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And the snow disappears …


Very enjoyable exchange with Michael Greenman and Tony Budak on Signal earlier today:


I absolutely agree with the importance of, at every turn, emphasizing the unity of all of humanity, and the need to come together in common purpose to ensuring that only as one, can we achieve true peace and equality. It will take time, but without that true feeling of unity, will never happen at all.

Whether through religious and spiritual traditions or secular humanism, humanity creeps ever-closer to truly accepting that we are ALL members of one human family united in a common purpose — the pursuit of truth.

And with that comes the further realization that no matter how unique each of us is as a member of that global family, we are interconnected to one another, AND the thoughts, words, and actions of any one of us impact everyone.

Together, these constitute organizing principles for new social systems.


I am certain Edgar Cahn’s Five Core Values are the operating system for communities of practice hosting people in the design, development, and delivery of their tomorrow.

The 5 Core Values

  1. Asset: Every one of us has something of value to share with someone else.
  2. Redefining Work: There are some forms of work that money will not easily pay for, like building strong families, revitalizing neighborhoods, making democracy work, advancing social justice. Time credits were designed to reward, recognize and honor that work.
  3. Reciprocity: Helping that works as a two-way street empowers everyone involved – the receiver as well as the giver. The question: “How can I help you?” needs to change so we ask: “Will you help someone too?” Paying it forward ensures that, together, we help each other build the world we all will live in.
  4. Social Networks: Helping each other, we reweave communities of support, strength & trust. Community is built by sinking roots, building trust, creating networks. By using timebanking, we can strengthen and support these activities.
  5. Respect: Respect underlies freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and everything we value. Respect supplies the heart and soul of democracy. We strive to respect where people are in the moment, not where we hope they will be at some future point.


The aim being co-producing human promotion and social developing networks.

Another bookmark Tony posted yesterday promoted the Co-Production Network for Wales as a major resource for publicly available knowledge about co-production. I suggest you look at it. For that matter, you might consider joining CoProNet. It’s free and open to those outside Wales who are interested in co-production.


Mondragon is a model to study.

Tony actually visited Mondragon about 30 years ago during a trip to the Basque region of Spain. He has a strong affinity for its history, what goes on there, and how the knowledge gained through its success can shape social designs in the future.


Keep in mind that, “…people only support what they create.” Margaret Wheatley

Who gets to create the measures? Measures are meaningful and important only when generated by those doing the work. Any group can benefit from others’ experience and from experts, but the final measures need to be their creation. People only support what they create, and those closest to the work know a great deal about what is significant to measure. 1


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In places where the activities of the Plan have reached such a degree of prevalence, the inhabitants now possess a substantially increased capacity to steer the course of their own development, and the institutions and agencies of the Faith there now have an expanded vision of their responsibilities. Of course, these responsibilities still include having robust systems in place to continually build capacity and support those taking initiative. But the advancement of the community depends, to a greater extent than before, on local institutions and agencies being conscious of the social forces at work in the environment and acting to preserve the integrity of the community’s many endeavours. Meanwhile, the relationship of the Bahá’í community to the surrounding society undergoes profound change. As represented by its formal structures of administration and informal collaborative arrangements, the Bahá’í community has become a highly visible protagonist in society in its own right, one that is ready to shoulder important responsibilities and intensify a broad, collective process of learning about spiritual and material progress. At the same time, as the wider society embraces many aspects of Bahá’í community life and imbibes its unifying spirit, the dynamics thus created allow divers groups to come together in a combined movement inspired by Bahá’u’lláh’s vision of the oneness of humanity. To date, the number of places where a Bahá’í pattern of community life has attained such prevalence is modest, yet it is growing. Here is witnessed a release of the society-building power of the Faith unlike anything that has been seen before. 2

  1. Wheatley, Margaret, and Myron Kellner-Rogers. “What Do We Measure and Why? Questions About The Uses of Measurement.” Journal for Strategic Performance Measurement, June 1999. https://margaretwheatley.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/What-Do-We-Measure-and-Why.pdf. [return]
  2. Universal House of Justice. “To the Conference of the Continental Boards of Counsellors.” Bahá’í Reference Library, 30 Dec. 2021, https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/the-universal-house-of-justice/messages/20211230_001/1#758524489 [return]