The Holiday-Break-Sense-Making Experiment

Over the Christmas / New Year break I decided to do an experiment. Instead of aimlessly throwing out things that interested and excited me online (retweet them, post them on to my Facebook wall etc), I decided to save them for after the holiday. Instead I wanted to try an experiment where I tried to find logic in the combination of this  information, of these … Continue reading The Holiday-Break-Sense-Making Experiment

Chaos and Order in Living Systems

  A question for systems geeks out there… I’m thinking about the relations of various bubbles we live in. A bubble with a living system within another living system. I am a living system of cells and organs within a larger ecosystem of other humans and organisms, for example my neighbourhood. And that living system is part of another living system, for instance the city … Continue reading Chaos and Order in Living Systems

Do We Need More Professional People?

A while ago I tweeted the following: Sometimes people tell me I should be more professional. But I don’t think more professional people is a thing that’s good for our planet. Professional people get more shit done. No doubt about it. They can influence people, engage people and push people to do things. They have more money and power. They dress sharper, have better social … Continue reading Do We Need More Professional People?

Three Scenarios for the Future of Capitalism

We currently see many articles about the the evils of capitalism, the end of capitalism and possible post-capitalism futures. I was invited to talk at the One Planet Anti-Conference a couple of weeks ago on the topic ‘whether or not capitalism can be transformed to “realize” that the earth is capital’. I wasn’t well, so couldn’t do the talk, but thought I’d write down my … Continue reading Three Scenarios for the Future of Capitalism

Some thoughts on the European Union project after the Greek NO vote

Some thoughts on the European Union project after the Greek NO vote: 1. I voted YES to the European Union myself in the Swedish referendum in 1994. At the time, with the knowledge and understanding of a 21yr-old, it seemed like a logical thing. I loved the multicultural, bridge-building, transnational aspects of the EU, and didn’t understand the economic aspects much back then. 2. I … Continue reading Some thoughts on the European Union project after the Greek NO vote

The death of the social entrepreneur?

Norwegian peace researcher, sociologist and mathematician Johan Galtung has invented a method called TRANSCEND for conflict transformation by peaceful means. According to Galtung (and Wikipedia); “there are four traditional but unsatisfactory ways in which conflicts between two parties are handled: A wins, B loses; B wins, A loses; the solution is postponed because neither A nor B feels ready to end the conflict; a confused … Continue reading The death of the social entrepreneur?

Dear Robots. Please take our jobs.

I’m revisiting Maslow’s hierarchy. And I realise this: Work is nowhere to be found in Maslow’s hierarchy! And I also realise what an incredible challenge this is for us in the Western developed world. Many important things are there in the hierarchy – like food, safety, creative activities, friends and prestige. But we have – in our twisted Lutheran minds – somehow created this thing … Continue reading Dear Robots. Please take our jobs.

Six ingredients for better schools

Recently I came across two things which I felt are very important in our work to make education better. Whether we work within the existing education systems or outside it, I think it’s worth considering these things. The first four are taken from a quote from an article written by Kaos Pilot principal Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius: “If we, as a school devoted to leadership and entrepreneurship, … Continue reading Six ingredients for better schools