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The New Paradigm

As the first new-paradigm Corporation meeting concludes, the The Eden Programme roars out of the atmosphere towing a cubic mile of gold having been acquired by the team of B. Johnson, Drake Watson and Max Profit. Rising into the night sky it seems as if the the ship will escape back into the post-mesophere market, as its dark shadow eclipses the still cooling moon. That is, until there is a terrible ripping in the fabric of reality and the titanic, besuited form of the asset seizure team of Kthulhu, Kthulhu and Goldberg appear. As tentacles surround the ship and its bullion, notices of intent are served to all on board and the ship quakes as monstrous legal forces, beyond the limited understanding of man or mango pull it inexorably into the dark void of corporate financial law. With a final thrum the ship slips into the darkness beyond the stars and is gone, as down below the Mangolians begin to sing, clearly sensing that some great malevolent presence has been banished.

Many hoped that was the last they would see of the Managing Directors, but in their hearts they knew that it was not to be, for how could even the terrible litigious might of KK&G hope to destroy such drive for results. None the less, with a spring in their step the survivors set about rebuilding the world.

A New World.

A Better World.

A Brave New World

The powers of the new world rose quickly from the devalued assets of the old marketplace.

Nova Canada

Nova Canada came into being from the old hive mind carefully nurtured by the infamous scientist Eisenhauer. Once one accepts their implant, first issued on a child’s 15th birthday, they join the Canadian Consciousness. This meta-informational society acts near instantaneously as a judge, jury, and if needs be, executioner. Realising for the first time the true reality of the old fashioned concept of democracy, it allows all inhabitants an equal vote on issues of the day. Accused by many of the unilluminated of being a communist state, it nonetheless has one of the greatest manufacturing bases on the planet rendering its inhabitants members of a post-scarcity society.

Of course, those who do not accept an implant are looked down upon, viewed merely as guests. They are welcome to visit, but they will never be part of the whole, they shall never be truly Canadian. Regardless, with access to the best facilities and near unlimited raw material the destination is popular with many independently minded scientists, ensuring that Nova Canada is at the forefront of Science!

And should anyone seek to destroy Nova Canada? Imagine an army that moves as one, fights as one. An army where decisions are made with a full grasp of the available information and acted on instantly. An army armed with the latest output of an R&D division.


“Corporate greed ruled the lands of yore
and made the working folk so poor
will it 'gain crush what we adore?
Quoth the Raven, nevermore!”

Rainbowland acts as a haven for those who seek to follow the philosophy of Flower Power, providing for each others needs through the manipulation of nega-synergy and representing all that is inimical to business. Even worker-owned cooperatives are frowned upon here. The rainbow formerly known as Monkey is worshipped as a great teacher, one who should be emulated.

Rainbowland is know as a haven for The Resistance, a group of individuals dedicated to searching out and eliminating any attempted corporate incursion with the fanatical zealotry of those who have seen the Truth about Business. They continue to scour the world, searching out all copies of the Five Effective Habits that remain and consigning them to a fiery doom.

Greater Mangolia

Greater Mangolia was formed by the Mangolians under the leadership and guidance of their Supreme Generalissimo, Father of the World Chuck Brannigan. Over time an antagonistic dualistic religious system arises.

On one side is the mind-bending entity known as Greg Lucas. While defying gravity, the God beams reimagineered pre-shift works educating his followers in the ways of productivity. He teaches that pineapples are themselves a forbidden fruit, and that Lymanism is the worship of a Dark God.

On the other side there is the Dark Lord of Death, Pat Lyman, whose followers dress up as pineapples to conduct their strange rituals involving the force feeding of pineapples to the unwary on the seventh day of each week. Pineapple+™ becomes the most successful religious product in the market, with 6 of every 10 martyrs recommending it for its holiness and ability to stave off rickets. Of course, that is until a series of embargos against Pineapples are instituted worldwide resulting in a collapse of the fruit-market. This is the beginning of the great citrus-wars, that will ravage farming markets for generations to come.

Strangely, the adherents of the new religions do not come to blows too often, it seems that violence is not so much in the Mangolian’s nature - or perhaps the horror stories of the mass downsizing forever associated with the shift have left such a mark on the psyche that they cannot bring themselves to verge on that territory.

Similarly strangely, it is the temporal power that bans the practice of the Five Forbidden Habits. In its place the leveraging of Flower Power is used to try and perform Business, though it is but a pale imitation compared to what was before.

However it is here that draconic overlord and CEO Brannigan rebuilds the Company’s headquarters. By fiat existing shareholdings are declared incompetent and the company is temporarily nationalised to allow for the reallocation of shareholdings. The near-immediate reissue yields ex-officio holdings of 20% for the CEO, 4% for each MDs, 2% for each ED, and 40% split between remaining employees. The Company’s ethical investment strategy and forward-thinking personnel optimising murder reduction initiatives see it prosper, with DOG its only competition in a new marketplace.

As the Mangolian people develop they are watched over by the towering Black Monolith constructed by Dr Despair. It becomes a focus for their people. A place where their philosophers gather to discuss the ethics of investment and their elders meet to keep the peace. Over the years, often in the dead of night, scaffolding mysteriously rises around the obelisk as ‘upgrade task forces’ descend on the structure and the ominous humming it emits becomes ever louder.

JPW Inc.

Ten years pass, the corporation grows in harmony with the Mangolian’s and Canada, providing much needed goods and services, its shareholder cooperative ensuring that its corporate governance is both ethical, profitable and rainbow-focused, although it is suspected that may also have something to do with the record level of rainbows detected in aquifers worldwide.

Yet one dark day this idyllic market is shattered. Across the firmament a great fracture forms and within it is a darkness most terrible. From the fissure emerges a new corporation, its capitalization as large a second moon, but it is no moon. Black and terrible it slips through the gateway, a crystalline orb of shadows and smokey windows from which pulses a dark and terrible drive for Success! and around which crackles the awesome might of Synergy. Upon its obsidian surface stands a great golden sign: ‘JPW Inc. - A New Company for a New Paradigm’. On the earth below Mangolians begin to flee their homes in terror as the inter-corporate behemoth of Johnson, Profit and Watson fills the sky; come once more from beyond time to claim the assets taken from them and dominate all market niches and life.

Empowered with administrative forces most fell and ruthlessly managed it seems that this new Terra-Corp will crush all before it, ushering a new dark age of monopolisation and mega-profits. Even combined, the ethically focused forces of Greater Mangolia, the cyborg army of Nova Canada and the Flower-power Gurus of Rainbowland seemed outmatched by the dark powers of Business.

However, as the final takeover maneuvers begin and the vast HQ of JPW starts its descent from the heavens, to seize control of the earth and strip it of all its saleable resources, the black monolith begins to chime; deploying an arsenal of weaponry not seen since before the paradigm-shift. The few survivors recall a large warning tone being emitted before a “partial restriction system release” was announced, shortly followed by a blinding yellow beam of light striking into the centre of JPW Inc.

The expanding firestorm of leveraged Synergy devastated half of Greater Mangolia, turning it into a desolate wasteland of photocopiers, budget-reports and mango coloured biros. However, JPW Inc. had been driven back, its dark bulk retreating into the darkness of space beyond the Oort Cloud. In its umbral boardroom three figures could be seen, one stroking a tiger, seated around a table of utter night, each plotting the company’s next strategic move and occasionally looking suspiciously at each other.

Post-vital Markets

Business Limbo has now become a vibrant, competitive marketplace. The invisible hand of the free market ensures that most business entities can choose from a wide array of available post-life options in an ever-evolving marketplace. Stiff competition results in perpetual innovention and advances in customer care.

In Every Eden, A Snake in a Tie

Though JPW Inc. still lurks out there, in the darkness, waiting and watching for a moment of weakness when the earth’s stock slides and a hostile-takeover can be initiated, the new world, in a new paradigm, prospers. Business held in check by ethical standards and rainbows. This new people-oriented paradigm is protected from the ravages of synergy by the suppression of the five-habits and the illegalization of downsizing.

Yet the power of business is not so easy to quench, The Five Habits still linger at the edges of the world. Here, a dissatisfied Canadian seeking to escape the slavery of the Collective and get a small-business loan. There, a renegade Mangolian seeking to emulate his Gods and generate big big savings! Or even members of La Resistance Trois, resisting the resistance and the rise of flower-power. Almost inadvertently they will draw upon the power of business and with a crackle of synergy they will find themselves talking to a glittering golden figure, The Foreign Market Expert, who whispers the secrets of investments and paradigms to them.

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