Friday, April 18, 2014

MASTERING THE GLOBAL TRANSITION ON OUR WAY TO SOCIETY30.

 I am probably one of the biggest fans of Society 3.0 and Seats2meet...find out why...

About Society 3.0

A vision, a search, a roadmap to the new world!
“A new order is presenting itself. It may still be an
undercurrent, but maybe that is the best way to grow. We see more and
more people who have clearly chosen how they want to go about with
themselves, their environment and other people.”


Our society is changing and you need to be part of that. We
want to give you the stories, showcases and in depth articles to inspire
you about this Society 3.0. In the world as we see it, access is more
important than ownership.

They are the people we call global citizens: people of the new world.
These Society 3.0 citizens cannot and will not deal with the thinking
of the establishment anymore. They want to add value in their work and
life in a significantly different way, namely by creating value instead
of growth. We think these global citizens – who are increasing in number
daily – are the pillars, which support Society 3.0. Hundreds of
millions of people of the world move around without restraints,
literally unbounded, across borders all over our world. Sometimes they
do this physically, but more often they do so digitally through out the
Internet: the World Wide Web. These people of the world are no longer
bound to old organizations. They have organized themselves in virtual
social networks. They have started to create value in a different way.
They do not work according to a formal organizational structure. They
guide themselves. They are themselves. Their social connections show
great creative vitality and unleash an enormous amount of energy. From
within their self-awareness they respect the individuality of anybody.
People of the world of Society30 are not after personal enrichment at
the expense of others. They share; they are prepared to do a lot for
someone else, without always expecting a monetary reward. They reinvent
society and create all kind of new, fair and sustainable business
models. We think it is both exciting and fun to be such a person, a
Knowmad of the world of Society 3.0.

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Crowd funding is the liberation of capital



Indiegogo is a crowd funding platform that's helped everyone from entrepreneurs to filmmakers -- and even prospective parents -- raise the funds they need to turn their dreams into reality.
Crowd funding is the liberation of capital, a mechanism to underwrite big and bold ideas. It's also a source of capital that is growing exponentially. By the end of 2012 there are expected to be over 500 crowd funding sites generating $2.8 billion in funding -- a fivefold increase in just four years.
Indiegogo has over 7,000 active campaigns at the moment and distributes millions of dollars each week to people participating in campaigns.
Head here to see how strangers can fund your next dream project and tell me about a project you'd like to see financed by the crowd.
-Peter Diamandis

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Being Optimistic Peter's Abundance Espresso Shot #4 - Peter's Laws #2 & 3

Peter's Abundance Espresso Shot #4 - Peter's Laws #2 & 3 - YouTube





Being optimistic is your free choice!

And its your best shot to build a brighter future!

You can predict the future if you shape it!

Connect with other changemakers and go for it!

YOU MATTER!






Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The mesh sharing and serendipity

The mesh sharing and serendipity



The Mesh? About the Mesh, Serendipity, Sharing & more…

From a Society30 point
of view, economic growth can no longer be described with indexes such as
GNP (the only reason to show growth in our Gross National Product is to
convince the financial dragons that we are able to repay our debts
within the agreed upon term). The Interdependent Economy of Society30
has other growth regulators than we are used to:


- It is all about what goes out, and not what comes in. So, you will
not hear “Are we richer today than yesterday?” It’s all about people
being better off. Why produce more products that nobody wants?

- It is about connections, not transactions. Growing smart is about
connecting and co-creating, and not just about trading goods with each
other.

- It is about people, not products.

- It is about skills – the commitment and creativity of people.

- It is about openness, fading boundaries, and originality or authenticity. Trusting the processes, trusting each other.


After all, we are able to grow in the indirect tangible affairs mentioned above. This is called social capital.

My question is whether you would want to exactly measure such growth…


The new value networks, the place where the old and the new work
together again, are characterized by clear communication and directly
doing business, designing, producing, and assessing together.


This is The Mesh, not just a network, but the basic foundation of
connected and engaged people that forms the starting point of new value
creating social networks. When I explained this “mesh” concept to the
Dutch philosopher Jan Flameling, he immediately mentioned Gilles Deleuze’s model
for society, a rhizome: a (botanical) organism that, in this case,
allows for multiple, non-hierarchical entry and exit points in data
representation and interpretation.


A grown-up Mesh is an enormous cluster of value networks. Processes
in this chaordic (chaotic and organized) playing field are simplified by
the use of social media and technologies: the “Easycracy,” as Dutch
Management Thinker Martijn Aslander
coined it, arises. Our society will become much flatter, and therefore
simpler, because we are better connected with each other through
knowledge and through transaction systems.


So, a new economic playing field is arising. The alliance of
prosumers with the new Organization 3.0 ensures that consumers are
participants at an early stage, and in doing so, determine what and how
things are being produced. By doing so, all stakeholders in The Mesh of
an organization combine social capital and traditional capital, both of
which are needed to co-create value. According to Lisa Gansky, author of
the book The Mesh,
“Mesh companies create, share and use social media, wireless networks,
and data crunched from every available source to provide people with
goods and services at the exact moment they need them, without the
burden and expense of owning them outright”. Our new Serendipity Machine
Dashboard stimulates mesh working. Did you check it out already?



Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tax Dodging Companies Hoarding Nearly One Trillion Overseas

Tax Dodging Companies Hoarding Nearly One Trillion Overseas | Common Dreams



"It's astounding that pro-austerity
ideologues are claiming that we have no choice but to slash spending on
vital programs like food stamps and Medicaid while big corporations are
draining the Treasury through massive tax dodging."




 

Tax Dodging Companies Hoarding Nearly One Trillion Overseas

New analysis, hearing, report make clear: tax dodging corporations siphon revenue that could help Main Street

- Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Profits for U.S. companies are at a record high, yet companies
have hoarded nearly one trillion overseas to dodge U.S. taxes, a new
Moody's analysis shows.

Photo: janinsanfran/cc/flickr
The findings, based on an analysis that looked at U.S.
non-financial, Moody’s-rated companies, also reveal that these companies
had stockpiled $1.64 trillion in cash at the end of 2013. That's about
up about 12 percent from the year before.


Leading the pack of cash hoarders is Apple, which stockpiled $158.8 billion last year.


One of the companies exploiting tax loopholes to avoid paying U.S.
taxes is Peoria, Illinois-based Caterpillar, which was scrutinized
Tuesday at a Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing.


"Caterpillar is an American success story that produces iconic
industrial machines. But it is also a member of the corporate
profit-shifting club that has transferred billions of dollars offshore
to avoid paying U.S. taxes," Subcommittee Chairman Carl Levin said in
his opening statement.


Current polices incentivize such practices because companies don't
have to pay taxes on profits from these overseas subsidiaries if the
money isn't brought back to the United States.


"From 2000 to 2012," Levin stated, "Caterpillar shipped $8 billion in
profits to its Swiss affiliate, reducing Caterpillar’s U.S. tax bill by
$2.4 billion."


That kind of loss of revenue has real impacts on Americans, Levin
added, because it "increases the tax burden on working families, and it
reduces our ability to make investments in education and training,
research and development, trade promotion, intellectual property
protection, infrastructure, national security and more – investments on
which Caterpillar and other U.S. companies depend for their success."


This echoes findings from a report released last week showing
that the decrease in corporate tax revenues has "demonstrably harmed
state and federal budgets and the provision of services those funds pay
for."


"Millions of Americans have yet to see any economic recovery," stated
George Goehl, Executive Director of National People’s Action, which
co-authored the report. "They're struggling to find jobs, make ends
meet, and provide for their families. This report shows that the revenue
needed for recovery didn't just vanish, it was siphoned off by
corporations who refuse to pay their fair share."


The report shows that the downward spiral in funding of public
services like schools and roads could be helped by an increase in
corporate tax revenue.   Some lawmakers, however, have pushed austerity
on Main Street as the only option, as Sarah Anderson, Global Economy
Project Director at the Institute for Policy Studies, told Common Dreams.


"It's astounding that Rep. Paul Ryan and other pro-austerity
ideologues are claiming that we have no choice but to slash spending on
vital programs like food stamps and Medicaid while big corporations are
draining the Treasury through massive tax dodging," Anderson said.


Sen. John McCain, the ranking minority member of the subcommittee,
blamed "the highest corporate tax rate of any country in the world" — 35
percent— as motivation for corporations like Caterpillar to park
profits overseas.


Yet, as Anderson and others have pointed out,


very few companies pay anything like those rates. Total corporate
federal taxes paid fell to 12.1% of U.S. profits in 2011, according to
the Congressional Budget Office. The average profitable company in the
Fortune 500 paid just 18.5% of its profits in federal income taxes
between 2008 and 2010, according to Citizens for Tax Justice, a
nonpartisan tax research organization. Dozens of large and profitable
companies paid nothing in recent years.


"It is long past time to stop offshore profit shifting and start
ensuring that profitable U.S. multinationals meet their U.S. tax
obligations," Levin stated.


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Stop Meat Industry Pollution - ForceChange


Stop Meat Industry Pollution

 

Goal: Reduce pollution from massive livestock operations to save animals and the environment


The raising and harvesting of meat, as unethical as it may be, is
also part of several detrimental issues facing the world today: loss of
wildlife, climate change, and the pollution of water are all concerns
which have received widespread attention. Massive livestock operations
are contributing to each of these problems in significant ways. We must
petition to reduce the huge numbers of livestock at these facilities,
and create safeguards to reduce their impact.

Between 1980 and 2010, meat production tripled, and is set to double
again by 2020. The earth and its wildlife are already feeling the
burden, but with the impending population boom set to raise the world’s
human count to 10 billion by 2050, the blow to the wildlife populations
and the environment will be even more catastrophic than it is now.

The problems created by such immense quantities of livestock include these:

- Wildlife: wild animals are killed for preying on livestock and are
decimated to enable the expansion of agricultural lands, creating
unstable ecosystems and extinction of local wildlife populations.

- Environment: livestock are responsible for 14.5% of global
greenhouse gas emissions – more than every form of transport combined.
In the U.S. around 5.5 million metric tons of methane, a greenhouse gas
25 times more harmful than carbon dioxide, comes from meat production
operations.

- Water: almost 50% of water use in America is directed towards
raising livestock. Animal agriculture has taken over almost half of the
landmass of the lower 48 states, and has polluted 35,000 miles of rivers
in 22 states, and groundwater in 17 states.

These monumental impacts on wild animals and the environment will
only become worse as more livestock is required to feed the burgeoning
human population. Sign this petition to stop the horrific damage from
meat production.

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