Monthly Archives: June 2009

RIP Democracy – has NSW joined the ‘axis of evil’?

In NSW it seems that the government’s latest tricks are attempts to undermine democracy. While we watch in horror the repression of residents rights in overseas countries, it seems that what we’re being subject to is no less insidious. For … Continue reading

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Where is the New Leadership: 10 People Who Can Change the World

Lee Iacocca was born in 1924. He knows a thing or two about leadership and at the end of the Bush presidency wrote a book thundering Where are the New Leaders . In the book he defines what he refers … Continue reading

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Consilience- Law + Psychology = Ecopsychology

One of the attributes of the New Leaders is the ability and capacity to integrate not just concepts but entire fields of knowledge and learning. Consilience is a ‘jumping together’ of knowledge. A concept that allows two (or more) apparently … Continue reading

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Women…aree doing it for our se..elves! Creating our PREFERRED FUTURE

Back in the early 1990’s Peter Ellyard as Commissioner for the Future raised the notion of PREFERRED FUTURES as opposed to Possible or Probable Futures. Peter’s catch phrase was always We cannot work to create a future we cannot imagine. … Continue reading

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Necessity the mother of invention- bye bye car industry- or is it?

Flint, Michigan- home of GM and Michael Moore was a sad place 10 years ago when I last drove through. A city which was effectively one giant car factory. Now – it’s devastated. According to Moore, Forty percent of the … Continue reading

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Carbon to CAR BAN: From a Car-Full to a CARE-FULL Society

What a difference one letter can make! If we are at ‘Peak Civilisation’ what needs to change, and how? While the policy makers argue over how much carbon we can keep pumping into the atmosphere, any rational human capable to … Continue reading

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Sustainability- not what you think it means!

Sustainability is a term that, like many other english words, is at risk of being both overused and mis-used. So are the words ecological and environmental! Listening to people discuss sustainability, one would imagine they share a common understanding – … Continue reading

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