Core Values

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Human Core Values

We believe acting on the following core values provides the highest impact with complex problems. We believe that these values need to be part of our permanent consciousness and care


Includes biodiversity


Includes climate and peace

Basic needs: water, air, shelter, food, energy1

Includes being in balance with nature such that nature continues to provides the water, air, food, shelter and energy all living beings need.


Includes truth seeking 

Freedom: In harmony 

Everyone should be able to live freely. Though, the freedom of one person ends where the freedom, health and safety of the other person starts.

Behavioral Essentials: 

In Support of Core Values and to Build Trust

Be authentic

Be yourself

Truth seeking


  • Exploring multiple perspectives
  • Constructive criticism
  • Responding to new insights and changing situations

Respect each other  

Listen to each other

  • Do I fully understand what the other person means?
  • What can I do with what I have heard?
  • People having the feeling they are being listened to

Fairness, togetherness, equal access to opportunities

Act with adaptive integrity

Today, environments can change quicker than promises can be delivered to. People recognize intuitively when a promise conflicts with lessons learned, laws of nature or makes no sense anymore. A new integrity is needed.

We give our word (a promise, commitment, etc.) when we have sufficient confidence that we can keep our word4. As soon as we know that we cannot keep our word, we inform all parties counting on us and clean up any mess that we caused in their lives.2

People, objects and systems are in or out of integrity.3

Take ownership

Ownership: personal responsibility and accountability


That is representatives of all groups involved or impacted working together to solve a tough problem on equal terms. 

2) Integrity: Without it Nothing Works. Jensen, Michael C. Harvard Business School. Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus. April 6, 2014.

3) Seminar. Jensen, Michael C. Erasmus University, Rotterdam. 2011. 

4) To meet an executability need: Adjusted by E. Oetringer

Additional Core Values for Specific Areas

Competences to make it work

Checklists for Making the Manifesto work

Is my organisation in a position to make the values  and behavioural essentials work.

Organisations and Systems

Does my organisation/system creating value for those who with us?

Take on responsibility for your part in the network

For people, nature, infrastructure and society

For citizens, clients and beneficiaries

For clients or citizen to be happy. That’s up to where this happiness remains in balance with other core values.

Engaged, motivated and inspired employees 

Creativity and imagination 

Quick (agile?) yet reliable decision making for all levels


  • Quick access to the up-to-date and reliable guidance of high(est)-impact that decision makers need for making such decisions
  • Designing solutions for quick adaptation to the latest developments
  • Keeping employees whose knowledge or experience may be needed as the environment changes or automated processes may need to be adjusted

Psycological Safety

What matters is what

Additional for companies

A prospering future 

For the company and all stakeholders: clients, employees, suppliers, authorities, communities and the environment

4 * Win: being servant for human beings, society, ecology and a fair profit for continuity1

Giving clients a free choice to switch to other suppliers

A winning formula for sustainability [[moved to prospering future]]

———————earlier contributions—————————–

 Vital organisations [[[? synonyms: crucial, critical essential | Quick yet reliable decision making  instead?]]] 

Health Services

Includes associated sciences, insurance companies, government, and non-government organisations

The Hippocratic Oath

For all doctors, researchers and higher-level positions. 

I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:

I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.

I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.

I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.

I will not be ashamed to say “I know not”, nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient’s recovery.

I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.

I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.

I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.

I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.

If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.

Source: Wikipedia

Ethics [[[ to be defined ]]]

Care for health [is integral to the Hippocratic Oath]


Independence of expression, voice and thinking

Bringing what is happening in the world to the attention of the public

Bridge building

By giving a voice to groups and individuals whose voices aren’t heard anymore or not yet

Those who feel the pain of downward spirals, and this being seen as “normal”

Those who found innovative solutions of high(est) impact, but do not receive the attention they deserve

Curating reality 

Bringing what is happening in the world to the attention of the public

Enabling people to look at reality from different perspectives 

Bringing what is happening to the attention of the public

Trust building

Through laws of nature and core-value alignment reporting 

Positive change examples and negative headline news in balance with each other

Problem-solving enablement

Root cause identification: Not the hundreds of causes, but the changeable root causes of high(est) impact in the broader environment


Problem- and conflict solving 

Cross-disciplinary, out-of-the-box, system thinking and critical thinking 

Listening to the changeable situations and root causes hiding behind the surface

Psychological safety

– The person feeling respected and valued

– Freedom to challenge the status quo without being punished or isolated

– Learning from failure: What matters is what is being done to prevent the same mistakes from re-occuring.

Authentic listening

Team alignment with core values

Talent inclusivity

Especially extraordinary skills coming with mental matters, such as ADHD, Dyslexia and Autism

??? Polymath: an individual whose knowledge spans a substantial number of subjects, known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems (Wikipedia)

Embrassing multi-talent, interdiciplinarity and neurodiversity skills like the ability to solve problems in different fields

Common sense and intuition enablement


Recognition, implication and practices of relevant phenomena and laws of nature

Learning from failure

Proposed Practices for Science

We believe that, when challenges and problems are clearly definable, can be split into parts and proof can be built with exact practices step by step, scientific output is highly reliable. However, when things are complex, people in the midst of complex situations have experienced again and again, that best practices and projects applying such practices have delivered insufficient results or failed. In addition, we observe that the most respected scientists approached their challenges in ways different from today’s research practices (see Law of Nature video). Today, countless ‘experts by experience’ recognize intuitively when demands such as ‘Follow the Science’ conflict with their experiences and practices of the most respected scientists.  

Given the deadlines set by nature and implicitly by society on societal problems, we believe the behaviours and practices such as the following are needed to bridge the gaps and resolve the conflicts between science and the experts by experience. 

When the challenge or Problem exceeds a tipping point of complexity:

Research priorities in balance with deadlines of nature and society 

Education of scientists in navigating through complex situations to the highest-impact solutions

Potentially relevant laws of nature and phenomena in disciplines like physics, engineering and mathematics

Finding changeable root causes of highest impact

Using laws of nature, phenomena the changeable root causes for designing simple but integral solutions 

Complementary out-of-the box research tracks

Per Einstein, Newton and Darwin practices (see Law of Nature video)

Co-creation with experts by experience