High-Tech Troops and Low-Tech Transition


In speaking to the CEO of a major US energy company, as he reflected on the upcoming turnover of a huge population reaching retirement age, he said he would love to search a data to assess people and make offers to go to his plants- meaning a real job, one that brings with it a livelihood. Today, he has to put up posters, put out ads, or send representatives to every base.

Mike Hanes’ Ruthless Quest to Solve Old Problems New Ways: By J.R. Lewis


Transparent, resource-based solutions deserve more experimentation. To get us from where we are, to where we’d like to be, we need to keep tinkering with the system, pushing boundaries and asking questions without fear.

Sustainability is Security: Perez Takes the Fight to Washington


Violence, uncertainty and unrest go hand in hand with food, water and energy scarcity. Probably no Americn are more accutely aware of this fact than the men and women we have sent into harm’s way over the last 20 years.

Lessons of The Fallujah Pause: Channeling Energy Toward Outcomes

Be useful, not resentful. This was the message of their actions as they worked to create a culture of unoffendablilty and comfort with uncertainty.

Dylan Does Quantum Physics


I enjoyed the chance to speak with a group of (mostly) young men and women interested in actively pursuing a better society based on abundance, transparency and laws and policies that are more responsive to our needs.

Pope Francis and the Power Myth

The privilege and trappings of the Pope’s position place him in the precarious position of having to thread a needle with a camel, to borrow a New Testament aphorism. The temptation to exclude must be extraordinary.

Spock and the Art of Healthcare Overhaul


As a result of our healthcare system based on the wrong value proposition, we have Democrats and Republicans pushing the country into an obviously insane shutdown over healthcare. To them, it is all a fantasy battle based on competing visions of “Don’t Let Anyone Die.”

Thousands of Stories of Hope: One Barrier and How We Can Overcome It

The pendulum that has swung too far toward allowing individuals and small groups to have disproportionate influence needs to be halted and pushed back.

Forming the Renaissance Preparation Committee

Distributed power eschews the castle’s illusion of fortitude for the invincibility of the Hydra. With tech-driven magic, it moves forward without a central system of absolute control. It is laying the groundwork for our future.