Marinaleda, a remarkable Spanish town, has no unemployment, no police and almost free housing. It reminds us that alternative economic models are not only possible, they already exist.Read More →
The head of a primary school in Lancashire, Rachel Tomlinson, sent a tender and unusual letter to pupils following their exam results. The letter stated that the school staff was concerned that these tests do not always assess all of what it that make each of them special and uniqueRead More →
Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC’s) are open access courses for a large audience. Thousands of learners can participate at each of the courses.Students from Argentinia to Zimbabwe, from Japan to Cananda, can follow the classes by professors of the best universities in the world. The scale of a MOOC however, requires university professors to fundamentally adapt their approach.Read More →
To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
– Howard Zinn∞
If you think that new ways of organising can be found only among small start-up companies and Internet firms, you probably have not heard the story of FAVI, a French copper foundry. In the early seventies, Jean-Francois Zobrist was put in control of this company by the family that had built it. Although it was […]Read More →
The Dutch Hoppenbrouwers firm was started in 1918 as a small shop in electric fittings. The business grew and expanded and when son Theo took over, the family firm had grown into an electrical engineering company with ten employees. Although he was reluctant to take on responsibility for the company at the age of 21, […]Read More →