How it Started
We’re an international group of 100+ individuals from 30+ countries led by Founder & CEO Vishen Lakhiani, doing our part to change the world.
From outdated societal beliefs and education models that hold people back to restrictive work cultures that hinder creativity and innovation–we at Mindvalley are ambitiously, ridiculously, and irreverently determined to help change all of that to help explode our full human potential and move the planet forward.
While many look at global problems like brain drain and broken educational systems and focus their time and energy fixing the problem, we take a different approach.
How? By embodying the philosophy of the great scientist and awesome futurist, Buckminster Fuller who once said: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
And that’s exactly what we’re doing. Building new better models that make today’s problematic models obsolete, and at the heart of our approach is “culture hacking.”
What is Culture Hacking?
- The quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, etc.
- A particular form or stage of civilization, as that of a certain nation or period: Greek culture.
- Development or improvement of the mind by education or training.
- The behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group: the youth culture; the drug culture.
- To cut to the core. To dismantle systems apart. To rebuild. To recode.
Thus, “culture hacking” is the art of bringing in technology and education in smart effective ways to rapidly “recode” and advance culture, altering in the process the behaviors of everyday individuals to make them adopt smarter practices that elevate their lives.
And so far, the results have been phenomenal.
Our work is diverse and spans multiple companies, cities and countries, and it’s all aimed at one big, crazy, ambitious goal…
Making the world a better place by touching 1 billion lives by 2050.
From enrolling over 250,000 students (and counting) into our various online courses and mobile apps on mindfulness practices and alternative health lifestyles, to hatching award-winning initiatives focused on unleashing the potential and creativity of today’s youth and aspiring entrepreneurs–our projects are many.
And here’s just a small sample of what we’ve accomplished so far.
In Southeast Asia we’ve launched Project Renaissance , starting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to inspire and facilitate youth entrepreneurship in the region and to turn Kuala Lumpur into one of the top cities in the world to start a dotcom in 10 years.
In the United States we’ve built an online education platform to help people enjoy the benefits of modern meditation, embrace work-life balance, and become innovative entrepreneurs to spur more economic growth and innovation.
In Latin America we’ve launched an online school to teach people in the comfort of their own homes how to become effective freelancers who can accomplish more.
In our award-winning offices, (featured in Inc. Magazine’s Top 10 World’s Coolest Offices) we culture-hacked an experiment in designing workspaces for happiness, creativity AND productivity.
As a result, our work-culture has won WorldBlu’s global Most Democratic Workplace Award for 5 years in a row, and our revenue has soared.
Better yet, our model is inspiring many companies around the world to follow suit, and what they’ve reported to us has been amazing and touching.
We even culture-hacked and open-sourced our own organizational tools and DNA and now share a lot of what we know with the “competition.”
And all of this is part of a bigger goal to directly and indirectly touch 1 billion lives by the year 2050.
Meet the Team
Visionaries, rebels, crazed inventors, best-selling authors, ambitious entrepreneurs, people who believe they can change the world…
These are the people we call our employees, partners and authors.
The people who make Mindvalley unique: a tight team of the best minds from 30 different countries. If you like what you see, we invite you to join us as we are hiring all year round to fuel our growth.