Category Archives: People

In this section I intend to put forward exceptional individuals that I had a chance to meet, either in person, or through reading their books. I will in particular highlight the work and contributions of in my view extraordinary pensonalities who have been put on the sidelines because of the “incomfortable knowlegde” they diffuse. In these times of fundamental change, I deeply believe all voices should be heard, respected, listened to, analysed for their merits, and integrated in whatever decision making they are relevant for.

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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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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Vandana Shiva in Los Angeles Yesterday: We Live in a Very Violent Economic Order To Which War Has Become Essential

we are living in a very violent economic order to which war has become essential—war against the earth, war against women’s bodies, war against local economies and war against democracy. And I think we need to see the connections between all these forms of violence, which impact women most. Whether it’s climate change or biodiversity erosion or seed monopolies, all of it is connected. It’s one piece. Continue reading

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Albert Bartlett: “The Greatest Shortcoming of the Human Race is Our Inability to Understand the Exponential Function”

The Exponential Function is all you need to understand what Albert Bartlett calls: “The First Law of Sustainability: Population Growth and/or growth in the rates of Consumption of resources, CANNOT BE SUSTAINED” Rush to view his masterful lecture: You will … 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° 3 Gunter Pauli’s filmed Intervention in Sydney: CHANGING THE RULES

This is a powerful intervention indeed from Gunter Pauli, at the Sidney University for Sydney Ideas,. I believe it requires no additional comment.  When I see this, and other powerful interventions from so many incredible friends,  I hope again. They … Continue reading

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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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