'Business can be a spiritual path' - Interview with Mushin Schilling
We don't only need, we are actually moving towards a major upgrade of the Human Operating System. We call this upgrade Economy 3.0. In Economy 3.0 not only the parties to economic transactions profit from value-increasing activities but also the environment, and the society and culture in which the business is embedded. The bridge from were we are now to where we'll be soon enough, hopefully, is built transaction by transaction. The keynote sketches the outline and context for this upgrade and brings practical examples from 'real business-life'.
Mushin Schilling's bio
Previous to his present position Mushin used to be Chief Community Host and Web 2.0 developer for Gaiasoft/Gaiaspace. As a passionate community and collaboration ecologist, he helped the company create off-line and online environments that foster conversations and engagement.
Mushin, starting his career as social and street worker in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has hands-on experience as a community builder, coach and group process facilitator for more than 3 decades mainly in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Germany. Mushin has been a pioneer of social networking since the first online forums and is a prolific networker.
Mushin is author of three books on human potential topics in German and of the blog “21st Century Ecology of Life”, key-note speaker on topics ranging from collaboration platforms, governance 2.0 and participatory design, and facilitator in “Participatory and Deep Values Management” seminars and workshops.
Currently Mushin is CTO of Scrabel Group - his newest creative challenge is developing a person-centered app suite that helps self-organise the building industry transparently, efficiently and profitably for all participants involved directly and indirectly.
Mushin is presently also engaged in these projects:
• Member of the Policy Leadership Circle of the Institute for Culture in the Service of Community Sustainability (ICSCS), New York.
• Adviser for Institute for Spirituality & Sustainability [SISS] at the Fordham University, New York, JAF Stoner Chair of Global Sustainability.
• Facilitator and participatory design advisor for GreenWorks NYC, a Green Economy and Workforce Development Initiative with New York Council Member Alan J. Gerson.
• Facilitator with Quinx Coaching Company’s leader development programme.