Local Economies

Local Economies

Arthur is passionate about supporting small business and local economies.

As Co-founder & Director of the MHBA, they work to create a stronger local economy.

Software Architect

Software Architect

Founder, software designer, and systems architect at The Geek Gene:

Arthur herds a team of geeks to provide custom Internet software solutions.

The Next Economy

The Next Economy

The Metacurrency Project is building open source platforms for the next economy.

As co-founder, Arthur is committed building a rich ecosystem of digital currencies to enable quantum leaps in cooperation and value-sharing.

Invention Abounds

Invention Abounds

Arthur enjoys solving problems large and small.

His inventions range from high-efficiency turbine engines and ergonomic furniture, to human languages and software platforms.

Currency Design

Currency Design

Arthur builds targeted currencies that are at the core of the emerging post-industrial economy.

He has created more than 100 designs for multi-currency systems and his software company has built and deployed dozens of those systems.

Social DNA Consulting

Social DNA Consulting

Founder of Lifeblood Design, Arthur consults on incentive designs for businesses, communities and governments.

Are you working on upgrading trust or participation of employees, customers, members or citizens?

Arthur Brock

Welcome. My web site is a catch-all for the strange projects and activities that I’m involved in. Friends who know I’m not good about sending correspondence or newsletters have encouraged me to provide a central place to keep up. 

The truth is that since my first web site in 1995, I really haven’t been reliable for posting much about myself. Now I’m being poked, prodded and supported in doing so. So I hope to do better.

I spend most of my time and energy on projects that I believe support and accelerate the harmonious evolution of humanity. We live in strange and miraculous times. Rapid transition and transformation surround us, but the outcomes of these transitions are still uncertain. I believe that humanity has much greater capacities than we currently employ. I am working to unleash those capacities for the mutual benefit of all.

You can find out more about me on the bottom of this page or learn about projects old and new. I’m also trying to include regular media from my activities on the “go deeper” page.

Emerging Leader Labs - Seed Project

I really haven't had a chance to update my web site with any information about my most recent life-consuming project: Emerging Leader Labs. We're creating a template for social impact incubators to flourish outside of the monetary economy.

One of our participants captured the spirit of the project pretty darn well in this new video he just made. Yay Ben!


A Living Systems Model of Wealth

Money is a terrible measure of value. In the same way that most of the value you have to offer, is simply not accessible through dollars, our economy fails access and enable the bulk of the value around us. Until we create currencies which recognize value flows at all these levels, we perpetuate intolerable poverty. This isn't a poverty of inequitable distribution, but a poverty of measurement.

Wealth: A Living Systems Model

 

Arthur Brock & Eric Harris-Braun speak at Occupy Wall St.


Expanding on the Living Systems Model of wealth above, you can hear us talk about it at Occupy Wall Street. The real potential of OWS is clearly not about physical occupation of a street, but about occupying the role that Wall St. has played in wealth creation. We spoke as part of Re-Visioning Money Day on October 24, 2011 at 60 Wall St.


New Economy, New Wealth Prezi

The following presentation I made has been rather popular. It depicts where we are in the evolution of economies and provides some insights about what is changing and where we're going.


Arthur Brock

BRIEF BIO: Arthur Brock builds targeted currencies which shape the social dynamics of our emerging post-industrial economy. He has created more than a hundred designs for multi-currency systems and his software company has built and deployed dozens of those systems.
 
Initially, Arthur put his experience Artificial Intelligence to use at GM, Chrysler & Hughes, but shifted his focus to building intelligence into social architectures rather than to computers. He started student-run schools and award-winning, employee-run businesses and discovered the engine that runs these types of organizations involve specific patterns of incentives and feedback. He began to unlock secrets of the Social DNA by which people operate and the critical role of currencies for programming these patterns. 
 
Arthur’s designs include currency systems for: collaborative scientific research, sustainable fishery management, corporate compensation plans, employee stock options, community-based economic development, business barter and exchange, triple-bottom-line trade credits, open source software development, customer loyalty programs, water rights, recirculating gift certificates, community service, employee performance management, arts & culture development, efficient resource sharing & management, and community & environmental impact assessment.
 
Based in New York City, Arthur Brock consults worldwide with organizations which are actively restructuring themselves for the new economy. Contact him here.

You might know him from some of his projects and companies (past or present):

Agile Learning Centers, Emerging Leader Labs, Ceptr, Streamscapes, New Currency FrontiersMetaCurrency Project, Flowplace, Local Capital Summit, Lifeblood Design, Geek Gene, Mile High Business Alliance, Targeted Currencies Network, Dream Team Technologies, Artful Solutions or Artful Internet Solutions, The Foundation for Inventive Learning, or The Journal of Integral Living.

Slideshow credits: Starlings over Gretna (Walter Baxter) / CC BY-SA 2.0 & Marshes pattern (Franco Folini) / CC BY-SA 2.0