Designing The 21st Century Enterprise


Humanity, Right Livelihood & Quality of Life: Philosophy

"If the success or failure of this planet, and or human beings, depended on how I am and what I do; How would I be? What would I do?"

"For the first time in the history of humanity, it is evident that there is enough of a fundamental metabolic and mechanical energy sustenance for everybody to survive at high living standards." R. Buckminster Fuller (Link to World Game Institute)

What are the fundamental assumptions underlying humanity and quality of life in the 21st century? How do these assumptions impact the processes, tools and environments of the 21st century enterprise?

"The process of growing up as a species is not too different from the process of growing up as an individual. We come of age as a cosmic species when we accept the fact that the universe does not exist for our exclusive conveinience."
THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE; Norman Cousins, 1974

Your response

In terms of this quote do you believe our species will "come of age" . . .

"Rapid as the growth of the information industry is, it may not be the fastest growing area of human activity. There are indications that the movement toward the transformation of consciousness is growing even faster. The number of people involved in this area seems to be doubling as rapidly as every four years or so. In terms of sheer numbers the movement may not be very significant at present, but it looks as if it might well follow one of the steepest growth curves society has ever seen."
THE GLOBAL BRAIN; Peter Russell, 1983

Your response

What percentage of transformed individuals will cause businesses to transform their practices?

"It is increasingly apparent that clashes between cultural systems are not restricted to international relations. Such clashes are assuming significant proportions within our own country and are exacerbated by the overcrowding in cities. Contrary to popular belief, the many diverse groups that make up our country have proved to be surprisingly persistent in maintaining their separate identities. . . (Beneath) the surface are manifold unstated, unformulated differences in their structuring of time, space, materials, and relationships. It is these very differences that often result in the distortion of meaning, regardless of good intentions, when peoples of different cultures interact."
THE HIDDEN DIMENSION; Edward T. Hall, 1966

Your response

The fundamental roots of cultural conflict lay in . . .

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