Developing Society

Rebuilding Society from the ground up

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

The recent riots were shocking, but they were not a surprise. They were waiting to happen. This is not for one simple reason but for several complex ones. But it is not the reasons that should be central here, except in what they tell us about what is now needed.

Principles of Life from Biomimicry: Tapping the Power of Limits

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Economically and in terms of energy consumption, everything we’ve been doing has been geared around the belief that we can grow exponentially forever. Biomimics ask the question: What would nature do here?

Creating an Integral Culture

Monday, July 11th, 2011

In my view there is a coming together that we have yet to achieve, which represents our ability to support the world through a difficult transition. For me that will be a sign of our maturity, and of our ability to take these wonderful maps and brilliant theories and apply them.

Which NHS shall we save?

Friday, March 18th, 2011

So – hands up who thinks that the NHS is perfectly alright as it is, and needs nothing done to improve it? Well, this is all in my imagination, but I am not seeing any hands going up. Most specifically I am not seeing them from anyone who works in the NHS.

Sex and the Perfect Man

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Mankind has lived through all history in this tension; men abusing women and women using men. And because none of us were to be trusted, Blue invented rules to govern our sexual impulses. The apostle Paul got exercised over the sin of fornication and legitimized it only within marriage, and even then only as long as you promise not to enjoy it, and only to do it for procreation. Red uses it for Power, Orange for Status, and Green for bonding.

Polarised thinking

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Whatever the arena, the speed of change and the requirement to balance a wide range of societal or business forces demands flexibility and responsiveness. Thus the ability to see polarities not as an “either-or” to be decided upon, but as a “both-and” to be managed will be critical to our future success.

Ground-breaking blog. The Dual, the non-Dual and the Big Missing Piece

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Humanity has been stuck – seemingly forever – in its challenge to understand the relationship between the material world and the other reality that is represented by mystical experience, intuition, shamanism, meditation and prayer. This can seem like a choice between realities. It isn’t. There is a piece missing which once understood, explains everything.

Preparing for Global Bankruptcy

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Despite the apparent ability of the world economy to survive, bankruptcy is already here. By way of reminder, global indebtedness exceeds ten years of global production. If you need another statistic, the UK national debt is now £77,000 for every inhabitant of this country. We have mortgaged our own future and that of our children.

People not Platforms. Now that the Parties are over

Friday, March 18th, 2011

It was not policy differences which drove the decision but tactics over leadership and voting systems. There is no sign of any fundamental shift underway within the Labour debate and their identity may well be defined now by attempts to find some distinction from the coalition.

Crisis as opportunity

Friday, March 18th, 2011

There will be a recurring theme through this series of blogs on social dynamics.  That theme is complexity.   Integral and Spiral Dynamics approaches both portray our time as one of major transition, driven in large measure by an evolutionary crisis.  Our ways of thinking and being are challenged to attain a new level in order [...]

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