Welcome to Abundant World Day-A Contemplation in Open Source Economic Development, November 18, 2015 led by Betsey Merkel, Co-Founder and a Director of the Institute for Open Economic Networks or “I-Open”.
Abundant World Day-Contemplation in Open Source Economic Development
Today’s contemplation is based on I-Open Principles, a simple set of inspirations to guide the development of creative, sustainable regions.
I-Open Principles are the first step for entrepreneurs to shift their perspective from scarcity to abundance.
With the aid of simple Principles, anyone can begin to grasp the opportunities that surround them.
Origins of Open Source Economic Development
We have a simple vision: We will leave to future generations a regional economy that is creative, innovative and sustainable with opportunities for any individual prepared to grasp them. ~ Ed Morrison, Co-Founder, Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open) and Regional Economic Development Advisor, Center for Regional Development, Purdue University
I-Open Civic Wisdom
Gleaning the insights and innovations from the experience of other developers, we are empowered to improve our own circumstances and notice choices we might not have otherwise.
I invite you to join me in extending gratitude to the civic entrepreneurs who have contributed their insights and innovations to I-Open’s library for sharing, to propel invention and discovery forward, and to foster economic development around the world.
“Don’t be a star. Be a galaxy.” ~ Peter Gloor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Collective Intelligence
We are pursuing a simple strategy: Brainpower matters. Regions will be transformed by open networks of innovation and collaboration with colleges, universities, libraries and schools as nodes in these networks.
We have a simple credo: We will prosper by treating each other in ways that build respect and trust.
We have a simple purpose: I-Open will help facilitate the transformation that is already underway in regions. We will teach and share the best ideas we can find to build open innovation networks in for regional development.
“Change Takes Place in Biological Time.” ~ Ken Homer, Founder, Collaborative Conversations and Instructor at San Francisco State University
So, find a comfortable place to contemplate these simple Principles in Open Source Economic Development to help you become more energized, more creative and more collaborative.
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Co-Founder & Director
The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open)
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