Thursday 6 November 2008

Emerging Order

The Key Affiliates team recently changed the New Order Cluster name to Emerging Order. The change was made because a google search shows the these days New Order is mostly associated with conspiracy theories.

Click the title to this post to view a video which gives a good example of how a new order can be created through providing people the right environment and resources to support their values. The new order emerges through the natural process of self-organisation. It is this mechanism which led us to use the new term: Emerging Order.

Monday 6 October 2008


"The art of progress is making things ever more simple through increased complexity." -- Paul Chippendale

Sunday 5 October 2008

How we live our values

Principle: What matters is not WHAT values a person has, rather, what matters is HOW they live their values;

we live our values matters much more than what values we have. Because we live in a society, we cannot live our values any way we want! In fact, the very nature of our society is shaped by how we live our values. This sentiment is expressed beautifully in the following quote:

...morality is not just about how we treat each other; it is also about binding groups together, supporting essential institutions, and living in a sanctified and noble way. [The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, JONATHAN HAIDT -- Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia]