Monthly Archives: May 2013

What If Everything Ran Like the Internet?

When the Internet was first starting to catch on in the 1980s, I was invited, as a representative of a large business consulting organization, to a day-long seminar explaining what this new phenomenon was and how businesses should be responding … Continue reading

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A World With No One In Control

The emergence of civilization culture ushered in a huge shift in power, from egalitarian individuals voluntarily entering into tribal community together, to a small number of ‘leaders’ at the top of the hierarchy pyramid. This shift wasn’t a matter of … Continue reading

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Too Many Rats in the Cage: Civilization Disease

THE CYCLE OF DISCONNECTION Almost everyone I know is depressed these days. Friends who are renowned as especially intelligent or informed seem to be the most vulnerable to this malaise, so perhaps ignorance is bliss. The brilliant cartoonist at Hyperbole … Continue reading

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The Cognitive Dissonance of the New Yorker and the NYT

cartoon by David SipressĀ  from (of course) the New Yorker I don’t read much ‘news’ anymore. I read articles and books that promise new knowledge, insight, ideas or perspectives on the huge energy, economic and ecological challenges facing us now, … Continue reading

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