How did money, economics and power create the present crisis? Learn about Buckminster Fuller's radical predictions for humanity and Spaceship Earth.

Listen to three global experts present the accelerating changes that are now engulfing the world. We will focus on how to navigate the changes now in motion, what those who predicted this crisis believe is going to happen and practical tools that will help you prepare.

How do Positive Deviants see the unique changes in our global economy?

The Checkerboard Game is a unique experiential learning exercise that offers participants an intimate view of the transformation that is happening in economies worldwide.

The Checkerboard Game was created by Marshall Thurber and the head of Crédit Lyonnais Credit Management (CLCM, a proprietary bond fund). It was first played in the Positive Deviant Network (PDN) in 2009. It is now being offered for the first time to the public.

Positive DevianceSeven Characteristics of Positive Deviants are:

  1. Passion
  2. High Moral or Social Purpose
  3. Seeing Holes vs. the Net
  4. Moving Towards, Not Away
  5. Rapid Cognition
  6. Checking the Edges
  7. Low Regard for Social Convention

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David Morgan

David Morgan - Silver InvestorsDavid Morgan is a widely recognized analyst in the precious metals industry and consults for hedge funds, high net worth investors, mining companies, depositories and bullion dealers. He is the publisher of The Morgan Report on Money, Metals and Mining.  He has authored “Get the Skinny on Silver Investing” and is a featured speaker at investment conferences in North America, Europe and Asia.

He has been interested in money and finance from a very early age, his background in engineering with an advance degree in Economics/Finance gives David a unique perspective to the financial markets that pure business majors often miss. He applies the discipline of logic to verify the basics of economic law. Mr. Morgan has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business, BNN, and TV stations in Hong Kong and Singapore, his work has been published in numerous places both in the alternative and mainstream press. The Morgan Report purpose—helping investors profit in these turbulent times. He is prominently featured in the noted 2013 documentary film Four Horsemen (available on YouTube).

Marshall Thurber

Marshall Thurber: attorney, real estate developer, businessman, educator, editor, scholar, inventor, negotiator, author, visionary and public speaker.

Marshall holds a BA degree from Union College of New York: The Cohen H. Kerr award for the highest academic average at Boston University; Boston University’s Utopia Award and the Maud Folsom Foundation Award which grants an annual scholarship for as long as an individual attends school or until age thirty-five.

In the late 1970's, Thurber co-founded the Burklyn Business School in Vermont. It was designed to teach both the global principles of cooperation he learned from Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller and the contextual principles of the human potential movement. These had been demonstrated and proven in his own business. By utilizing Superlearning Technologies (for maximum memory attention), simulations, music and graphics, Thurber’s teaching is known for being powerfully effective, fun, memorable and leading edge.

Thousands of individuals worldwide have attended the many successful programs developed by Marshall Thurber including Business and You, The Positive Deviant Network, The Essence of Deming, The Accounting Game (granted a US patent), The Secrets of Powerful Presentations, Successful Secrets of the 21st Century and Make Change your Ally.

He is also a partner in the Positive Deviant Network. This is a network of highly successful individuals who are committed to positive social change and the abundant living context of Buckminster Fuller. In addition, Marshall is Chairman of the Board of Empowergy, Inc.  

Darryl Robert Schoon

Darryl Robert SchoonDarryl Robert Schoon writes and lectures on the causes and significance of the economic collapse. His book, Time of the Vulture: How to Survive the Crisis and Prosper in the Process predicted the collapse and the following severe downturn. He graduated from UC Davis (1966) in political science with a focus on East Asia.

In 1978, he was appointed to the San Francisco-China Committee by Mayor Dianne Feinstein and, in 1979, received White House invitations from President Jimmy Carter to attend the Washington DC reception for the Vice-Premier of the Peoples’ Republic of China, Deng Xiao-ping; and, in 1982, accompanied Mayor Feinstein to Shanghai as a member of the SF-China business subcommittee where he gave a talk on US-China trade.

Darryl Robert Schoon’s participation in the 1960s Haight-Ashbury subculture radically altered his outlook, contributing to the unique point-of-view through which he views the collapse of the present economic system and its positive resolution. He has lectured in Europe, Australia and the US as an expert on gold and money and has written five books. He also maintains a financial news website,, and his talks on money and metaphysics are available on his youtube channel, SchoonWorks.

Darryl was an original member of the Positive Deviant Network (PDN) and predicted the 2008 economic collapse in March 2007 in his presentation to the PDN. He is a vice-president of Mr. Happy’s Hat, a condom company, and he and his wife, Martha, are ordained ministers.