My answers ref: Before I Die

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These are questions Olivia asked me at a Before I Die Network meeting. We didn’t record it. The answers might have gone this way (based on the time allocations she had in mind for the questions). Olivia What are you passionate about working towards at the moment? Pamela I’m working with David Bovill on something… Read more »

Ref Development and “To Hell with Good Intentions”

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Hi Katie Thanks for sending “To Hell with Good Intentions” by Ivan Illich. NB for anyone other than Katie  – the blurb for this says “An address by Monsignor Ivan Illich to the Conference on InterAmerican Student Projects (CIASP) in Cuernavaca, Mexico, on April 20, 1968. In his usual biting and sometimes sarcastic style, Illich… Read more »

Introducing the First Thursday group

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Hi Folks This post relates to conversations of the “First Thursday” group, These online conversations began some time in 2006 or 2007. They continued once a month until part way through 2015, when we needed to relocate. A few months ago Folabi Sunday encouraged me to restart the group, this time on Facebook. We have… Read more »

House-shares, #holacracy, chickens and eggs.

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Hi Brian, This open letter springs from our Skype catch up on how our lives are going, especially the bit about house/flat shares and holacracy (in the context of  U.Lab, Teal, your Meditation Group and more). I’ve been thinking about the ideas we tossed around relating to holacracy as an operating system for house/flat/apartment shares,… Read more »

Evolutionary purpose, callings, beliefs and passions

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Hi Brent. Regarding evolutionary purpose you asked for our thoughts on the final sentence in this quote: “For organizations like Fitzii, the purpose of the company isn’t dictated from above, or ever set in stone. Rather, the purpose is considered to be evolving as the organization evolves. In this view, no one “creates” the purpose…. Read more »

#Dadamac and Synergy with Teal

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Hi William, I’m returning to our shared interest in Teal, and how that ties in with Dadamac’s Big Vision, as described in Practical 21st Century “Big Vision” and #Dadamac. I’m going to explore a few aspects of Teal organisations that seem particularly aligned with Dadamac, either as it is now or how it will become… Read more »

Practical 21st Century “Big Vision” and #Dadamac

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Hi William, You asked me to put in writing the “Big Vision” that I was telling you about regarding Dadamac’s UK-Africa collaborations and our alternative, grass-roots led, approach to International development. So here goes. The Dadamac Big Vision is something fit for purpose in the 21st century. It is completely practical and every part of… Read more »

Goals, help needed and “Before I Die Network” event

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Hi Olivia. I’m doing some prep ready for your Before I Die Network (BIDN) follow-up session this evening. I’m interested to see what progress I have in fact made since the pre-Christmas event, so I’m checking the notes I made then and the good resolutions that I made. I know that you often invite us… Read more »

Dadamac Holacracy and Holacracy-of-one (mine)

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Hi Brian. Here’s the latest update – it’s mainly about prep for the Dadamac Holacracy launch, and its connection to the Holacracy-of-one stuff that I told you about in Update on People, ULab, Holacracy, Teal and more and in our Skype chat. There are various things I need to get my head around as I… Read more »