Book presentation 'En nu online'

Joitske Hulsebosch

Last week we had the book presentation of En nu online (unfortunately for some written in Dutch). This reminds me of the cartoon of the boy who says he has read only the first 140 characters of a book.Anybody remembers the cartoon? -

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Thursday, November 26, 2009 Why Leaders Cant Help Us BLOG Why Leaders DontGet It The famous Pogo cartoon from Earth Day 1971 (c) Walt Kelly T hebest thing about the job I just retired from has been the opportunityto speak with some of Canadas business leaders, specifically aboutsustainability.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Cartoon by Michael Leunig (thanks to Mia for the link) A week ago I wrote an article linking business risk, business sustainability and business resilience,arguing that the best way to get companies to pay attention to theirsocial and environmental actions is to frame the challenge as abusiness risk and business sustainability issue, rather than somethingbusiness should do just out of a sense of responsibility. Creating an Alternative, Gift Economy.

2008 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Cartoon by Michael Leunig (thanks to Mia for the link) A week ago I wrote an article linking business risk, business sustainability and business resilience,arguing that the best way to get companies to pay attention to theirsocial and environmental actions is to frame the challenge as abusiness risk and business sustainability issue, rather than somethingbusiness should do just out of a sense of responsibility. Creating an Alternative, Gift Economy.

2008 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

July 23, 2007 Too Much Outrage, and Not Nearly Enough My favourite cartoon from the ever-provocative Ted Rall I ve been trying to figure out why some people love MichaelMoores new movie Sicko, and others hate it. The wildly divergentreactions, it seems, have less to do with political view and more to dowith the perceived solutions (or lack of them) to the outrageoussituation that Moore presents -- the utterly dysfunctional andegregiously expensive and inequitable US healthcare system.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

July 23, 2007 Too Much Outrage, and Not Nearly Enough My favourite cartoon from the ever-provocative Ted Rall I ve been trying to figure out why some people love MichaelMoores new movie Sicko, and others hate it. The wildly divergentreactions, it seems, have less to do with political view and more to dowith the perceived solutions (or lack of them) to the outrageoussituation that Moore presents -- the utterly dysfunctional andegregiously expensive and inequitable US healthcare system.

2007 35

Revisiting the Hero’s Journey

Viv Mcwaters

The Seven Basic Plots by Christopher Booker; Daily News, Eternal Stories by Jack Lule; Story by Robert McKee (of course); Alternative Scriptwriting: Writing Beyond the Rules by Kan Dancyger and Jeff Rush (bet you’re surprised I was attracted to that title?!)

2010 141

Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Winning caption, submitted by Audrey Orr, to a recent New Yorker cartoon caption contest; cartoon by Joe Dator. Another New Yorker cartoon contest cartoon, this one by PC Vey , with three excellent ‘finalist’ captions: (1) “Is that a new outfit?”;

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Falling Off the Edge

How to Save the World

The metaphor of trying to sell a meteor to a dinosaur, shown in the cartoon at the top of this post, is precisely apt. The alternative, of just dwelling alone (at least among humans) with this too-far-ahead (or completely insane) worldview, is probably unhealthy.

2015 92

Links of the Quarter: September 2016

How to Save the World

cartoon above by the Naked Pastor , David Hayward. ~~~~~. cartoon by Michael de Adder in the Halifax Chronicle Herald — thanks to Karen Runge for the link. New Yorker cartoon by David Borchart. New Yorker cartoon by Kim Warp. o ur civilization, it seems to me.

2016 67

Links of the Quarter: December 2016

How to Save the World

‘We’ do not live in the present at all. cartoon by Emily Flake in the New Yorker. cartoon by Mick Stevens in the New Yorker. cartoon by Tom Chitty in the New Yorker. cartoon by Will McPhail from the New Yorker.

2016 63

Links of the Month: January 29, 2015

How to Save the World

cartoon by Mick Stevens from The New Yorker. Nancy also has some great advice for dealing with the usually- abysmal Q&A sessions after presentations. cartoon by Michael Leunig. The only viable alternative, the authors conclude, is to reduce consumption.

2015 95

ThoughtFest 09

SocialTech

Our (the red) team came a respectable third in the diabolically evil ViolaQuest , which was masterminded by Nicola Whitton and Rosie Jones, a couple of the UK's leading Alternative Reality Game (ARG) researchers and designers. You can see their presentation slides here.

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Links of the Month: November 8, 2013

How to Save the World

I think there are four ways to do that: Live an exemplary, joyful, present life : Be a model of living in the present, joyously, every day, living a life that’s aware, generous, responsible, sustainable and full of learning, wonder and love.

2013 93

Links of the Quarter: December 26, 2015

How to Save the World

cartoon by Bruce Beattie in the Daytona Beach News-Journal (thanks to Eric Lilius for the link). Excerpt: The best alternative [to the current economic crisis, economist Adair] Turner thinks, is his radical proposal—creating money and handing it out to entities that can spend it.

2015 68

Himmelman Model - Networking Collaboration Cooperation Coordination

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

I think of a recent New Yorker cartoon in which a kindergartner approaches the teacher, points to his pal, and says, “Billy wont collaborate." " It’s funny in the cartoon, but what does the kindergartner mean? The livable wage is an alternate concept to the minimum wage. If the coalition achieves great success and is acknowledged with an award to be presented by the mayor or the state government, who gets to step up and accept the prize?

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Why I (Still) Blog

How to Save the World

cartoon by the amazing Michael Leunig. I think what look to be epiphanies are more just a case of certain information, viewpoints, ideas or insights being presented to you at just the right time.

2014 76

Links of the Quarter: April 2, 2016

How to Save the World

And that outrage is not so much intellectual or emotional as it is intuitive, a sharing of the collective pain of all the creatures on this beautiful planet, past, present and (at least in the near term) future. Cartoon by Jonathan Roth from Is It Utopia Yet?

2016 73

A World With No One In Control

How to Save the World

Like Charles Barsotti’s cartoon above says, in complex systems nobody knows anything. First, I think, it means, giving up hope and living totally in the present. That means being present, focusing on right now, and making every moment better for yourself and those you love.

2013 92

Links of the Month: January 28, 2014

How to Save the World

cartoon by Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig. The work of learning essential capacities, building resilient local communities, helping each other heal, and living joyful, exemplary, present lives, will not be helped by, and does not need, this shoddy, disreputable lot.

2014 71

Grimly Letting Go of the Old Story

How to Save the World

cartoon by David Sipress from the New Yorker. I have noticed a subtle change over the last year or two in what (and how) both mainstream and alternative media are reporting (worse news, more indifferently, more dishonestly and more under-reporting).

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Links of the Month: April 16, 2013

How to Save the World

If you’re curious, here’s a presentation he made in Vancouver; here he is answering questions about the use of ayahuasca, and here’s an audio interview with him (if that’s not enough, there’s tons more on his website ). cartoon by arnie levin in the new yorker.

2013 86

An Information Diet

How to Save the World

William Haefeli cartoon in The New Yorker; buy his stuff here. Try this exercise: After a speaker has made his/her presentation, go and ask five people in attendance what they thought the most important point in the presentation was. Or another exercise: Have two people at a presentation or meeting keep a mindmap of what was discussed and agreed upon, and then compare them. BLOG Information Sickness.

2009 35

Why 'Leaders' Can't Help Us

How to Save the World

The famous Pogo cartoon from Earth Day 1971 (c) Walt Kelly. on business risk and sustainability that was presented at the Prince's Trust forum in London, England. BLOG Why 'Leaders' Don't Get It.

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Links (and Top Tweets) of the Week(s) -- July 18, 2009

How to Save the World

This being so, the corporations' lawyers have no alternative to reminding any altruistic, socially concerned executives that the corporation is committed by law only to making money for its shareholders, and therefore that any socially concerned, altruistic proclivities of any corporate executive must be realized outside the corporation and at the executive's own expense. Business card cartoon by the inimitable Hugh McLeod. BLOG Links of the Week -- July 5, 2009.

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