The Radical Redesigning of Business for Resilience | The Nature of Business


We have been, and still are, in the grips of a flawed view of reality – a flawed paradigm, a flawed world view –and it pervades our culture putting us on biological collision course with collapse. It is the paradigm that is reflected in our culture’s infatuation with stuff and our willful ignorance of nature.
http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2013/04/22/the-radical-redesigning-of-business-for-resilience/

Quite simply the most enlightened presentation EVER!


This isn’t just about ‘you’ as an individual it is about you, or in reality, us or WE, as social beings in every environment! Superb lessons in life for anyone willing and able to unlearn, learn and re-learn…it’s never too late!

I’m not trying to sell anybody anything, have no reason to promote this presentation and I’m not a ‘this will change your life’ kinda guy, but there is enough here to challenge what too many people don’t or haven’t even questioned and really should.

The Start-up of You

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Gain the competitive edge by learning from natural rules


I already knew that Giles was a bright guy (I wish I could say I have already read his book!) and that we are on a very similar wavelength BUT, if you have read any of my past blogs you will recognise a familiar message in the following extract. I know that the Executive Leadership Group with whom I have been working to form ‘Resilient Communities Network’ [RCN], AIBC & TBORI-UK have heard it all before from me but it can do no harm for them and others to hear it from another…

Akin to living systems
To succeed in business we must be agile, creative, alert, spontaneous and responsive – often operating in completely new ways. Today’s rapidly changing business environment calls for businesses that thrive in rapidly changing environments: businesses more akin to living systems. Read more of this post

Use yer heid:: conventional wisdom requires a sound basis


Here is a piece that I found particularly interesting. The full article can be found here.

Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s capacity to modify its organization, pertaining to the acquisition of new skills and learning. Several decades ago, the consensus was that the neocortical areas were immutable after a certain stage of development. However, recent studies determined that environmental changes could alter cognition by modifying neuron connections in adults. What’s more, it was determined that stress is the key factor in boosting plasticity, and learning, in the nervous system.

In other words, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. The brain says to itself: “Oh, my survival is at risk, so I’d better start thinking and learning really hard right now.” It’s only when you have skin in the game that you’ll really focus and learn.

Unfortunately there are still too many people who have difficulty in coming to terms with the FACT that, the others, who have always been around and tended to make things all right, can no longer be relied upon to do so!

Who’s that then?neural plasticity

The institutions that we were brought up to trust.

Organisations that could be trusted but who have shown themselves more concerned about holding on to power and/or wealth, than responding to he changes that right-minded people are, increasingly, calling for. Any innovation is on their terms and, first and foremost, for their benefit – destructive creation.

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Watch "Heart – Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin – Kennedy Center Honors"


A rendition of Stairway to Heaven that is so awesome it brought a tear to more than Robert Plant’s eye. Magnificent, simply stunning!