The trigger for a massive global transformation?July 28th, 2010 by Nirav Devnani
The search for the name of a newborn movement to unleash human potential.
For example, there is Supercool School, an online school platform that Assetmap, a new venture by Sandboxer Nathaniel Whittemore, is an online platform that helps individuals discover and leverage resources directly from the community around them, using the methodology of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD).
Sandboxer Bjoern Lasse Herrman is working towards just that. He is not alone. There is a discussion underway involving thought leaders in this field. Individuals focused on human development and empowerment outcomes, who have realized the need to frame and brand the category of ventures they work on.
Sandboxer Max Marmer believes that “the consolidation and focus around a single brand could create a rising tide that lifts their work through more effective PR, fundraising, and most importantly, collaboration.” One huge differentiator that sets these projects apart from almost all other organizations is their emphasis on “human potential” or “social capital”, rather than economic capital. The hope is that by creating a clearly defined space for these organizations to work in, there will be more opportunity to share this social capital, allowing them to achieve complimentary aspects of mutually shared visions. Their aspirations are tied to value creation, based on co-operative contribution, and will allow them to fulfill personal passions. Giving new meaning to their work, its helping people lead happier lives.
Sandboxer Dhaval Chadha initiated a design thinking session at Singularity University, where he currently studies, and united a group of Sandboxers & Friends from the Silicon Valley. Alexandros Pagidas beautifully synthesized the results into this Emergent Map.
The discussion has grown to include around fifty people, but those already participating want open it up further, to hear everyone’s suggestions. So what would you name this movement to unleash human potential?