Author

Like many others writers, I am always full of ideas and thoughts. The best way for me to deal with this is to write and share it via articles and books. At this moment I (co) authored more than ten management books. The last book was Blockchain Organizing: The Reinvention of Management.

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The first book I wrote is the management novel: ‘Every day when the sun rises’. It is about the history of the community economy, the basis for Blockchain Organizing. It’s a book to touch and inspire people with new thinking and a new organization model via an exciting story. This management novel describes the history of the community economy through the eyes of the two main characters: Miles and Susan. In their quest for another world, where companies and banks are no longer in the center of doing business, they develop a new vision and a new organizational model. ‘Every day when the sun rises’ is not an ordinary management book, but an exciting and easy-to-read story. This novel gives an inspiring and playful picture of a new future. Susan is studying organizational science and conducts her graduate research in Miles’s organization. You travel with them in their quest for another world. A world in which corporations, central governments and traditional markets are no longer self-evident. The book asks questions like: Why do we work? Why do we organize work? Why do companies actually exist and what is their meaning for our prosperity and our life?

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Miles and Susan conclude that our social economic order is not based on technology, but on full-employment. They conclude that the future of work will change profoundly. First the meaning of work, and with that the meaning of unemployment, and second how we organize our work. They argue that firms will transform to shared transaction networks. ‘Every day when the sun rises’, it describes in a special way the community economy. As if you’re in the middle of it.

The vision, model, infrastructure and program, that Susan and Miles think about, are further elaborated and illustrated in the Weconomics books I wrote and co-authored. For more information please visit the website of the Weconomics Foundation (Dutch only).

My latest book I wrote together with Walter Bril is called ‘Blockchain Organizing for Managers: management as innovation reinvented’. Before this book we wrote a  600+ page book: ‘Blockchain Organizing: fundamentals for a new social economic order’, people also call this book the blockchain bible’.

Blockchain is a new and disruptive concept to organize trust when we exchange values. This concept will make traditional coordination mechanism, like ‘the firm’, ‘the bank’ or ‘the government’, too expensive, almost by default. This new concept is able to organize trust, without expanding complexity. It’s a combination of a new technology with a fundamentally new organization model and we call it ‘Blockchain Organizing’.

When blockchain technology is combined with a fundamentally new organization model a disruptive way of organizing trust, our work, economy, and society will emerge. This new way of organizing also means that the IT landscape, first design and architecture and after that also development and management, will fundamentally change.

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“The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.” (Harper Lee)

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