Monthly Archives: August 2009

From Knowing to Doing: How and Why We Act

BLOG From Knowing to Doing: How and Why We Act Last week I had a fascinating chat with Mark Brady, marketing/design guru extraordinaire, whose Alchemy model of business elements, using the metaphor of the periodic table of elements, is so … Continue reading

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Links and Tweets of the Week: August 30, 2009

BLOG Links and Tweets of the Week: August 30, 2009 Hugging salt and pepper shakers from Geoff‘s Byron Bay vacation shots — I want a bunch of these! PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION’S COLLAPSE An Uncivilized Solution: Keith Farnish has written the … Continue reading

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Creative Activism

BLOG Creative Activism Today I joined the Applied Improv Network, in part to signal my move from passive writer and idea-ist and story-teller to activist. One of the things I like about Improv is that it is focused completely on … Continue reading

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Ten Powerful Questions for Conversations

BLOG Ten Powerful Questions Artwork “In Deep Conversation” by Irish artist Pam O’Connell One of the most valuable lessons from my recent meeting with David Zinger was how important it is to ask powerful, open questions. I’ve previously written that … Continue reading

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No More Stories

BLOG No More Stories I ended a recent article with the following warning/rant about stories: I am coming to believe that all stories, from the unactionable dumbed-down crap that we’re fed by the mainstream media, to the preposterous ‘history’ they … Continue reading

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Resilience is Futile (Adapt and Improvise Instead)

BLOG Resilience is Futile (Adapt and Improvise Instead) I‘ve been using the word resilience to describe the capacity — of individuals, communities and organizations — to improvise, to respond well in the moment. But I think resilience is the wrong word — … Continue reading

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Links and Tweets of the Week: August 22, 2009: The Post-Civilization Edition

BLOG Links and Tweets of the Week: August 22, 2009 the transition movement logo PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION’S COLLAPSE Finally It’s OK to Talk About Civilization’s Collapse: This blog is mostly about preparing for the collapse, later this century, of our … Continue reading

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Know Yourself, and Beware of Stories

BLOG Know Yourself I had a fascinating conversation this afternoon with Seattle artist (and Patti Digh co-conspirator) David Robinson. It was largely focused on the knowing/doing disconnect that I’ve been writing about, but we also talked about stories — as … Continue reading

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We Were Here: Amy’s Story

We Were Here Final Story This is the final version of Andrew Campbell and Amy Leung Barnes’ story, We Were Here, that I promised in this earlier post. It’s available in pdf format here. “If you are a poet, you … Continue reading

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On Living Alone

BLOG Living Alone A substantial proportion of bloggers, I would guess, live alone. More than most who live with others, they have the method, the motive, and the opportunity to blog. Just look at the demographics: In North America, Northern … Continue reading

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