Transformative Innovation – giving birth to stuff that matters

I will call it. Almost all of what we call innovation is incremental. To innovate, to change something, to transform, is rare. Nothing wrong with incrementalism, but let us not confuse it with exceptionalism. I believe that the world needs exceptional innovation right now, rather than another new app. The Nobel Laureate, Ilya Prigogine, noted for his work on dissipative … Read More

A singular focus – the act of personal bests, repeated

As the Olympics wrap up for 2016 and the sports mad nation of Australia contemplates our successes and misses in Rio I am reminded of one of our great athletes, Ian Thorpe. As a 3x per week swimmer for 20 or so years, I know a little bit about the black line. About early mornings, and hours and hours that … Read More

Habits, commitments and sabotage

I have some wonderful habits. 20 plus years of early morning exercise that keeps me young, fit, vital and alive. So much a habit that I hardly need to think about it, and I certainly do not argue with myself about getting up any more. I also have some habits that need to be discarded. Most of them are habits … Read More

Our unique and beautiful pattern integrity

I find myself sitting in this question. When we grow up to another stage of human development, does the operating principles of the Universe also grow up with us? Or in my case, does the operating principles of the Universe direct us clearly to grow up by no longer working in the formulamatic way of linear goal setting? The world … Read More

Into the well of spiritual exhaustion

It amazes me that I have been a guest of this world for 54 years. Like many people I speak to in my generation, we feel as vital as we did in our thirties, yet the reflection in the mirror sometimes shocks. “Who is that person!” More scary, the reflection in our many devises as we look down to send … Read More

A burst of light..can hit you at anytime

After a wonderful rich conversation with Cindy Wigglesworth today on the subject of her life work, Spiritual Intelligence, she defines spiritual as the innate human need to be connected with something larger than self. It is hard to look at the daily, generative, consistent rising of the sun, in all its beauty, differences, colours…and not allow oneself to be connected … Read More

Owning the spotlight of your life

A stranger is captured in their own golden spotlight, produced by the almighty sun. And they didn’t even know it…. I love this metaphor….how many times a day might we each be standing, without even knowing, in a spotlight? Each of us a star. We forget…how easy is it to forget our own brilliance. Not the egoic high founded in … Read More

What to do when your business crashes and you lose it all. Part 3 (of 7) Shedding

If you fill a container with too much gas at some point the container will explore. Simple physics. Our lives are filled to the brim. Social media, TV, family, sports commitments with kids, work, commutes, handling all of your stuff, buying more stuff, balancing the budget (or not), climbing the ladder of life….it goes on and on.  Our internal energy … Read More