The ultimate business mentor – Buckminster Fuller

November 30, 2011Post by Laura Humphreys

In another lifetime I studied at length with Robert Kiyosaki at his Global Leadership Forums.  One person we studied at length was Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller.  American philosopher, systems theorist, architect, and inventor, Bucky created and popularized terms such as “Spaceship Earth“, ephemeralization, and synergetics.  For some reason I found myself googling Buckminster Fuller, wanting to re-connect with some of this teachings.  I found this quote from 1983 which pretty much explains this global crisis we are watching unfold.  We are at a cross roads where our integrity is in question, it’s time for a new order:

“When I was born, humanity was 95 per cent illiterate. Since I’ve been born, the population has doubled and that total population is now 65 per cent literate. That’s a gain of 130-fold of the literacy. When humanity is primarily illiterate, it needs leaders to understand and get the information and deal with it. When we are at the point where the majority of humans them-selves are literate, able to get the information, we’re in an entirely new relationship to Universe. We are at the point where the integrity of the individual counts and not what the political leadership or the religious leadership says to do”. 

Interesting, eh?

From the desk of liber8yourbusiness.  Small business mentors and experts in exit strategies.  Wellington, New Zealand.