Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

EVEN THE GOOGLE ALERTS WE CHOOSE
NOT TO TWEET ABOUT OFTEN HOLD CONSIDERABLE INTEREST, PROMISE OR NOVELTY.

You can call me a Google Alert junkie. Every day of the week, a parade of these pre-screened Google tip-offs to information on the Web that might interest me floods into my email box.
How times have changed. In the 1970s, when wife Sherry and I loosed our entrepreneurial ambitions on the unsuspecting journalism profession, we [...]

EARTH IS CRITICALLY IN NEED OF DEEP-SEE THINKERS. BUT IS YOUR WORLDVIEW UP TO THE CHALLENGE? OUR YO!DOLPHIN!™ ASSESSMENT WILL HELP YOU FIND OUT

Almost a year ago, we posted most of the contents of the blog item you are now viewing and reading on LEAP!psych in this same space. I hope you’ll indulge me one more time by reading through it again. And, if you haven’t already done so, I’d count myself privileged if you should decide to [...]

THE SUBJECT IS TOO sensitive FOR MOST
OP-ED EDITORS TO TOUCH, BUT NOT MINE. hERE’S A PIECE i WROTE ABOUT the Presidential candidates’ brains for the local paper

Choosing which human brain to install in the Oval Office for the next four years is a daunting and demanding task. Some would even say it is scary.
For sure, it is a serious enough task that we should take a look at what we know about how our brains consistently deal with this messy, unpredictable [...]

Earth is critically in need of Deep-See thinkers. But is your worldview up to the challenge? Our Yo!Dolphin!™ assessment will help you find out

Here’s the reality: To now, developments in how we humans “do lives and do societies” can be said to have arrived in four great waves. Agriculture. Industry. Information. And the latest: Productivity and Change.
No. 4, the Wave of Productivity and Change, was to involve converging technologies such as bioengineering, nanotechnology, macro-robotics, machine cognition, exotic [...]

I’m not sure that the exact copy below ever made it into one of my books. If not, it should have. Because this describes how Clare W. Graves made the leap

If you had been with me on that cantankerous, wintry New England day when I got my first glimpse of him, I think we’d both have agreed that the initial sighting was memorable. The focus, I believe, would have been mostly on his visage. To a surprising extent, his facial features reminded me of the [...]

WE’LL MISS CHRIS COWAN. IF YOU KNEW HIM, YOU ALREADY KNOW WHY. IF YOU DIDN’T, IN HIS MEMORY, HERE ARE SOME OF THE REASONS

Spiral Dynamics®’ co-creator Chris Cowan succumbed to a virulent cancer so quickly a few days ago that almost no one knew he was seriously ill. One day Chris’s personal and business partner, Natasha Todovoric, was notifying those of us who knew Chris well of that fact, and the very next day, she was telling us [...]

Visiting the reject pile: Some things I said, and don’t mind saying again, that were left out of LEAP!

I never write “a” book. In the two years or so I’m at the task of producing a new work, I write the equivalent of several books. Write and cull, write and cull. The false starts and other anomalies that don’t seem to get me where I want to go at the time are cut [...]

HOW ONE MIND HAS EVOLVED: LISTEN TO KEITH BOWMAN TELL HOW HE MET BROTHER BLUE AND HOW IT CHANGED HIS LIFE

One of the delights of hanging a potent metaphor (which we’ve been told the dolphin strategy is) “out there” where all kinds of people are talking about changing the world is that you end up hearing from all kinds of people. For years now, we’ve been hearing from Keith Bowman, a self-professed “Gen X-er” with [...]

How Thinking like a dolphin can save
the day. . . . And how one day, it did!

Let’s say that you are what the business community calls an entrepreneur. You’ve enjoyed success selling a product line that you largely invented yourself. The trips to the bank over the years haven’t involved overly large sums, but they have kept you solvent and comfortable—and independent.
In addition, let’s say that you get a call from [...]

WE TOASTED THEM THEN AND DO SO NOW: ANTI-CERTAINTY SKILLS THAT DOLPHINTHINKERS AND GHOSTBUSTERS HAVE IN COMMON

In the years immediately following publication of our book, Strategy of the Dolphin, Paul Kordis and I took great delight in staging one “how to think like a dolphin” seminar after another.
If you attended one of those three-day events, mostly in the Colorado Rockies, you will probably remember the great delight that the two authors/presenters [...]