Why The Jordan Brand’s Lead Designer Left Nike

Jason Mayden quit his job as a top Nike designer after a heartbreaking conversation with his son. Today he joins the startup Mark One.

Source: www.fastcodesign.com

Again a story that indicates that things might be really changing…

Health is indeed one of the most important basic human needs, as is food, and water…

Is our health secured? Are our basic needs secured?


Jason’s story leads me to the following reflection:

The situation – relative to the meeting some basic needs – if it is to be corrected,  is really wicked – it is a Technological/Institutional Lock-In of the worse kinds…


The basic need for clean, drinkable water is very critical. It becomes rare, and privatized… To the point of being replaced in many countries by unhealthy beverage, bad for health (Mexico is a case in point)

Truly healthy food is rare and expensive, junk food is pushed by aggressive advertising by an irresponsible agriculture and food  industrial complex that seeks profits and growth by all means, and certainly not to meet to the basic healthy food needs of the people


All this is bonanza for the biomedical business world, who is making huge profits securing people and agriculture with (environmentally destructive) medication and (often unnecessary) medical services aimed at curing people from illnesses that they should not have gotten in the first place… but that agri-, food-, pharma- and biomedical industries have been very keen to impose on them and keep develop and maintain – lying or otherwise keeping people unaware in their partisan advertizing and lobby


Is Nike a faithful party, willing to prevent illnesses by pushing people to exercise more, or are they yet another life destroying business profiteering at the expense of people… The story of Jason Mayden might provide an answer to that…


Thereby comes that most health issues cited above are compounded because people are suffering from psycho-somatic diseases, enslaved as they are in anti-human lifestyles and systems imposed on them by aggressive advertising and other systems of capitalism gone mad and criminal…


A vicious circle for the people, a virtuous circle for the industries

Your health!..

See on Scoop.itThe future of food health and agriculture


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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