In 1978, Marshall Thurber and Bobbi Deporter founded Burklyn. The purpose was to create a conference and retreat center for enhancing one’s consciousness and personal transformation. The original Burklyn was a 1,500 hundred-acre estate in Vermont (pictured right).

Half of it was located in the town of Burke and the other half in the Lyndon township, thus the name Burklyn. It was designed to be a place to quiet the mind and ignite the soul. Burklyn attracts entrepreneurs, business owners and individuals from around the world. Over four decades later Burklyn continues.

Bobbi Deporter is now the co-founder and President of SuperCamp http://www.supercamp.com SuperCamp provides life skills and learning summer programs. Its purpose is to support each student to become independent, inspired, self-motivated learners.  The summer various curriculum are designed for sixth grade through high school students.

Marshall Thurber now leads Burklyn (Burklyn.earth). He is the only person ever to study with both Buckminster Fuller (ten years) and with W. Edwards Deming (eight and one-half years).  Fuller and Deming are two of a handful of paradigm breaking giants of the 20th Century.

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) is an acclaimed  American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. Fuller published twenty-eight books and coined or popularizing terms such as “Spaceship Earth“, “earthian” “synergy” and “ephemeralization”.

Ephemeralization is the process of accelerating acceleration in the efficiency of achieving the same or more output (products, services, information, etc.) while requiring less input (effort, time, resources, etc.). Fuller’s vision was that ephemeralization will result in ever-increasing standards of living for an ever-growing population despite finite resources.

He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as buckministerfullerene (Bucky Balls).  This carbon molecule was not only predicted to exist by Bucky in the late 1970s, he made exact replicas of it. In 1996, thirteen years after Bucky’s death, three scientist were awarded the Nobel Prize for finding it.

Dr. Edwards Deming Click for PDF

W. Edwards Deming (October 14, 1900 – December 20, 1993) was an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant. Educated initially as an electrical engineer and later specializing in mathematical physics, he helped develop the sampling techniques still used by the U.S. Department of the Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

So large is Deming’s impact on the world that the a US News & World Report cover story reported that Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s leading role in the Japanese quality and business miracle ranks as one of only nine “Hidden Turning Points in World History”. Of the nine, Deming was the only business person on the list.

Marshall Thurber

“An Evolutionary Event” – Buckminster Fuller

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 the immutable principles of business success. Marshall is the only person to have studied with both Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller (a decade…until he died) and W. Edwards Deming (eight and half years…until he died). The mash-up of the theories, methods, tools and tactics of these paradigm breaking giants creates predictable results. They are presently being used successfully by Marshall and others.

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.

Marshall is now the leader of a synergistic team whose website is: Burklyn.earth. The purpose of the Burklyn team is to provide the theories, methods, tools and tactics for Earthian success.

Burklyn Leadership


Integrity Living my values regardless of circumstance Am I living my values in this situation?
Abundance Everyone has access to more than enough Am I willing to include others in this situation?
Love Genuine appreciation for all life Am I taking action from genuine appreciation for all living things?
Grace The gift of confident reliance Am I viewing everything as perfect – even if I don’t see it in the moment?
Interested Authentically engaged in the other Am I authentically engaged with everyone in this situation?


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