I created the idea for a university devoted solely to the science and enterprise of sensemaking when I started to wonder how one might "think different" (think outside the box). The box, in this case, is that of funding sources. I am surrounded by people (myself included) who typically rely on funding agencies that are branches of some government. There are, of course, other funding sources, some even governmental in nature. Still, how to think outside the box?
The "what if" went like this: what if there were to exist or come into existence a federation of entities (financially capable, of course) that recognizes, in a very big way, the need to federate human thinking in service of, um, saving the planet?
I have a few ideas along such lines. Before I launch my ideas, I want to hear those of others. I have disclosed my ideas in various places with some positive results. I'd like to hear from others. I'd like to think that just the funding aspect of a global sensemaking university is itself a topic for IBIS.