Daily Archives: March 4, 2012

Re-inventing the Sacred: Religion and the Environment: Gregory Bateson (1904-1980)

I have always liked this quote from the anthropologist Gregory Bateson, which I have posted before:  ‘If you put God outside and set him vis-a-vis his creation and if you have the idea that you are created in his image, … Continue reading

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Scenario Based Futuring and the Environment

Long time readers of this blog may recall my interest in a technique called scenario based futuring, invented by Arie de Geus (1930-) in Shell Oil, and popularized in Peter Schwartz’s (1946-) marvelous book ‘The Art of the Long View‘. … Continue reading

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Resolving the Middle East Tragedy: Amos Oz (1939-)

‘Tragedies can be resolved in one of two ways: there is the Shakespearean resolution and there is the Chekhovian one. At the end of a Shakespearean tragedy, the stage is strewn with dead bodies and maybe there’s some justice hovering … Continue reading

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