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.

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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.

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How do I know what to do?

Viv Mcwaters

Despite all of my best efforts, clients still often insist on bringing in an expert or some other notable person to do a presentation – to provide valuable, in their eyes, background information. Sometimes it is valuable, often the presentations suck, occasionally it’s a revelation. No matter – these presentations are also a resource. I’ll often change the process to follow a presentation once I see and hear what’s being offered. Indeed!

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

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Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. From Seth Godin, on the importance of art : Everybody holds back every time ‘cause that’s what you were taught to do.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2016

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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.

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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.

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Thoughts About Not Thinking

How to Save the World

of a child or a pet) there is this incredible deeply emotional bond that, it could be argued, is another state of grace just as profound as the unattached “present” state #6. cartoon by Charles Barsotti from The New Yorker.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2016

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‘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.

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Links of the Month: January 29, 2015

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like stance), while others hold that they’re inherently loving and it’s the way we have trained them that has caused them to act violently (a worldview J.-like cartoon by Mick Stevens from The New Yorker. cartoon by Michael Leunig.

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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. No matter how well we study, organize, and coordinate, we cannot hope to fathom or fix the black holes that are the complex systems currently ‘causing’ so much harm in our world.

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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.

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She Stood Irresolute Outside His Door

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cartoon by hugh macleod. I realize that I am driven by aversion to (the many) things I am afraid of*, things which cause me stress, rather than being driven more positively by purpose , intention, or desire. I don’t want to feel too much.

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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). cartoon by Mick Stevens from the New Yorker. It’s Going to be OK: Read this cartoon and guess who its real-life hero is (you’ll learn at the end).

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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?

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Grimly Letting Go of the Old Story

How to Save the World

cartoon by David Sipress from the New Yorker. Most of us (except in the US and a few other backward countries) now appreciate that climate change is caused by burning fossil fuels and is dangerously accelerating.

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The Metamovement’s Message: “We’re Not Buying It Any More”

How to Save the World

At some point reasonably soon our cartoon coyote civilization is going to look down and realize the cliff edge was back there.

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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.

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Links of the Week: May 23, 2009

How to Save the World

cartoon by clay bennett. End the University As We Know It: Mark Taylor presents a scathing indictment of universities , condemning them as part of the cause of the economic crisis we face today, and proposing six radical reforms (most important: reorganize into multidisciplinary teams focused on real problems, rather than by 'faculties'. BLOG Links of the Week: May 23, 2009. Ten Principles of Cooperatives: As espoused by Mondragon (thanks to Sheri Herndon.

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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.

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More Thoughts About Intentionality, Split and Otherwise

How to Save the World

Hugh McLeod has a brilliant cartoon depicting this: If you're caught in this wage slavery hell, you will be living and breathing split intentions every day -- not only between what the corporation says it wants and what it really rewards, but also between what it wants and what you want.

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Theo’s History of the 19th Century

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There was an epidemic of yellow fever across North America at that time and I’m told that was their cause of death. It would soon be followed by the panic of 1797, caused by the insolvency of the Bank of England, which collapsed land prices and led to many bankruptcies and foreclosures.

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

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Jim Hansen Says Climate Talks Dead, Inadequate: The world's most outspoken climate scientist, NASA Director Jim Hansen, says the Markey-Waxman "American Clean Energy and Security Act" (ACES) is a sham, worse than nothing , and the cause of the collapse of the G-8 pre-Copenhagen climate discussions last week. Business card cartoon by the inimitable Hugh McLeod. BLOG Links of the Week -- July 5, 2009.

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Ten Important Business Trends

How to Save the World

Cartoon by Robert Weber in The New Yorker. So I thought I might rehearse what I might say there, here, and get some comments from you, dear readers, before I make my presentation. And when a real, high virulence, high transmissability flu pandemic hits (and it will, we just don't know when), a simulation done by Homeland Security says it will cause business disruption on the order of the Great Depression. BLOG Ten Important Business Trends.

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