Goleman. I’m here in Silicon Valley with my dear old friend, Larry Brilliant. From my point of view, Larry is the perfect conversational partner for this topic. When I first met him, he was in India, working with WHO to eradicate smallpox, the only time a disease like that has been completely eradicated from the […]
Integral Cities is a tour de force: for the first time we find a truly holistic approach being taken to a fragmented, over-specialized subject. In a world where over half of the population lives in a city, and where the front-lines of the battle against climate change must be fought and won, what could be more timely than a guide to creating thriving cities?
Let me start with a bit of wisdom I once picked up from Thomas Berry, a historian of cultures who has said, “The universe is the communion of subjects, not a collection of objects.” This epigraph encapsulates the monumental shift that I believe we are undergoing as we move into a new kind of cultural if not economic reality.
We’ve asked ourselves many times: what can we do to help others? We live in a complicated country that’s going through powerful changes. One day, a Kosmos Journal came in my mail. I was delighted with its beauty and special literature, and felt my soul joy- fully resonating with the people who wrote it. “This is the answer!” I said to myself.
When my wife and I decided to take a mid-career break and travel around the world, we immediately recognized our role as citizen diplomats—for the United States and the West. After launching a website and connecting with a growing international community, we sensed a gap.
This article gives a brief overview of what needs to happen if we— individually and collectively—are to wisely and effectively engage in shaping the future of our planet and our species. The community of evolutionary entrepreneurs has a rich toolkit of models, maps and approaches to work with
Twice a year I have the opportunity to connect with you and to express my gratitude to those who have inspired and uplifted me on this long journey toward planetary harmony and wholeness. Although I have not met many of you in person, I think of you often, knowing we are resonating to the same note.
Effective management of global resources is not possible under our present multilateral system. Because national jurisdictions and institutions rarely line up with the actual geographical regions that contain ecosystems and social and cultural groups, many of the world’s transboundary resource areas lack responsible public oversight.
What’s the Infrastructure for Realizing Ideas for a Radically Better World?
Work isn’t working. That much is clear. Freelancers, flexi-workers, nomad professionals and social entrepreneurs are more and more often characterizing the landscape of contributors to social and ecological responsibility.