Leadership Alchemy – developing leaders in complex times

Alchemy= “A science (no longer practiced) that sought to transform one chemical element into another through a combination of magic and primitive chemistry. Alchemy is considered to be the ancestor of modern chemistry.” The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy The wonderful books I have been reading of late, such as Joshua Cooper Ramo’s “The Age of the Unthinkable” … Read More

Forever Beta – never perfect, always emergent

Give up the thought of creating a product that is fixed in time. We are now in a world of forever beta. Constant emergence, constant improvement, constant change. And speedy too, faster every day. Just imagine if you lived as if this were true all the time, in everything you do? Welcome to that world. Fast Forever Beta…technology, blogging, software, … Read More

Freddy Mac, Fannie Mae, and a little town downunder

Today in the local paper- (to put this in context, I live in a beach resort community of 450,000 people, in a country with only 21 million people), the headline was “Rescuing Freddy and Fanny May Save our Jimmy’s”. Our little town as a premier tourist destination for local Australian’s depends on development of high rise resorts and hotels for … Read More

The Shift Has Already Occurred-Wake up

The past few weeks I have been feeling very restless, looking for and finding distractions, not able to focus for any period of time. I am an avid and committed observer of the world news, current affairs, plus have been studying history, and daily read from my greatest teacher, R Buckminster Fuller. Bucky talked about prognostication, that in order to … Read More