gospels aren’t proprietary

By: | Posted in: Be Expertise / Be Listening | Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 - 8:08am

The recent controversy surrounding Coke’s Superbowl ad, featuring a a multi-lingual rendition of America the Beautiful, reminded me of a conversation with clients about taking a stewardship – versus an ownership – relationship to the ‘gospel’ that informs our work.

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The Weed Economy, Part 2

By: | Posted in: Industrial Era / Social Era | Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 - 4:06pm

Link: Using Bees to Detect Cancer Imagine what the world will be in a 100 years, when we have fully re-membered our symbiotic relationship to everything around us. This is an aspect of how the world was before the primacy of hierarchy, specialization and authority that we have slowly lost since the emergence of writing: […]

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Labor Day

By: | Posted in: Be Expertise / Be Listening, Be Independence / Be Interdependence | Sunday, Sep 1, 2013 - 7:12pm

A friend posted this image on his Facebook page and it triggered the follow thoughts for me… ‘Long holiday weekend’…a beautiful and cynical shell game. “We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make […]

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To be Human is to have a Language

By: | Posted in: Be Expertise / Be Listening, Be Resource / Be Source | Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 - 10:24pm

Carly’s case is of course both unusual and extreme….but from what I see, her condition is not qualitatively different from yours or mine. No one knows what it’s like to be in our body, no one can see what we see or sense what we sense. Our reality is, by it’s nature, a private reality. (continued below […]

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KONY 2012: What is the source of Integrity in a Social World?

By: | Posted in: Industrial Era / Social Era | Thursday, Mar 8, 2012 - 4:21pm

As I’m sure the vast majority of you experienced yesterday, Invisible Children (an NGO focused on ending conflict in Uganda) captured the attention of tens of millions of Facebook users yesterday (last count for the Youtube version of the video alone was 30 million views). I myself was moved not only by the worthiness of the cause […]

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God’s Heckler

By: | Posted in: Be Expertise / Be Listening, Be Resource / Be Source, Industrial Era / Social Era | Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 - 5:13pm

As a follow-up to my last post, The Weed Economy, here’s a story from the Hindu tradition: Guha was a barbarian hunter. He hunted in the forest with great skill. He was one with the tangled underbrush, cousin to the monkey and the tiger. The priests in the city thought it was their duty to […]

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The Weed Economy

By: | Posted in: Industrial Era / Social Era | Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 - 5:50pm

No, not that weed economy; I’m at least 20 years beyond making that particular case. The ‘weed’ I’m referring to is the Industrial Era notion that some things belong and are useful and some things…well, don’t. [A weed is] a plant that is considered by the user of the term to be a nuisance, and normally applied to unwanted […]

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New Year’s Melody (aka Die Kunst der Leben)

By: | Posted in: Be Resource / Be Source | Saturday, Dec 31, 2011 - 7:19pm

In addition to (or perhaps instead of?) goals/resolutions for the year, what is your melody for the year? Is it tight enough that you can actually play/sing it……but at the same time not so tight as to eliminate the possibility of improvisation? You don’t need the whole song, just the root melody; a few simple ‘notes’ […]

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Louis C.K. gets where the world is going better than most of our business leaders do

By: | Posted in: Industrial Era / Social Era | Thursday, Dec 15, 2011 - 6:08pm

Comedian – that seems like such a small box for what this guy’s become – Louis C.K. conducted an experiment over the past four days by selling his latest comedy DVD directly to consumers (he had also directed and edited – as well as of course wrote and performed – the whole thing himself). The […]

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Testus Pro

By: | Posted in: Industrial Era / Social Era | Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 - 9:45pm

oc·cu·py ˈä-kyə-ˌpī to engage the attention or energies of to reside or have one’s place of business in to fill or take up (a space or time) Like you, I have read about and watched videos of the Occupy ‘movement’ over the past several months. And, like you, I have had a variety of reactions: […]

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