These 7 values overlap, of course, as human value systems are always going to be based on the core principles and beliefs that we cherish as individuals and in our communities. I believe that not only Next-Gen Agencies, but organizations of all kinds, will in the future share these core values.

Age-old standard “business as usual” consequences, such as war, poverty, hunger, debt, and unnecessary suffering are not only unnecessary, but are unacceptable. These 7 core values of future-thinking organizations should be the basic tenets upon which we plan and engage with our fellow humans and our planet. There is no excuse to accept anything less from ourselves and our fellow men.

emergent by design

As some of you know, I’m in the midst of helping build a chaordic living systems enterprise. Our core group is currently having fascinating conversations about mission, values and the kind of culture we want to cultivate amongst ourselves, which in turn will inform what we model and inspire in the world.

As the days go by, we’re becoming more comfortable opening up to each other and really unpacking our core beliefs. This is helping us find alignment and coherence, which must happen before we construct our shared vision and lay our foundation.

I’ve been thinking a lot about open-source philosophy, creative work, and a passion-driven lifestyle. While on my flight out to San Francisco yesterday, I reread a book from my graduate work called The Hacker Ethic: A Radical Approach to the Philosophy of Business. (a hacker, btw, is defined as “an expert or enthusiast of any kind”)…

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