The economy of a man, of an organization, as of a country or of a civilization is just the projection of the relevant system of values. Moral values of a country decide the level of welfare, prosperity, cohesion of its social structure, the stability of its institutions.
‘‘The hobby of humanity in the future will be personal improvement, Universities and Schools will multiply to educate man, especially in economics and business, and everything from the pureness of the soul and of the body, kindness, justice, loyalty, forgiveness and gratitude. The values that have been neglected and must be nourished in this direction: values such as courage, sincerity, truth. Believing in ourselves, in our capabilities and developing them in order to improve ourselves.
Our system of values coincides with our economic destiny. This is true for an individual, for an organization, for a country, for a civilization. The richer our system of values, the richer our economy will be. This equation tells us that we can have only the riches that our values allow us to have’.
“One day all organizations, from the smallest businesses to the huge multinationals will have at their helm a philosopher of action, a pragmatic dreamer, a luminous visionary who has taken care of his own integrity, who knows how to believe in the impossible and make it concrete.
Until now all economic systems have dealt with survival, with people’s basic needs: food, shelter, clothing and reproduction. The economics of Neanderthals and the economics of a modern complex society are essentially the same.
The new economics of the coming decades deals not anymore with survival or to keep people alive for a few decades, but with immortality. New technologies and resources aim at the indefinite extension of each human life. This is the beginning of a 21st Century Economics of Everlasting Life – an Economics of Timelessness which will proclaim Victory over time and over death.”
Elio D’Anna is a brilliant speaker who expresses his ideas in a unique way. His words encourage the listener to maintain a proactive attitude and to constantly strive for integrity and unity of being.
The words Elio says during in his meetings with world authorities, Nobel Prize winners, politicians, economists, professors and students at forums and universities are notes played on a magic flute. Dreamers from all over the world listen to these words and hold them close like a guide book to a great destination.
The Economics to Come
An interview with Elio D’Anna, Founder and President Of the European School of Economics
Q.After the financial crisis, the frontiers and the players of the global economy have changed. The technological developments and the rise of social media have changed the way we reach information, people… We live in a world which is very different from 20 years ago. In which way does the European School of Economics (ESE) respond to this new order?
A.“Until now all economic systems have dealt with survival, with peoples’ basic needs: food, shelter, clothing and reproduction. The economics of Neanderthals and the economics of a modern complex society are essentially the same. The new economics of the coming decades deals not anymore with survival or to keep people alive for a few decades, but with longevity and everlasting life. New technologies and resources aim at the indefinite extension of each human Life. This is the beginning of a twenty-first-century Economics of Immortality. All existing ideologies of left and right are outdated and obsolete. Powerful forces coming from the individual and not from the mass are steadily rewriting the fundamentals of Life. Every individual is called to create, through his dream, a new humanity, and redesign and project in the world of events a new economics and a brand new epoch.”
Q.What is the major difference between ESE and other business schools?
A.“You can create and experience all kinds of desires, but your dream is only yours. The aim of the European School of Economics is to focus each of its students on the uniqueness of his own dream. Conventional education, which has pervaded for centuries in schools and universities all over the world, has created conformity, and has regimented young minds, pruning away the fantasy, the vitality, and the search for one’s own uniqueness.
Above all, universities have become factories that produce employee-minded men and women, job-fillers worried about nothing more than finding an occupation and surviving. Our civilisation needs visionary leaders, pragmatic dreamers, individuals.
Beyond the powerhouses of industry… the skyscrapers of finance…behind all that we see and touch, at the origin of every intuition, of every scientific achievement there is the Dream of one man, an individual. Only individuals can transform society.
ESE dedicates particular care and attention to each and every student. It has developed an educational system that places the individual at the core of its activity. From day one, lecturers and tutors guide student to focus on the achievement of his/her professional goals by creating tailor-made courses of study designed to orchestrate in-class learning with hands-on work experience.The excellence of the faculty, the innovative teaching methods, the international environment, and the unique placement programme carried out in collaboration with over 1500 leading corporations make the European School of Economics graduates among the best on the new global market. This is reflected in one of the highest graduate employment rates in Europe.
The creative motto of the European School of Economics, Visibilia ex Invisibilibus,’ contains the very nature of its educational philosophy, and can be summed up simply by remembering: All we see and touch, all we perceive, the skyscrapers of finance, the pyramids of industry, the discoveries and achievements of science and technology, all we call “reality”, is nothing but the projection of an inner invisible world, a world of ideas and values that runs vertically to the plane of our existence: the world of Being. The way we feel, and think, our aspirations and the uniqueness of our ideas, what we believe in, and our dreams are what determine our destiny.
Like in a cosmic laboratory, in the six ESE centres, from London to Milan, from New York to Rome, and from Florence to Madrid, a formula for undergraduate and graduate study is being elaborated to prepare, in politics as in economics, a new generation of leaders, incorruptible men, capable of facing the challenges fast approaching our civilization. At the centre of any activity of the European School of Economics, of utmost priority is the aim to educate men and women towards self-discovery and inner responsibility.”