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How to get to global management?
What stands in the way of taking a global management approach to global management? Savvy managers take the view that
*Things are terrible because early signs of collapse are already present.
*To try to make any big moves will disrupt the economy and the governance of nation states.
Better to fall apart in the future, thy think, even if only in five years, than to try any serious initiatives now. This is a pathology of short term thinking:long term thinking provides guidance for auctions now, not just a payoff for future generations.
It is reasonable to assume that some systems, such as food and energy ( prices are rising) will break down sooner. That would set in motion unimaginable consequences given that all systems are intertwined. Could a global management approach emerge under such conditions? This is the question farsighted people are asking. In the background are such questions as is the ecology too far gone to be regenerated? Is there any possibility of cutting CO2 and preventing Warming? Has governance, which has basically been replaced by economic decision making (which means profit maximization and free-market allocations.)weakened itself, that is unresponsive to majors human needs unless you consider supporting the rich and marginalizing the poor as an adequate approach to species and ecological well-being.
I hold the view that Gardenworld is the interim goal giving guidance on how we proceed in all projects. This is the task of global management which forms the procedures and assumptions of the mot reasonable actions: systems thinking with Gardenworld as the goal, replacing profit. We might replace profit with a ten point scale. “The hydranges in my garden score 6”.