Essential to Transcending Our Immaturity As many of my friends know, I am a big advocate of collaboration and believe that the only way we humans can transcend our immaturity as a species and grow up collectively is through collaboration. I do not mean by trivial cooperative acts like sharing knowledge with one another or […]
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My long time East Coast colleague Gary Sycalik sent me a link to this short video and I loved it. It has a powerful message, simply articulated and is set in a context of school kids in the midst of conflict over who they are. Although it is part of a movie starring Adrien Brody […]
Last year I added “conscious leadership” to my Google Alerts. Since I have been writing and talking on this subject for twenty-five or thirty years, many of the references on this subject were mine. My motive was to find places where my writings might show up without my direct knowledge. In the past few months […]
It is July 4th – a national holiday here in the U.S. Thoughts of Thomas Paine have floated to the forefront of my consciousness. Anyone who has read my latest book – The Great Growing Up – knows I have a deep appreciation for this largely unrecognized founder of the United States. Paine’s 1776 bestselling pamphlet – Common Sense – laid the […]
John recently signed a deal to have The Great Growing Up published as an eBook in China. The government has to approve (aka censor) it after translation and we anticipate the photo of “tank man” from Tienanmen Square in 1989 – that John included as an example of a stand for a principle – will be cut as well […]
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- What Would Grandpa Think?October 28, 2018 - 9:18 am
In a rare departure from my usual probing of our beliefs and the assumptions that underlie them, and challenging the status quo, I’ve been moved to write a short nostalgic piece, reminding us of the major changes that we have seen in the past couple of generations. I wonder how my grandfather would have responded […]
- Domains of Reality: Still Valid, Still RelevantOctober 2, 2018 - 11:26 am
[This is an excerpt from my book Getting to the Better Future, originally published in 2000; I think the subject is as relevant today as it was nearly 20 years ago – JR] The Titanic crew was complacent in their arrogance, believing that their ship was unsinkable. This complacency allowed them to be concerned over […]
- What We Want…Really?July 31, 2018 - 8:37 am
For all the talk about world peace and serenity, ending poverty and global warming, the reality we live in seems to remain pretty much unchanged. Do you ever wonder why this is? We have gone to the moon, invented incredible technologies, can appear holographically halfway around the world, but we seem unable to create a […]
Indie Book Awards
On May 19, 2013 at The Harvard Club in New York City an award was presented to The Great Growing Up: Being Responsible for Humanity’s Future by Next Generation Indie Books Awards who named the book the 2013 Grand Prize Winner for Non-Fiction. The Award was presented to San Francisco futurist and author, John Renesch, at a gala awards ceremony. Twenty five judges selected the winning book from sixty different categories.