My Being Needs a New Iteration

Life is in a constant state of change whether we like it or not. Who I was last year – even last month is not who I need to be tomorrow. This is true of everyone who is committed to their own personal growth & development. If you are running a business or organization of any type it’s something that you simply must keep in mind. If your business is...

The Illusion of Happiness

We, (me included) chase with great and even desperate passion – more and more and more – stuff. A bigger pay check, a nicer house, a cooler car, new clothes……. Now – we sort of know better, we know that we can’t have both a sane and sustainable world with all that stuff – but what we don’t seem to know – despite all the research that clearly...

The Misuse and Abuse of the Word Sustainable

Where ever you go – what ever you do – people have begun to misuse the word sustainable! That’s both good and bad news, it’s great that it’s in everyone’s mind, but unfortunately – most people have so little idea of what the word actually means – that they can be of little help in creating a more sustainable world. One of the places that the word...

Watching Wal-Mart

Last Thursday Andy Grossman Executive Director of Wal-Mart Watch (URL) headed up from Washing DC – center of what some people think of as the political universe – to our headquarters in Burlington, VT – what we like to think of as the center of another universe altogether. After writing up my visit to Lee Scott, Wal-Mart CEO in the last NTT (address) it...

Endless Possibility

I believe in endless possibility. That tomorrow doesn’t have to be the same as today. On a good day we use less that 5% of our potential, on a bad day we’re likely to use none at all. I believe nothing is impossible – unless we are thoughtless and lazy. I also believe that our world is at greater risk today than ever before, but I know that we can generate...