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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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Charmian Gooch: Meet global corruption's hidden players | Video on TED.com

When the son of the president of a desperately poor country starts buying mansions and sportscars on an official monthly salary of $7,000, Charmian Gooch suggests, corruption is probably somewhere in the picture.
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for any new paradigm to be able to kick in, corruption is a major hinderance and needs to be dealt with´first, urgently. 

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Biomimicry: Very Intelligent Design

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Biomimicry: Very Intelligent Design

Biomimicry or biomimetics refers to the direct study of nature, its organisms, ecosystems, and processes to inspire solutions to anthropogenic problems.

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Future Earth — ICSU

Future Earth — ICSU | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

Future Earth is a new 10-year international research initiative that will develop the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and for supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades. Future Earth will mobilize thousands of scientists while strengthening partnerships with policy-makers and other stakeholders to provide sustainability options and solutions in the wake of Rio+20.


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Future Earth will be a global platform to deliver:Solution-orientated research for sustainability, linking environmental change and development challenges to satisfy human needs for food, water, energy, health;Effective interdisciplinary collaboration across natural and social sciences, humanities, economics, and technology development, to find the best scientific solutions to multi-faceted problems;Timely information for policy-makers by  generating the knowledge that will support existing and new global and regional integrated assessments;
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On speaking out your authentic truth.

Ken Wilber, One Taste : “And therefore, all of those for whom authentic transformation has deeply unseated their souls must, I believe, wrestle with the profound moral obligation to shout form the heart—perhaps quietly and gently, with tears of reluctance; perhaps with fierce fire and angry wisdom; perhaps with slow and careful analysis; perhaps by unshakable public example—but authenticity always and absolutely carries a a demand and duty: you must speak out, to the best of your ability, and shake the spiritual tree, and shine your headlights into the eyes of the complacent.

You must let that radical realization rumble through your veins and rattle those around you. Alas, if you fail to do so, you are betraying your own authenticity. You are hiding your true estate. You don’t want to upset others because you don’t want to upset your self. You are acting in bad faith, the taste of a bad infinity. 

Because, you see, the alarming fact is that any realization of depth carries a terrible burden: those who are allowed to see are simultaneously saddled with the obligation to communicate that vision in no uncertain terms: that is the bargain. You were allowed to see the truth under the agreement that you would communicate it to others (that is the ultimate meaning of the bodhisattva vow). And therefore, if you have seen, you simply must speak out. Speak out with compassion, or speak out with angry wisdom, or speak out with skillful means, but speak out you must. 

And this is truly a terrible burden, a horrible burden, because in any case there is no room for timidity. The fact that you might be wrong is simply no excuse: You might be right in your communication, and you might be wrong, but that doesn’t matter. What does matter, as Kierkegaard so rudely reminded us, is that only by investing and speaking your vision with passion, can the truth, one way or another, finally penetrate the reluctance of the world. 

If you are right, or if you are wrong, it is only your passion that will force either to be discovered. It is your duty to promote that discovery—either way—and therefore it is your duty to speak your truth with whatever passion and courage you can find in your heart. You must shout, in whatever way you can.”

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HERE IS TODAY

HERE IS TODAY | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
A look at time...

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fantastic. 

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: A Contrarian View on Resilience

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: A Contrarian View on Resilience | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
In a world of growing uncertainty and mounting performance pressure, it’s understandable that resilience has become a very hot topic. Everyone is talking about it and writing about it. We all seem to want to develop more resilience.
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Solving the World's Problems Differently

Don Tapscott, one of the world's leading authorities on innovation and the economic and social impact of technology, shows how new global non-state networks ...
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this is important.

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TEDxMerseyside - Caitlin Walker - Clean Questions and Metaphor Models

Caitlin graduated in Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies and did four years post graduate research in Strategies for Lexical access inc...
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especially valuable when working in and with other cultures. Thanks Bonnie for posting. 

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Good news from Germany: A 'global transformation of values has already begun'.: Observatory: Design Observer

Good news from Germany: A 'global transformation of values has already begun'.: Observatory: Design Observer | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
Overview of the 400-page report World in Transition: A Social Contract for Sustainability from the German Advisory Council on Climate Change (WGBU), the heavyweight scientific body that advises the German Federal Government on ‘Earth System...
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let's hope government is actually following their advisors. 

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Seun Oyeniran's Blog: Leading From Within - Video on integral leadership for sustainable development in West Africa-Nigeria

Seun Oyeniran's Blog: Leading From Within - Video on integral leadership for sustainable development in West Africa-Nigeria | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

Thirty participants explore issues like HIV/AIDS, climate change, rainforest conservation, governance, widow's rights and youth empowerment in the context of leadership development. The three-year program, involving 30 participants and a dozen facilitators from several different countries, was designed with an integral approach in terms of curriculum, pedagogy, coaching, and program design. The program resulted in seven Breakthrough Initiatives and the formation of the African Integral Development Network. The video may be of particular interest to development practitioners interested in integral theory and psycho-social models of leadership development, however it does not require prior knowledge of the integral model. Includes scenes of village life in Nigeria, including ceremonies with chiefs and traditional songs with women, and also gives the viewer a felt-sense of how the Nigerian leaders in One Sky's program are making sustainable changes throughout the South-East corner of this country. Note to educators: this would be an excellent resource for university, college or even high school students"

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great! with integral colleague Gail Hochachka: deleloping the self, developing community inside out. 

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A Practical Utopian’s Guide to the Coming Collapse | David Graeber

A Practical Utopian’s Guide to the Coming Collapse | David Graeber | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

What is a revolution? We used to think we knew. Revolutions were seizures of power by popular forces aiming to transform the very nature of the political, social, and economic system in the country in which the revolution took place, usually according to some visionary dream of a just society. Nowadays, we live in an age when, if rebel armies do come sweeping into a city, or mass uprisings overthrow a dictator, it’s unlikely to have any such implications; when profound social transformation does occur—as with, say, the rise of feminism—it’s likely to take an entirely different form. It’s not that revolutionary dreams aren’t out there. But contemporary revolutionaries rarely think they can bring them into being by some modern-day equivalent of storming the Bastille.

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Thrivability & the Future of Humanity | Solarium

Thrivability & the Future of Humanity | Solarium | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

So I studied biology, in search of the pattern of thriving living systems. And at the same, I studied all the theories about what makes organizations thrive, or succeed.  Now, for some reason, every biologist tells a different and very complicated story about how life works.  And the same is true in organizational theory.  But when you step back and look at them all together, you see that they're all telling the same basic story.  At every level of human activity, it’s the same simple pattern.

And this pattern suggests a very different guiding story.

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Anne Caspari's comment, March 26, 2013 1:49 AM
So the bottom line for conscious business is life itself. As a generative design principle.
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19-Year-Old Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World's Oceans

19-Year-Old Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World's Oceans | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
http://t.co/j5pAI7X5Cs this is amazing #sustainability
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this is a cool thing -  younger generations raising to the challenge of what we leave them to work with. Go! 

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Information sharing and cooperation key to building sustainable cities

Information sharing and cooperation key to building sustainable cities | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
The future challenges are to establish durable platforms and integrate systems that will contribute to more sustainable and attractive cities, writes Carl-Johan Koivisto, Director and Head of New Business Initiatives at Saab.
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Upgrading the brains of global leaders | Green Futures Magazine

Upgrading the brains of global leaders | Green Futures Magazine | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
Google, Apple, Nike and McKinsey are on the growing list of companies to recognise the rewards of mindfulness. Carl Frankel charts their journey towards the inner mountaintop.  Corporate managers usually excel at producing real-world results.
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The Courage to Change

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The Courage to Change
"It is one thing to look objectively at change or to study it at a distance, in an attempt to both understand and shape it. Yet it is another thing to look at how we ourselves approach change – i.e. do we embrace change, or do we resist it? Is it exciting, or is it frightening? While the blind spots and limitations of others are often directly visible to us, it is less commonto look at our own assumptions and beliefs, our areas of discomfort and anxiety, and our fears, including the shadows that cover emotions that we would prefer to hide. This can make one feel quite vulnerable, and most people will find good reasons, consciously or unconsciously, to avoid this at all costs.” From “The Courage to Change: Adaptation from the Inside-Out” by Karen O’Brien – coming soon in Moser and Boykoff’s new book, “Successful Adaptation to Climate Change: Linking Science to Policy in a Rapidly Changing World”.http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415525008/   ;


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Is Content the New Currency?

Is Content the New Currency? | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
Between the endless Euro drama and the Bitcoin brouhaha, currency has been much in the news of late. Most people would probably name the US Dollar as the dominant currency in this day and age.
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The No Straight Lines challenge: be realistic imagine the impossible | No Straight Lines

The No Straight Lines challenge: be realistic imagine the impossible | No Straight Lines | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
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This is where I want to return to the idea that what we face is a design problem, where answers exist not at an unattainable theoretical level but on the floors of our factories, in the streets of our towns and cities, the classes of our schools, the waiting rooms of our hospitals. These answers will manifest themselves as true acts of creation, originating new ways of getting stuff done, informed by the decisions we collectively take. So in re-designing the world, we need human creativity in the sense of the capacity to ‘make’, we need visionary leadership in the sense of making a difference. And we seek the craftsman’s critical eye, steady hand and creative mind. It is this process of seeing – realising new pathways to success, by bringing two ‘unlikes’ (new information, tools, processes etc.) together in close adjacency – that we create, and make new things. Then we can meaningfully apply that capability.

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Turquoise consciousness | Fication

Turquoise consciousness | Fication | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

For the second yellow stage and the first turquoise stage it is meaningful to advance to the next stage on the developmental ladder, but turquoise 2 has stepped off the ladder, it is in free fall and thus meaning-free. This is a huge paradox, yellow 2 and turquoise 1 will sacrifice anything to get to the next stage, but turquoise 2 realize that it’s not always worth it. It is after all pretty nice to have structures to which you can attach your ego and get direction in your life. Nevertheless, there are benefits of this increased sensitivity in the silence and the shadows, and the cognitive abilities such as perspective taking remains of course. From this stage it is obvious what Cook-Greuter says: ”higher is not better, not happier”.

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This is a colleague's blog, worth while reading. The whole discussion is going into post-dialectics and touching on coming to grips with the developmental bias in integral theory and praxis. It also shows the difficulties of creating a common language around phenomena that are not well mapped out yet, let alone basing it on scientifc foundations. 

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Nassim Taleb's 'Antifragile' Celebrates Randomness In People, Markets

Nassim Taleb's 'Antifragile' Celebrates Randomness In People, Markets | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

'Antifragile' is a celebration of risk and randomness and a call to arms to recognize and embrace antifragility.

Many readers misunderstand Taleb’s core message.  They assume that because Taleb writes about unseen and improperly calculated risks, his objective must be to reduce or eliminate risk.  Nothing could be further from the truth. 

 

Antifragile is a celebration of risk and randomness and a call to arms to recognize and embrace antifragility. 

 

Rather than reduce risk, organize your life, your business or your society in such a way that it benefits from randomness and the occasional Black Swan event.

 

Taleb’s own life is a case in point.  He had the free time to write Fooled, The Black Swan and Antifragile because—in his own words—he made “F___ you money” during the greatest Black Swan event of our lifetimes, the 1987 stock market crash.  

 

...Taleb’s trading style is antifragile, had the 1987 crash never happened, Taleb would not have been materially hurt.  His trading style puts little at risk but allows for outsized returns.

 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, April 17, 2013 11:57 AM
Anne, your layering encourages critical nuanced views beyond the book's "shiny new term" idea. Sometimes the first thing to do is "not do," as in, don't just do something, stand there. Doe we need an "intervention?" What are the other perspectives available, thinking systemically? Re: Iatrogenics: From the "Black Swan Report: "...the argument of Chapters 21 and 22 on the convexity of iatrogenics (only treat the VERY ill): Mortality is convex to blood pressure."
Anne Caspari's comment, April 22, 2013 6:42 AM
Hi Deb, thanks :-). I also reckon there are MANY fresh perspectives on how to handle different systems (or leave them alone), may they be health, financial, socio-political, ecological.... I love it and keep smiling to myself when I see the aha - moments on applied convexity/anti/fragility pop up in daily life, business and otherwise... compliments also on your scoops...
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, April 22, 2013 7:16 PM
Thanks Anne. Systems and org. groupies a bit, maybe. ;-)
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The Alliance for Wild Ethics | David Abram | Stephan Harding | Per Espen Stoknes | Per Ingvar Haukeland

The Alliance for Wild Ethics | David Abram | Stephan Harding | Per Espen Stoknes | Per Ingvar Haukeland | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
Alliance for Wild Ethics is a consortium of individuals and organizations working to ease the spreading devastation of the animate earth through a rapid transformation of culture.
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"Wildness is the earthy, untamed, undomesticated state of things -- open-ended, improvisational, moving according to its own boisterous logic. That which is wild is not really out of control; it is simply out of our control. Wildness is not a state of disorder, but a condition whose order is not imposed from outside. Wild land follows its own order, its own Tao, its own inherent way in the world. "

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Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges @ Evolutionary Collective

Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges @ Evolutionary Collective | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
Join Patricia Albere and Otto Sharmer as we discuss how we live in a time of massive institutional failure, collectively creating results that nobody wants. Climate change. AIDS. Hunger. Poverty. Terrorism.
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interior castle

An animated short describing the experience of taking Otto Scharmer's course on Leadership at MIT's Sloan school of management: Leading Profound Innovation f...
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nicely done, I do like their stuff, it is honest and authentic, and not flattening transformative processes to become trivia.
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Innovating Beyond GDP

Innovating Beyond GDP | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Otto Scharmer discusses going beyond GDP and new ways of measuring and implementing well-being and progress.
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Paul Hawken on Climate Change

At a March 1st Garrison Institute luncheon in New York City, Environmentalist, entrepreneur and author Paul Hawken discusses the compounding effects of exces...

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Anne Caspari's comment, June 14, 2013 3:51 AM
Paul Hawken has his own way with strong polarities in the environmental arena.

The data he comes up with through his extensive experience and research into facts and causes on environmental and societal issues is deeply shocking, disturbing, overwhelming. There is no denial or extenuation. He is looking right into the abyss and he has studied it thoroughly from all angles. Hawken takes the facts, connects the dots and to provides vital perspectives that help to reframe the context(s). With his vast unconventional body of wisdom, he helps re-enriching the global dialogue on climate change that somehow got reduced and flattened to a few polarized and often misinterpreted points.

In his talks he puts together facts and trajectories from; history, food, economy, energy, commerce, culture, science, and technology in order to re-install climate change and the state of the environment as the civilization issue that it really is. Funny thing, and so precious for anybody having to deal with pending global issues: after listening to all the dire facts he is able to lead the listener towards a different, inspiring sphere of influence. More subtle, powerful, touching on post-dialectic thinking. New openings. If you allow yourself to follow his lead and listen, you will be positively surprised and uplifted.

Paul Hawken comes to Oslo for a public lecture at Oslo University next Wednesday, 17:00 on reframing contexts on climate change - “The Reimagination of Carbon”. Free entry, limited seats. Do not miss it.