Viably: Breaking Unsustainable

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the word Viably means: “in a way that is able to succeed.” And that’s what we are after, creating larger-scale projects that not only succeed in the short run, but that are able to work viably for the long term as well. 

The mission is the “Break the Unsustainable.” This means looking at large scale problems and finding new solutions where the current ones are, well, not able to sustain. Often people think of sustainability as relating to the environment. While that is true, it is a small example of the unsustainable issues we face. There is also a vast array of issues that are unsustainable economically, socially, and politically. That is, if we don’t do something to make them more sustainable, they collapse. Some examples include: the rising costs of education, access to housing, political polarization, national debt, and so much more. These issues are bigger than any one of us, and yet we have to begin somewhere. At Viably we plan to launch these projects as eNitiatives! The idea is to begin to socialize some new approaches and perspectives for how to solve current situations viably.

We don’t have the resource to finish an eNitiative ourselves. However, we can start them in a way that raises awareness and support and brings folks together who can tackle these effectively. The vision is to fulfill 30 eNitiatives by 2030.

Each eNitiative must affect at least one million people, have a united front of leadership, and be significant enough that when a solution set is produced there are large-scale homes where each can be placed for longevity and sustainability.

eNiative One – The Value of a 4-yr Degree:

Let’s start with the first eNitiative, the relative value of a 4-yr degree. With costs of gaining a 4-yr degree at all-time record highs and loans mounting – this is indeed unsustainable. Forgiving loans en mass is not sustainable. But there is a way to combat all the student debt. , and neither is accruing them for a degree that won’t produce the expected career value to justify the costs. Here are two videos to help you hear more about this unique perspective…

Six College Assumptions to Inspect – 5 Minutes

The ROI (Return on Investment) of a 4-Year Degree – 25 Minutes

The belief is that having better information before financial commitments are made can make a significant impact. It turns out that if one could have a uniform way to compare the likelihood of career earnings to the school, degree, and major one chooses, we can make it far more likely for people to assess their investment before they make their financial commitments for their degree.

There is a lot of data on this, yet no uniform way to access it and make more effective decisions. This is why we seek to partner with organizations already holding pieces of this puzzle and unite them into a solution.

For example, Fruition Facts™. Much like we look at food packages at the grocery store to see standardized information on the ingredients and nutritional values, the same can be done for the fruitional value of a selected school, degree, and major. Making it possible to assess the risks, likelihoods, and costs against expected career earnings outcomes

fruition facts

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