Current Chicago Mayor Rohm Emmauel in the United States made a statement a few years ago that lives on in the memories of many. He said:
"Never let a good crisis go to waste".
While some would interpret his statement in a cryptic way, there is sunlight in these words as well. Crisis is often deemed negative, but I would submit that crisis also means opportunity.
There are many crises happening around the world: the leadership challenge in the United States, the economic implosion in Brazil, the war in Syria and it's humanitarian toll, the global warming developments around the world, etc. While these developments are indeed crises, they present all of us with an opportunity to rethink our next steps. We at LEAD Global have been proponents of the idea that this current nexus of crises, advancing technology and human awareness is unique in the history of the world. There is an opportunity to do something different, brave and profound so that we can actually create the environment we want. This may sound like hyperbole, but history has shown us that fortune favors the bold. If we see the current world situation as unsustainable, there are now technologies that exist that could help create something else. The tools are there. It's now time for the vision. Here are some bold developments some are taking....
The growing alternative to the current unsustainable farming model in the world includes LED, Vertical and Aquaphonic farming that can be set up pretty much anywhere. Even more, these new farms can use 95% less water and NO pesticides. . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_tvJtUHnmU
What would happen if we transformed the failing malls around the country into these farms?
3D PRINTED AFFORDABLE HOMES
Affordable housing is a challenge around the world. There are so many fixes to this challenge that are springing up because of the current technology that they are too numerous to mention in this report. I will provide an example of a Russian company that is mastering 3D Printed homes. Click this link...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUdnrtnjT5Q
What could happen if communities banded together to employ a company like this to build these homes?
THE CONTINUED GROWTH OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
I am one to believe that Social Enterprise/Entrepreneurship is transforming. My prediction is that we'll start to see more models that incorporate collective-based and free market elements at the same time. Nevertheless, the idea of business being created for the greater good is extremely popular around the world......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ecKK3S8DOE
In a sense, all businesses should be Social Enterprise. If the base they make money from falters, they will be out of business. Thus, the business community could actually lead in the development of a transformed society.
THE TECHNOLOGY LEAP OF EMERGING COUNTRIES
Because mobility is the key to modern technology, emerging countries simply don't have the infrastructure and bureaucratic hurdles to go through. This gives them a technological implementation advantage. This interesting development happening in Kenya is a perfect example....http://afritorial.com/m-pepea/
It may be prudent to create partnerships with friends in emerging countries to develop mobile technology and mobile technology systems.
THE GROWTH OF THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE MOVEMENT
Punitive Justice Systems have come under fire because, as they are designed, they are inequitable. Models of Restorative Justice Systems are springing up around the world. Even more, the numbers show that punitive justice systems are simply not cost effective to taxpayers, but an economic boon for private prison corporations. Here is some information that speaks of the difference between the two systems...http://www.cscsb.org/restorative_justice/retribution_vs_restoration.html
What could a Restorative Justice System do for the collective healing of a society? What could it do for cost effectiveness?
THE LEAD GLOBAL UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME PILOT
We are very excited about developing our Universal Basic Income Pilot with our Integrity Partners who are joining us. For those of you who have signed up to participate, you will be provided with information on our first meeting in the Denver area to answer your questions. There are no other requirements or risks you need to take to participate in this pilot, other than being a registered member of LEAD Global Source. We are still accepting members until April 8th (Saturday). If you'd still like to participate, write me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or register directly at http://www.leadtheshift.com/sign-up-for-lead-global-sourcethe-150-campaign.html
LEAD Global Community -- If you'd like to share your business or venture or service with hundreds of like minds around the world, send us your information to Kimberly at email@example.com. It's free to all registered LEAD Global Source members.
There is an organization that is specializing in making sure you develop personal tools to transition through the Fourth Industrial Revolution. They can work with you in person or online. Find out more about them by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write "Personal Tools" in the subject line.
There is a young man in London who is seeking a financial manger for his business. You must be expert in crypto-currency (Bitcoine, Litecoin, etc.) Write us back at email@example.com and put crypto-currency in the subject.
There is a life coach based in Denver who specializes in Future Shock anxiety. She can assist via Skype, email or telephone. Write us back at firstname.lastname@example.org and put Future Shock in the subject line.
There is a business group in Iowa that seeks investors in a aquaphonic farming system. Find out more about them and the get their prospectus by writing us at email@example.com and put in farming in the subject line.
Chet W. Sisk is an author and one of the world's leading Social Futurists. He is also expert on the current world paradigm shift. Find out more about him and the LEAD Global Team at www.leadtheshift.com or you can write him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org