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There is no human Leader, there is no human power capable of opening the door to conquer or dominate my heart, neither with cleverness nor with violence.      J. M. Arizmendiarrieta. Reflections. p. 46

What is MyIndex 1.0 for?

MyIndex 1.0 is based on the assumption that adherence to co-operative values and principles requires expertise in several specific domains of knowledge, such as personal development, teamwork, business strategy, world economics. Co-operatives from the very beginning, and by definition, are value-based businesses. As only persons have the possibility to choose values, adherence to co-operative values and principles relies on individual choices. Unfortunately, the choices nowadays are much more difficult than they used to be in the 19th century when the present form of co-operative movement was being shaped. Our contemporary world is much more complex than it used to be. The global loss in the complexity can be seen, for instance, in the scale of unhealthy lifestyles people lead in almost all countries.

This new tool is aiming at diagnosing our competence in the domains and propose a programme for individual development that can be institutionally supported by the co-operative whose members want to come back to the roots of co-operativism.