Welcome to the next episode in psychology, business and economics -
an emerging movement of user-driven, ideographic economies born
in the wake of a faltering global infrastructure. Just a few years
ago, this statement may have sounded dramatic and farfetched - but
today the financial, environmental, consumer and health crises has
moved into a much deeper territory of the American psyche, and many
of us have been exposed to a level of systems dysfunction that is
both personal and mythic. Yet, with crisis, there is a great opportunity.
Our goal as a hybrid social enterprise is to gather the evidence,
research and tools needed for thriving during the next phase of change.
Science now tells us that when you line up your
daily investments of time and money with values
that are unique to you, you can create a deeper
capacity for well-being. So let's do it.
Integration & common language
We're integrating research needed to encourage
confident collaboration between psychologists,
economists and individuals as they find new paths
toward sustainable well-being and social justice.
It turns out that contentment is most easily cultivated
in the context of environment. We're creating a living lab
around the 2-block radius of Central Park to refine what
we know about local economies, nature & well-being.
Forget about 'big data' schemes that exploit behavior.
The future is in user-driven, ideographic, value-congruent
economies of well-being.