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Wise Living Fund Information Session

What: An introduction to the background and aims of the Wise Living Real Estate Fund. When: 29th October, 6-7pm CET  Where: The event will take place via Zoom. Further information: https://lifeitself.us/real-estate-fund/ Register: Sign up to the event using this form: https://forms.gle/Tz48M7WmRSwuQQCu8 What is the Real Estate Fund? The Real Estate Fund is a fund offering […]

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Notes on Tetlock and Gardner’s Superforecasting

Notes on Tetlock and Gardner’s Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction. Good book. A bit too journalisty for me at points but overall a very good balance of academic and popular. As is often the case, you could probably distill the majority of it down to ten pages (plus appendix on psychology). At the […]

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Do We Need Wiser Education?

At the Art / Earth / Tech annual Gathering, a group of us came together to distill our thoughts on the need for a wiser education system. We used the structure of situation, complication, question, hypothesis (SCQH). Rufus, Alina, Emmanuel, Ninon, Tom, Richard, Hannes Table of contents Situation Complication Question Hypothesis Ninon + Tom Ninon […]

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Notes on David Sloan Wilson’s Darwin’s Cathedral

Fascinating book. Its argument for the functional role of religion has much to offer for our own interest in “re-spiritualising society”. The detailed grounding of religious belief and organisation in evolutionary group-selection and the rich set of examples are the analogy of neuroscience (and positive psychology) for buddhist ontology: a modern scientific and utilitarian grounding […]

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Notes on Ken Wilber’s Integral Spirituality

Just read Integral Spirituality which is excellent. I suspect the casual writing, poor editing and poor branding (name and cover) get in the way of Wilber’s monumental achievement. It is overbrimming with insight, rich in depth and packed with structural insights into the nature of knowing and being that kept having me repeatedly going “oh […]

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Synthesis and the Middle Way

We seek a middle way, a synthesis … Synthesis Spritual Material Intuition Rigour Creativity Analysis Beyond language Language Idealistic Pragmatic Collective Individual

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Can digital businesses thrive and have a mindful culture?

“We know that the bottom line of business is profit. But to profit means “to benefit from.” … there’s nothing wrong with making money. It’s possible to make money in a way that is not destructive, that promotes more social justice and more understanding and lessens the suffering that exists all around us. To do this, we […]

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Notes on McGilchrist’s The Master and His Emissary

Notes on McGilchrist’s The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. This is an exceptional and extraordinary book. Its breadth and learning are awe-inspiring. Its topic of profound importance, its argument fascinating, thought-provoking and compelling. It defies categorisation: it is a work of reasoned ontology that bridges science and […]

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The Ills of Capitalism, the Possibilities of Abundance and the Limits of Land

Man does not live on bread alone. Capitalism’s material productivity has been matched by a desolation of spirit. This is not accidental: capitalism’s material success requires and rewards behaviours such as competitiveness, acquisitiveness, individualism and materialism. Capitalism is so successful because it is a self-sustaining material-spiritual system that is both aggressively expansive and able to […]

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Pragmatic Utopians

I like to describe myself as a pragmatic utopian – and Art Earth Tech as an exercise in pragmatic utopianism. Utopianism seems to have a bad name today. I wrote this as a response to that presumption of guilt during the first Art Earth Tech nucleus retreat. ~ Rufus Pollock. We talk of smart cities […]