whoa in a nutshell

What is the problem?

poverty creates suffering

Our solution

move the needle from suffering to thriving

We help one another

elevate wellbeing recreate wealth

Our golden circle

WHOA! Golden Circle

WHY

Socioeconomic inequality is increasing. When people don’t have money, they cannot meet their basic needs in a market society that places a price tag on seemingly everything. The more social and economic inequality increases, the more people suffer more harshly.

The problem is simple. The economic system creates inequality. And the social system creates inequality.

The solution must get to the root of the social and economic systems problems.

Both of these systems are designed and operated by people.

The systems emerge from people.

And people are the solution.


Vision

We envision a thriving world where wellbeing is wealth.

Mission

We aspire to elevate personal, interpersonal, and community wellbeing in order to help one another fulfill our basic needs.



HOW

We are co-creating a platform and practices to elevate wellbeing and recreate wealth.

GoodPoint

GoodPoint is a digital, cooperative game platform that transforms wellbeing into wealth and enables people to give and receive GoodPoints, which can be redeemed for gifts—goods and services—that meet their basic needs.

#InGoodWeTrust
#ThePointIsToGive
#GiveYourBest
#PlayLikeYouPractice


WHAT

Practices

We are creating practices that elevate wellbeing.


Real Life Library

Come join us for the second volume of Real Life Library September 16, 2017 at the downtown  Madison Public Library, 9AM-5PM.

Real Life Library is based on the human libraries concept.

Some people are selected as “books” and trained to tell the story of their lived experience through a self-selected title. Community members, “readers,” are invited to the event where they can “check out” and “read” the “books” they are interested in, engaging in a one-on-one story-telling/listening session in the Reading Room.

Outside of the event, each​ ​of​ ​the​ ​​books​​ ​will​​ ​be​ ​interviewed​ ​while​ ​video recorded.​ ​Thus,​ ​each​ ​event​ ​creates​ ​a​ ​digital​ ​​volume​​ ​of​ ​​books​; each​ ​​volume​​ ​will​ ​be​ ​based​ ​on​ ​a​ ​topical​ ​social​ ​issue.


Thank You Card Campaign

The Thank You Card Campaign is a integrative educational kit that empowers students to engage, recognize, connect, and collaborate with their peers simply, positively, and creatively.


Choose Your Own Add+Venture

Choose Your Own ADD+Venture is a platform that empowers people to be change agents in simple and effective ways.


SHELTER

Our ultimate goal is to recreate, redefine, and build SHELTER, a new urbanism development that provides all basic needs.


ShelterHousing first and foremost. A place to be safe from the elements.

Health — Without our health we have nothing. From food to exercise to medicine.

Education — Learning is growing. Lifelong learning. Lifelong growing. #GrowthMindset

Love — We are products of love. From interpersonal connection to community, love is support. #AllYouNeedIsLove

Technology — From simple tools like pencil and paper to electronics and transportation, technology empowers us.

Expression — From authentic to artistic to civic expression, we cannot actualize our selves without it.

Recreation — When labor is the way to earn a living, we lose sight of the value of play.



A closer look:
Core Principles

Our core principles align with the scope of our mission.
We aim to elevate personal, interpersonal, and community wellbeing

To fully understand each scale, we focus on the internal and external principles at each level.


Personal

Good (internal)

We are all good people at our core.

Meaning (external)

We all create meaning when we sense the world around us.


Interpersonal

Feedback (internal)

We all need feedback  from one another.

Connection (external)

We all create connection when we build feedback loops.


Community

Balance (internal)

We all need balance in our lives.

Change (external)

We all create change when we adapt to our environment.


Emergent Core Values

emerge from the synthesis of neighboring pairs of core principles

Virtue

is what emerges from good and meaning

Knowledge

is what emerges from meaning and feedback

Trust

is what emerges from feedback and connection

Equity

is what emerges from connection and balance

Equilibrium

is what emerges from balance and change

Progress

is what emerges from change and good


Principle-rooted Emergent Values

Thriving

is the pinnacle of our vision for the world is what emerges from Progress and Virtue rooted in Good

Wisdom

is what emerges from Virtue and Knowledge rooted in Meaning

Education

is what emerges from Knowledge and Trust rooted in Feedback

Relationship

is the foundation for our social system and is what emerges from Trust and Equity rooted in Connection

Peace

is what emerges from Equity and Equilibrium rooted in Balance

Evolution

is what emerges from Equilibrium and Progress rooted in Change