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Jul 10, 2019 21:46:40

Re: What is a DAO?

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Arthur Kendall

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Parent post: What is a DAO?

At the end of last year I read Reinventing Organisations, by Frederic Laloux, which describes the evolution of organisations into self-managing, "living" organisms, though it generally uses the word "ecosystem" to represent the collection of organisms that live and function in harmony.

I have, since then, made it my mission to explore what are effectively "non-crypto DAOs", and to help people who wish to transform their organisations according to Teal Principles - self-management, wholeness and evolutionary purpose. I have even started a new project called The Masterhearting Club (like masterminding but using the heart, not just the mind, to guide - I call it the support network for heart-centred entrepreneurs and leaders).

You have given me another piece to my puzzle, Phil, and another change in terminology.

One may say that names are not important, but we imbue words with energy and meaning which can totally transform our behaviour. NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) has shown the power of words and the mental maps on which they appear. This is key to my mission - by transforming your words and language, you can transform your life.

The word "company" originally meant a group of people (well, from the Latin "con", meaning with and "panis", bread, so people who you eat bread with) so had a human context, albeit a military one (a company of soldiers), but, like so many words, has been tainted by the dehumanising effect of industrial revolution-age "modern" thinking (think "we run a well-oiled machine here").

Plus, I am not just talking about "for profit" organisations. In fact I want to eliminate the distinction. Every enterprise should be about benefiting people and the planet, not the pursuit of profit, but every endeavour also needs a surplus of income over expenses in order to be sustainable.

Ok, so this is not exactly a reply, more of a "response". But in French it's pretty much the same so I'm sure Basile will approve!

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    @arthurkendall Welcome back! :D

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 11, 2019 10:40:34
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      @basilesamel Thanks! You've been busy, I can see! I've been sort of keeping track via Slack, but it's nice to see the changes in action!

      Arthur Kendall avatar Arthur Kendall | Jul 15, 2019 19:25:56
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      @arthurkendall Always upward! But I'm happier to see you're fine :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 16, 2019 05:49:44
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      @basilesamel Thanks! And sorry for disappearing again. Holidays and "new" projects are no excuse...but writing for the latter is an excuse to come back!

      Arthur Kendall avatar Arthur Kendall | Aug 09, 2019 15:22:17
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      @arthurkendall No problem Arthur :) Always gonna welcome you back. Excited to head about your new projects!

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Aug 10, 2019 05:11:58
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    @arthurkendall O M G .... You are back!!! How cool! :-*

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jul 10, 2019 23:34:22
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      @lucjah Thanks, my favourite, bonkers writer! I guess it's gravity - I had to come back to writing and this is still the easiest way to do it! Of course, it doesn't help when you spend a day and a night in hospital (hence my not replying until now). No doubt I will write about it at some point...(ok, so I guess I can let on in this quiet corner of the internet (so don't go tweeting this post!) my heart stopped for almost 30 seconds. The medical staff in the Trauma ward were not expecting a resuscitation! It's ok, I always come back, but at least they were monitoring me this time). I'm fine, by the way. Thanks Lucjah :-*

      Arthur Kendall avatar Arthur Kendall | Jul 15, 2019 19:31:13
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