The Shalom Prosperity Framework™ (SPF) is a structured intervention to catalyze large-scale development that results in diversified, but integrated systems of prosperity which can emerge as robust, rich, resilient and regenerative over time. The vision of SPF is to “Establish thriving (generative, self-sustaining, resilient, regenerative) nations, economies, and communities in the present while setting the foundations of the same for future generations.” The mission and mandate of SPF is to “plant seeds, and cultivate systems, of prosperity everywhere for everyone.”
A shalom execution system starts with the building blocks that contain the energy, or engine, for growth. These building blocks are actually a methodology for catalyzing growth. The methodology is then executed within various strata of society – individual, community, state/province/region, strategic projects which span several regions and communities, the nation, and the orchestration unit – Globalstratos™. The methodology and strata serve as the “skeletal structure” upon which all activity occurs. A variety of applications and solutions, which are aligned with the methodology, are developed at each strata.
The result of the execution system is a shalom structure, which like the human body or society, is a complex adaptive system. A complex adaptive system (CAS) is defined as:
(An) entity consisting of many diverse and autonomous components or parts (called agents) which are interrelated, interdependent, linked through many (dense) interconnections, and behave as a unified whole in learning from experience and in adjusting (not just reacting) to changes in the environment. Each individual agent of a CAS is itself a CAS: a tree, for example, is a CAS within a larger CAS (a forest) which is a CAS in a still larger CAS (an ecosystem). Similarly, a member of a group is just one CAS in a chain of several progressively encompassing a community, a society, and a nation. Each agent maintains itself in an environment which it creates through its interactions with other agents.
Change and surprises are characteristic of a CAS. A CAS environment is volatile, uncertain, chaotic, and ambiguous (VUCA). This is the world we live in today. However, a CAS is highly resilient and regenerative because it contains adaptive capacity within it. That is how socioeconomic systems should be designed.