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Inspired Economies is marketing a revolution, managing our evolution to Inspired Economies.

Developers of Inspired Economies use a specific set of techniques to tap potential energy, and thus achieve ecological, caring economies without government intervention.  Indeed, no other economic system can yield economies that are so productive, efficient, innovative, creative, joyful, intelligent, and free.

Capitalism and communism can be considered opposites - but they are both incentive economies - they both rely on incentives.

Economic systems which attempt to organize behaviour by incentives, whether material, social or spiritual, whether rewards or punishments, can tap individualistic self-interest, but miss most potential energy.  Incentives are substitutes where inspiration is lacking.

Inspired economies are possible within both capitalism and communism - in organizations and within families. Want help transforming a stuck system into an inspired economy? Let's talk.

Our performances (including Let's Play House) are keynote presentations at major conferences - see ***** reviews!
Our workshops help you make dramatic transformations - without drama.
Our consulting services address a broad range of needs - we provide Creative Conflict Resolution in seemingly hopeless situations - and we provide custom technology solutions*.

* Our solutions include custom-designed databases, websites, and decision support systems, including an audit-proof client management database developed for a national company with thousands of clients. (This custom software transformed the company from an environmental shame with low job satisfaction into a lean and agile organization where staff felt their time was meaningfully spent.)

We are a new player in the market, helping individuals and organizations consume only in order to create - participate in a global barnraising of ecological culture.

Contact us at 416-763-6565 or send us a message thru Facebook.

"Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite." - John Kenneth Galbraith





Contents

bullet Inspired Economies
bullet Tapping Potential Energy - like splitting the atom
bullet Work is love made visible
bullet Economic Science - Inspired Economies' Contributions
bullet Start your own Inspired Economy today!
bullet Projects
bullet Inspired Economies Studio
bullet Free!  (We're all students and we're all teachers.)  Do you want a place to share/practise and play with skills you have learned?    
Improv Theatre, Improv Singing, Clown, Butoh, Laban, Capoeira, Ecological 'Cooking', Gardening, Ashtanga Yoga, 
Tai Chi, Systems-Thinking, Conversation as Contact Improv.
bullet EvolutionManagement.ca   (currently out of order)
bullet Interactive Economic Model - change belief variables, see ramifications
bullet Opportunities Database - 'Gardening' the Potential Labour Market
bullet Putting Yourself Online
bullet Resource Allocation Optimizer - Supply & Demand Automatic/Flowing Matchmaker
bullet Management Accounting
bullet Ecological Computing
bullet 'Meet Your Neighbours' - Online Community Development
bullet Spontaneous Intelligence
bullet You are your Employer, Client, Professor, and Arbitrator
bullet Everything I need to know, I learned by _____  [Gardening/Business/Sex/Music/HomeEc...]
bullet Our Brain - an interactive, mathematical-linguistic model - with linguistic calculations
bullet Energy Flows      - Tapping, Capturing, & Directing Potential Energy
bullet Permaculture - Livable Landscaping
bullet Nutrition/Cost Optimization
bullet For Sale: Nothing! - We give people what they really want - not possessions but abilities
bullet Spiritual Emotional Intelligence - Pragmatic Poetry
bullet Organization & Economic Interaction - gains from collaboration - Incentives vs Spontaneity, a Full-Cost Productivity Comparison; my Organizational Behaviour textbook, in user-friendly online format; Internet Technologies facilitating Collaboration. 
bullet Collaborators   - including You?  
bullet Comparisons     - How does I.E. relate to philosophy X, company Y, and movement Z?
bullet Frequently Asked Objections
bullet Website Development Plan:
#1: connect the dots (show the ideas' structural relationship), by formulating it as a business case (a business plan +).
#2: create an image map of a garden, so we navigate through the site intuitively through different sections of the garden.

Human nature, I dare say, is a passion to create beauty.  That instinct can be frustrated, corrupted, when we discover that we do not live in a world of love.  When we love life, we don't need incentives to motivate - we are spontaneously devoted to becoming eco-logical.  We are curious and innovative.  Incentives pervert as they create conflicts of interest - do what the world needs or sell-out.

Less is more:  Being ecological does not mean 'living with less', being prudent.  As I become ecological, I become intelligent, free, and vital.  I sense being harmonious with Gaia/God; my life is rich.

Beyond the exchange economy, beyond the give:receive paradigm, let's co-create.  Inspired Economies are not Gift Economies, where I give some already-existing thing to you, or vice versa.  In Inspired Economies, we co-create.

Whence Violence?  Violation! Our system requires us to violate our values, to follow $ to buy a mini-paradise in my self-centered world, instead of spontaneously doing what I believe the world needs, treating Earth/God as my employer, knowing that Spontaneity begets Serendipity, that Earth First! = me first, because a healthy ecosystem is a hospitable home.

Faith in chaos:  A classroom which appears chaotic may have a higher level of order than one which appears ordered.  If students are 'all over the place' engaged in diverse activities, its organizing principles are more intelligent than a classroom where all are seated neatly.  There is a type of chaos which I don't trust: as demonstrated in some gardens, humans lacking faith in natural systems will seek to impose an  order which fits their aesthetic capacities, and thus they disorder.  This is war - people have an aesthetic ideal of order, and, trying to impose order, disorder.  If we have faith in divine/natural chaos, we will not create war.  [By this model, is anti-war activism not just another arrogant attempt to impose an idea of order?  It relies on being able to distinguish natural/divine chaos from man-made chaos; fighting natural chaos is war, but striving to un-do man-made chaos is wise.]

OrgasmicPlanet.com - The Entire Economy Making Love with Gaia
If one person is gardening, he/she can be 'making love with Earth', if 2 people are gardening together (perhaps one digs, one waters, ...), they can be in relation with each other instead of with the Earth, or they can be making love with the Earth, together; if 3 people garden together, the specialization of task and division of trade continue; with 4 people, perhaps one person does not touch the Earth, but only provides services to help the gardeners - this person can still be making love with Earth, by consciously appreciating his/her role; this can extend to every person in the economy.  Would the world be different if everyone saw him or herself as making love with Earth?

Ideas - free to a good home Perhaps I should employ hundreds of people to develop and market my ideas.  I think my world will be richer, however, if I give my ideas to whomever I think can use them best.  Perhaps they'll "steal them", and then make me pay if I want the finished product.  That's okay - I have too many ideas to develop them all myself.  Perhaps they'll collaborate, because they see that if I have this interest I'll be helpful in the further development and marketing of the product.  Besides, they're not my ideas, they're ideas that originated within me, but as a result of the flow of ideas in our culture, and, well, they belong to the world because the world needs them.  Ego will only hold me back. 

My Piece of Pie
if I let my ideas be free if I hoard my ideas
small % of large pie
large % of small pie
Hypothesis: my piece is bigger if I give my ideas away where they can develop freely and where my whole world benefits than if I try to capture the benefits within my private world by restricting others from developing the idea or gaining the benefits.
[Hey, look what I found: www.globalideasbank.org]

[Challenge: This does not mean that I should not consider the product of my labour as my property, but rather that I should get government grants to fund the research and development of this work.  The application process is not a waste of time; it ensures my work has real and optimal impact.]

More powerful than money or might, 'namaste' makes resources flow my way.  Namaste: "The highest good within me honours the highest good within you."  If you first learn to manage a garden, resources (machines, money, people) will beg to come under your management, for they know you have the heart and skill to help them fulfill their purpose.  And they know that you honour them - you do not conceive of them as resources, but as partners - they fulfill you as you fulfill them.

To love, or not to love; that is the question.  To live in love or to live in sin; to live in God-consciousness or to live separate from God-consciousness; that is the question.    

Work is love made visible
And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, 
It is better that you should leave your work and 
Sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. 
  For if you bake bread with indifference, 
You bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger. 
  And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, 
Your grudge distils a poison in the wine. 
  And if you sing though as angels and not love the singing, 
You muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night. 
~ Kahlil Gibran

If it weren't for industrialization, we would not need industrialization [bottled water image here].  Anything interior design can do, permaculture biotecture landscaping can do better.  yet: The promises of technology have been delivered - practical post-scarcity is now available, but we escape freedom.  Like TV, there is a demand for work, to escape our power (response-ability) to do what the world needs.  Be how you wish the world to become.  

Deep ecology is not anti-technology, it is the ultimate technology - by developing love of life, we boost efficiency of consumption, ecological productivity, and human productivity.

Spontaneity begets Serendipity.  Adam Smith wrote a parable against spontaneity.  He described a man who thought the world needed his wooden duck sculptures, so he cut down 10 trees and carved 100 ducks.  Each carved duck cost $8 in materials plus 5 hours of his time. When he tried to sell them, he sold 20 for $10 each, 30 for $5 each, and 50 for $1 each (possibly bought for firewood).  So he spent $800 + 500 hours and received $400.  Some people blame the free market for the sufferings of business failure, but he should have tested the market first, and it is thanks to the free market that he got feedback (a reality check) before he cut down more trees.  The logic of this market-praising argument relies upon an assumption that labours of love are narrow-minded: the carver's idea of what the world needs was not an informed idea.  Eco-centric people, lovers of life, however, ensure their decisions are informed -  informed better than they would be if we relied upon the market.  We are disciplined by a reality more powerful than the market, we are disciplined by the planet.

Inspired economies do not reject the market.  Inspired economies are not anarcho-communist economies; inspired economies save capitalism from capitalists.  I want to do a thousand things for the world, but scarcity is as real as abundance, so I must choose which projects I will join.  Since being  eco-centric is anthropocentric and ego-centric, I am eco-centric; I allocate my resources to the greatest wholistic profit.  So we listen to the market, but we are aware of its limits.  We are aware that it doesn't reflect the fact that the non-renewable energy input for getting non-organic eggs onto my plate is 9 times the energy value available in the eggs (that prices do not reflect true costs).  We are aware that even in an ideal Pareto-efficient market, the market is not efficient if people's values are inefficient/unsustainable.  

Exercise market leadership, don't just satisfy demand, claiming virtue while "just following orders".

The most efficient and ecological way to improve quality of life is via imagination - conscious interpretation, Pragmatic Poetry. 
Everyone is an artist - we all interpret our experience.  Everyone is a scientist - we all develop and test models/theorems.  Every interpretation is a model, an abstraction, i.e. a fiction.  Consciously create your world.  Choose healthy interpretations, pragmatic poetry.  Pragmatic Poetry is fiction which, if you choose to believe it, works!  Reality is a fiction, but not all fictions pass the reality check.  Scientists are artists and artists are scientists: formulating and testing hypotheses.  Yet many/most 'rational' atheists and agnostics have blind faith in the reality of reality.  So they are victims of their presumptions, and they are not empowered to energize themselves.  Metafiction: by seeing how fictions are created, we are freed to make healthy choices in the fictions/stories we are living/presuming.  So we are more inspired, so we are more productive and innovative.  Thus a post-realism economy is more productive and ecological.  

Interactive Economic Model 
Change the belief variables, see the ramifications.

Coming in February (or sooner?)
Contact us regarding this project.

 

This is not to say in an inspired economy you would buck off bosses - I would be happy to hire a manager to manage me.
I want a manager, a boss, because I want my resources to be allocated optimally, I want my full potential to come to fruition. 
Most managers allocate my resources in 'sacrifice' to Mammon, or to a cause which has merit but which fails to make full use of my endowments and is a distraction from the cause I am meant to serve.
Therefore, until/unless I find my ideal manager, my most worthy manager is myself.  
Jesus may be Lord, but the Bible does not provide me with the computing systems I need to research, design and implement my Budget for God, Not-for-Profit.
Inspired Economies' mandate includes providing tools so everyone has the skills of an MBA.
Guided by my business plan, I monitor my progress.
I host Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual Meetings, and
I post Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual Reports.
I would like to see the whole world doing this self-management. We can still engage in long-term contracts, and be employees with managers, and yet still retain our power to self-manage so we can participate in / do God/Gaia's work.

Start your own Inspired Economy today!

bullet within yourself
bullet in your family
bullet in your community
bullet improv theatre
bullet DIY recipe  (do-it-yourself)
bullet Workshop

Recipe:
    Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour.
        Ingredients:
            Method:
                - landscape
                - nutrition
                - nothing
                - energy anatomy
                - I.T.
                - collaboration 

Improv Theatre:  
    Play with the rules of reality.  
        Scenario:   a fantastic world - no gravity; no need for law; no hierarchy; no need for money; 
   
                 no need for ego; people practice playful pragmatic poetry.
        Characters: gardener, chef, jack-of-all-trades.


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