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work to do.

What if we actually aimed for thriving?

Too often, we accept busyness and productivity as their own reward. Or we’re afraid to be bold, so we aim for something less than thriving.

As a result, we’re falling dangerously short of thriving in our communities, in our organizations and in our own lives.

So, what if we recognized the characteristics of thriving living systems in our organizations and communities?


And what if that were somehow simple and useful, opening up new insights and suggesting new ways forward?


What if our most powerful role is to act as stewards of life’s processes, actively cultivating the fertile conditions for life to thrive?


And what if this helped us achieve all of our other objectives more effectively?

This is the most important work of our times.
This is the practice of thrivability.


Here’s how I can help.

Whether you’re an organizational leader, a community planner or just someone looking for answers, here are some ways I can help.


Sharing deep expertise on what it takes for life to thrive in our organizations, our communities and our own experience


Hosting meaningful conversations to navigate complexity collectively, creatively and joyfully


Offering a comprehensive framework for designing and stewarding effective change


Mapping the opportunity in The Age of Thrivability: Vital Perspectives and Practices for a Better World


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“We need to see ourselves more fully as active stewards of life’s unfolding process and as part of a larger living world.”

The Age of Thrivability

From Capital to Cultivation

cap·i·tal (etymology): Borrowed from Latin capitālis (“of the head”) (in sense “head of cattle”). Use in trade and finance originated in Medieval economies when a common but expensive transaction involved trading heads of cattle. Compare chattel, which also uses “cow”...

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Context and Complexity as Fertile Ground for Thrivability

[A version of this post originally appeared in April 2018 at www.realityseeker.org. It is my responses to a series of interview questions about complexity science, living systems, and the Age of Thrivability.] How would you describe the “context” that filters into and...

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17 hours ago
Yes, contribution is a good, useful word. I went for "cultivation" - which is what read in your sentiment: "My value is the sum total of all positive synaptic connections I have a role in creating, in myself and in others." You're cultivating conditions for learning & potential. https://t.co/AEe6QKDU6h
1 day ago
The Limits – and Dangers – of the Metaphor of Capital ... and an exploration of alternatives https://t.co/r6MGoNeue4
1 day ago
In place of the term “capital,”we need a concept that enriches our understanding of complexity and invites wise, compassionate stewardship rather than commodification and thoughtless exploitation of the things we hold most dear. https://t.co/MHpu8R8UgE
1 day ago
I just published “From Capital to Cultivation” https://t.co/67XJ34QW7s
1 week ago
What are we being called to do? "The call right now is to recognize life, to reconnect with life."

The Age of Thrivability shared Regenerative Cultures's post.
The Age of Thrivability
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