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Interests: watching funny movies, travelling, horseback riding, hiking with my daughter and dog, skiing with and without gravity involved, counting waves, watching good soccer, buying books and hoping to read them, looking at design, art and architecture magazines with lots of pictures, reading about astrophysics, health science, animal sciences and not remembering the details.
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Why on earth would you knowingly kill the queen and the entire entourage when you know the significance of their presence on earth? Why would you succumb to classic fear rather than trust in a more enlightened form of communication? l am always saddened by this type of response to the species that feed us and share the planet with us… at least until we get rid of the competition. Most disturbing.
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Head on over to for the thought leader podcast and blog on managing cultural change in business, raising personal and business consciousness for planetary stewardship and some stories on what leadership skills are required for complexity. Thanks for coming... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at Evolutionary Provocateur
At a time when we appear to be stuck on a trajectory of maintaining, defending and protecting the status quo Seth's argument offers support and encouragement to me. As I move my own work to the next level of inspiring... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2012 at Evolutionary Provocateur
Organizations need to change. Business needs to change. Business cultures need to change. But how? Peter Senge talked about mental models. The notion that organizational culture change takes a long time is one of them. Granted, it reflects our experience.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at Evolutionary Provocateur
When my daughter graduated from high school she headed straight to France to attend university and play soccer in the lovely city of Montpellier. Six months later, she returned to Canada, spent the next year at University of Victoria and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at Evolutionary Provocateur
The Guardian newspaper is sponsoring a contest for using social media in sustainability. All you brilliant social media wizards who've had success tweet your tip to possibly win a seat. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at Evolutionary Provocateur
While many people recognize that global climate change and food security are related, the sense of the issue is overwhelming, but not for a small community in the UK as Pam Warhurst describes in this TED talk. By urban gardening we are taking action on climate change as Philip Be'er documents. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2012 at Evolutionary Provocateur
If there is one thing that business loves it is the certainly of the next quarter. Old habits die hard it seems. In times when choosing the right habits makes the difference between being able to see the big picture... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2012 at Evolutionary Provocateur
I am just about to board the hi-speed train from Brussels to Montpellier. Apparently it reaches speeds of over 300 km per hour. That is fast. According to the ticket agent it is the same speed that planes reach before... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at Evolutionary Provocateur
I have attended a lot of panels, forums, and networking events where there has been much talk about food, water or energy security wrapped around the vision of sustainability. Yet governments, as Rio 2012 has reminded us, are slow to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2012 at Evolutionary Provocateur
Got this link in my inbox today. It asks us to help push for the obvious need to eliminate subsidies to the fossil fuel addiction so that we have some small hope of energy security. Jeremy Rifkin's book: The Third... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at Evolutionary Provocateur
Reading Fast Company's latest on the 100 most creative people in Business. At a time when business is running scared, most relentlessly focusing on the bottom line rather than what creates that line in the first place, it is refreshing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2012 at Evolutionary Provocateur
In his review of what makes companies great, Simon applied his anthropological experience to understanding what lies at the source of inspired coppanies. Not surprisingly it is the why, the core purpose of why a company exists that leads customers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2012 at Evolutionary Provocateur
Margaret Mead's famous quote.. Never doubt that a small group of citizens can change the world... indeed it is the only thing that ever has" expresses Taylor's approach to fundraising which is captured here in this TED Talks video. Fundraising... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2012 at Evolutionary Provocateur
Max is a contributor to and his latest book, Adaptability, articulates one of the key skills for individuals and organizations. Head here for a listen to what he sees adaptability being. PS. IF my posts are few and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2012 at Evolutionary Provocateur
While I've been travelling around Richard Branson has been publishing a new book. His latest: Screw Business as Usual. It is a title that encapsulates everything I have been working on for the last decade. So in the spirit of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at Evolutionary Provocateur
While finally getting around to writing my 2012 blog (been travelling constantly) I came across this video on a Facebook feed. Love this furniture for fitting into small places and for effective use of space. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Evolutionary Provocateur
Last spring I interviewed Bernard Lietaer about how the principles of nature apply to creating resilient monetary systems. At PopTech 2011, Bernard explains how you combine the principle behind complementary currency (resilience) plus urban gardening being institaged by community building... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2012 at Evolutionary Provocateur
For those of you who realize that the supply of petroleum will soon not be able to meet the demand, take a look at this car alternative from Tesla Motors. Jay Leno speaks with Elon Musk to talk about the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2011 at Evolutionary Provocateur
The Evolutionary Provocateur podcast was started in 2008 to help us all achieve the capacity to perceive the whole system and our place in it. By doing so, the idea is that it will instigate a level of inspired innovation... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2011 at Evolutionary Provocateur
The top five regrets of the dying: When you read them, there are no surprises. It is all about living life being true to yourself, with love, appreciation and gratitude for the time spent with those who are important... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at Evolutionary Provocateur
There seems to be a lot of confusion in business right now about what to do, what lies ahed. Extrapolating the future based on the past certainly doesn't work because we are in all new territory. Yet, the answers are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2011 at Evolutionary Provocateur
The Occupy Wall Street movement has caught the attention of the ordinary public- many of whom were activists in their youth; others just noticing that something about the world is changing and the Occupy villages represent it. As I travel... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2011 at Evolutionary Provocateur
While in Sedona for some regeneration I have been checking out the many petroglyph sites in the area. The best interpretation came from the interpreter at the V-Bar-V site where the southern Sinagua in area between 1150-1450 AD left a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at Evolutionary Provocateur
There are many versions of which interpretation of the Mayan calendar to use. The one I prefer to go on is that of Dr. Carl Calleman whose understanding of the calendar from a scientific point of view, is deep and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2011 at Evolutionary Provocateur