The leaders of VIPE / TITO Foundation are beta users on FreeFlowPages.


The leadership of VIPE / TITO Foundation are beta users on FreeflowPages. FreeflowPages runs on Threefold Grid and will become an alternative for Facebook. We started an on-line group to facilitate the exploration of new organising tools, like complementary money systems.

Itsyou.online is used to log in Freeflow Pages. Itsyou.online is connected to your own 3Bot. 3Bot manages your own data and workloads on Threefold grid. 3Bot could make a connection to a digital wallet. The innovation space of complementary money is out there.

What if a job is posted in the group and someone commit him/herself to get the job done ? What if that person will get Freeflow tokens in exchange for the time he/she spend ? Will these exchanges support the purpose and mission of VIPE/ TITO ?

We’re going to reflect on these questions. Drop a line to lieve.vereycken@co-inpetto.org if you want to join us in the VIPE/TITO group on FreeflowPages. You’re welcome to explore and learn with us.

You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something build a newe model that makes the old model obselete.

Fuller Buckminster

Who gets what and why ?


Opportunity for market design knocks. Alvin Roth has written a book about it with the title: Who gets what and why, the hidden world of matchmaking and market Design.

My 10 take-aways of the book are:

  1. Markets are human artifcasts. We can change a market and we can invent one.
  2. Market Design is a Team Sport.
  3. Market design helps solve problems that existing marketplaces haven’t been able to solve naturally.
  4. Design is a noun as well as a verb; even markets whose rules have evolved slowly have a design, although no one may have consciously designed them.
  5. Internet marketplaces have very precise rules, because when a market is on the web, its rules have to be formalized in software.
  6. When we speak about free market, we shouldn’t be thinking of a free-for-all, but rather a market with well designed rules that make it work well.
  7. One thing we’ll see is that the “magic” of the market doesn’t happen by magic: many marketsplaces fail to work well because of poor design. They may fail to make the market thick or safe, or to deal with congestion, and so there’s an opportunity to help them work better.
  8. Succesful designs depend greatly on the details of the market, including the culture and psychology of the participants.
  9. Markets can be dramatically improved when their design encourages people to communicate essential information they might otherwise have kept to themselves.
  10. In matching markets you have to choose and have to be choosen.

Market Design is a Team Sport

Alvin Roth

A jobmarket is (like most markets) a matching market, a market where you have to be choosen. Get your organisational pupose clear. It matters.

Alt Ctrl Delete and Restart


Alt – Ctrl – Delete, for the first generation of internet business models.
Why ?
Learn from documentary makers:
The Facebook dilemma Part 1 / Part 2
Algorithms rule us all

In 2018 we’ve welcomed EU GDPR law. Privacy as a right is first mentioned in article 12 of the Universal Declarartion of Human rights. Privacy is the right that that enables our creativity, freedom and responsibility. Let’s embrace it. Don’t take freedom for granted, don’t waste it. Let’s dream the best possible dreams for a digital society and start co-designing it.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.—Eleanor Roosevelt.

Threefold Technology is getting ready to launch (probably for the end of January 2019).  It brings along a solution for the  blockchain dilemma. Potential co-designers are getting trained by Weconomics Foundation.

Being both entrepreneurial and social is no longer an oxymoron, but rather a tautology. – Jeremy Rifkin

Threefold for IoT (Internet of Things) in New Business Models


The picture below is the picture of the Weconomy model of prof. dr. Jan Jonker. The internet of things (IoT) could support it.

Will Solaridad lead by example ?

An agreement between Threefold Foundation and Solaridad is signed at the pre-launch Threefold Conference in Ibiza ( from 23 to 25 Octobre 2018). Following building blocks are getting available for innovation (probably Q1 of 2019):

  • Digital Wallets
  • Digital Identities
  • Grid for storage and compute capacity
  • Blockchain Rivine technology – with special attention for the blockchain dilemma.

The technology of Threefold is open source and it is getting available for every project. I look forward to practice and share stories. Stories on new business models facilitated by Threefold Technology.

I have had the pleasure to contribute to the book New Business Models together with prof. dr. Jan Jonker. A more recent publication on Organising for the Circular Economy can be downloaded here for free.

Design with People and Nature first as the potential solution and then add Tech as a potential enabler (not the other way around)

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Tft (Threefold Token) is a hopeful tool


In a previous post I mentioned that I wouldn’t have been connected to initiatives like Threefold Foundation if I haven’t read the book of Bernard Lietaer during the days the internet got introduced in the business world. Listen to a talk of Bernard Lietaer here.

Time will tell if Tft (Threefold Token) will get its place in the sweet spot of money systems, the sweet spot between diversity – and sustainable money systems (window of viability – scenario (A) of picture below).

The technology of Threefold Foundation is open source, the creation of more complementary currencies thanks to the technology of Threefold Foundation is an option (scenario (C)). I am hopeful and therefore proud ambassador and farmer. It seems that we are acting to avoid a colapse (scenario (B)).

The Threefold grid is becoming available thanks to farmers. At this moment some tokens of farmers within the eco-system are for sale. You want some in your wallet ? You want to become a Threefold tokenholder ? Check out the Threefold website or contact me for some support.

It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.

Oscar Wilde

Money design matters (and it is getting a matter of choice)


I probably would not have written this post if I hadn’t read – The Future of Money – during the years the internet got introduced in business. It was 2001. Bernard Lietaer described the innovation space for money design for the digital era.

Since I have read the book, I couldn’t get my eyes of the space. Blockchain gives it new dimensions: a lot of experiment is going on and money design is getting discussed broadly.

“The last beings to comprehend the nature of water, are fish. So are humans about money.”  – Bernard Lietaer.

I do believe we can’t afford to neglect the innovation space and the co-design opportunity that is ahead of us. Money design is getting a matter of choice (and bad design could become a matter of fact). And with the quote of Bernard Lietaer in mind, I will share some articles on money design that I’ve read last weeks.

You could be part of the Threefold movement. Threefold Token is an organisational tool to tackle an organisational challenge. Threefold Token is supporting the development of a green, neutral and affordable internet. Value propositions of the Threefold eco-systems are shared.

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Free E-Book – Organizing for the Circular Economy (Dutch Only)


De circulaire economie staat volop in de belangstelling en is actueler dan ooit. Bedrijven staan voor de grote uitdaging de omslag te maken naar een circulair businessmodel.

Om bedrijven en instellingen te ondersteunen in hun zoektocht naar het ideale circulaire businessmodel is dit unieke werkboek geschreven.
Het werkboek is geschreven onder leiding van Prof. dr. Jan Jonker, hoogleraar duurzaam ondernemen aan de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. Op basis van onderzoek heeft hij een model ontwikkeld dat de basis vormt voor businessmodellen in de circulaire economie.

Het model bestaat uit zeven bouwstenen. De bouwstenen en een concreet stappenplan staan uitgebreid beschreven in het werkboek. Infographics van bedrijven die al een circulair businessmodel hebben ontwikkeld bieden lezers kennis en inspiratie.

Het Werkboek voor het ontwikkelen van een circulair businessmodel is gratis beschikbaar. Prof. Jan Jonker zegt hierover: ‘Het werkboek is uniek in zijn soort, er is nog niet eerder zo’n concreet stappenplan gepubliceerd om een circulair businessmodel te ontwerpen. We willen hiermee een bijdrage leveren aan de ontwikkeling van de circulaire economie. Dankzij de steun van onze sponsoren kunnen we het werkboek gratis beschikbaar stellen.’

Het werkboek is vanaf 19 mei 2018 kosteloos te downloaden – klik hier.