work, and reclaim their right to do so. This is what true empowerment is about.”
(Bela Banathy, Designing Social Systems in a Changing World)
The quote above captures the foundational driver for accelerating and expanding future-shaping and adapting, practical, exciting, ever-evolving inter-weaving trans-disciplines such as “Societal Design”, “Systemic Innovation”, “Social Systemics”, “Living System Leadership” and “Inclusive Wealthmaking” (“I-We”) at all scales of activity, because we can all choose to be more, and to enable, support and advance ourselves and each other in our thinking, sensing, doing and being, for the greatest good.
For example, what if all cities, all human habitats, whether they might be identifying themselves as “Smart”, “Sustainable”, “Resilient”, “ThriveAble”, “Integral”, “Creative”, or some other “label”, were running on their very own version of “Genius OS”, tapping into the unique DNA, “Ubuntu”, “Gen-I-Us”, of each and every place?
Wisely and collaboratively we can co-create the conditions under which any and all can choose easily and authentically to be contributing to elevating and transforming existing human habitats, systems, and building new ones – all with the generative intention in every case of fully unleashing the diverse and unique combinatory genius and culture of people, place, purpose, platforms, systems and collective possibilities, for the sustainable progress, prosperity and highest flourishing of all life that they enable, support and advance together.
Providing rapid, safe, convenient and cost effective physical as well as digital “connective tissue” and mobility within and between these deep wealthmaking habitats and their neighbours near and further afield, will also dramatically add to the opportunities for all citizens to find the right “Possibility Base” for their talents, passions, values, principles and aspirations, as they live, learn, work and play, contributing to collective flourishing.
Much has been learned in recent decades from initiatives such as Charter Cities, Special Economic Zones, Special Administrative Regions and Urban Enterprise & Innovation Zones. Whilst this experience is undoubtedly useful, the idea of each place a possibility base, with its own unique DNA, running on its own unique version of “Genius OS” (using that name or another that they choose to use to best serve their context, story, and aims), is nurturing and growing “Inclusive Wealthmaking Engines & Ecosystems” of sustainable prosperity, progress and limitless aspiration for collective possibilities, offering up hugely exciting opportunities for radical systemic innovation and abundance.
Appropriately using proven and continually emerging collective and collaborative intelligence processes, principles, frameworks, “lenses”, tools, technologies, language and environments, the ongoing “imagination to implementation and continual improvement” systemic innovation cycles will dynamically shape, adapt and evolve with and for each unique context, for the greatest collective benefit. This approach enables ongoing system feedback and “dynamic steering” that is both boldly shaping exciting desirable futures and appropriately adapting to societal and environmental changes that require it, in service of the enduring success of the whole.
Wealthmaking Institute is proposed as a neutral “inter-independent” living system research and societal innovation organisation for advancing Inclusive Wealthmaking Ecosystems (“I-WE”) everywhere, supporting and promoting the seeding, nurturing and growing of such ecosystems. Encouraging systemic education, governance, and entrepreneurship projects, programs, places, movements, meshworks and memes that further enable, support, enrich and advance societal evolutionary wealthmaking capacities and capabilities. In the richest, regenerative, and most deeply rewarding ways, applying “limitless” learning and leadership, systemic innovation, positive relationship education, and more, can bring the ongoing realising of humanity’s highest generative potentials, for the greatest flourishing of all life.
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