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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 lives


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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

The Necessary Work of This Moment

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"Generosity is not something you paste on at the end – generosity is something that is generative. Generosity is the thing that is at the beginning of prosperity, not at the end." - @timoreilly
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Paul Hawken is an American environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist. President Bill Clinton called his Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution (1999) one of the five most important books in the world today. Wrote Clinton: "Natural Capitalism basically proves beyond any argument that there are presently available technologies, and those just on the horizon, which will permit us to get richer by cleaning, not by spoiling, the environment."

Hawken's many other books—Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming (2017), Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World (2007), and The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability (1993)—all point in many ways to the same spirit: "This planet came with a set of instructions, but we seem to have misplaced them. Civilization needs a new operating system."

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