New Business Models – Working Together on Value Creation

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It's time for your 1st & very important task

As you've learnt, the community aspect is very important in this course and when it comes to creating a NBM. So that you success with your model, follow the instructions below, submit your first assignment, copy the link into your discussion forum group and gather and share feedback in the course community.

  1. Think about your initial idea and write it down.

    Here are some additional thoughts for you: What is the community you would like to create or the community you would like to connect your business model to. Who are you going to make your business model for?

  2. Start this journal assignment and share your text with the course community.

  3. Read the instructions in the additional material section and choose a peer group you want belong to.

  4. Copy your link into the discussion thread of your peer group and gather and share feedback.

  5. Check out also other journals and give your colleagues some valuable feedback.



enter image description hereDO YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE MORE THAN OF HUMANS IN OUR WORLD (babys, children, men, women) THAT THEY ARE HIGH SENSITIVE PEOPLE? I would be gratefull if you tell me what do you know about what is a HIGH SENSITIVE PERSON. Tell me what you think, your first thought about this. It´s very important for my NBM. THANK YOU.


over 2 years ago


over 2 years ago

Hi Ana Costas,

I think these people are persons who care about others in a special way and observe and feel the world in deep.

It is my first thought and I hope it is usefull,



over 2 years ago

I am very gratefull for your answer. ☺

over 2 years ago

Hi Ana,

I am a highly sensitive person and also taking this course to help develop my NBM around (in Dutch only). Your question is so wide. I feel a lot: how other people feel (a feeling sense, not thoughts or facts), what is happening in my body, the energies around me. I can also feel into what is going on - where the flow is. What it is that you want to do in you NBM? Do you want to be of service to HSPs or connect, share or.... ?

Warm regards,
Ellen van Dongen

over 2 years ago

Hi Ellen,

First of all excuse my english.

I am very glad to meet you. So, if you are HSP, if you know that Nature in this planet give to the 20% of some species (animals, plants, humans) more sensibility in order to protect them, in order to ensure the survival, in order to warn dangers..... don't you think the time is NOW, to do something new, diferent, TO STOP THE NEWS 30s, THE CYBER30s?
Excuse me for being so direct, but I can feel what is coming, It's clear for me. I am here to be objetiv, clear, honest. But HSP are counselors, we need pragmatics people to make it.

Very warm regards,
Ana Costas :)

P.D.: It's my english so bad? :):)

about 2 years ago

Hi Ana,

Thank you so much for sharing! Wow, it is wonderful of you to take a stand. Being highly sensitive requires a lot of self-balancing, aligning with yourself and practicing to be who you are (do you know of th book: Integral Life Practice?). So it is an extra challenge to stand up and make yourself fully visible/available to others. I also appreciate that you are striving to be objective (= looking at the facts), honest and clear. I like that very much. Those values are of a great significance on the journey to co-create the new world. I can feel your energy and drive. I can also feel, however, that when I read the word: 'stop', this energy flow stopped, too. Can you sense what I mean?

Every day I am doing my best to choose between fear/worry and love and find my direction and focus in the positive. Core in my belief is what I call the Law of Love, that says: everything is love. I am writing about this in my blog on, but it is all in Dutch. Or, in other words: the Master Code: take care of self AND others AND place AND planet. The Master Code has been worded by Marilyn Hamilton of Integral City. I am part of a group of women around her doing energy work together in service of the human hive and the planet. There is a lot of inspiring material on her site: . WEconomy is based on 3 core principles of multiple value creation - they look simple, but they offer a huge challenge when you want to implement them. I want to develop the business in this direction. I can only take small steps, since my business is set-up in the traditional way, but it is very motivating to do so. Like working through this course: I have already found ideas for new steps to change my current business model to a New Business Model.

I like pragmatism, too. I have worked for IBM for 20 years and have learned to combine my inner work - the subtle work, envisioning possible futures, connecting to people and to the field of all possibilities - and the materialistic aspects: preparing for deal making and forging partnership( contract)s. I have come to accept, that the current reality is exactly showing us where we collectively are. Acceptance helps me to find my own role and place.

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