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Russ
Fulshear, TX USA
I consider myself a principled and pragmatic optimist who sees change as a good thing and desires to be an architect of it.
Interests: Business, innovation, energy, history, philosophy, science & technology, ecology, health, nutrition, hockey
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“Never try to sell a meteor to a dinosaur. It wastes your time and annoys the dinosaur.” Hugh MacLeod One of my friends tagged me in a tweet with the above quote a few weeks ago, and my mind has continued to consider its broader meaning. Herein some quick thoughts... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Reconnecting Dots
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Back when I first heard the bold claims of Allan Savory at TED 2013 that changing how we graze livestock might accumulate significant carbon in soils, I did a little digging to see if I could find data that might support the possibility of his claims. The answer was 'yes.'... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Reconnecting Dots
“Man and Nature” was the title of my first semester English class sophomore year of high school. Yes, I still remember as the teacher, Mr. Kolterman, made a literature class reasonably compelling to this then budding engineering mind. I really don’t remember too many details about the books we studied... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Reconnecting Dots
I am absolutley an optimist. I don't believe in unsolvable problems. I further believe that in the competing tension between big problems that need to be solved and the people to solve them, the people will win. Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler have coined the term "Abundance" to describe this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Reconnecting Dots
Antibiotics were certainly one of the most important positive inventions of the 20th Century. Up until they were invented in the 1930's and deployed in the 1940's, many people died of bacterial infections every day. The story of how they came into being is absolutely fascinating - in short involving... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Reconnecting Dots
I was going to do my next post on the energy/water/food nexus, but NYT Times has a piece today on the influx of venture capital and entrepreneurs into the food space, and even cite Hampton creek. Of course I love the intent and sensing of the opportunity, but want to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Reconnecting Dots
Enjoyed a conversation with my good friend Peter this week who suggested my 'Humpty Dumpty' metaphore might have been more cute than accurate. He pointed out that we're not so much trying to put the old egg back together, as we're trying to use what we've learned to build a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Reconnecting Dots
They say you can't put broken eggs back together, but I think it's time we learn how. Ever since 'The Enlightenment,' we've made progress in society by breaking things down into pieces and fixing the local problems we find there. This has served us quite well - up until now.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Reconnecting Dots
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