Why we need community labs

Why we need community labs

Community labs are essential to supporting communities to deal with exponential technology because they provide a space where people can come together to explore and understand the implications of emerging technologies. These labs serve as a hub for innovation, where individuals and organizations can collaborate and share ideas on how to use technology to improve […]

The Diamond Age

The Diamond Age

The Diamond Age, written by Neal Stephenson, is a science fiction novel that explores the future of AI and its potential impact on education. Set in a dystopian future, the story follows a young girl named Nell who is raised by a highly advanced AI called a “tutor.” Through Nell’s experiences, the novel offers a […]

Someone loves the jobs you hate

Someone loves the jobs you hate

There is a certain power that comes from someone who loves the jobs that you hate. It’s not the type of power that comes from physical strength or political influence, but rather a power that comes from a deep inner motivation and determination to get the job done. For many of us, there are certain […]

Tap the loosest brick

Tap the loosest brick

There is a metaphor that I use help people to understand how to make change happen more easily. And it is centred around a game I remember from childhood called Jenga. Jenga is a game of physical skill created by British board game designer and author Leslie Scott and marketed by Hasbro. Players take turns […]

Unlocking and Scaling Care

Unlocking and Scaling Care

It was a strange life-changing moment. In the middle of the desert, I found myself sprinting in the blistering heat chasing after a piece of litter that I didn’t drop. Those who know me well would understand that I am more known for my inaction rather than action. It is why I spend most of […]

Getting Inside The Doughnut

Getting Inside The Doughnut

Humanity faces an incredible innovation challenge in the coming years. One that will define our course as a species in relation to the planet. Somehow, we need to meet the needs of our growing populations, whilst living within the means of our planet. We have to ensure that everyone has the essentials to life (food, […]

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

There is a revolution going on – and it’s hiding in plain sight. Community is gradually taking over the role of government. This technologically-accelerated dynamic is building momentum and there is a tipping point at which something very different may emerge. Around the world, governments are increasingly grinding to a halt, unable to adapt to […]

Crab Mentality

Crab Mentality

The concept of ‘crab mentality’ comes from the behaviour of crabs in a bucket or pot. Any single crab could escape easily, but the others prevent it, and the whole group perishes. Used as a metaphor for human behaviour, crab mentality occurs when the group – whether through envy, spite or competitiveness – undermines and […]

The Grace Cultivation Process 2.0

The Grace Cultivation Process 2.0

Over the years, I have developed my own self-reflective process based on a global exploration of mental health innovation. This is a personal process that I want to share for those who might be interested in it. I want to be clear that I am not a qualified practitioner in this field and that anything […]

Freedom in Captivity

Freedom in Captivity

There are two books that have had a lasting impact on me, redefining my relationship to tough circumstances. They are Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl and The Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela. Frankl miraculously survived years in a German concentration camp, when many simply gave up, hopelessly, and died. His book […]