Suddenly, there are no more guarantees—and no more hidey holes. No one is vouchsafed a free ride in today’s juggernaut of change. Who really knows whether they’ll still have a job come Monday morning? Those skills you’ve spent a lifetime polishing—will they be nearly enough? Health care? Gasoline? A decent vacation? How long can you [...]
With the discovery of fire—dated by the late Isaac Asimov in Asimov’s Chronology of Science & Discovery at about 500,000 B.C.—we humans had our first fledgling clues, if only unconsciously, to the geometry of abundance.
Fire empties the darkness. Pushes the shadows back. And expands the space where We, the People, can move about. Where we [...]
Here’s how the webzine’s article begins:
“The waters of our business practices are as bloody as ever. And bloody waters make for muddy waters, contributing to costly blunders, wasted motion, nonproductive expenditures and other dispiriting outcomes. How best to change this? Think like a dolphin, not a shark.”
You can read the entire commentary by LEAP!psych’s editor [...]
Entropy is easy. One just has to sit idle on the sidelines for entropy to prevail. But syntropy (the famed “negative entropy” essential for living systems) takes intelligence and work.
But work at what?
I’ve just spent a couple of hours thinking about good mental habits for people who want to be the most effective [...]
As science fiction writer Greg Bear has described it, chaos is a force so roiled that it doesn’t respond to feedback.
Eventually, every wave of human activity—yours, mine, ours, theirs—is going to reach what many experts and commentators (including Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ilya Prigogine; George Land, the author of Grow or Die; James Gleick in [...]