Redefining The Edge

Redefining The Edge

On June 30th, we launch our boldest mission yet. We aim to inspire and engage a nation to become the first country in the world to surpass 100-years life expectancy for our residents – within 10 years. We continually seed bold missions in our community. Although we believe that whatever we set out to achieve […]

I wish I had the words

I wish I had the words

“I wish I had the words,” I said to myself. After a challenging media interview recently, I shed some tears of frustration because I had struggled to express what I wanted to convey. I have often felt this way – even more so, when I was younger. I feel as if I am trying to […]

Celebrate Your Bright Spots

Celebrate Your Bright Spots

‘Celebrate Your Bright Spots.’ This phrase came from fellow community changemaker, Greg Tehven, and it is one that has stayed with me. Greg and others’ work is nothing short of incredible in Fargo, North Dakota – a place that is managing to reinvent itself without (what Greg calls) ‘distractions’: no stunning scenery, mountains or beaches […]

The Journey to 100

The Journey to 100

What is it, to live a long and healthy life? Mark Twain famously said “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” I remember the day I found my ‘why’. It was November 4th, 2010. I had an epiphany – creating such […]

Community-led Innovation

Community-led Innovation

I haven’t written a blog post for what seems like an age. It was a period in my life when I felt there was nothing much to say – and a great deal for me to do. There is much for us all to do, as communities. We recently celebrated the 3rd birthday of The […]

Emergence

Emergence

Could you have predicted the Internet before it happened? Could you have predicted the rise of Donald Trump? Many things that change the world are hard to predict. They seem to emerge from nowhere. Much that is written about the future contains no predictions of ‘emergence’. No mention that unexpected shift can and will happen. […]

Reimagining Curriculum

Reimagining Curriculum

There is a major problem with traditional education systems around the world that needs to be addressed. Let’s face it – there are numerous problems. Young people are becoming increasingly disconnected with what they are learning in schools. Employers are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the readiness of young employees for the workplace. Teachers are becoming […]

Resonance

Resonance

There is a particular frequency of sound that creates greater results than you might expect from making an original noise. According to Wikipedia: ‘In physics, resonance describes when a vibrating system or external force drives another system to oscillate with greater amplitude at a specific preferential frequency.’ If the conditions are just right, a musical […]

Pyramids to Platforms

Pyramids to Platforms

One of the real shifts occurring in how the world organises itself is the move from ‘pyramids to platforms’. Old, fixed, hierarchical ways of doing things are shifting to a far more chaotic, organic means of self-organisation. Technology is empowering us to create order out of the chaos. Think about how Encyclopedia Britannica has given […]

Dream Big, Little One

Dream Big, Little One

These four words are on display in our house, and serve as a constant reminder to our two young boys to ‘dream big’. It also serves as a constant reminder to me –  to not tread on the dreams of my children. In a limitless world, I try to beware of inadvertently saddling my children […]