An Open Nation



Allthough it is fun trying to make the economy work faster while devouring our planets finite resources and individuals' wellbeing, we have another idéa. We have the naively logical belief that it is better to be rational, and instead adjust the economy to both nature and what we today know about human psychology and motivation theory. You know, creating an environment where our intrinsic pro-social behaviour and ecological responsibility are cared for. We therefore work to enable:

<FONT FACE=helveticaneue-light size=4>Allowing the Altruistic Gene To Act</font>

Allowing the Altruistic Gene To Act

Is man a wolf for man? Sociological and psychological studies have shown that humans tend to be altruistic, rather than selfish. There's no better joy than helping others in daily tasks, or working together on something meaningful, is there? In the end, goodwill is a stronger motivation for achieving innovation and excellence than extrinsic rewards such as money.

<FONT FACE=helveticaneue-light size=4>Socially Just Resource-Distribution</font>

Socially Just Resource-Distribution

Today's economic system does not effectively challenge social injustice. Inequality is divisive and socially corrosive, as it is connected to pressing social problems, such as low educational levels, infant mortality, crime, high teenage birthrates, widespread distrust, obesity, mental illness, and obstacles to social mobility. Think of the expense, the human cost of that. A different form of resource distribution is possible. If we avoid an unjust distribution of wealth, we suddenly have a handle on the psychosocial well-being of societies. And that's exhilarating.

<FONT FACE=helveticaneue-light size=4>Open-Source Circular Economy</font>

Open-Source Circular Economy

The current 'take-make-dispose' linear economy approach led us to an emerging resource crunch. To transition to a circular economy is the only way for our society to survive, and thereby the only way for us to prosper. There is a world of opportunity to re-design the way our economy works and we consume. In our economy lies an enormous potential waiting to be unlocked.

4 SOLUTIONS

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Be the change

At Opena International we believe that personal growth is essential for the development of societies. How to find one's purpose? How to manage stress, how to slow down? How to break a bad habit? More, we are dedicated in finding out how to design a society after how human works, instead of designing human after how our economy work.
That's why Opena researches and develops useful tools to promote mindfulness, and makes them available for any one to practice without charge, independently of the person's maturity, education, or way of living. Change starts from within!

<FONT FACE=helveticaneue-light size=5 color=#323232>Lead the change</font>

Lead the change

What does it take to forge a new path? How can individuals make important changes? First, by inspiring others. Leadership is what it takes to achieve things that seem to defy all of the assumptions. Opena International helps individuals to identify their leadership style, and to access the resources that best suit their needs. More, Opena shares project management tools for traditional, agile, extreme, as well as human centric project management. We also provide free consultation to selected projects that matches our values.

<FONT FACE=helveticaneue-light size=5 color=#323232>Build the change</font>

Build the change

We believe that modern technology should be free when it is needed to guarantee people's basic rights, such as housing, access to water and food, health, education, and transportation. Opena International provides open-source blueprints and is committed in researching the best open-source technology needed to promote the transition to a circular economy.

<FONT FACE=helveticaneue-light size=5 color=#323232>Leverage Your Impact Globally</font>

Leverage Your Impact Globally

Opena International believes that a sustainable global economy benefits from humanity’s interdependence. That's why we support the development of the Sharing Economy Grid, an open, joint platform where people from all over the world can discuss tools and models, and share local experiences. The purpose of this grid is to connect all open-source projects and products, so that a commons-based infrastructure can take form and support the growth of a commons based, post-scarcity society. Read more about the smart-grid on our Wiki.

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Trust us when we say the future is going to be nothing short of exciting. Plunge into our resources and start tracing your path!

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Read articles, listen to podcasts, watch video lectures and inspirational speeches, follow seminars and workshops. And don't forget about our Wiki!

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Do you have an unrealized dream that you think is geared towards transitioning to a circular economy, cherishing individual development, or ensuring abundance for all? We are all ears! Please submit it here!

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  • Opena International was founded in 2013 as a hub for inspired individuals with a shared, common dream of a sustainable future. Opena International has since grown to become an engaged community characterized by a forward-looking approach oriented to build a better society for all.
    With an approach based on the prerequisite of social justice, our projects focus on supporting individual and societal transformation through scientific, personal and technological development, and making it available for everyone.
    Helmed by founder Andreas Ekberg Sjöstedt, Zhiying Peng and Ale Wendt, the team now consists of like-minded enthusiasts bonded through an unanimous interest in building a brighter future.
    At Opena International, we believe that we should let the technological development benefit all of mankind, and act as a tool for social justice and individual liberation. This as opposed to being used as a tool for increasing the already large divide between "haves and have-nots". Depending on humanity's moral development, technology have the potential to be either a tool for human liberation as opposed to being used as human manipulation.

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    A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

    Get immersed

    Get immersed

    with Articles, Podcasts, Lectures, Videos,
    Seminars and Workshops

    Find and Join a Project

    Find and Join a Project

    with Articles, Podcasts, Lectures, Videos,
    Seminars and Workshops

    Use our wiki

    Use our wiki

    Access our bulk knowledge containing links to the best
    blueprints, templates and theory that we can find

    Use our wiki

    Use our wiki

    Access our bulk knowledge containing links to the best
    blueprints, templates and theory that we can find

    Start A Project

    Start A Project

    Start your own team or project and invite team members to join you on your journey to soceital and inner transformation towards a mindful and responsible society.

    Connect to the Grid of Commons

    Connect to the Grid of Commons

    Access our bulk knowledge containing links to the best
    blueprints, templates and theory that we can find