We are experiencing severely detrimental changes in human society and all living ecosystems, with the prevailing kind of entrepreneurship being one of the major reasons.
Business needs regenerative entrepreneurs and pioneers who are building companies that contribute to a thriving future for all living beings on this earth.
But these leaders cannot unleash their full transformational capabilities without really strong ties and deep meaningful relationships with other conscious entrepreneurs on eye level.
We need ways to multiply their impact and solve humanity's most significant challenges together.
Entrepreneurship is one of the most powerful forces there is.
Everything around us was created by an inventive entrepreneur who had the idea and the skills to make it happen. We see entrepreneurship as the art of bringing visions into reality.
This craft can be used to deepen the global problems we have right now or to contribute to a thriving world for all. But deciding for the latter is not enough. It has already caused so much damage to society and other ecosystems, which need regeneration.
Regeneration means turning an infertile piece of land which has previously been a monoculture farm into a thriving, lush forest. Regeneration means hiring an employee who got bullied at his last job for being too crazy, too nerdy and offering him a place where he can fully express all his gifts and finally be himself.
Regeneration means shifting your company from a standard hierarchical structure “I’m your boss and tell you what to do” into a self-managing organization, where everybody is a leader and has a stake in the company.
Regeneration means putting the needs of the seven upcoming generations into consideration when making business or personal decisions. And regeneration also means building a big, global, financially successful business around your purpose.
It’s about the regeneration of all capitals - human, social, natural, financial, etc. Somebody having the capability to take care of them all and is aiming every day to become a little bit more regenerative than yesterday, is a true leader.
A regenerative entrepreneur guiding humanity into the future.
We are building a global ecosystem consisting of high-level regenerative entrepreneurs co-creating the future.
A place where you have direct access to world-leading experts in their respective fields. With an internal economy enabling a web of mutual investments leading to crowdfunded community spaces all over the world - thrive villages as we call them - where network members live full-time or temporarily.
We aim to build the world's most vibrant places, totally immersed in nature, with extremely bright and talented people next door. Places where all areas of your life seamlessly flow into each other and a holistically healthy and fulfilling life is easy.
With retreat & incubator facilities birthing and training the next generation of changemakers. These spaces will be strongly interlinked online, allowing the sharing of information and learnings as well as people moving between communities.
Where all this may lead? Gaining diplomatic recognition as a sovereign state. A network state. (see Balaji Srinivasans book “the network state”) And being a role model for the society of the future.
An online platform where the network members are able to share ideas, skills, resources and give and take mutual support. Think of it as your personal entrepreneurial support system.
The network is split into smaller subgroups where deep personal work is happening. Through radical authenticity we support each other on our journeys to fully embodying our highest versions.
A key component of the network are frequent workshops on relevant topics hosted by renowned experts - either from within the network or from outside invited by thrive.
A space where we together explore the questions and ideas that move us. Think of it as an evolved form of a mastermind, where you somehow always get the right input from the right person.
Multiple times a year we are hosting mastermind events in the world's most beautiful regenerative locations. Where ecology meets luxury.
Inspiring places where creativity gets stimulated and big ideas emerge effortlessly. Together we deepen our shared quest for becoming more and more regenerative with our businesses.
And of course your family is invited as well. Genesis is about the seamless merging of all areas of our lives into a unique piece of art.
The four components of Genesis:
Each member of the network commits to submitting a regenerative report twice a year.
The report consists of various metrics measuring the regenerative effect the entrepreneur and his / her company are having. These range from employee satisfaction and individual personal growth to environmental factors, financial success and the creation of a setting where all stakeholders are benefitting from the wealth created.
The report deepens the commitment to our values, makes our collective effort visible and has the potential to work as a seal of quality for the outside world, therefore being able to attract conscious and high-level employees, customers, investors and partners.
… and an owner. And a decision-maker.
At the moment thrive is incorporating as a FairShares Commons, an organization where all stakeholders - staff, customers, investors, partners, etc. - are all involved in the governance process and benefit from the wealth created.
So the energy of all stakeholders is aligned in one direction: the realization of the shared purpose. The result is a resilient, regenerative and credible impact organization. Therefore the network members are not just customers buying a service but instead fundamentally co-creators steering the organization together and possessing shares.
This is realized through sociocracy, an alternate governance model. For further reference see the book “Rebuild” by Graham Boyd and Jack Reardon.
Thrive pursues a very careful member selection process in order to ensure the highest network value. The qualifying criteria include:
These criteria are not fixed, they will be molded over time by the network members who participate in the member selection process through sociocracy. In edge cases there is the possibility of substituting one requirement with an outstanding satisfaction of another.
We strongly sense that the classic payment model for memberships is outdated. A fixed monthly or yearly rate that is the same for every member, regardless of the value that he or she is getting, just didn’t feel aligned with our values.
Inspired by Charles Eisenstein, our founder Robert Gladitz began experimenting with the concept of gift economy many years ago. Creating products and services where you put in all your love and then gifting them to customers who out of gratitude for the valuable gift they received feel the urge to give a generous sum in return.
This is an economy rooted in trust, gratitude and abundance - qualities we want to manifest more of in this world. So the destination is clear: every network member should be able to set his individual membership fee according to the value he received in the past 3 or 6 months.
Given the current needs of the thrive organization for financial predictability and cashflow, we will be starting with the following and from there go steady steps into a full economy of the gift:
Every member pays a yearly membership fee of 2.400 Euro when he or she enters the network and at the end of the year, he or she is able to do a gratitude adjustment (raising or lowering his fee retrospectively) based on the value he or she received resulting in an additional gifting or a refund.
For Genesis, our offline gatherings, thrive charges a fixed fee upfront to cover for expenses (location, food, team, preparations, etc.) and afterwards each member makes a gift that feels appropriate for the value thrive provided by hosting the experience. We are very excited to embark together with our members on the journey towards a revolutionary economic paradigm.
The thrive regenerative entrepreneur network is just starting. All of our founding members will be personally invited. So please don’t forward this brochure to anybody else.
Of course we have the ambition to grow. At a later stage the network will accept applications. But for now we are looking to create a very intimate founding setting consisting of only a small group of pioneering members.
If you feel called to join the network and want to discuss further details, please contact our founder, Robert Gladitz.