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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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The Bitcoin and Trump Manias Share a Similar Source

Bitcoin rose to prominence in the last year, like Donald Trump came to power the year before, with no track record of delivering what it promised – but the similarities do not end there. Trump’s supporters attempted to address political powerlessness by relying on a famous political outsider, even one without technical expertise in running […]

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Our 2018 Gathering

In 2018 the Art Earth Tech annual gathering became a tradition. For the third time, people came from all around the world to La Cheraille, an intimate tuft of eccentric beauty that protrudes from the vast, flat expanse of wheat fields outside Rambouillet, France, an hour from Paris. Here, for over thirty years, Christophe Godefroy has created an […]

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Why I do the Leap

I have a problem with the cram mentality. I know what it is to be a crammer: to succeed, to live, to be praised for having crammed and to have a life driven by the praise for having stuffed facts into my head and dutifully reproduced them to get good grades. The cram mentality got […]

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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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A LEAP for Education – An Innovative Think/Do Tank for Education in Taiwan

We recently prepared the following draft funding proposal for circulation. In the LEAP’s spirit of the open experimentation and vulnerability we have shared it with the world. If you are interested in supporting us please get in touch! Download PDF version » Table of contents Executive Summary Why is this needed? The Challenge The Solution […]

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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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Re-mythologizing Technology

When I was 4 my mother would take me to the Louvre as she was preparing for her exam to become a tour guide. She would always bring paper and pencil for me to sit and draw and my favourite section was the greek sculptures! Not only were these sculpture about these extraordinary gods and […]

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A Wellbeing Kuznets Curve

A Kuznets curve for well-being would state that initially well-being increases with material wealth but then at some point it actually starts declining (so as we get richer we get less happy!). To make this concrete think of this example: As wealth increases from a low base, health improves, more food = less hunger; community […]