In 1981, the founders of the Burklyn Business School – Marchall Thurber, D.C. Cordova, Bobbi DePorter, and Gregg Simmons, produced an
event high in the late summer mountains of northern California, at
Kirkwood Meadows, named The Future of Business.
This event featured Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller for one full-week of lectures and advanced-learning exercises
centerehd on “The Future of Business”. Over 100 invited business-people from all parts of the United States
attended what was to become
“…the most concise recapitulation of my entire life’s
activities ever delivered before humans to date.” (R.B. Fuller). Bucky passed away less than two years later in July 1983.
The event was recorded and preserved by Marshall Thurber, and to date has never been released to the general public. In late 2008, The Radical Change Group received a copy of this 20-hour video from Marshall, with the aim of taking this work to the world at large, just as Bucky would have wanted it. We are now working hard on making these talks available to our visitors. If you were not a part of the lucky 100 to be in on this week long talk, then soon you will be able to sit back in your living room and still be amazed by our planet’s friendly genius at his very best.
One of the challenging objectives of this project is to document and repackage Bucky’s ideas and his ways of explaining them through engaging stories and metaphors, in a way that is suitable for the modern Internet age – making it easier to deliver, navigate through the material, and most importantly – learn it in the most effective way possible. This involves digital remastering, indexing, and creating bite sized chunks for easy delivery and understanding.
At the Radical Change Group, we are working hard to make this gift available to the World, giving our time, money, and other resources to this rather demanding project. We have been going through the entire series, indexing and cross refrencing the material. There is still plenty left to do, which requires both time and money. We ask you to join us in the spirit of the gift economy, and help us make these historic and awe inspiring talks available as a gift to the world at large. If you have enjoyed our gifts – the RCG podcasts, – we ask you to consider now supporting buy ambien brand this project with whatever level of support you choose to give as a gift. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Suggested gift amounts are $20, $50, $100, $200, $500 and $1000. If you feel you can contribute in some non-monetary way, let us know that as well, perhaps we can find use for your talents in making this truly our project together.
Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American architect, author, designer, futurist, inventor and visionary. Throughout his life, Fuller was concerned with the question “Does humanity have a chance to survive lastingly and successfully on planet Earth, and if so, how?” Considering himself an average individual without special monetary means or academic degree, he chose to devote his life to this question, trying to identify what he, as an individual, could do to improve humanity’s condition, which large organizations, governments, and private enterprises inherently could not do. Pursuing this lifelong experiment, Fuller wrote more than thirty books, coining and popularizing terms such as “Spaceship Earth”, ephemeralization, and synergetics. He also worked in the development of numerous inventions, chiefly in the fields of design and architecture, the best known of which is the geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes or buckyballs were named for their resemblance to geodesic spheres. (Wikipedia »)
Marshall Thurber is a successful attorney, real estate developer, editor, businessman, educator, scholar, inventor, negotiator, author, visionary and public speaker. In the late 1970s, Thurber co-founded the Burklyn Business School in Vermont. It was designed to teach both the global principles of cooperation he learned from Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller and the contextual principles of the human potential movement. These had been demonstrated in his own businesses. By utilizing Superlearning Technologies™ (for maximum memory retention), simulations, music, and graphics, Thurber’s teaching is known for being powerfully effective, fun, memorable and leading edge.
HIs students include such luminaries as Anthony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, Spencer Johnson, Jack Carnfeild and Mark Victor Hansen to name a few. The founders of RCG were granted full scholarships to his programs and invited to participate with him as guests, for which the founders remain deeply grateful and remember with deep fondness. (More about Marshall at PDN website »)