Abc Insiders 24 September So, there was an 'extra' bit with Barrie Cassidy pondering the consequences of Abbott's behaviour for energy policy (compare coorey article on same topic in AFR). Programme itself opens with interview/intersplice with the headbutt guy in Hobart Sadly no music over the top of this- too controversial? Could have had “Can't... Continue Reading →
Building Movements, Not Organizations Creating a healthy, humane world will require more than new organizational designs. It will take rethinking the nature of organizations entirely.... What might be possible, therefore, if socially minded organizations and businesses acted more like movements than organizations? And what might that look like in practice? To answer those questions, consider... Continue Reading →
Minimal biog bit - I am from Adelaide. Just spent a lovely 7 weeks there bludging of my parents and doing research for The Thesis. One ritual we got into, mater and I, was watching 'The Insiders', an ABC TV show on a Sunday morning for politics junkies. The format's the same each time -... Continue Reading →
"Only he has the calling for politics who is sure that he will not crumble when the world from his point of view is too stupid or base for what he wants to offer." Reminds me of "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Albert... Continue Reading →
One attribute highly prized in Japanese society is that of "gaman", or "endurance". Gaman is the quality of enduring what seems unbearable with dignity and grace. The idea basically that is that if there's something unpleasant around you, it's better to tough it out in an act of self-sacrifice rather than act immediately to change... Continue Reading →
Garey Foley advice to activists- Educate Yourselves first... This is well worth a watch.