November 26, 2019

Addressing complex problems: a potted history

Addressing complex problems: a potted history

Today, many problems are non-linear in nature: we need to think in systems rather than in a straight line, and to access more profound intelligence.  This is a short, potted history of efforts to …

November 13, 2019

Ending badly.  Collapse, catastrophe or extinction?

FOLLOWING THE COLD WAR, in 1992 Francis Fukuyama published The End of History and the Last Man, suggesting mankind’s political ideology had completely evolved.  From now on, all around the world, it would be western liberal democracy, all the …

November 13, 2019

Recruiting heroes for an uncertain adventure

PEOPLE WANTED FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY.  Low wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, safe return doubtful.  Honour and recognition in case of success.  Apply Ernest Shackleton, 4 Burlington Street, London.

Why don’t people turn up for events? Because …

November 12, 2019

Can flying go green?

ARE AIRLINE COMPANIES FLYING into a storm of greenwash? …

November 12, 2019

Is your story broken?

Meet Mac Macartney, our inspiring colleague in Embercombe, England — working with the beautiful Island of Guernsey to help it find its purpose.


November 4, 2019

David King

Summary of David King tonight:


Admittedly, questions to would-be MPs, but perhaps relevant to local councils in terms of how they support with planning?


David King on PM (BBC Radio 4 tonight):


Q1) Where are we going …

November 4, 2019
thinking unthinkables

There be dragons! Where some fear to venture

RADICAL THINKING FROM OUR networks — where some fear to venture.

Ending badly.  Collapse, catastrophe or extinction?

thinking unthinkablesProfessor Jem Bendell argues that taking the bleakest view of climate change, including collapse of the system and even human extinction, can help …

November 2, 2019

Seeking good practice against climate change

November 1, 2019
transport revolution

Audio intro: transport rebels

A REVOLUTIONARY GENERATION OF transport planners is bringing new thinking to climate response.  Interview with James Gleave, of Transport Futures. …

October 31, 2019

Holding onto the thread

Here’s a William Stafford poem about the “thread” that runs through our lives — a thread that can guide us if we hold onto it:

The Way It Is
by William Stafford

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among…

October 30, 2019

Natural thinking

natural insightsAS NATURE POWERS DOWN to save energy for the winter, the trees and shrubs offer their final displays of colour.  Yet, after the beauty of a summer abundance, we humans seem to increase our workloads as businesses prepare for the …

October 30, 2019

Systems constellations

systems constellations address complex problemsDRAWING ON PSYCHOTHERAPY, SYSTEMS constellations are a powerful approach for helping resolve complex problems.  The approach can be practised on a table top, during a traditional consultancy or coaching session, or as a workshop in a large room with a …