The capitalist system is creaking. Big business is viewed as a major cause of social, environmental, and economic problems. We're about to change all that. Join us?
How courageous are you?
What's the scariest thing you've ever done? Jumped out of a plane, or off a bridge? Dived with great white sharks? Eaten a grasshopper?
We're about to launch a new business model for business leaders willing to challenge the status quo. It's the scariest thing we've ever done, and we've done some pretty crazy stuff...
I'm Michael Haupt and perhaps, like some of us, you sense intuitively that there is change in the air; that every ‘given’ that we’ve relied on to make business decisions in the past is currently under stress – our financial system, government, global economies and even consumerism itself.
Well, it's time to do something about it. After 3 years of dabbling with a project to introduce Big Business to Noetic Science, I'm finally taking the plunge. But I can't do it alone. I have to admit that it's scary, and I'd really like a team of supporters to cheer me on through this process.
What the heck is Noetic Business anyway?
Noetic Business is a radically different way of doing business - I mean REALLY different. It's about merging the latest discoveries in quantum physics with authentic business to create an entirely new business model. Everyone who's seen the early draft is profoundly moved, and if it weren't for their amazing feedback, encouragement and guidance I'd never be getting out of my comfort zone to do this. I'd much rather simply criticize, like everyone else does. But do this I must - before it's too late.
By the way, you can see what the fuss is about - download the first chapter and Table of Contents here.
What can Noetic Business achieve?
In recent years I've noticed that C-Level execs understand the need to change, but no-one is presenting anything NEW to them. The latest business books are simply rehashed information that hasn't worked in the past. And so Noetic Business provides business leaders with a radically new, workable method of achieving significant social change while building a more efficient, profitable and cohesive company. In short, Noetic Business can change the world. Yes, I mean it.
What's in it for you if you can help?
So here's the thing: I need to raise at least $10,000 to get this project off the ground. Most of it is so that I can finish writing the book, which means interviewing the likes of Richard Branson and other maverick businessmen and women who have knowingly or unknowingly applied certain Universal Laws in their business lives to achieve phenomenal success AND make the world a better place.
But back to what's in it for you.
The first is the chance to be part of an amazing community of courageous individuals supporting questioning the status quo. You'll have access to the latest developments as they occur. I can't predict where this journey will take us, but I can tell you the past 3 years have produced some pretty amazing 'coincidences'. And so helping me out will be your ticket to join us on what promises to be a pretty remarkable process - I still pinch myself every morning to see whether this is all actually happening...
If you can help with a little more than $10, you'll have access to a whole bunch of other cool incentives - you can read about them all to the right --->
As an added bit of fun, if we achieve the total funds I need, I'll be shaving my head and using that pic as my LinkedIn profile pic! Admittedly there's not much left up top any more, but this would be a big deal for me, and a huge chuckle for you!
If we don't reach the $10k mark, you won't be charged and this entire project will be put on hold and I'll go back to my day job. That means we continue life as we know it, and THAT would be a shame. You don't enjoy seeing the damage we're doing, do you? Well now you can join us in turning it all around.
Why the corporate world?
Because if you want to change the world you focus on changing Big Business.
Most of my friends think I'm bonkers trying to change the corporate world - they'll NEVER change. And besides, there are tons of charities and philanthropists doing really good work - surely their efforts are enough?
The problem is that most of these well-intentioned folk are merely addressing the symptoms of our problems - no-one is actually addressing the causes of our problems.
And so that's why I'm so passionate about Noetic Business - it really does have the power to change the world, because it cuts right to the heart of the matter. I hope you'll join me in quitting the criticism of Big Business, and let's together give them something new to think about.
Thank you, and LET'S DO THIS THING.
Until then, live fully, love deeply and make a difference NOW!
Here's how you can help
First, GIVE YOUR MONEY. (Duh.) Were you going to simply laugh this off as a ridiculous effort? Well, give ten bucks instead. You'll get a PDF version of the book loooong before the publishers get their act together and list it on Amazon. Or give a little more and I'll reward you with some really cool stuff.
Equally, or perhaps more importantly, tell all your friends to give their money to this cause. Seriously: spread the word! "Like" us on Facebook! Tweet something hilarious and/or heartfelt (bonus points for doing both in 140 characters). Go to Vimeo and "thumbs-up" the video. Leave a nice comment. Be awesome.
How will the funds be used?
While it's important that you know how the money will be used, please know that this is more about being part of a community that really wants to see change.
When this campaign is successful, there will be an opportunity to celebrate what we have created together. Initially, this means you'll receive the promised rewards. But as the creative process moves forward, and the deliverables are developed, this community of supporters will be reminded that we all share ownership of the outcome because it was our social acknowledgement of its significance (through financial contributions) that made it possible to proceed.
That said, here is what the initial $10k will be used for:
- Website redesign to appeal to corporates: $2,000
- International calls and webinar charges for interviews: $1,000
- Consulting fees for advice on how to package the story: $3,000
- Professional editing of the book: $2,000
- Outsourced social media campaign using LinkedIn to reach senior business leaders: $2,000
Raising a further $15k will fund the following:
- DVD product creation: $5,000
- Membership site creation: $5,000
- International travel for video interviews with key business people: $5,000
When will the rewards be available?
As part of this community, your biggest reward will be co-creating something amazing, and I commit to providing regular updates via blog entries, videos and webinars. I also welcome your feedback, input and advice. Valuable input will be incoporated into the book and gratefully acknowledged.
Everyone who shows their support in any way will be invited to a launch webinar in early June 2012.
The first draft of Noetic Business (excluding the interviews) will likely be ready by end June, with significant updates to follow, all of which you will receive.
All interviews will realistically only be completed by the end of 2012, although the first interviews are already scheduled for May and June.
Dan Brown's new movie, The Lost Symbol with Tom Hanks is due for release in early 2013. In the movie, much mention is made of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. We will be riding on the buzz the movie will create to launch the book at the same time.
Here's how you can help spread the word
You can share right from the sharing buttons below the video. To make it easy for you, I've put together a whole bunch of reeeeally clever tweets you can use on this page:
Or I'm pretty sure you could come up with something even cleverererer.
Thanks you, and LET'S DO THIS!