Category Archives: Books and Articles

This is a section where I intend to announce and briefly comment my actual, intended and past readings.

Speech of Pope Francis to the European Parliament (Strasbourg, 25 November 2014)

Visit to the European Parliament (Strasbourg, 25 November 2014).   I believe every European  should read and reflect on this address, with an open mind and a empathic attitude, looking for the merits of this wise text. Advertisements

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From Bamboo to Generative Transcontinental Cooperation and ZERI in Europe

After reading Dirk Hebel’s powerful article Bamboo Could Turn the World’s Construction Trade On its Head What struck me most was the observation of how the so called development aid has further “divided the planet between those who produce goods … Continue reading

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Defy the rules and change the world

“Don’t accept no for an answer. Defy the rules! It’s the only way we’re going to make the change.” This was the opening statement by Prof Gunter Pauli, Blue Economy  entrepreneur from Belgium, who … Source: thegreentimes.co.za Read this article… … Continue reading

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A NEW MUST READ: Systems View Life – A Unifying Vision – New Paradigm for a New World – Cambridge University Press

34 years after his seminal book, “The Turning Point” , Fritjof Capra, together with Pier Luigi Luisi describes the new paradigm that may lead Humanity out of the multiple Institutional/Technological Lock-Ins that combine to enslave each and everyone of us … Continue reading

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Read this post about Peak Oil.

Read this post about Peak Oil. It confirms Jeremy Leggett’s thesis, as exposed in his book “The Energy of Nations”: “Systemic risks of oil supply, climate shock and financial collapse threaten tomorrow’s economies and mean businesses and policy makers face … Continue reading

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Wealth Inequality in Motion.

What a flabbergasting presentation. Wake-up to reality, yes, sure, and what will happen then? Has somebody such a chart for other western countries and for other “outlier” countries. Which country ressembeles what Dan shows the Americans to consider “ideal?   … Continue reading

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“Money and Sustainability” The Club of Rome Presents Another Breathtaking Report, 40 years after Dennis and Dana Meadows’ “Limits to Growth”

40 years after Dennis and Clara Meadows’s “Limits to Growth”, the Club of Rome presented yesterday another new breathtaking report, “Money & Sustainability” authored by Bernard Lietaer, Christian Arnsperger, Sally Goerner and Stefan Brunnhuber. Continue reading

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For Innovators and Early Adopters: Paradigm Changes without Blood? Yet, With Sweat Assured and Perhaps Some Tears (of Joy?)

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New Year Hope N° 2: Chido’s Life and “The Future Of Hope” Project Demonstrating “The Future Of Leadership”

I belief Chido’s project shows admirably how social innovation and entrepreneurship is spearheading the way towards the “Future of the Economy”, as indicated in my previous blogpost.
But there’s much more than that in her story: What I want to highlight here, what amazed me beyond measure, and what brings me so much hope, is her extraordinary example of:
The kind of Leadership we will need to transform our World…
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New-Year Hope N° 1: Enlightened Businesses Can Bring About The Paradigm Changes Our World Needs

I have seen and experienced an increasing number of companies who are changing their purpose to becoming “socially legitimate”, environmentally benign” whilst reinforcing their “economic clout” . I do belief in the huge impact that these individual transformations will have on society at large. My despair has totally disappeared. Rest me to discover these companies and help them in their transformation. Continue reading

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