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Abundance is a dance with reciprocity - ebbf basel breakfast


JOIN US in values-driven networking and learning 

ebbf Basel, invites you to join the next informal gathering in the ethics and business “meaningful conversations” series on Thursday 19th December with the basel ebbf team.

“Abundance is a dance with reciprocity – what we can give, what we can share, and what we receive in the process.” Terry Tempest Williams


AYNI – Discover the Power of Reciprocity

Ayni (gifting in Quechua) is the Andean principle of reciprocity, respect and the mutual flow of giving and receiving. It is a creative process based on the reality of abundance. It starts with the genuine need of a person, responds with a generous spirit of another and is based on a long lasting trust based relationship to accomplish more than one person or group could manage alone.

Reciprocity and collaboration is an innate trait that humans developed through a long process of evolution. It is based on mutual relations and has existed in one form or the other in many societies.

Let’s discover the power of Ayni and how in times of increasing materialism and individualism, concepts like Ayni can bring back the sense of community.

Let’s explore on actions how to improve our organizations and shift the mindset from I to WE, from pure monetization (more cash) and materialization (grow bigger) to building relationships based on trust, respect, generosity, care and justice that are the base to more effective, sustainable and creative organizations with happier people.

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Thursday 19th December, 2019 beginning at 7:45 am


Tibits Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant, 1st Floor Stänzlergasse 4, 4051 Basel



Silvia Ferlito is a Business Economist by education and has 15+ years of finance experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Her work in finance was always accompanied with her interest to deeper understand human behavior and change patterns. This led her to study and become a Stress & Mental Coach and Trainer, supporting people in finding their strengths, releasing stress and activating hidden resources. In her work she can combine both backgrounds and introduce initiatives around mindset change, Capacity Building and trust based communication. After her graduation Silvia spent one year in Australia and New Zealand and has since then traveled the globe. During a sabbatical she spend some time in South America and engaged in a humanitarian mission in Cochabamba Bolivia. Her high level of drive and energy leads her to find new projects to inspire and support people as well as find places to explore and learn from.


Safe the date for upcoming 2020 ebbf breakfasts in Basel. to be announced soon


Thursday, December 19th, 2019
06:45 am CET.


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