[This article was adopted from a previously published blog for FutureShapers.com in August 2013 – JR] When we humans come together and organize ourselves for some purpose, we tend to agree about the context or mental framework for that purpose. While in the best cases this agreement is explicit and conscious, agreement is often implicit […]
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Recently I read an article by my friend Patricia Albere (pictured above), a co-founder of Evolutionary Collective, in which she writes quite eloquently about the word “liminal,” including its history and current application for the paradigm transition we are going through today. I highly suggest reading her piece before going on here: click here for […]
My best friend in high school, Larry Conley, and I were big fans of science fiction movies. One of the most memorable was “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” a black-and-white film which was remade in 2008 starring Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, John Cleese with more advanced special effects. In the film a […]
On February 4th, on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his 1971 lunar landing, former NASA astronaut Edgar “Ed” Mitchell passed away. While many will remember him for his moon walk and his role in founding the Association of Space Explorers, I knew him for his founding of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a […]
In my interactions with friends and colleagues over the years it seems that more and more of us are coming to the conclusion that we are no longer interested in participating in small talk, gossip or meaningless conversations. The conversations we are interested in being part of are those that have meaning for us and […]
Latest Blog Posts
- Regret: Self-Directed ResentmentFebruary 22, 2018 - 7:55 am
This is time of year when people consider New Year’s Resolutions, future aspirations, sometimes related to mistakes or omissions from the past. In a recent holidays gathering of friends, one man shared his own challenges with recurring regret over things he has done or not done expressing a desire to leap over them whenever they […]
- Who Needs a President When It Comes to Leadership?November 27, 2017 - 8:00 am
There is an old fable that I have been reminded of these past couple of years centered around a Chinese farmer. Here’s part of a version told by British philosopher Alan Watts (1915-1973), considered by many to be one of the godfathers of the human potential movement: Once upon a time there was a […]
- Navigating the States of ConsciousnessOctober 29, 2017 - 6:57 am
by John Renesch and Thomas Eddington Co-founders, FutureShapers LLC Throughout the world, nations, organizations, families and individuals are reacting to the seemingly ever-increasing pace of change. Shifts in demographics and a rapid increase in technological advances is resulting in the collapse of the social systems previously designed and implemented throughout our societies, organizations and lives. […]
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.