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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- 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.