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.

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

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.




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)).

Figure: Sustainability of Complex Flow Networks as function of the Trade Offs between Efficiency and Resilience

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

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.

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 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)

Threefold at Weconomics Partnerday

Threefold Foundations opens up a software stack for responsible internet, an innovation space for organizational technology.

Weconomics focuses primarily on the use of organizational technology to improve the 6Ps:

  • Purpose: the purpose of work in relation to innovation
  • Productivity: pay prosperity with productivity
  • Privacy: new and strict European privacy legislation (GDPR)
  • Power: more power to people, less to means such as companies & governments
  • Propaganda: fewer fake news and news manipulation
  • Processes: improve processes and transfer them to transaction networks

During Weconomics Partnerday 12-10-2018 a dialogue started regarding mutual opportunities between Weconomics and Threefold. Get an impression of Weconomics Partner day. We keep you posted if value propositions for collaboration will follow.

Chris Hoerée has written an article on the topic of dialogue. And together with Claudius van Wyck she facilitates with great results. Contact Chris if you want to accelerate your dialogue process and start to co-design.

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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Aral Balkan and the Ethical Design Manifesto

Yes ! The Ethical Design Manifesto is alive. Threefold Foundations has chosen it to express their goals.  Read the the Ethical Design Manifesto of ThreeFold Foundation here. The manifesto is inspired by the work of Aral Balkan, check it out.

Aral Balkan is definitely one of the persons who is pushing organizations towards the next stages of the Design ladder. He is sharing a strong message for years now and he is getting heard. Wow !

It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good. – Thomas Jefferson.

We practice Ethical Design

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.


Dear 2016, we thank you for

  • the EU GDPR
  • growing awareness about algorithms in business and democracy
  • growing network of co-designers in the Web 3.0 innovation space
  • knowledge sharing and inspiration for blockchain organising
  • MooC on New Business Models – Working Together on Value Creation
  • prototypes ready to scale
  • openness and willingness to create a future of abundance 

Dear 2017, we will enjoy connecting the dots further

Nieuwe Business Modellen

Business modellen voor en rond digitale tools moesten en kunnen anders en beter.
Deels dienen digitale diensten georganiseerd te worden via commons. Enkel via samenwerking kan deze tot stand komen.

Ik wilde met het meeschrijven aan het boek ‘Nieuwe Business Modellen‘ reflecteren over communities voor innovatie in business modellen. Innovatie in business modellen omwille van de ontluikende opportuniteiten van Web 4.0 (met eigendom van privacy data voor mensen omwille van de economische waarde van vrijheid en creativiteit).

November 2013 startte de werkzaamheden voor het boek dat donderdag a.s. zal verschijnen.  En wat weet ik intussen ? Dat het echt bestaat en werkt: nieuwe business modellen, co-creatie processen en bijhorend leiderschap.

Donderdag zal het event voor boeklancering ‘Nieuwe Business Modellen; Samen Werken aan Waardecreatie‘ plaatsvinden.

Via het netwerk van Weconomy, ben ik ook Weconomics op het spoor gekomen.
Met Weconomics komt een volgende fase voor de inrichting van het internet, een infrastructuur dat slimmer samenwerken verder kan opschalen. En ook dat gaat niet zomaar alleen: leren, doen en effectief aanpassen ? – “it takes two to tango”.