The Four Pillars of Conscious Capitalism

Having discovered the Conscious Capitalism movement, I feel a strong resonance with the credo and the principles and sentiments articulated by the organisation closely echo the realisation I’ve come to: that the worlds of money; business; work and wealth creation is not totally separate and divergent from the world of personal development; spirituality; enlightened living…

Smarter Communication, with Voxer

Here’s one of my favourite new ways of communicating: Voxer. I’ve been using this app for just about a year and it’s changed how I communicate with my close friends and associates. Voxer is an app that acts like the good old walkie-talkies (remember those?) Once installed on your iPhone, Android or Windows phone, just…

Trust: The Currency of the New Economy

Every now and then through the passage of history there exists an opportunity and higher probability for fundamental change and shifting of long-existing paradigms, opportunities to change the very structures of our socio-economic system. It is apparent that we are in the middle of such an era right now. I see so many innovations and…

Seeing Money with New Eyes

Most of us grew up with an incorrect or incomplete understanding of what money is. And so it’s no surprise that so many have a dysfunctional relationship with money and an unhappy experience around abundance. And it’s no surprise that our collective experience of abundance is so imbalanced too. Some think money is evil and…

Culture, Tradition and Creative Originality

Tradition is wholesome, grounding, often rich and very valuable. But it doesn’t serve us optimally when tradition stands in the way of creative originality. Every religion has it culture and tradition. Even nations, groups and families have their customary ways of celebrating, commemorating and honouring people and experiences in life. There is certainly value in…

Forgiving Personal Debt

If we are urging first world countries to forgive the debt of poorer third world countries, are we willing to do this on a personal level too? I believe we should. As above, so below. What works for the macrocosm must work for the microcosm. Whether your supposed oppressor or aggressor has hurt you with…

Moving Beyond Ownership

The concept and phenomenon we call “ownership” has always seemed rather strange to me. Take land ownership for example: if the earth is about 4.5 billion years old, and you are – say- 50 years old, how can you truly OWN a piece of the earth?! Let me write that slightly differently to show the…

A New System of Time

In these super-interesting times, when the global village is upon us, I’m really surprised that this new system of time is not more widely used … Let’s say you’re in Sydney, Australia you wanted to set up a telephone or Skype meeting with me in say Atlanta, Georgia in the USA, you would have to…

Time to Change the Goal of the Global Game

In order for us to create a better world that leads to a healthier environment, a healthier economy and an improved quality of life for all, we need to stop and ask ourselves some fundamental questions, like: “What are we trying to achieve here again?”, “Why are we doing what we are doing?” or “What…