The Dynamics of Our Relationship with Money

Past-cast Series — Seeing relevance in earlier publications

Ritchie-Dunham, James L., and Ned Hulbert. 2009. The Dynamics of Our Relationship with Money, White Paper, Belchertown, MA: Institute for Strategic Clarity, March.

We have been studying newly emerging agreements about money that are shifting human behavior in fundamental ways at a societal level. Based on our study of a number of authors on the topic of money, this paper seeks to synthesize their perspectives and to explore the dynamics of newly emerging systems of societal relationships at economic, political and cultural levels. By mapping these new relationships and behaviors, we hope to integrate and present them as helpful social insights.

The new ways of understanding and working with money have not yet been presented in a whole system picture. The presentation of a larger societal systems picture, along with analysis of the archetypal patterns behind it, can further dialogue among those concerned to understand and support a shift to a healthier social order.

Strings of Agreements with Money

Past-cast Series — Seeing relevance in earlier publications

Ritchie-Dunham, James L., and Ned Hulbert. 2009. Strings of Agreements with Money, White Paper, Belchertown, MA: Institute for Strategic Clarity, February.

The breakdown in September 2008 of the world’s financial and money systems has created a crisis that endangers the stability and vitality of societies world-wide. We must reshape our now broken systems with new, healthy agreements for working with money and one another. We can restore a social balance and enable the basic needs of individuals and society to be met. Organizations and the larger systems within which they function can benefit from articulating and working with the new agreements. The financial crisis shows us very clearly what is unhealthy.

THORLO: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of Sustainability

Past-cast Series — Seeing relevance in earlier publications

Leaf, Andrew, and Ned Hulbert. 2010. THORLO: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of Sustainability, White Paper, Belchertown, MA: Institute for Strategic Clarity, November.

This is a case history of classic entrepreneurial skills at work, of a company that has excelled at reading changes emerging in the world and responding creatively in order to open up unexpected opportunities.

Jim Throneburg (JLT, as he is known at THORLO), owner and CEO of THORLO, a well-known hosiery company in Statesville, NC, sensed years ago that coming events would present unprecedented challenges and possibilities for business and communities. He was convinced that the social and environmental challenges of our time could be effectively addressed by new, practical ways of designing organizations and carrying out work. Both his company and his career have been dedicated to creating those possibilities.