Building a sterilised world

Hand sanitisers Extreme overuse of antibiotics Removing play equipment from school playgrounds Overuse of vaccinations Never allowing children to be unsupervised Walking or biking to school ‘too’ dangerous Playing outdoors in the rain or cold…’too’ dangerous Signage everywhere to speak of the obvious, in case of litigation. Airport and other security now essential These are the costs of safety measures … Read More

Debt is a great way to keep people docile

“Debt is a great way to keep people docile” Dr Jason Hickel In this blistering and lucid article on the delusions of microfinance, Dr Hickel exposes a model that the West have looked on so favourably these last few years as a way to bring people out of poverty. Yet it has been shown to keep poverty alive and well. … Read More

What is my relationship to the unknown? The false gods of security

  What is my relationship to the unknown? How comfortable am I sitting on the precipice of the emergent? Am I able to stand in the tension of uncertainty? And if so, for how long? How much is my life trapped by an identity that no longer fits? I ask these questions this morn, knowing that my willingness to continue … Read More

Hubris in leadership – intrinsic to leadership is responsibility

This week we watched hubris in leadership play out on the world stage of FIFA. And in Australia we are watching with horror as the tragic violations and abuses by representatives of the Catholic Church towards people (mostly children) in their care is brought to light by the Royal Commission, while some of the leading Church officials continue to deny … Read More

We can – change the world today

We can; Make every building an energy producer Build zero waste cities Grow healthy nutritious food locally Reduce the cost of living via local energy and local food Make everything cradle to cradle – zero waste Eliminate litter from our streets Take care of people with mental, emotional, spiritual or physical disability Allow marriage rights to any two people who … Read More

How to massively expand your Universe – overcoming rejection

Some time ago I was sitting with my mentor and he said that I had to get over my fear of rejection. This fear, he had observed, was what was stopping me having everything I desired. I knew he was right. Rejection is situational. I have no issues with being rejected in many arena’s, yet I am paralysed by fear … Read More

Complexity addiction – simple is beautiful

Example #1 The diet/food industry. A nightmare of opinions. One day bananas are good for you, the next they are bad for you. However the rules for eating are generally very easy. 1. Eat real food. (If it is in a package, box, tin, plastic…then it is less than real food) 2. Eat mostly plant based food that has been … Read More

Naming our value – being unforgettable

  This week… A client of mine who has been an employee of a large institution for some time headhunted by a competitor, and the institution they had been working at, despite being informed of the competing offer, simply ignores it…and then is shocked when my client hands in their notice. My client feels unseen by the organisation to which … Read More