“Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” Pascal
Self-reference is the beginning of experience.
Experience requires a separate point of perception.
Patterns inform matter.
Signals received by a self-referential system cause the system to experience.
Experience in-forms the system. …
When I was 12 I thought about becoming a minister. It’s in my genes. My mother’s father served that role. My father was a doctor — in a way serving a similar function, where oftentimes he healed souls not just bodies.
By the time I was 13 I was a…
Last year was a tremendous acceleration. Remote work, still considered even “dangerous” by some only a couple of years ago, has made way for the new normality of hybrid work environments. Many of the things my colleagues and I have been sharing for years regarding the “Future of Work” are…
BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. BEEP… Irritated you hit the snooze button. Flashes of fear border-lining dread, annoyance at the mildest — you try and go back to sleep.
BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. BEEP… This time for realz… Ok. ok. ok. You turn the alarm off, drag yourself out…
A cherished fellow explorer of cultural operating systems asked me about my take on empathy.
Empathy is one of the core capacities required for the Future of Work and for Customer-focused Innovation — and really, for the Future of Humanity. Empathy is part of the emotional and relational intelligence mature…
The future can be overwhelming.
Depending on your information diet, you might be watching the daily disaster show on television or social media. You might have read enough Sci-Fi to realize that most of those future visions are dystopian in nature, not painting a particularly bright picture of the future.
For months that question was my constant companion. Every morning when I woke up, it was right there.
Sometimes not at first, on some days it took its time and slowly crept in, only to surprise me with full force while brushing my teeth or making breakfast.
Sometimes it was…
It’s easy to see darkness all around.
decay and break down,
viral and meme pandemics,
the technology race,
the childish and dangerous use of those technologies -
all feel like walls of the tunnel closing in,
leaving self in question and
enveloping everything in…
Purpose is one of those big words, that has become nearly meaningless as a result of overuse. It also means very different things to different people.
It’s easy to think that living a life of purpose is this elusive thing, this luxury that only a few get to live that…
If you are an entrepreneur or freelancer (or are thinking about finally leaving your corporate job, so you can become one), you have probably thought that you need to “network”.
You go to a party or event, and depending on your character, you are either awkwardly trying to make small…