The Bigger >Reset starts with the economy

Vital solutions for tomorrow’s world

The global COVID-19 pandemic, the economic depression, and the mass protests on equality and justice have brought to the surface a deeper, more fundamental problem. Today’s shareholder capitalism and our economic system are both dated and broken. They reward maximizing individualism and wealth in conflicts of interest. While we all feel that the priority should be different. Namely, on inclusive progress, with a focus on our well-being. In mutual, radical dependence.

The time has come to re-visualize and reshape our future. Never has there been a better time in our history to move and act together. To create a better world in radical interdependence. For everyone, within the limits of our planet, taking into account the vital ecosystems.

FROM MOMENT TO MOVEMENT
A fundamental reset of our economic system and limiting beliefs is absolutely necessary. This requires integrated actions from governments, businesses and people, aimed at changing behavior, culture, and most importantly, dated and underperforming systems and institutions and the way we live and consume. Presenting and discussing ten vital solutions for tomorrow’s world, I help leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs and business professionals to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable world and just society. With new ideas and building blocks for stakeholder capitalism, leading to a more sustainable and inclusive world.

At the very bottom of this page you will find my eight principles for ‘decivilization’ and the conditions for real progress.

MEGA TRANSFORMATIONS IN 21st CENTURY
My work as a speaker, writer and progessor revolves around the inevitable institutional innovations and transitions that will characterize the 21st century. Below is an overview of my vital ideas and solutions for the world of tomorrow. Each of them fascinating inspirations and unique experiences, which provide clarity about the future and hope for a more sustainable world and fair society.

See also, if applicable, the theme ‘The Future of Sectors and areas of Work’.

What will it be? Retreat? Revolt? Or Redesign and Reset?

THE BIGGER >RESET – Expedition to a better world
A confrontational inspiriment and unique experience. A clear, hopeful and above all realistic discourse on our fundamental problems and the only, effective route out of the corona crisis and economic depression. Fast and opportunistic forward to ‘business as usual’? Or with great wisdom and truthfulness thoughtfully backwards; to ‘business as unusual’?

What will it be? Retreat? Revolt? Or Reset?

There is in fact only one outcome and it will come, left or right: a better world. A more sustainable world and fair, more inclusive society. And there are two paths that lead to this destination. The first route is that of a fundamental reset; where we ourselves as a society and business are in charge of the upheaval. The second and more painful and costly route is the path of evolution, where the shore turns and we are no longer the creator of our future, but the victim of the circumstances we ourselves have created. So the good news is that both routes bring us a better world. A world that everyone longs for. Well, almost everyone….

The Bigger Reset is available as a keynote, workshop, training and also as a board-room intervention. Super interactive, high-impact and surprising in its outcome.

Regenerative and serving humanity

1. Transition and future of economy

Fairer out of crisis

2. Transition and future of capital & ownership
Our economic system is broken and it is time to reset. The global pandemic, economic crisis, and social turmoil — as well as the accelerating climate emergency — have revealed a deeper, more fundamental problem: Our current economic system rewards maximizing wealth over wellbeing and prioritizes individualism over interdependence. The linear economy and shareholder capitalism has pushed society and planet towards the abyss. How do we transform our society, businesses and markets to a more sustainable and circular, or even better the regenerative and inclusive economy? How do we ensure that we produce and consume within the limits of the planet and why does this not happen without a fundamentel decline in consumption? What is the ideal framework for a fair, more inclusive economy and what does this mean for governments, businesses, society and our lives?

 

From moment to MOVEMENT

This unique inspiriment and confronting experience reveals the opportunity to reimagine and redesign what comes next. A systematic reset of our economic system requires integrated activities to drive behavioral, cultural, and structural change. This fascinating keynote, workshop or boardroom intervention inspire and equips leaders, entrepreneurs and other game changers  with a proven framework and effective actions to accelerate their transition to stakeholder capitalism. Great examples of how governments, business and people can shift the cultural narrative about their role and responsibility in society. Only in radical interdependence we can realigns incentives and facilitates a supportive public policy environment.

We need a more fair and just economy that works for everyone and for the long term. Based on a collective vision of shared wellbeing on a healthy planet. This inspiriment reveals the imperatives for the 21st century and the design objectives for the economic RESET: design for interdependence; invest for justice; account for stakeholders.

For each imperative the emerging pathways will be illuminated, that come from a deep and long research and from great thinkers and policy makers, showing a direction of travel and mindset for decision makers across the private sector, government, and civil society. A vision and vital solution that will evolve over time.

Our thinking about market, profit and capital is based on historical concepts that depend on choices and perceptions, not laws. Which myths have led to great inequality and injustice and how can we break with fatalism, the breeding ground for today’s excessive identity politics? How do we give shape to the ideology of equality and how do we link capital and individual property more to social utility and collective ownership?

The honest and full story

Once Upon A Future
A unique experience and exciting expedition into the imminent future. The comprehensive and honest story of a world in transformation to the next phase of our civilization. Sometimes confrontational, always crystal clear and based on facts and real trends and expectations. This fascinating inspirement creates clarity about our future and offers concrete hope for a more sustainable world and fair, inclusive economy and society.

Based on my best seller ‘Once Upon A Future’, former no.1 at Managementboek.nl and nominated Management Book of the Year 2021!

Be sure to ask about the unique combination possibilities of keynote, master lecture, workshop(s) and the book as inspiring present for the attendees.

Sustainable and affordable for all

3. Transition and future of energy

Alienated from our food

4. Transition and future of agriculture and food

Generating renewable energy will become increasingly easier and cheaper in the future. The biggest challenges are posed by storage, intercontinental transport and the balancing of supply and demand. What will be the division of roles and power relations between government, suppliers and the small and large-scale consumers? Will consumers as a collective really become the largest, global energy producer and/or trader, if ultimately the community becomes the basis of the energy market?

And how can we ourselves contribute to the energy transition at home and at work? And what does the democratization of the energy market mean for existing and future stakeholders? Where are the opportunities that are currently not seen nor recognized?

We perceive food production as an industrial sector rather than a concern for our health, the environment and animals. The concept of efficiency and productivity must be given concrete meaning not only economically but also ecologically and socially. Farm differently and above all eat differently. Making smarter use of technology and natural processes and also by dealing more economically with raw materials and nature.

What does this require from the government, the sector itself and especially from trade and consumers? And do healthy food and the free market actually go together? What can we do ourselves? How can we achieve shorter chains, fewer links, fewer kilometers and more connection between consumer and producer?

Real sustainable recovery requires more. More circular and regenerative agriculture and less hyper-efficiency. Less global and more local and connected. With nature and Self.

Learn to work or learn to live – A life long?

5. Transition and future of education
Education seems dated and is too much standardized and product-oriented. It just no longer connects with the emerging future and does not provide enough opportunities for students to discover and fully develop their potential. Instead of learning to live and be of value to society, we are educated to work and be of service to the economy. With this, education faces a glorious challenge. This inspirement is an engaging and confrontational expedition into the future of lifelong learning. A strong plea and non-obligatory appeal to the head and heart for more people- and future-oriented education. More formative than deformative. How can we pursue lifelong learning from a different Why, What and How to live and remain of value until our last breath?

 

What is the impact of the great upheaval of our world and the reset of society on education? What does this mean for the curriculum for students, the role of the educator and the organization of the most important institute in our society?
What lessons have already been learned and what are the ‘best practices’ of innovative schools that are ‘Learning for Tomorrow’ with innovative and promising educational visions?

Based on many practical examples, this inspiriment offers a future vision and inspiration for the school of tomorrow.

Education is not preparation for work, nor for life. Education is life itself. And life is education.

On request, this inspiration can be tailored to primary or secondary education, or higher (vocational and academic) education and is available as a keynote and workshop for education professionals and executives and also as a ‘board room intervention’ for boards of directors.

People are nature and radically dependent

6. Transition and future living environment

Flipping the meritocracy and governance

7. Transition and future of democracy

Radical action is now inevitable and we are on the verge of a tipping point toward a new kind of ecologism that is in balance with our planet and its ecosystems and how nature really works. If we want to keep Mother Earth livable we must act together now and start doing things we fear and that are beyond our imagination. Never before has the moment for fundamental change been so opportune and necessary. From an old world based on exploitation of nature and people, to a world that almost everyone desires and where we feel we can create it if we really want to. A world where we live and consume within the limits of our planet and its ecosystems on which we are so dependent.

This unique inspiration provides a mindset and framework that shapes this new world and carries concrete steps and examples of how we should relate to nature and each other, based on collective support and justice for all.

As the damaging effects of neoliberalism and free market thinking are becoming obvious, it is time for reflection to prevent further erosion of the public sector and the welfare state. Privatization and deregulation have led to market fundamentalism and shareholder capitalism.

We need collective action to reform our market thinking and democracy. After all, a dominant market that piles crisis on crisis requires strong, regulating government and a transparent and more direct democracy. After all, freedom in a complex society involves more than free enterprise. A primary goal of democracy and government is also to rein in the market to protect our humanity.

By restoring principled democracy and learning from the corona crisis, we can further re-imagine and redesign and rebuild on the radical decision to place the well-being of people above the interests of the market and the economy to a democracy where everyone is seen and heard.

2030 diagnosis: more well-being, less headaches

8. Transition and future of care, health and welfare

The modern Western healthcare system is among the best in the world but is under severe strain. COVID-19 has brought to the surface some serious flaws and shortcomings in the system. Add to that the changing social, environmental, demographic and technological patterns, and you see new, big challenges on the horizon that will increase the pressure on the healthcare system.

How do we keep healthcare affordable and why is the principle of solidarity no longer sustainable? How do we shift the focus more and more from diagnosis and treatment to prevention? Why does more technology ultimately make care much more human? How do we keep the soul in care? More well-being, more appreciation and reward and less headaches. Is that possible? What do we mean by living longer, dying sooner?

Diagnosis 2030 is a fascinating inpsiriment and unique experience, signaling the inevitable transition of the system to more human-centered and value-driven care.

More flexibility and autonomy

9. Transition and future of work (and HRM)

Leading from profound purpose

10. Transition and future of leadership

When people are more able to determine where, when and how work is done, they not only become healthier and happier, but they also create better results and more impact. Yet before the corona crisis, this hardly ever happened. This also means that we have to let go of the belief that humans are a resource that we must use effectively and efficiently.

By flipping Human Resource Management to Human Being Management, people’s individual potential becomes more central rather than their efficiency and productivity. And by working from the profound purpose: creating financial, social and ecological added value, work becomes more meaningful, increasing intrinsic motivation and the will to contribute.

What will the world of work look like in the future and what are the jobs of the future? How do we transform from Human Resource Management to Human Being Management? What does it mean to work from purpose and how do you make sure everyone is connected with the true intention and meaning of the organization?

As we can see around us daily in our current world, the beauty and importance of leadership only becomes apparent when it is absent. Our world is overpopulated with well-meaning executives, who lead by control towards the desired short-term results. Often exclusively for a limited group of stakeholders, such as shareholders or politicians. But in turbulent times of system crisis and fundamental disruptions, conscious and courageous leaders are of paramount importance. Brave women and men, who fearlessly and independently dare to lead complex and challenging transitions that lead to real progress for all stakeholders.  They have an eye for externalities and the impact of their decisions and actions.

What characterizes inspiring leaders in the 21st century and why is their following and influence growing so rapidly?  What does it mean to lead from the profound purpose and the emerging future? How do you connect people to this purpose and intention and its inextricably linked non-negotiable values?

52 EXTITS TO A BETTER WORLD

MEXIT 52
Fifty-two easy-to-implement ideas and solutions that contribute to a more sustainable world and just society. One for each week. 100% customized and focused on consumers, your organization or you sector.

MEXIT 52 is a highly interactive, inspirational and unique show, with vital ideas and concrete examples of how each of us can contribute to a better world. In our lives and work. Immediately. As an individual and human being. Or as a company or institute.

Based on the book with the same title and deck of 52 cards to be released in the fall of 2021. Inquire about an attractive combination of an impressive experience with inspiring and beautifully designed ‘give-away’ for all participants.

Conditions for real progress

Eight principles of ‘decivilization’

The great and inevitable institutional innovations of the 21st century are as necessary as they are inevitable. Either we direct this upheaval ourselves or it simply happens to us. Instigated by ecological developments and ever-accumulating crises.

My vision and hope for a better world can be found in my book and best seller ‘Once Upon A Future’ and are based on the eight principles of ”decivilization.”

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