Hello Friends, 65th Birthday. Thank You: Game Not Over, On the Contrary

I am deeply touched with all the wishes who are addressed at the occasion of  the 65th anniversary of my birthday today. I am in California, far from family, and feel quitre sorry for many of you.

Now about this birthday, I want to tell friend and foe – do I have foes? Maybe those that stick to past glory and power, fed by the benefits of vested interests benefits, fearfull of change by remaining stuck in a fixed non-learning mindset – I want to tell my friends and my foes not to discount me, and not to rank me amongst the “pensioners”.

Personally I consider mly 65th birthday as a sysmolic platform from which I can enhance and widen and weave together the scope of my work and life, and hopefully increase my (positive) impact on you my friends and on the World my dear grandchildren, and all the grandchildren in the World, will find.

I believe my generation is responsible for much of the toil that is happening right now, much of the risks many see for the future. I believe Optimism and Belief in Human Nature and Potential , in Human Systems Intelligence in short. And here I want to bring forward Esa and Raïmo, whose paradigm changing work and research remains central to my vision of hope and posisibility. For those interested follow http://ow.ly/52zU1 ,  for a short introduction of ideas who are so  key to my thinking, hope and beliefs.

I’ve written my commitment to all of you, my partners, from whatever walks of life, in whatever capacity of relationship, on this blog, see  http://ow.ly/52z8I.

It is not pension age that will hold me back, on the contrary.




About charlesvanderhaegen

I am a grandfather of an immensely inspiring family, thanks to the most incredible wife. To satisfy my family's needs, I was for 30 years business entrepreneur, roller coasting between success and failure. 17 years ago I was forced to stop and reflect. I dug into theory and discovered the World out there, that my involvement in Business had kept hidden to me. I feared that I will not escape remaining amidst my trans-disciplinary quest forever, bouncing back and forth from action to theory, always puzzled by Europe's apparent incapacity to free itself from its Institutional/Technological Lock-ins. My horizon opened up when Gunter Pauly, my intimate friend of 35 years, asked me to join him and take charge ZERI's development in Europe. I am now fully engaged alongside Gunter Pauli in the http://www.zeri.org and the @myblueeconomy Networks as CEO of ZERI.EU vzw (Non for Profit association)
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