Law of Nature | The Manifesto

Initiatives waste their time and resources on overcoming mountains of obstacles

Available solutions of the high(est) impact get stuck in the system by default

Our long-standing approaches to solving the growing problems we face failed us

An enormous solution potential is waiting to be unleashed 

Bureaucracy and fixed ways of thinking prevent us from unlocking it

Ban Ki-moon, Former UN Secretary-General, The Elders newsletter. March 1st, 2024:

“We need to see an urgent change of direction in global decision-making” 

Signed by Ban Ki-moon, 9 former Heads of State and 2 + 7 Nobel Peace Prize LaureatesFebruary, 2024

“Calling on world leaders to show long-view leadership on existential threats” 

“Our world is in grave danger. We face a set of threats that put all humanity at risk. Our leaders are not responding with the wisdom and urgency required.” 

After 2+ decades of solution attempts …

Making it Happen

No rocket science nor mathematics needed 

Similar to how we apply the Tipping Point Law of Nature with water

Water

We adjust our practices without hesitation to the situation at hand

In the summer, we may enjoy a swim in a lake

In the winter, we may enjoy a walk over a frozen lake

A navigation system for making better decisions

Navigation

PERSONAL

For personal education, health, work and donation matters

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To distinguish those that continue to apply the same practices that created the problems we face versus solving them   

PROJECTS 

To distinguish initiatives, research, projects, and movements with too many gaps and conflicts versus those being practical, executable, and durable

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For making initiatives, projects and movements appealing, practical and executable in today’s world

PUBLIC

To (re-)create problem-solving decision-making in politics, businesses, public services and institutions

Various benchmark possibilities becoming achievable now

Brief tutorials & Hard-to-ignore Guiding Questions you can ask

The basics are the same

The Law of Nature Manifesto: A Fresh Approach

Intervention

Intervening where the highest can be made at the lowest costs and risks  

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Practices and solutions that facilitated the delivery of needed results after standard approaches failed

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What delivered the needed results across industries, fields or subjects

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Across industries, fields and subjects, the same Laws of Nature, often available from Physics, Mathematics and Engineering, emerged as the primary intervention possibilities

Implementation

Keep what works well

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Let go of the long-standing approaches that failed us

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Complement what works well with what has demonstrated needed results after our long-standing approaches failed us

Applicability

Whenever an environment or challenge is complex

Across industries, fields and challenges

Aviation
Business services
Construction
Education
Energy
Health Services
IT
Public services
Manufacturing
Science
Social enterprises

And more

Agility 
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Best practices & Methods
Education
Finance
Health
Human Resources
Indigenous knowledge
Innovation
Knowledge Management
Land use
Management
Natural Earth Systems
Organisations
Politics
Project management
Research
SDGs1
Societal matters
Youth & Children

And more

Agile yet reliable decision-making
Artificial Intelligence: Downside prevention
Automation
  • Beneficial versus counterproductive 
Bureaucracy & Complexity reduction
Cooperation & Co-creation
Circular economies: Making them happen
Education and skill gaps
Fixed ways of thinking & Behaviour
Food security
Health of
  • People
  • Projects, organizations and  environment
  • Planet
Innovation:
  • High(est)-impact getting stuck by default
  • Out-of-the-box, social and organizational  
Marine life
Safety
Security
Trust: (Re-)creating trust
Truth finding
Productivity improvements
Project failure rates far to high
SDGs1
Social and organisational innovation needs
Water security

And more

1 Sustainable Development Goals

The Law of Nature Manifesto

Part 1: Introduction – Including the first Law of Nature

In only 9:55 minutes, answers to:
  • Why do solution attempts fail us today?
  • How did the Laws of Nature disappear from decision-making?
  • How do we reconnect with the Einstein-Newton-Darwin practices?
    • Multiple structurally different practices from how we go about tough problems today
  • How can we together get started in our own environments to solve these matters?
And
  • How we apply the first Law of Nature without realizing it
  • The law’s huge solution potential waiting to be unleashed
  • Hard-to-ignore guiding questions everybody can ask when decisions are to be made 

Part 2: The Second Law of Highest Impact

In only 10:32 minutes, answers to:
  • What would Einstein, Newton and Darwin do when faced with differences against standard practices?
    • Answers by Prof. Michael Fitzgerald 
  • What characteristics should decision-makers look for when hiring people to solve tough problems?
    • Answers by Prof. M. Fitzgerald
  • Why is the second Law of Nature applied for the road system, but not for organizations and mental matters such as ADHD, autism and dyslexia? 
And from the above
  • A systemic failure demanding the highest priority now
  • Why many are likely to have found effective mental health treatments after standard therapies delivered insufficient results
    • The bound-to-be missing Law-of-Nature-based link between identified causes of various mental matters and their symptoms,
    • Why urgently needed research with the missing link couldn’t get started 
  • Hard-to-ignore guiding questions you can ask when managerial, organizational, societal and therapy decisions need to be made

Part 3: Intervening Where the Highest Impact Can be Made At the Lowest Costs & Risks

In only 4:45 minutes, answers to:
  • Why do simplification projects in a box create more bureaucracy and complexity at the system level than is saved inside the box? How can this be prevented?
  • Why is a package of (simple) solutions required to solve complex problems?
And 
  • The extended Manifesto structure with five subsections identifying intervention points of the highest impact and solutions having shown their value across industries and fields 
  • Hard-to-ignore guiding questions you can ask when attempts are made to solve complex problems

Part 3.1: Practices Which Break Trust Versus Practices Which BUILD Trust

In only 9:29 minutes, answers to:
  • Why do communication practices that worked (well) before now trigger disbelief, resistance and opposition? 
  • What type of communications, practices and activities should be avoided?
  • What communications, practices and activities turned the previous situation into interest, support and demand?
And from the above
  • A guiding question you can apply yourself to get people on board 

Results of relevant Manifesto elements having been applied

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Part 3.2: Intervention Points of the Highest Impact

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Part 3.3: One Word to Make Better Decisions and Reduce Bureaucracy

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Part 3.4: How Simple Solutions to Highly Complex Problems Can Be Found

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Part 3.5: Core Human Values and Essential Behaviours for Decision-Making

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This section fills some remaining gaps in decision-making

Part 4: Getting Started

Part 4.1: Calls for Pilot Projects and Educational Needs

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Part 4.2: Overcoming Transformational Obstacles

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Part 4.3: Collection of Hard-to-Ignore Guiding Questions

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The Manifesto's Co-Creators

Core Team

Netherlands, Germany

Initiator of the Manifesto

Bridgebuilder, Analyst, Inventor, Polymath

Arti Ahluwalia

India

Coordinator of Publications UN Commons Cluster NGO Major Group

Ecocivilisation Country Chair India

Director at Dimex India 

Netherlands

Former CEO

Sustainocracy: Initiative owner and author

John Scholtz

Netherlands

Program Manager

Passion for sustainability

James N. Rose

United States

Biologist (retired)

General Systems Analyst

Developer of Integrity Paradigm

Marion van den Eijnden

Netherlands

Avatar Master

Former Occupational Therapist

Elly Rijnierse

Netherlands

Senior Advisor 

Civic Leadership and democratisation in Integrated Area Development

Belgium

Journalist

Founder of Re-Story

Contributing Co-creators 

Stephanie Barnes

Germany, Canada

Creativity for doing things differently

Margie Charpentier

Netherlands

Background support and out-of-the-box contributions

Prof. Michael Fitzgerald

Ireland

Einstein-Newton-Darwin Researcher

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (retired)

Ukpeme Okon

United States, Nigeria

Ambassador for Peace

Barrister

Catherine Schoendorff

Germany, France

Former CEO

C-Suite Coach

Serene Seng

Singapore

Executive Coach

Speaker

Dr. Mahendra Shah

Indonesia

Director

Co-author UN-IIASA climate change report 2002

Former IIASA scientist

Harry van der Velde

Netherlands

Holistic analysis and visualization of organizational issues

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