Business, Schools and Communities as Agents of World Benefit: Flourishing in Challenging Times

Towards a Flourishing World: Interacting with People as the Agents of World Benefit


Kurt Lewin spent the second half of his career in the USA, examining the question:
Can we create knowledge about the productive forces in groups and societies? This question has become crucial again. It is time to re-create knowledge about the productive forces in societies and groups.

This issue is related to the Fourth Global Forum for Business as Agents of World Benefit. This year’s theme is: Discovering Flourishing Enterprise.


Author: Wick van der Vaart

Wick van der Vaart has master degrees in Dutch literature and social psychology. In 2005, he founded the Instituut voor Interventiekunde (Institute for Interventionism) in Amsterdam. The core of this institute is a two-year program in appreciative interventionism. In 2016, he became Editor-in-Chief of AI Practitioner. Contact:

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Author: David Cooperrider

David Cooperrider, Ph.D., is a Distinguished University Professor at Case Western Reserve University, where he holds the Covia- -David L. Cooperrider Professorship in Appreciative Inquiry. He is also the Honorary Chair of Champlain College’s David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry in the Stiller School of Business. David now serves on the Board of Trustees of the Organization Development Network. 


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