Tools For The Journey

Introducing Bright Future Now and the Bright Future Network

This is our big news from 2015: We’ve started to develop a new experiential learning program called Bright Future Now. This program will take conceptual material from the Foundation Stones presentations and deepen it into felt experience, practical skills and embodied behavior so that you can begin to live the Planetary Era now. At the heart of Bright Future Now […]

The “Tools For The Journey” videos are online

After a long haul with a number of technical challenges, we now have the videos from the two Tools For The Journey presentations in January 2015 available: The Human Operating-System Literacy presentation videos: identify the key cognitive and emotional shifts that we need to move from an Empire Era “mind” into a Planetary Era “mind” go into the […]

Bright Future Network Initial Vision

The Bright Future Network will be the ongoing connecting fabric for Bright Future Now graduates, a place for them to collaborate and create new cultural DNA for the Planetary Era. This page describes the network and how it can serve as an organizing thread for the next evolution in CI’s long-term strategy for catalyzing a graceful Empire-to-Planetary transition. As described […]

Bright Future Now Initial Vision

This is an early heads-up about Bright Future Now, a new experiential learning program we’re developing. It takes the content from the Foundation Stones presentations (What Time Is It?, Human Operating System Literacy and Systems Literacy) and deepens that conceptual material into felt experience, practical skills and embodied behavior so that you can begin to live the Planetary Era now. To be aligned with the Planetary Era, you need […]

Videos

This page serves as a table of contents for Context Institute’s videos: Strategy CI’s Long-Term Strategy (9 minutes) What Time Is It? (Foundation Stone 1) English version (10-minute introduction and five 20-minute videos with subtitles in Spanish, Chinese and Russian) Spanish voice-over version Chinese voice-over version Tools For The Journey (Foundation Stone 2) Culture as Interface (8 […]

First “Human Operating-System Literacy” video is online

The first video from the January “Tools For The Journey” pair of presentations is now online at Human Operating-System Literacy Presentation. The rest are being edited and I hope to get them online over the next few months.

PDFs of slides now available

The slides from the two “Tools For The Journey” presentations are now available as PDFs: Human Operating-System Literary and System Literary. These will give you a sense of the territory covered and I hope you’ll find them useful. They both include links to demos (on slides 52 and 62 for hOS and slides 35, 62 and 66 for Systems). The […]

Systems Literacy Presentation

The videos from the “Systems Literacy” presentation are embedded on this page, as you will see when you scroll down, but first a word of orientation. The content for this presentation was chosen in the context of the earlier “What Time Is It?” and “Human Operating-System Literacy” presentations. In particular, it was chosen to: introduce and explore the systems perspective as a […]

Human Operating-System Literacy Presentation

The videos from the “Human Operating-System Literacy” presentation are embedded on this page, as you will see when you scroll down, but first a word of orientation. The content for this presentation was chosen in the context of the earlier “What Time Is It?” presentation. In particular, it was chosen to: identify the key cognitive and emotional shifts that we need to […]

“Systems Literacy” on 1/28

The next Foundation Stones presentation in Seattle is just a few days away! We’ll explore tipping-points, time-lags, shifting constraints, strategic leverage points, maps vs. stories and other helpful tools and see how these concepts can be applied in easy but potent ways in everyday life. I’m excited about how it’s all coming together and look forward […]

“Human Operating-System Literacy” on 1/21

The next Foundation Stones presentation in Seattle is just a week away! We’ll journey deep into how our minds work, blending the latest neuroscience with a Planetary Era perspective. I’m excited about how it’s all coming together and look forward to sharing it both in person on the 21st and via video over the next few […]

“Human Operating System Literacy” and “Systems Literacy” presentations – Jan 21 and 28 in Seattle

The “Tools For The Journey” set of Foundation Stones presentations will be on the last two Wednesdays in January. If you are (or will be) in the Seattle area, save the dates — 6:30 pm on Jan 21 and Jan 28, 2015. If you know people in the area, please encourage them to come. These […]

Systems Thinking In Action
Online Conference

I’ll be one of the keynote presenters in the first online Systems Thinking In Action Conference. The conference runs for five weeks – from August 5th to September 4th – with a fresh keynote presentation each week and lots of ways to engage – Plenary :: World Cafe :: Open Space :: Podcasts :: Forums. […]

Meet Your Mind - Introduction

Meet Your Mind – Introduction

(This article follows Two Essential Literacies in the FS Main Thread.) This is the first in the Meet Your Mind series of articles aimed at providing the core concepts needed to provide a practical understanding of how our minds work, an understanding I call hOS literacy. If you have gotten to this article via the Foundation Stones […]

Two Essential Literacies

Two Essential Literacies

(This article follows The Burden And The Gift Of Culture in the FS Main Thread.) There are two essential literacies (in the sense of basic competences) that we need in order to understand ourselves, our culture, and our world in the 21st century: That’s the basic message of this article, but let me fill in […]

hOS and the Burden/Gift of Culture

I’ve posted two additional articles in the Tools For The Journey section: The Human Operating System (hOS) uses an analogy with smart phones to identify the part of innate human nature that is most important to understand so that we can be effective cultural change agents. The Burden And The Gift Of Culture goes deeper […]

The Burden And The Gift Of Culture

(This post follows The Human Operating System in the FS Main Thread.) Like fish in water, we are so immersed in our culture that it is hard to clearly see what culture is and how it functions. Yet we need this clear vision if we are to understand the world around us and be constructive […]

The Human Operating System

The Human Operating System

(This article follows Culture As Interface in the FS Main Thread.) If we are going to use the culture-as-interface framework, … … we will need an operational sense of what we mean by “innate human nature.” Trying to understand “innate human nature” in relation to culture has been challenging in the past, but I’m hopeful […]

Introducing “culture as interface”

Today I posted a video and an article that introduce a simple, powerful, big-picture framework for understanding how culture fits into its context. The framework is called culture as interface. It’s important groundwork on which the Foundation Stones rest. The 8-minute animated video, created in Motion, is an experimental first for this site. I’ll be […]

Image Sources For Culture As Interface Video

This are the sources for various images used in the video, An Introduction To Culture As Interface: Migration map — National Geographic Maps, Atlas of the Human Journey via http://www.utexas.edu/features/2007/ancestry/ Bushmen — http://www.africaboundadventures.com/namibia-highlights Egypt — http://www.mitchellteachers.org/WorldHistory/AncientEgyptNearEastUnit /IllustratedJournalsAncientEgyptDailyLife.html Stonehenge — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stonehenge_Distance.jpg Rome — http://rutgersclassics.wordpress.com/2008/12/10/ru-classics-gears-up-for-january-2009-apaaia-joint-annual-meetings-in-philadelphia/ China — http://www.absolutechinatours.com/china-travel/China-Elite-Culture.html Tokyo — http://cities.wikia.com/wiki/Tokyo Buildings — http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/bis/bis.shtml Clothing — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Well-clothed_baby.jpg […]