Alliances for Discovery was organized in 1999 as a 501c3 non-profit organization with the specific mission to accelerate breakthrough discoveries, inventions, and innovations of benefit to humanity. The core premise is that world’s “wicked” problems—disease, poverty, illiteracy, destruction of habitat, climate turbulence, violence, and so forth—will not be resolved by our present order of thinking. Most if not all of these desperate problems remain unresolved and many are becoming worse.

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BIG HEART INTELLIGENCE (BHI)

BHI is a capacity that anyone can easily and enjoyably experience, cultivate, enhance, validate, replicate, measure, and communicate. Big Heart Intelligence is a capacity that anyone can easily and enjoyably experienced, cultivated, and rapidly enhanced by anyone; then validated, replicated, measured, and communicated as a core institutional competency to upgrade organizational DNA.

BHI AND THE LAUGHING HEART

Alliances for Discovery has developed and field tested a program of Practice Notes for each of the 10 Essential Moves and is now able to demonstrate that Laughing Heart or Big Heart Intelligence is indeed a core life capacity that can be enjoyably and easily cultivated by all ages within three hours, and the initial flavor of Laughing Heart experienced in 15 seconds! The Program is ripe for "appification" which will enable the benefits to be transmitted and scaled to reach users around the world. A blue print for the development of the app is available for review by qualified Charter Sponsors.

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CURRENT AFD PROJECT INITIATIVES

BHI IN MEDICAL SCIENCE

BHI IN SCIENCE

Early Detection, Prevention, and Effective Therapies for Ophthalmic, Neurodegenerative, and Cardiovascular Disease. At present patients must wait months and in some cases even years for a definitive diagnosis of a serious neurodegenerative illness. Medical science is poised for a series of breakthroughs.

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BHI IN BURNOUT PREVENTION

BHI IN WELLNESS

Preventing and Transforming Burnout into an Innovation Opportunity. Burnout and stress among employees in the health care system is a significant component in a $300 billion global cascading problem.

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BHI IN COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION

BHI IN INNOVATION

Scaling BHI to Reach a World Network of Entrpreneurs and Innovators. Our goal within the next three years is to create a BHI Codex of Best Practices, or Heartopedia. Launching a BHI Collaborative Innovation Network (COIN) Platform and Suite of Apps.

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AFD SPECIAL INTEREST NETWORKS

BHI IN SUSTAINABILITY

BHI IN SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

Big Heart Intelligence in Healthy Workplaces and Sustainable Communities. BHI will transform how we design, build, and engage in healthier, more sustainable workplaces and living environments, and catch the wave of the next super-cycle of 21st century innovations.

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BHI IN HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORTS

BHI IN HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORTS

Winning at the level of Olympic sports is not just a matter of extraordinary skill. The extra critical ingredient is Big Heart Intelligence. In Master Li Junfeng’s experience in coaching China’s women’s wuxu teams to over 100 gold medals BHI principles become interwoven as a way of life in the network of sport’s culture.

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BHI IN LEGAL EDUCATION

BHI IN CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

BHI applies to the legal profession in many powerful and practical ways. AFD's Chairman, Julian Gresser, twice Visiting Mitsubishi Professor at the Harvard Law School brings decades of experience as a practicing international and environmental attorney in designing a new CLE course for lifelong legal education.

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AFD DIRECTORS

THE AFD TEAM

Julian Gresser

Julian Gresser Chairman, Global Alliances

William Moulton

William Moulton Board Member, CTO

Patricia Bader-Johnston

Patricia Bader-Johnston Board Member, Senior VP Asia