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A 20-Year Plan to Upgrade Humanity


Humankind is at a crucial point in our history. Before us lies the possibility of a more connected and abundant world, where our best values of compassion and unity shine. Yet the world as it’s operating right now is far from that vision.

Simply put, our systems for running the world, and our models for understanding it need a massive upgrade - especially when you consider that:

  • Our planet is facing ecological collapse due to global warming.
  • According to Gallup Polls 85% of adults dislike their jobs.
  • Other polls show 54% of kids dislike school.
  • Nations confuse nationalism with patriotism and often fall prey to leaders using fear to win votes.
  • Business has gone berserk - and many companies become algorithms for short-term profit while polluting the ecology, or marketing junk as food, or creating manufactured demand.

And in the midst of this, we’re about to be hit by massive exponential growth in technology. From AI, to robotics, to extended lifespans and the singularity - we as a species are unprepared.

Nelson Mandela said, “if you want to change the world, change education.” This is my biggest focus. A new type of education system that can be deployed across nations, schools, businesses and large populations that allows us to reach our next level as a species.

Upgrading The Human Education Model


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With the advancement of AI, human education will inevitably evolve. It will be less about facts and learning, and more about creativity and transformation. 20 years from now the world will be very different. Robots and AI will take over most jobs. Working hours will drop to 15 hours a week. And with Universal Basic Income - work will essentially be optional.

In that world, I believe that the No. 1 thing we’ll be doing with our abundance of spare time is personal growth. Productivity is no longer just what you build -- YOU become the product. Your soul, your body, your mind become the focus of your human drive to build, create and invent. And we are striving to be the company that provides the best tools for this future.

This is why education is key.

But this goes far beyond the traditional mode of education. We’re building some of the world’s most cutting-edge education technology and methodologies, and deploying them in national schooling systems, Fortune 500 companies and direct to consumers.

Mindvalley is my vehicle for transforming education. Our goal is to create the biggest rise in human consciousness our species has ever experienced. And fundamentally upgrade the human experience.

But Upgrading Humanity Also Goes Beyond Education...


Apart from evolving our education, and our university and schooling systems, I believe it’s vital that we also pay attention to the other systems that shape our living experience, including:

  • Our models of work and career...
  • Our spirituality...
  • Our understanding of health and wellness...
  • Our approach to parenting...
  • Our politics...
  • Our concept of citizenry...

And finally unifying all the people of the world under a Flag for Planet Earth. A flag that represents a form of ‘memetic inoculation’ against nationalism and short-term business interest that sacrifices the environment.

These pressing global issues are challenging to tackle because our world is driven by business need. And saving the world is often not seen as a viable business model.

Except that we found a viable way.

Mindvalley now has 300 people ranging from engineers to writers to artists working full time on these challenges.

Better yet - we’re fully self-funded, profitable, and growing at a rapid pace. To transform the planet, we need to change the mindset of individuals - one by one. We’re at 3 million and counting. A billion lives would create the necessary tipping point we need.

We’ve given ourselves till 2020 to make this happen.

We’re not here to win awards, do an IPO or report to any investors. We prefer to be singularly obsessed with transforming our species and saving our planet.

Consciousness ripples. Each person we touch, goes on to touch another. The end goal is 1 billion users on all our various connected platforms by 2038. It’s a tough mission, but we’re making solid progress.

If this mission resonates with you, read on to discover the various projects my team and I are currently working on.

Stand for Unity


Transformational Education


Mindvalley Quest Platform

Mindvalley Quests


Through Mindvalley we’re bringing together the world’s best teachers on the world’s most transformational learning platform. Mindvalley Quests, our evolved version of online training courses, yields 800% higher completion rates than traditional courses. The key is in how we merge leading-edge learning tech, beautiful production values, behavioral design, daily micro-learning, and community.

The New University


What if University was not 4 years in a bubble - but one year, every month, for the rest of your life? There’s no such thing as graduation in our vision for education - because why would you ever want to end one of the most empowering and fulfilling experiences of your life? This is the idea behind Mindvalley University City Campus. Thousands of people join a mobile university that moves from city to city every year, for a month of profound learning and co-creation.

Mindvalley University City Campus

Work & Career


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Upgrading Work Culture


Mindvalley’s award-winning HQ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is a giant laboratory of work culture experiments. Ranging from new management models to new styles of office design - we’ve been innovating on work culture for 10 years. As a result, we’ve attracted an amazing pool of talent from 54 countries.My new book and program on work culture will be coming out in 2020.

Personal Growth at Work


Is it possible for work to make you younger, fitter, healthier and give you more time for yourself and family? We believe so. Working with our own team, we’re able to get the average employee to lose 10lbs their first year, and by year 2, have them meditating and running Spartan races. We’re obsessed with experimenting on how work can be redesigned to enable health and wellness, instead of take it away.

Mindvalley Team

Spirituality


Soulvana App

World-centrism In Religion


At Mindvalley, we believe religion should unite humanity, not divide us. Our app Soulvana is designed to bring people from all religions together to practice spirituality in one unified space. We believe that religion can be world-centric, respecting all other religions and allowing the cross-pollination of ideas. On top of that we will be applying our base AI learning platform to create unifying apps for the world’s major religions.

Mindfulness & Meditation


The science supporting meditation and mindfulness practices is overwhelming. But many of these practices are unreasonably hard to follow, or too time consuming. As a trained meditation instructor for five years, I’ve worked to unify different practices into powerful and effective new forms of meditation like the 6-Phase, which is now being introduced to populations around the world to provide an easy, powerful, science-backed meditation process.

Meditation

Health and Wellness


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Food Activism


Food has become one of the most dysfunctional ingredients of our society. Big food companies have trained us to consume products that slowly kill us. In 2018 I launched a campaign against Nestle to point out the false advertising in Milo, one of their most popular drinks. It received 20 million views, and ultimately led to ingredient and health ratings changes for Milo. I will be continuing my activism against big food companies to get them to change. In addition to this food activism, Mindvalley is now improving and developing Wildfit, our program for total health transformation that uses behavioral change to shift one’s relationship with food and create lifelong health. The next step is to deploy Wildfit into large populations.

Longevity


While we can’t yet stop the process of aging, we can now make people age significantly slower, and extend their lifespans. I’m working with some of the world’s leading biohackers to both transform my own body, and share what works with individuals and organizations worldwide through Mindvalley. At this point, I’m convinced we can reverse the biological age of the average individual by around 10 years.

Vishen training

Parenting & The Next Generation


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Schooling


We’ll soon be building global platforms to bring transformational education to schools around the world in 100+ languages. Today’s kids do not learn the most important skills that lead to happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives. For instance, a traditional can teach you basic accounting - but not how to be financially free. It can teach you biology - but not how to live healthy. Mindvalley technologies and programs are currently being tested in schools in Finland. Plus, we’ve also started creating our own experimental classrooms at Mindvalley University City Campus. Within 10 years we aim to be upgrading entire national schooling curriculums.

Parenting


Parenting is one of the most important jobs on the planet - yet it comes with no manual. And I realized how tough parenting can be when I became a dad. Mindvalley is now building a parenting educational platform rooted in the ideas of Conscious Parenting. The platform is designed to help parents be their best while giving their kids the right, scientifically backed systems to grow into healthy and empowered adults.

Vishen and his kids

Global Unity


Vishen Lakhiani

Politics


How can we help politicians that are unity-aligned win elections? We’re not here to decide whether left or right-based economics are the right answer. But we do know that in today’s world, nationalism is often used as a tool by unscrupulous politicians to win votes. Leaders who lack vision, win votes through division. The problem is that in a deeply connected world, division no longer works. I’m currently looking at how to train unity-driven politicians to win elections. I ask of only two things of the politicians I seek to help: that they take climate change seriously, and that they do not divide people by religion, ethnicity, or any other barrier.

The Earth Flag


Science fiction always painted a picture of the human race as a singular identity of planet earth, exploring the vastness of space as one unified species. But it’s almost 2020 and we’re far from it. The Earth Flag is a symbolic idea with a powerful effect. A flag that symbolized the unified human race. It’s the flag that will proudly be on the first rocket ships colonizing Mars. A flag that a young child in Mexico, a kid in the USA, a little girl in Iran, can all look up to and say, “I belong.” Its power comes from the fact that it has no power. It’s not a body like the UN, but rather a species-wide ideal. Most importantly it allows our inherent sense of human belonging to not just identify us with a particular country, but with planet Earth. In this way it becomes a sort of memetic inoculation against the backward and dangerous ideas of nationalism.

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