The working framework for creating The Regeneration Wave -- a global movement for a regenerative society -- grows from three intertwined roots: 

  1. A compelling, well-told story
  2. A growing, dynamic network
  3. Infrastructure that makes everyone more successful

We discussed "storytelling" in 3 earlier issues of The Wave:

Today let's talk about networks.  

Networks, network analysis, network theory, and a variety of other "networking" concepts have infiltrated many fields over the past couple decades. Of course, technology and social media have been dramatically transformed by the inter"net", but also biology, medicine and health, learning theory, business, and even mushrooms are getting new insights from a network perspective. 

Networks can be thought of as the blood vessels of the regeneration movement. The network supports the flow of critical resources including ideas, talent, experience, data, money, and excitement. Networks leverage the capacity to contribute.

Obviously, we'd like to see the regeneration network get bigger and better connected. As Kevin Kelly explains, "Mathematics says the sum value of a network increases as the square of the number of members."  

Perhaps less obvious, we also want to integrate other, existing, networks and be able to easily form new sub-networks. The power of the Internet is driven, in large part, by its ability to be a "network of networks" connecting not just individuals but also networks at businesses, government agencies, universities, and more.

Innovators are at working linking networks for the Regenerative economy. For example, Regeneration International, working with Open Team, has helped launch 100 Projects for the Climate and is working to launch the Regeneration Hub

Know about networks? Let's Connect!

Networks in Theory

Networks in Practice

In closing

We are very early in the process of defining what it means to build a regenerative economy. While the terminology will continue to evolve, we're convinced the ideas are directionally correct. Now we are studying, testing, plotting, and building interest, support, and resources. 

Thus this newsletter, which will come out about weekly with brief observations and links to related materials exploring innovation and the regenerative economy. With effort, and a bit of luck, we hope support for these concepts becomes a wave sweeping the world! Check out the archive to see if this newsletter is right for you (or a friend).

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