Monthly Archives: November 2007

This is Exactly the Impossible and Unachievable Change We Need

A bit of a homework assignment for you today, dear readers: Please take a look at this wonderful 4-page article by David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World. This was the presentation David made at the conference I … Continue reading

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Jealous Men, Generous Women: About Compersion

Compersion is the capacity to take pleasure in the joy that one’s lover gets in the company of another lover. I’m using ‘love’ and ‘lover’ here in the broadest sense — intellectual, emotional, sensual, aesthetic, and/or erotic love. Compersion is … Continue reading

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Love, Conversation, Community: Three Magic Words

Since I began my weblog in 2003, I’ve shifted my topics and the vocabulary of my articles from those associated with a traditional ‘Civilization’ social worldview (i.e. mostly articles about the prevalent political and economic regimes, the existing social structure … Continue reading

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Saturday Links for the Week — November 24, 2007

Dry Season, by the astounding and talented artist Mary Mattingly(check out her 7-firm oligopoly posts)Mostly about love, conversation and community this week. My new holy trinity. All I am thinking about, and all I seem to care about these days. … Continue reading

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A Gift of Knowledge, Art and Appreciation

© 2007 Melisa ChristensenMy friend Melisa, an extraordinary artist and blogger based in NYC, has decided to forgo the usual Christmas gifts in favour of gifting knowledge. She is sending people copies of her favourite documentary films. I think this … Continue reading

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The Politics of Monogamy

One of the things that has surprised me most about my recent voyage into polyamorous love is the effect it has had on my appreciation of music and film. As most of you know, I’m a hopeless romantic, and music … Continue reading

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Principles of a Polyamorous Natural Community

Of late, most of my conversations have been about love, about conversation and about community, specifically the creation of model intentional communities that are essentially polyamorous in nature (i.e. membership in the community is self-selected in such a way that … Continue reading

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The Strategy Paradox

I had the pleasure recently of meeting with Michael Raynor, author of The Strategy Paradox and co-author of The Innovator’s Solution. I wanted to try to convince him that the solution to the Paradox is designing for organizational resilience, an … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread — November 18, 2007

Image by Christer Rosewell What I’m Thinking of Writing (and Podcasting) About Soon: Principles of Natural Polyamorous Community: I’ve found a remarkable woman in Second Life (or rather, we’ve found each other) who shares my vision for creating an intentional … Continue reading

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Saturday Links for the Week — November 17, 2007

Map from Carma-Carbon Monitoring, via Cass Allowing Space: Cassandra writes a profound and important article about art and blogging. “I risk losing you if I don’t post often. I risk losing myself, and the rests between my words, if I … Continue reading

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