Monthly Archives: January 2018

How Do We Do It?

“If you don’t know something is possible, you can’t choose to do it.” – Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins Natural Capitalism Talk alone is pointless. The best ideas in the world are meaningless unless acted upon. Something must be done. There’s an old proverb that says, “You must give your prayers legs.” Hoping and praying and wishing for a thing will accomplish very little unless you do something. You can pray to your god for years asking to win the lottery, but you have to buy a ticket to have any chance of winning. If we want a …

Why & How?

“Why are organizations, everywhere, whether political, commercial, or social, increasingly unable to manage their affairs? Why are individuals, everywhere, increasingly in conflict with and alienated from the organizations of which they are part? Why are society and the biosphere increasingly in disarray? Today, it doesn’t take much thought to realize we’re in an accelerating, global epidemic of institutional failure. Not just failure in the sense of collapse, such as the Soviet Union, the Berlin Wall, or corporate bankruptcy, but the more common and pernicious form: organizations increasingly unable to achieve the purpose for which they were created, yet continuing to …

Acknowledgements & Resources

Many great minds have molded and influenced the ideas found within the Cooperative Community Core Content. My principle contribution has been that of assembling the various pieces into a cohesive whole and explaining it as best I can in plain English. That being the case, I wish to give credit where credit is due. The origins of this material can be traced to the work of Shaye Stevens, with whom I worked for four years. His years of research into the various aspects of modern human civilization led to the discovery and understanding of not only what works, but how …