The Minister of the Future

The Minister of the Future

A little while ago, I saw an article about Sweden’s Minister of the Future. It triggered something in me, because it is precisely the approach I wish more governments would adopt. Now, more than ever, it is becoming really important that governments adopt long-term thinking. Looking at governments and major organisations around the world, the […]

Raising the State

Raising the State

Two weeks ago I wrote a blog post on forgiveness – which proved to receive quite a bit of feedback. Most of it has been overwhelmingly positive, but there have been a couple of questions worth further consideration. Some people asked: ‘What if I can’t forgive?’ Some of you find it an impossible task to […]

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

If there is one word that has made the biggest difference to my life in 2015, it is ‘forgiveness’. Earlier in the year, I started a deliberate process to discover all of the areas of my life and past that I have not truly and deeply come to terms with. Each day, I discover new […]

Imaginal Cells

Imaginal Cells

Have you heard of imaginal cells? Although they are associated with insect life-cycles – for me, they are a great metaphor for the way the world is undergoing transformation at the moment. Imaginal cells are the ones that create the incredible process of metamorphosis that occurs when a caterpillar changes into a butterfly. These cells […]

The Abyss

The Abyss

Last year, I ran a life-changing adventure. I took a group of people on a journey into the unknown. They were asked to turn up at an airport with their passports, ready to spend a number of days on an adventure they knew nothing about. This adventure was designed to challenge everyone who went, but […]

The Inflection Point

The Inflection Point

The term ‘inflection point’ is used in both business and mathematics to describe either: a moment of dramatic change, especially in the development of a company, industry, or market Or a point on a curve, at which the curvature changes from convex to concave, or vice versa. When I think about what I do in […]

And then what?

And then what?

Some people know why they do what they do, and others don’t know. There are very few who know what their plan in life is, for after they have done what they are doing. When you eventually retire, or the kids leave home, or you’ve got that promotion, or sold that business – ask yourself: […]

The Silent Intervention

The Silent Intervention

There is great power in the void of silence. At times, it can be far harder to say or do nothing, than it is to say or do something. We are often too quick to react and to act, rather than just ‘let things be’. There is such a call  to take effective action in […]

More Human

More Human

I was recently recommended a book called More Human by Steve Hilton. It talks about the many ways we can design a world in which humans come first. All our institutions – from government to business; our lives; our education; our food; our health systems – have all become too big, impersonal and industrialised. The […]

Making the Pan Boil

Making the Pan Boil

I often use a particular analogy to describe the work I do. I talk about ‘making the pan boil’. I see every new idea or solution that progresses the world as heat in the system. I see the world as a big bathtub and all the solutions around the world gently heating that bathtub. Because […]