What Others Say

“Ecosynomics translates and drives the natural phenomenon that occur within human interactions, allowing the achievement of much greater results than normally expected, on a sustainable basis. The application of Ecosynomic principles integrates nature’s processes of value creation, transformation, and propagation into the space of human interactions, structured around cycles of positive feedback and growth in the outcomes and experiences desired.”

~Ana Cláudia Gonçalves, economist and CEO, Global Financial Services IT Company

“Harmonic Vibrancy is the experience that leverages the potential we experience in human interactions, in their creativity, their nature, their light, their spirit, their awareness, and their attention. Ecosynomics provides a framework for making a qualitative jump in the harmonic vibrancy experienced, transforming towards a more equitable world of opportunities, wellbeing, and happiness for all.”

~Luis Paiz Bekker, director Oxfam Guatemala, former director of Doctors without Borders Argentina

“I couldn’t agree more with Ecosynomics’ basic premise that Abundance is all around us. Dr. Ritchie-Dunham very successfully shows us how to find it, prosper from it, and how to play it forward.”

~Prof. Ellen J. Langer, Professor of Psychology, Director of Langer Mindfulness Lab, Harvard University

“Jim Ritchie-Dunham came to ‘Impuls’ for an evening and shared with us his ideas on harmonic vibrancy and ecosynomics. It was a deeply inspiring evening for all of us. The time is ripe to bring together the pioneers of sustainable business and show the world that things can be done differently: more collaboratively, more creatively, more peacefully.”

~Benjamin Kafka, co-founder and director, Impuls, Agency for applied utopianism, Berlin, Germany

“Any kind of group, even very small ones, can achieve extraordinary things on our way towards a more sustainable society. What makes some groups so special to be able to do that? Can we learn from them for a broader and sustainable transition in society? Ecosynomics provides an appealing lens for seeing the potential of change in how and for what we currently work together.”

~Prof. Dr. Martin Welp, Chair of Socioeconomics and Communication, Global Change Management, Faculty of Forest and Environment, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development

“In its ambition to transform human agreements, Ecosynomics does not resort to oversimplification but deals with the true complexity of social interaction and value creation. In revealing the underlying structures and practices that determine how we think, feel and perform individually and as a group, it empowers people to achieve better results and get more out of life.”

~Makaio Witte, advisor, financial sector development, Sub-Saharan Africa, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

“We at KATE e.V. enjoyed a two-day training in Ecosynomics led by Christoph Hinske, where we explored the implications of our results from the web-based Harmonic Vibrancy survey. We found that the survey questions and results helped clarify our developmental needs, as well as the communication and decision making processes that would best support that development. We were able to then identify our shared values and how to more efficiently meet them, bringing us greater focus on the more important elements, while reducing background noise. Personally, as a director, the Ecosynomic framework helped me see the importance of expressing needs, setting clear agreements, and opening the space for the potential of the individuals and the group.”

~Kerstin Wippel, director of KATE (Kontaktstelle für Umwelt und Entwicklung) e.V.

“ASAPreneurs – Shaping a Sustainable World” is an international and widely recognized program that supports young people to gain leadership and entrepreneurial competencies for sustainability. We do so by offering a one year international training cycle in close cooperation with companies and other relevant organizations. Out of years of experience in advanced leadership training and empowerment of young leaders for sustainability, we know that current economic, environmental and social challenges cannot be met by applying the solutions of yesterday. Accordingly, in future, we plan to integrate Ecosynomics in our work and training cycles. We are doing so since we are convinced that innovative management and organizational development approaches are needed to address the challenges humanity is facing. The scientific results, frameworks and tools of Ecosynomics encourage us in our work that is based on collaborative structures, innovative networks and the ability to generate a culture where each individual is invited and able to incubate and implement its own creative activities in order to support a bigger whole. ASApreneurs is part of the ASA-Program & network which is part of the GLOBAL CIVIC ENGAGEMENT gGmbH – Service for Development Initiatives.”

~Simone Zeil – Project Manager- Program ASApreneurs, GLOBAL CIVIC ENGAGEMENT gGmbH – Service for Development Initiatives.

“Last year I had the chance to experience the framework, insights and tools that Ecosynomics provides, in two different groups. However different these groups were, and my role within them, it was an amazing experience. In both cases we started the process by taking the online survey of the institute. We did so since we wanted to gain a deeper understanding of our group as a whole. The survey results reflected my individual perception of the group and myself as a member of it. Revealing the different dimensions of group performance, the Ecosynomics framework supported and empowered me and the other members to move us in an active and cooperative way forward.”

~ Arun Hackenberger, FairBindung e.V.

“Both major economic theorists Keynes and Mises, who have dominated monetary policy for over 100 years, make no accommodations in human interactions for time, relationship, possibility, or awareness.  Their theories tend to produce win-lose outcomes, which in turn produce a mindset of scarcity and competition. On the other hand, THORLO, Inc., in collaboration with James Ritchie-Dunham and The Institute of Strategic Clarity, has created a dynamic business model that includes all the traditional metrics as well as including the four considerations listed above. We named it “Ecosynomics.”  The outcome THORLO is enjoying today, after 10 years of investments, is what we call “synergistic profitability.”  This is the synergistic effect of the success of our strategy — Integrated Collaboration Conversations — which results in a safe environment, much like a community or extended family, which has produced an ownership perspective in most of our community. This an environment where the individual who fully engages and participates can become self-aware, self-responsible, and self-reliant, leading to a less stressful and more prosperous life, achieving superior outcomes along the way.”

~ Jim Throneburg, founder and CEO, THOR-LO