Don Beck

A Quote by Don Edward Beck, Ph.D. on don beck, integral, and spiral dynamics

It’s not that we need to form new organizations. It's simply that we have  to awaken to new ways of thinking. I believe it makes no sense to spend a lot of time attacking the current realities. It is time to create the new models that have in them the complexity that makes the older systems obsolete. And  to the extent that we can do that, and do that quickly, I think we can provide what will be necessary for a major breakthrough for the future.

Don Beck

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A Quote by Don Edward Beck, Ph.D. on society, quest, culture, codes, and memes

Once a new social stage appears in a culture, it will spread its instructional codes and life-priority messages throughout that culture's surface-level expressions: religion, economic and political arrangements, psychological and anthro-pological theories, and views of human nature, our future destiny, globalization, and even architectural patterns and sports preferences. We all live in flow states; there is always new wine, always old wineskins. We, indeed, find ourselves pursuing a neverending quest.

Don Beck

Source: Sustainable Cultures, Sustainable Planet: http://spiraldynamics.net/DrDonBeck/essays/sustainable_culture_sustainable_planet.htm

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A Quote by Don Edward Beck, Ph.D. on cultures countries, value systems, stages, intelligences, and society

Cultures, as well as countries, are formed by the emergence of value systems (social stages) in the response to life conditions. Such complex adaptive intelligences form the glue that bonds a group together, defines who they are as a people, and reflects the place on the planet they inhabit. These cultural waves, much like the Russian dolls (a doll embedded within a doll embedded within a doll) have formed, over time, into unique mixtures and blends of instructional and survival codes, myths of origin, artistic forms, life styles, and senses of community. While they are all legitimate expressions of the human experience, they are not "equal" in their capacities to deal with complex problems in society.

Don Beck

Source: Stages of Social Development: http://spiraldynamics.net/DrDonBeck/essays/stages_of_social_development.htm

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A Quote by Don Edward Beck, Ph.D. on spiral dynamics, rain, and arks

No more prizes for predicting the rain, only prizes for building the arks

Don Beck

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