— Clarent Sufi


HyperNormalisation tells the extraordinary story of how we got to this strange time of great uncertainty and confusion – where those who are supposed to be in power are paralysed – and have no idea what to do. And, where events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control – from Donald Trump to Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, and random bomb attacks. It explains not only why these chaotic events are happening – but also why we, and our politicians, cannot understand them.


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Mas con Menos maakt bio-constructies die getypeerd worden door het gebruik van natuurlijke en gerecyclede materialen en die samenwerken met de natuur. Een goed voorbeeld hiervan is de onlangs gebouwde School van het Leven in vredestuin Lung Ta – Spanje (zie video). Deze bio-constructie is zo ontworpen dat de warmte van de zon opgeslagen wordt in het gebouw waardoor er het grootste gedeelte van het jaar geen andere vorm van verwarming nodig is.


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The world has changed, but the syllabus hasn’t. Around the world people are working to transform the way we educate economists…


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If successful business depends on innovation, wonders Ricardo Semler, why are automobiles made essentially the same way today as they were in Ford’s first assembly line 100 years ago? Parallel parking is one of ” the stupidest things we do,” says Semler, “If we had a day, could we not by tomorrow afternoon figure out a way to make a car” that handles better in this common situation — or, on a grander scale, escape from the “silly concept” of oil dependent transportation altogether? The problem, Semler figures, is that there’s “something fundamental about organizations and ‘ leadership that makes it almost impossible for people inside a business to change their own industry.”

Ricardo Semler is the CEO and majority owner of Semco SA, a Brazilian company best known for its radical form of industrial democracy and corporate re-engineering. He enjoys life and he wants Semco’s employees, customers, suppliers and community to be happy as well. That is the real motivation behind Semco. Not growth. Not profits. Not power. Not status. But happiness. His latest book is called The Seven Day Weekend.

The Seven Day Weekend – book review

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…is an independently published open book exploring the visions, actions, tools and impacts of change agents, thinkers and ‘happeners’ (those who make things happen!). It shows the creative processes and tools for designing positive societal transitions. These transitions are revealed by showing the new hybrid relationships being forged between alternative approaches to learning, living, making, socializing, thinking and working.


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Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson and iconic rapper Nas analyzed the current state of hip-hop during a conversation in Gaston Hall. But then a lot of wisdom and inspiration is shared on several subjects, education, society and feminism to name a few.

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“If you want a convincing account of just how deep the shift in our new axial age is and must be, look no further than this brilliant book by Charles Eisenstein, one of the deepest integrative thinkers active today.”

– Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation

Sacred Economics (2012) – short film by Ian MacKenzie, a teaser on the ideas of Charles Eisenstein and the return of the gift.


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In the face of grave ecological and social crises, why is a spirit of optimism poking through the despair? And what’s love got to do with it? Yoga? Music? Or are these just distractions from the struggle at hand? Join Charles for a heady exploration of hope, naivete, and the expansion of the realm of the possible.



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In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of capitalism.



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Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead. Not only was he home schooled, but Logan had the ability to tailor his education to his interests and also his style of learning, something traditional education does not offer. As Logan has mentioned, when he grows up he wants to be happy and healthy. At a TEDx talk in 2013, he discussed how hacking his education is helping him achieve that goal.


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