SELBST believes that it is time to protect and preserve the beauty and biodiversity of nature and the ecosystem as such.
We advocate making the earth a philanthropic place that is worth living for all living beings.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
– Richard Buckminster Fuller
We take the quote from Richard Buckminster Fuller seriously.
The current model does´t work anymore. We need a new model.
We believe that human innovation and creativity has the power to change the status quo. We believe that systemic change is possible and necessary.
The goal of SELBST is to develop a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
In order to achieve this goal we need new approaches, new ideas and innovative thinkers that enspire and motivate us.
We have identified eight authors and theoreticians whose ideas and impulses help us to tackle the extraordinary task of a new model:
Fréderic Laloux – Reinventing Organizations (2014)
Evolutionary Teal: How to organize work centered on employee wellbeing and the evolutionary purpose worked together by the workforce.
Kate Raworth – Doughnut Economics (2017)
21st Century Economics: What a global economy might look like that has the goal of preserving and protecting the planet and all life on earth.
Marshall Rosenberg – Nonviolent Communication (1999)
Empathic Communication: Communicate so that everyone’s needs are getting met. Identifying and expressing fellings and requesting that which would enrich life.
Roger Fisher & William Ury – Getting To Yes (1981)
Principled Negotiation: Negotiation is a fact of life. Everyone negotiates something every day. Principled negotiation enables you to be fair while protecting you against those who would take advantage of your fairness.
Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens & Homo Deus (2011 & 2015)
A brief history of humankind: Where do we come from? How have we humans become what we are today? What can we learn from the past?
Hartmut Rose – Resonance (2016)
A sociology of the world relationship: If acceleration is the problem, then resonance may be the answer.
Maya Angelou – I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (1969)
Humanity: What does it mean to be alive? What does it mean for a human being to courageously take her life into her own hands? What does it mean to look boldly and gracefully into the adversities of life?
Eknath Easwaran – Passage Meditation (1978)
Spirituality without religion: A guide to meditation. Train your mind and find a life that fulfills.