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the ever-changing economic climate and cultural evolutions. The KaosPilots International has set an extraordinary example with its exploration of creative approaches in capacity building, of creative project management and creative process management. I was involved in the KaosPilot outpost
in Shanghai from 2008—2010, and I was impressed by the Kaos-approaches to self-organizing and problem-solving principles. The KaosPilot students distinguished themselves from the others by demonstrating their creative ideas and strong business competencies. Whatever they do, wherever they work, they share a sound name with pride: KaosPilots.
The Management of the Sustainable Mind for a New Generation of Psycho-Social Change Makers
Evandro Vieira Ouriques D. Sc., Center for Transdisciplinary Studies on Communication and Consciousness, Rio de Janeiro
The key-challenge for the Fourth Sector is the true psycho-social change of mindset. What is wealth? What is development? What is happiness? Which kind of benefit do you have in mind when you work for benefit? How change the mindset in a way which will make this benefit truly sustainable, in the original sense of the Brundtland Report? The Management of the Sustainable Mind: the Fourth Bottom Line is a pragmatic and non-dualistic methodology to, truly, change mindsets, internationally recognized by the three traditional sectors, and by the Academy. For example, the Reputation Institute, N.Y., considers that Fourth Bottom Line, in the context of the psycho-political economy of communication and culture, has created a new era in management theory because it has found a solution to practicing the ideals of the Triple Bottom Line.
The Fourth Bottom Line Step-By-Step Programme – Overview The FBL Programme is a complex of eight (4+4) modules called Passages, and created with rhizomatic and arboric network principles. Each one is a repository of true change. All of them are composed of multimedia speeches, collective practices, simulated situations, psychophysical experiments and therapeutic resources. In some of them energetic and ancestral practices occur. 1st Passage – Communication and Information The Fourth Sector and the Culture of Communication. The essential difference between Communication (the language of Life) as the challenge of hearing someone out and offering continuous feedback, and Information (the patriarchal and authoritarian effort to control Life) as the basis of the Culture of Fear, Terror, Seduction, and Consumerism, with its crystallised hierarchies. The origin of this misunderstanding and
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because what people demand. positive. Local/ Global. Life is Non-Violence. Objectivity/Subjectivity. For Profit/Non Profit. the most important benefit. Content/ Form. This delusion is the original prison.the creation of Philosophy: Language. etc. That is why the sustainable self-control of the Mental Territory promotes the urgent changes in organisational action. How to do the complex. especially in a globalised world. Control. is the force of truth and objective universal social justice. for individuals. The Fourth Sector requires overcoming the Challenge of Communicating. we need to understand Culture as a mode of Nature and. Psycho/Social. and Life is Generosity. their affects and their proper bodies (or part of these) as something separate from them and from the rest. How to construct nontotalitarian metanarratives in the present Post-Post-modernity? The urgency and high complexity of a great narrative that deals with Morality. Chaordic and Flocking Communication. affects and perceptions)? Influenced by media. How emancipate the Mental Territory. Superstructure/ Infrastructure. simultaneously. networks. restricting individuals to unsustainable desires. crews and organisations to synchronize word and action. economic equity and sustainability. Its tremendous impact covers all aspects of the present mindset: Subject/Object. That is the reason to be grateful. if it results in a sense of non-identity with your shareholders and stakeholders? As Communication is the Language of Life. Management and Markets. and the Revolution. their thoughts. Only with this listening exercise of Nature is it possible. happy. Profit/ Sustainability. You/Me. Mind/Heart. that anticipate the new paradigm of the Fourth Sector – of the Sustainable Mind. Rich/Poor. as the Fourth Sector proposes. 3rd – Non-dualism How to suspend the experience of evil as an absolute exteriority and how to dissolve the conflict in favour of the complementarity of opposites? The central paradigm of unsustainability is this dualism. This is the reason why individuals experience themselves. the Metaphor of Religion (the possibility of meeting). Student/ Professor. 6th – Mental Territory There is nothing more objective than subjectivity. Arborical/Rhizomatic. Life is Gift. Love. How to construct these Places of Passage? 5th – Non-totalitarian Metanarratives The Fourth Sector is a global narrative for the world. The Principle of Autonomy and how to be an example of Creative Mythology. 2nd – Epistemological Revision of Culture and Nature Relation The common cause of all unsustainability is the perception of Culture as separate from Nature. Death. 4th – Non-violence How can we be violent when we strive for cohesion and coherence (as the Fourth Sector needs). the condition that provides the experience of the fusion of the traditional sectors. creative and constructive. Mind/ Body. fraternal. motivated. the place of the flux of Mental States (thoughts. To produce the Fourth Sector we must change epistemologically from dualism towards non-dualism. Development/Primitive. Identity/ Difference. Private/ Public. Biology. the reason to step forward and be compassionate – with yourself and with everybody – that is when the breakthroughs appear. individu7 – 4 – . Surrender. Praxis/Theory. when the ‘immediate interests’ are synchronic with the ‘common good’. adopt this fact as the source of reference for all action. systemic and urgent revision of the dualistic epistemological foundation of the West? If we want the vigour of the Fourth Sector. education and social relations. theoretically and operationally. Life is Love. Economy/Culture. Present/Future. Interior/Exterior. Individual/Community.
And its responsible use by a sustainable edited Mental Territory. How to strengthen the pro-active editing of the flux of mental states? The more entrepreneurial attitude is to take care of your own Mental Territory. pleasure. sorrow. etc. That is how the FBL Program helps the Fourth Sector. analysis and editing of the flux of mental states.als tend to be captured by the consumer mindset. architecture. How to stop being driven by reactive impulses? How can you train step-by-step your Mental Territory to produce sustainable action? The archaeological revision of concepts like fear. US US I TA N L AB EM IND MAN A GE ME NT O FT HE SU I TA N L AB EM IND MAN A GE ME NT O FT HE SU ES TH OF OF TH STATE ES AMBIENTAL SECURIT Y S TA S TA M A N A GE ME N T M A N A GE ME N T IN A BL IN A BL E MIND E MIND FOURTH SECTOR VOLUNTARY SEC TOR PRIVATE SEC TOR SUSTAINABILIT Y ECONOMIC EQUIT Y SOCIAL JUSTICE M AN AG EM ENT OF T HE S U S TA IN A BL I EM ND M AN AG EM ENT OF T HE S U S TA IN A B M LE IN D 7 – 5 – . networks. This is a process rather than a result and it obliges a stronger engagement that involves tremendous analytical. 7th – Archaeology of Concepts Only by observation. The Eight Passages of the Fourth Bottom Line: the Management of the Sustainable Mind produces the competence of sustainable redescription of individuals. urban planning. it is imperative to have a thorough knowledge of the components of biological design and their interactions in Nature. products. wealth. projects. loss and success. deconstruction and reconstruction of the relations of power that occur in the conceptual tensions (since we are Culture and therefore Language) in your Mental Territory. conflict. and so the Fourth Sector. as well as in geometric patterns and multidimensional design of media. with the deliberate creation of appropriate forums of dialogue. 8th – Archaeology of the Presence of Concepts in the corpus Mental States are embedded and embodied in human bodies and in the design of all structures and systems of the world. development. To construct the Sustainable Mind (the sustainable design of mind). affects and perceptions that decide your action in the world. multidimensional and continuous observation. The true-change requires the intervention in psycho-physical and energetic bodies. projects and organisations in the face of the economic-political domination and the drives and desires. can you become the editor of your flux of thoughts. interior design. fashion. happiness. This involves internal-external dialogues. politics. intuitive.