New Ways of Seeing, Working and Learning


From 1999 till 2010 was Co:Inpetto a recruitment cabinet for IT professionals and business consultants. Co:Inpetto had the biggest contactdatabase of IT professionals and business consultants for the Flemish Market in Belgium.

As an economist I learned about digitisation thanks to the conversations I had with professionals and clients and by organising the digital communication with candidates and clients.
I loved to do this.

Because personal data was core of my business I became aware of the opportunities thanks to privacy by design early on (2007) and the positive impact digital technology could make.

Yes, there is a fork in the road. Listen to this podcast digital justice. Wouldn’t it be great to contribute to a positive future enabled by a responsible digital infrastructure ? It is possible. Spread the news about the opportunity of a Threefold year !

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

A Fortress as a base for a Threefold Chapter


A chapter for Threefold Foundation is getting home in Fort V, beautiful heritage located in my region ‘De Zuidrand’. ‘De Zuidrand’ is a name of an association of 7 towns in the south of Antwerp, it promotes our region for tourism. It is a nice place for traveling, working and living. 

At this moment we are investigating the opportunity to start-up a Threefold farming coop. This means that everyone will get the opportunity to become a farmer. Farmers co-own a part of the Threefold grid and get profit from it.

Why are Threefold farming coops needed ?

  • Threefold coops bring green, neutral and democratic storage and compute capacity available;
  • Threefold coops distribute income and organisational power.

Example of Threefold coops in the world is Mazraa.

Threefold Coops are getting possible thanks to the technical innovations Threefold Foundation offers. Threefold tokens will be the mean of value exchange between users, farmers, Threefold coops and Threefold Foundation.

Stay tuned.

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).

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

In Love with Nature’s Internet


In the digital infrastructure of Threefold every single person will get its own 3Bot. With 3Bot – data of a person belongs to a person and it will be easy to exchange. I do believe 3Bot is an important feature to get our society organized, a society where people are in love with themselves and Nature’s Internet.

Love the world as your own self, then you can truly care for all things.

Deavita

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.

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.

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.