Ideas

Designing a New Vision of Sustainability - "Sustainability is like teenage sex... everyone says they're doing it, but no one really is." Enter Open State – an loose-knit organization of designers, scientists, engineers, marketers and a half dozen other disciplines in between.
Interview with Filmmaker Isaac Blencowe - Interview with Tragedy & Hope filmmaker Isaac Blencowe, whose inspirational videos featuring Alan Watts and other speakers have touched millions.
Our Numbers Are Growing - The cultural creatives segment grew out of the 60's cultural revolution, which broke off from the dominant Modern/Traditionalist groups that had reached an even 50/50 split by the end of World War Two.
The Third Industrial Revolution - The "Third Industrial Revolution" (in which diminishing costs will hit the transportation, production and energy sectors) is coming. The cultural creatives are getting busy.
Book Review: Russell Brand’s Revolution - At first glance, maybe jaded cynicism. Possibly guarded optimism and longing. All these feelings and more. While it's usually sound advice, in this instance however, feel free to judge this book by its cover.
Quick Exit for the Super Rich? - “I know hedge fund managers all over the world are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand because they think they need a getaway." Quick exit for the super rich?
Google – Search, Email, Docs and… Killer Robots - A diatribe against Google – from user spying to Julian Assange to recent revelations that a major line has been crossed -- they've now become a defense contractor.
Mindfulness Lite - The headline flickered somewhere across my screen – "How the 1 percent is hijacking mindfulness." Hmmm, scarrrry. When I first heard that Jon Kabat-Zinn was doing mindfulness courses at Google...
Preparing for the Next Big Wave - What Napster was to the content sharing phenom, so will the blockchain birth hundreds of new forms of digital exchange. Surf the internet's next big wave.
The Emergence of the Sharing Economy - Since the idea of creating a set of tools empowering creatives first emerged, I've since taken a deep plunge into all things in the "sharing economy"...
Abundance and Scarcity - If you've ever stared, gazing with the eyes of a child at a small patch of grass, or waded through endless photographs captured by the Hubble telescope, it is mind-numbingly obvious how abundant the universe is.
The Apocalypse Has Arrived: The Bank of England Admits… - Apocalypse? Banks? Dangerous to put those two words together in a headline, isn't it? Let's look a little deeper. First, the meaning of 'apocalypse'. In spite of the persistent paradigm in Western consciousness that it refers to the end of the world, the root word in Greek (apokaluptein) actually means to uncover or reveal.