Thoughts On Thrivability

Talk to the Machine

I had a great time presenting a workshop at the McGill Business Conference on Sustainability this Saturday and got some really good questions and comments. One was about Starbucks and why it started out feeling so alive and authentic and doesn't anymore, for anyone...

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The Key to Sustainability

My work is based on a view of organizations as living systems. Why is this important?  It's the key to sustainability, in every sense of the word. For humanity, and even for most organizations, the challenges we face are too complex and too urgent to solve with...

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Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution

My colleagues and I have had an ongoing debate about whether we should use the phrase “spirit of life” when we talk about the integrative property or force that animates living systems, including ourselves and our organizations. Of course, we mean it in a...

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