Your Presence after the Presents

TNT - The Network Thinker

After seeing this cartoon by Ed Hall , I started to think about personal networks. What will your presence be, after the presents are opened? Local or Global? Will the local/global perspective change as the family sits down to their holiday meal?

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. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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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. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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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 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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Notes on CCS102 The Emergence of Business Networks and Communities - connect.BASF

Michael Sampson - Currents

Dr CheeChin Liew is presenting on business networks and communities at BASF. from idea to launch: initial idea in 2007, business (HR, research, change management, and IT) team in 2008 to develop the concept, pilot in 2009, and decision in 2010 for global roll-out. key visuals, tangible benefits, stories (via cartoon videos to describe a scenario), and regions before headquarters). -. (5) CheeChin is the Enterprise Community Manager at BASF SE.

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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. P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics.

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SocialTech

I missed out on Jen Hughes's digital cartoon workshop, taking part instead in the podcasting workshop led by Andreas Auwärter. You can see their presentation slides here.

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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. 60% of Global Wildlife Gone: The 2016 Living Planet report says that total populations of wild species have declined 60% from 1970s levels. cartoon by Mick Stevens in the New Yorker.

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Links of the Month: November 8, 2013

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There are three global unsustainable systems headed for inevitable near-term collapse. Even monumental coordinated global human interventions will only delay and worsen the inevitable collapse. cartoon by Charles Barsotti from The New Yorker.

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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. drawing by hugh macleod at gapingvoid.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

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Cartoon by the awesome Michael Leunig. First, the Economy Collapses: Although climate collapse will finish off our teetering and unsustainable civilization, the inevitable first domino to fall will be the global industrial growth economy.

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Reality Isn’t What We Think It Is

How to Save the World

cartoon by the late, incomparable Charles Barsotti. We’ do not live in the present at all. This is a repetition of the opening paragraphs of December’s Links of the Quarter.

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Ten Things I Wish I’d Learned Earlier

How to Save the World

New Yorker cartoon by the late Charles Barsotti. A global, complex, interdependent set of systems cannot allow people to walk away in significant numbers or it will fall apart. I ‘m such a slow learner.

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Links of the Quarter: December 26, 2015

How to Save the World

There is little reason to hope that we’ll be able to slow down global warming before we pass a tipping point. cartoon by Bruce Beattie in the Daytona Beach News-Journal (thanks to Eric Lilius for the link). The likelihood of global pandemics just rose dramatically.

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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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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.

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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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Grimly Letting Go of the Old Story

How to Save the World

cartoon by David Sipress from the New Yorker. People just shrug when they learn that the entire increase in global income and wealth since the 1970s has accrued to just 1% of the population — everyone else’s real income (purchasing power) and wealth has declined (i.e.

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Links of the Month: May 6, 2012

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Harbingers of Collapse: Mike Krieger argues that political upheaval in China, and the arrival of Peak Oil in Saudi Arabia , are close and inevitable, and either will precipitate global economic collapse. cartoon by Adrian Raeside in the Victoria Times-Colonist.

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Links of the Month: April 16, 2013

How to Save the World

There will come a tipping point at which, like the first declaration in 1932 that the economy was in the midst of a global Great Depression, a large enough proportion of the population will acknowledge that our civilization is done for, that we will start acting accordingly.

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What It Means to Be Human: Being Covalent Instead of Ambivalent About Community

How to Save the World

cartoon, Rufus & Quack, #3, by the author, from 2006. Alas, Hawken and too many others are enamoured of the magical thinking of 'global collective human consciousness-raising' as having potential to save the world. from the Latin meaning to present or show outside of itself ), and (b) is an instrument or tool of that expression. In natural, low-stress environments, creatures live in Now Time, they are Present-ed, so they are at one.

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

How to Save the World

Obama doesn't get it, and the political system globally is so hog-tied by corporatist interests that the likelihood of significant concerted political action is zero. Paul Hawken's Amazing Commencement Address: The former technophile and global-consciousness-is-rising fantasist grows up and tells graduates that the world is fucked and they have to work to make it better anyway. " Business card cartoon by the inimitable Hugh McLeod. BLOG Links of the Week -- July 5, 2009.

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Why 'Leaders' Can't Help Us

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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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Theo’s History of the 19th Century

How to Save the World

A growing local population, and the advent of the railway, presented the opportunity to switch to more ‘monoculture’ farming and sell the surplus to provide cash for other purchases that would supposedly allow farmers to live a more affluent and less laborious life.

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