The Funding Mechanisms of Core Infrastructures in Society (part 2)


As written in a previous post, the first metro systems used the template of the first railroad companies to structure their business operations. It is copied over and over again. A social contract within society came alive. But does it still serve ?

No, it doesn’t.

The social contract is falling apart on the one hand. And on the other hand we are facing new kind of problems and opportunities. We have the opportunity to co-design a shared and decentralized digital infrastructure and start to reconnect everyone and everything. New money systems are enabling.

A new template for business modelling can be used:
1. communicate an idea within a community of potential co-designers and users;
2. the community will start to work on it and the value creation model will get defined;
3. rules to start up and operate will get programmed for and with the community in the shared digital infrastructure;
4. the money systems are choosen;
5. coordinated action within a community will will create value, actions get registered and exchange of value will happen.

A far more complex paradigm is emerging than the paradigm of the First and Second Industrial Revolutions. In the article below Otto Scharmer describes the shift we are experiencing. It is matter of conscious choice and co-design.

We are witnessing the development of the core digital infrastructure that underpins the emerging story. The core digital infrastructure by itself will get funded in new ways, more about it in a next post.

As Systems Collapse, People Rise: Seven Faces of an Emerging Global Movement - Otto Scharmer

A Call For Decentralisation


I hoped I could resonate with te message of the book ‘Gigantism’ of the latest book of Geert Noels, because I do love the word G I G A N T I S M. Check ! I do recommend to read the book.

Geert Noels describes why organisations and markets are getting dysfunctional in the existing playing field. He does suggestions on the level of arbiters, rules and players.

Paul Bessems, founder of Weconomics Foundations did already a call to challenge “never” in the quote below.

The study of economic organization commonly proceeds as though market and administrative modes of organization were disjunct. Market organi­zation is the province of economists. Inter­nal organization is the concern of organization theory specialist. And never the twain shall meet.

Oliver Williamson

rebuilding systems has been succesful in other fields by recognizing the smallest part of it. And since we are leaving the industrial order to enter the digital, the smallest parts that we have to recognize are ‘data’, ‘people’ and ‘things’.

An appropriate digital infrastructure has to emerge to exchange data and value. And it is almost there. Threefold Foundations is doing well. Examples are getting ready to get copied around the world. I am happy that the invitation for the Ibiza events (May/ Octobre) are picked up. It’s just our turn to take action.

Gigantism is not irreversable.

The difference between the almost right wordt and the right word is really a large matter. It is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.

Mark Twain

Time Registration System


As an HR person – I have implemented a new time registration system to escape classical working patterns. It sounds like a contradictio in terminis. But it isn’t. We’re freeing data of the workers from 1 company. Workers are able to check in by neigbours as well. Because together we shape better jobs.

Don't be busy. Just be productive.

The transactions of this new collaboration will be managed at nearly zero cost. A shared and smart contract enables the payrolling and billing for participating companies.

P.S.: But let me admit something. The cluster of companies I am working for is not so far of the Zimmer Tower (Lier). What is time ? – is questioned at the Zimmer Museum and it is kept unanswered (and I have the answer neither).

Dear Mark Zuckerberg


Thanks for writing your post. I have read it.
Let’s join forces for better prosperity.

But I do believe we have a far more easier task than you have.
We make the next big thing happen by connecting projects and smaller businesses to a shared digital infrastructure. Our good design and perseverance will be our success (and your bad design is why you’re business is at the beginning of the end (that’s what I guess)).

#threefold
#weconomics

Good Design is Good Business

Thomas Watson JR.

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

Sign up for DataEthics.eu


It took some years, but Data Ethics is on the agenda.
It won’t disappear. It will be an ongoing topic for the coming decades. And you have to be part of the conversation.

I am wondering which book I would suggest to people who want to be introduced to the topic. Will it be – “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Fronter of Power” by Shoshana Zuboff. ? I started to read it.

In the meanwhile, I suggest you to sign up for the newsletter of ThinkDoTank Dataehtics.eu. Learn more about data ethics and speak up. It matters.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

The Curse of Bigness (and the blessing of Threefold Foundations)


To get rid off the curse of bigness we’ve to work first towards a decentralised internet. That is said what is said in this article and that is why I love doing what I do.

I love to contribute to the development of a decentralised internet because it is doable and exiting on the one hand. On the other hand I would to like to take the high road to our next level of prosperity (and avoid the worst (*))

Threefold is mentioned in the article as one of the iniatives working on a decentralised internet. In this picture Threefold explains why they do what they do.

Privacy is condition for freedom. Freedom is a condition for (potential good) market design for a digital economy and society. No single person needs to be excluded: costs are lowering, every person will get its own wallet en get seperate digital services to manage own data.

Maximum freedom to the parts, maximum coherence to the whole.

Brian Goodwin

(*) Do you want to know how a low road could look like ? Travel back in time with Tim Wu’s book – The Curse of Bigness. Tim Wu is also author of The Master Switch, a classic about Net Neutrality.

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

This is Marketing


We are entering a new phase in the innovation space to co-design for better prosperity. Weconomics Foundations is training organisational designers and Threefold Foundation is launching the renewed digital infrastructure and complementary money systems.

Let’s connect further.
Better prosperity for all is possible.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Software developers, Threefold farmers, business consultants and organisational designers could be getting engaged in uses cases from 2019 on. I will do an effort get the word spread. Because I do believe people do prefer work that matters.

I have read Permission Marketing of Seth Godin in the beginning of Co:Inpetto and I will read his new book ‘This is Marketing’ to learn, apply and contribute to the next leap. Listen to his podcast – This is Marketing. Click on the cover of the book to get more information about it.

HR is at the edge of every organisation (a valuable place to be)


HR is a function on the edge of any organisation. HR connects talent from the in- and outside world to organisational tasks. They are in contact with serveral operational service providers like pay-rolling. They are at the cross road of data exchange between organisations (with the individual as smallest part).

Thanks to the innovation space of a well governance shared digital infrastructure, HR is in the position to design and manage careers in a far better ways. Ways that favors the well being of the indivual and the productivity of organisations.

Paul Bessems (founder of www.weconomics.org) invites HR professionals to take up a role for transition to sphere 4 (see picture below).
You want some training first ? Contact me and let’s find out what would work for you.

I connected myself to Weconomics Foundations because I want to take the high road to our next level of prosperity. (WARNING: watch out for the earworm if you keep listening to the song that introduced the concept of the high road)