Why Business Should Imagine Utopia

Thank you to Maya Fischhoff at Network for Business Society for this contentArticle originally published on NBS (here) Ideas of utopia inspire us to change the world. Imagining a perfect society can guide business action — and bring us joy. Dr. Charlene Zietsma is a co-founder of the Utopia Platform for Imagining Transformations. She isContinue reading “Why Business Should Imagine Utopia”

A Long Night of Utopia

Last night I attended my first cultural event since January. Fittingly with our utopian endeavour and thoughts that have kept me busy during the Covid-19 lockdown, it was a utopian event – the “Long Night of Utopia” organized by my university, the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. The event combined two or even three aimsContinue reading “A Long Night of Utopia”

Navigating between dystopia and utopia

“Since about 500 years BC, we know that “No man ever steps in the same river twice” (Heraclitus). As ubiquitous change ever might be, however, it has always been challenging to explain, predict or enact societal change. The dialectics of societal change seem to imply that a readiness for change is inextricably linked to theContinue reading “Navigating between dystopia and utopia”

Rebuilding toward a different future

As we face up to the COVID-19 crisis, there have been some vague exhortations not to ‘waste the crisis’ and use it as the basis for a ‘system reboot’. There have also been some hasty, opportunistic and unconvincing statements of how we should respond that often appear to be the same-old messages repackaged for theContinue reading “Rebuilding toward a different future”