Monthly Archives: November 2016

Alternative Scenarios for a Trump Presidency after Peter Schwartz

I like the work of Peter Schwartz on scenario based futuring: telling 3 or 4 alternative stories about the future to avoid having one official future optimistic or pessimistic. He suggests we have for instance: one future that is current … Continue reading

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Principled Resistance Principles

I responded to my friends’ election result despair with this riff: Principled Resistance Principles:  • The System is what needs to change • To change the System we need to understand it deeply as it is and as it works … Continue reading

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Systemic Thinking and Trump’s Environmental Policies

I thought two past posts on the work of Gregory Bateson (1904-1980) and his “Steps to an Ecology of Mind” worth reposting given what Trump is proposing to do to the planet:  “On the one hand, have the systemic nature … Continue reading

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US Presidential Election: Cut Out the Panic that the World Will End on November 9th if Trump Wins

I am getting tired of all this the-world-will-end-on-November 9th if Trump is elected. It will all take time. Violently deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants will not take place immediately, but may take a few months to get really going after … Continue reading

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