Business as Usual is Over

Because I believe we matter.

Hans Hassle

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  • commented on Suggestions on how to build one in my city and other ideas 2016-11-14 21:28:44 +0100
    Hi Marianne, sorry that no one commented on your posting yet. We are working on getting this site going. Right now there are not so many volunteering opportunities, other than spreading the word of course! You can log into the beta-test of the Stockholm School of Companization though to learn more about the governance model www.companization.thinkific.com Hope other member give you moore feedback on other ideas.

  • commented on Ciao 2016-11-14 21:24:42 +0100
    Great to hear! We are trying to get more activity on this site soon! Welcome!

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  • We are a new type of company, not a new type of association.

    A Companization will not work without a successful company and a non-profit side that is economically strong enough to hire its own professional management. Now, after starting up Plantagon being the commercial innovation world leader for urban agriculture, we need to focus on recruiting thousands of members to create the world’s most influential Corporate Citizenship movement. We need to really kick off our non-profit side to be able to hire the best professionals there are.

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  • published Welcome in Messages 2014-12-17 16:29:06 +0100

    Welcome

    In this world of ours, greed, short-term strategies and fear are strongly supported by the system. As an example one can reflect upon the fact that among the very largest world markets are the markets for weapons, narcotics, tobacco, sex, and environmentally disastrous fossil energy.

    There is no way we can continue business as usual, if we want a liveable future for mankind. And we should never forget that we do have a choice.

    We need to see corporations that are not only fixated on money. We need to see corporations going beyond even the environmental and broader sustainability imperatives. We need to see corporations built from a deep sense of responsibility for the common good. This means a core business that is good for society, as well as democratic and transparent organizations that are able to balance commercial success with idealistic principles.

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  • commented on What is The Plantagon Member Project? 2013-11-09 22:54:22 +0100
    Good work all of you, and also Maja who framed the work!

  • commented on Business As Usual Is Over - The Red Capitalist [Kindle Edition] 2013-11-09 22:53:33 +0100
    Amazing work Justine!

  • commented on Absolute Plantagon 2013-08-19 10:51:56 +0200
    Liz, I agree on the press release. Do you have the time to make a draft?

  • commented on Updated PlantaStore 2013-08-17 00:33:30 +0200
    I still do not understand why I earn no points from making blog posts, but only from commenting them :))))

  • commented on Onondaga Nation and their friends making history while you read this... 2013-07-27 17:44:00 +0200
    Me too, indeed. But we are also contributing to the development through our work in Plantagon. This makes me… breathe deeply.

  • commented on "There is a problem, we have the solution and you can be part of it." 2013-07-09 11:46:12 +0200
    Thank you Justine, Liz and Yussuf for renewing my energy.

  • commented on The Urban Agriculture Summit Action Plan 2013-07-25 20:09:32 +0200
    By working hard and not listening to people saying it can’t be done.

  • commented on Job Opening: Front Desk Administrator 2013-06-19 21:02:35 +0200
    Do not apply for this job if you are afraid of:

    Not doing the right thing.
    Argue with your boss.
    Adopting to change (every day).
    Making decisions based on what you believe is right.
    Following the 7 principals of the Companization model.

    Being nice does not help.

    But we will love you anyway. :)

  • commented on Corporate Citizenshit... sorry, Citizenship. And Plantagon. 2013-05-17 20:56:35 +0200
    Shrikant, I think we can just by being. And making good business – so that no one can tell us we do not understand “the hard life of doing business”.

  • commented on Idealism is not enough 2013-06-07 20:29:55 +0200
    Thomas, sorry for the delay. Would it be totally uninteresting to know the reason..? Well, probably. But, just let me say Tajikistan, Bonn and political strategic discussions with NGO’s feeling we are moving ahead maybe too fast. :)

    Oh, there are so many good thoughts to meet in your comments, I am not sure I can do it. I will try to answer “in general” instead of trying to “measure up” with your quite lined-up and logical reasoning as I do believe I get the point in general. If not – just let me know.

    Fully agree on your point that companizations could be used as a way to defend “Business as Usual”, or even (much, much) worse. On the other hand, handled in the right way we can show an alternative way to go forward. I will let my heart decide whether the risk is too big or the possibility is big enough. I will go for it, as doing nothing is not an option to me.

    In a couple of decades we will know if it mattered or not. Surely, in a couple of decades, we will also know if Business as Usual or Idealism as Usual was good enough.

    If critics become quiet only because “Companizationeers” claim to be what they should be… well, that is just stupid – then I question if they would have seen the difference between “good” or “bad” anyway. We cannot help stupidity. In my way of understanding the Companization we risk every day that the members would loose trust and then “burn the brand” – that is (among other things) what (hopefully) creates the balance; between business and idealism. The reason is that we do state clearly what we are up to, so that any one can check out if it is true. If they don’t, well… that’s a whole other story.

    The cultural differences that you bring up are to me covered by the companization, at least in the form Plantagon is using it. We never created our own moral standard, instead we used an existing one (or actually two) developed from more than one cultural perspective; the Global Compact and the Earth Charter. I think they are good enough to guide us through our future, but the interpretation of the two will also be up for debate in the companization – which is one of the main points (the interpretation should be debated).

    Personally I would like to comment on not thinking outside the “Scandinavian box”: My ideas of the companization are based on cultural experiences from naturally where I was born, but truly also from many, many other parts of the world. That, the travelling, is what made it materialize.

    I think I stop here, as I feel I am maybe trying to explain things you already know and understand. I do not REALLY grasp your worries, as they seem to me as being formulated from the perspective: "But what if you are not entirely right, what if you will actually play right into the hands of the ‘enemy’..? Well, of course I do not believe that´s the case, but I surely happy that you and hopefully lots of others controls this by becoming members of Plantagon and continuing this discussion.

    Sales pitch for members there, at the end..? Yes, indeed! :)

    Hans

  • commented on Humans must be.. stupid? 2013-02-28 13:46:17 +0100
    Maybe it is because we do care about more people than we think..? Or, maybe we believe that more people care about us, than we think?

  • commented on Help Plantagon make a difference 2013-02-12 11:05:05 +0100
    Hi, I am trying to donate only by using a credit card (have no PayPal account). Doesn’t this work?