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Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm.
Positive Emergence informed by authentic presencing and conscious transformation
Curated by Anne Caspari
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Book Alert: The Living Organization

Book Alert: The Living Organization | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

The pressure on CEOs and other organization leaders to create results, while balancing an increasing diversity of opposing demands, is reaching oppressive levels. The time-tested economic system is no longer adequate to meet the challenges of a world of evolving complexity. The Living Organization delivers a new model that transforms the best of what worked before and expands it to deliver new life and growth for organizations.

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IRG: Post‐Metaphysics and Second Tier Skillfulness

IRG: Post‐Metaphysics and Second Tier Skillfulness | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

This is the official website of the Integral Research Group (IRG) - an innovative and critically informed non-profit research and development venture. We are committed to participatory, multi-methodological research and action focusing on human development, social justice and planetary sustainability. 

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Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities | Video on TED.com

TED Talk: How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need -- while reducing the time we spend in cars. Interesting concepts: by not stealing the future, selling it now and calling it GDP, says he. Cool concepts, being implemented already right now. 


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The Radical Technology of Christopher Alexander - Metropolis Magazine

The Radical Technology of Christopher Alexander - Metropolis Magazine | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

Chances are, you have heard of Christopher Alexander because of his most famous book on architecture, A Pattern Language. 

 

Alexander, the mathematician, was always concerned with the processes by which parts transform into wholes. He wants to know how we are implementing this part-whole synthesis; how nature does it; and especially, where we, in our own human version, might be getting it wrong. This is the key to an important realization about natural systems and how they generate form — one that, as Alexander has long noted, is distinct from how we humans typically generate form. And this is not a mere philosophical matter of humans being different from nature, or “having culture.” It’s a question of how we humans can also have a technology that is actually more complex, resilient, and sustainable — quite literally, more life-like.

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Two tips for using complexity thinking to lead sustainability initiatives + upcoming courses

Two tips for using complexity thinking to lead sustainability initiatives + upcoming courses | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

Tip #1

Remember that you don’t need to see the future and chart a linear path to get there.

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