Financial crises plaguing our society today, as well as their effects on the future of work and education. Ronald van de Hoff also describes the need for (and emergence of) a knowledge- driven civilization, marked by accelerating change, value networks, and knowmads, the nomadic knowledge workers of the future. Monetizing on the Mesh is the final theme explored in this book. Open value networks replace value chains, reality and virtuality are blurring. People get what they need from each other and may go around your organization, unless the crowd becomes part of your organization. Business models are changing. How do you connect with potential clients who may never become paying clients in the end? What is social capital? How do you create sustainable monetization with your own Mesh? Ronald van den Hoff is a renowned European entre- preneur and trend watcher. His latest adventure is Seats2meet. com, an answer for the market dynamics of our time and the fast-changing needs of globally connected and locally involved citizens, allowing access to inspiring venues for vibrant meetings, offices, and coworking. These virtually connected spaces (3rd spaces) form the serendipitous stage for the companys stakeholders to create new, sustainable economic value. The 80 worldwide locations of the Seats2meet.com network have become the living laboratories in which the principles of Society 3.0 are tested and executed.