Sebastian Parsons

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About Sebastian Parsons

Social entrepreneur: Designed and founded the Elysia Commons. Co-founded and leads Stockwood Community Benefit Society Ltd. Worked in and led charities such as The Biodynamic Agricultural Association and The English Symphony Orchestra. Business man: runs Liv.co.uk - the ethical online department store. Built the Dr.Hauschka brand in the UK.

Distributing power – the underlying conceptual insight for the Commons Corporation

The hypothesis driving our project is that if power is truly shared then the natural capacity of people to collaborate can be relied on to ensure success. Power attracts fear and desire – ultimate accountability rests with the top boss in any system. National politicians must claim to be powerful, must accept accountability, otherwise they

Article Published about the Elysia Commons in Italy

Aurelio Riccioli of Istituto per la Tripartizioni, an Italian blog that represents the idea of managing the social commonwealth along the 3-fold lines of culture, economy and justice, came across the Elysia Commmons while carrying out his research. He has worked his way through our literature and come to meet us and now he has

Inter-sector Connections

We are publishing a series of blog posts that dip into a future in which the Commons Corporation has become part of life so that we can share how it will feel... In this moment two mothers are talking about education and in particular new possibilities that have emerged for one because of inter-sector funding

Elysia Commons at Marmalade

A Journey to The Elysia Commons In April 2015 the Ellysia Commons team presented the model as one of several events at the  Marmalade Social Enterprise Festival in Oxford. Our invitation to participants was to visit a business model from the future that we can help to build now.

Internet Radio Broadcast

We're happy to share that an interview with Sebastian Parsons, founder and designer of the Elysia Commons, Thursday the 8th April 2015 broadcast an interview on Lighthouse NetCast a new internet radio station. Visit www.lighthousenetcast.com

Old Dogs, New Tricks

We are publishing a series of blog posts that dip into a future in which the Commons Corporation has become part of life so that we can share how it will feel... In this moment a member of the Elysia Commons on-boarding team is reflecting just before his day's work begins on how fear isn't

Health Care in the Future

We are publishing a series of blog posts that dip into a future in which the Commons Corporation has become part of life so that we can share how it will feel... This little scene is about how the Elysia Commons can help to make a wider range of complimentary health care choices more accessible

Dartington November 2014

The Elysia Commons team held an event on Friday 7th of November to launch the Commons to a wider group of people and introduce the idea of the investment fund that is the financial driving force of the Commons Corporation.  There will be more on that soon, but for now, here is the keynote presentation in which the fundamental

Introductory Animation

A simple powerpoint animation giving an overview of the Civil Ecology Corporation (also known as Commons Corporation).  It fits with the music here (clicking opens another tab and starts the music, then come back to this tab and click play to get the full effect)!