The Jolly Green Giant

On July 26th Fortune Magazine released a cover story on Wal-Mart  under the banner “Wal-Mart Saves the Planet, well not quite…” Something is going on here that I’m not quite sure we understand. Whether you believe Wal-Mart is the devil incarnate or are a cheerleader for what they are doing – the truth lies somewhere else. Call me crazy – but I...

Presence Part 2

“presencing constitutes a third type of seeing, beyond seeing external reality and beyond seeing from within the living whole. It is seeing from within the source from which the future whole is emerging, peering back at the present from the future. In these moments, we can feel linked to our highest future possibility and destiny.” 6:30 am, Wainscott, NY....

Presence by Peter Senge

Over the past month I’ve been reading Presence by Peter M. Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers. Those of you who have come to know me – probably realize by now that I’m a pretty obsessive reader. Yet unlike most of what I read, Presence was more like a wonderful meditation that the acquisition of information. It is one of the...

Celebrate the 4th of July with An Inconvenient Truth

I just saw Al Gore’s movie. I know why he named it an inconvenient truth. Because much of what we can and must do is in fact inconvenient. The movie left me deeply saddened and depressed since so much of what I can and must do I have left undone. I have been complacence, left this challenge in the hands of others and failed to take adequate responsibility for...