Archive | September, 2014

Can I fully be me and fully attune to you?

What is the relationship between sensitivity to others and authenticity to self? When I first came to that question, I used to frame it in an either/or way – like if I thought it enough, pros and cons, eventually one would emerge or I would find a set protocol to govern it. The eventual resolution […]

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And then I realized freedom was in control

Some days I feel like I am being pulled in different directions in a way that I long to resolve.  A sort of fussy first-world charlatan-like-less-painful-version of William Wallace at his demise.   I want to have my own time, and I want high-quality people contact.  I want to be unstructured so I can respond […]

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Jack Butler talks with Chris Cowan about Holacracy, the organizational operating system

Holacracy is a serious effort to bring distributed authority, agile/lean decision-making and an inbuilt evolutionary heartbeat to running a company. It’s a governance system which you can choose to adopt to run your organization in what I would argue is a more evolved way.   It’s been adapted by my friends Decker Cunov, Robert McNaughton and […]

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I am who I am. Not.

I recently saw an interview by Brian Rose, founder of London Real, of Peter Sage, the motivational speaker and entrepreneur, whom I had met way back when in my early London days.  I am grateful to Peter for first putting the ‘4 Kingdoms of Consciousness’ model on my radar.  More on that in another blogpost. […]

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What is this possibility costing you?

People have a poor understanding of opportunity cost in my experience, including myself when I am not present.  We can go chasing after all sorts of ‘interesting’ things – but it means we’re not putting major life attention and energy – arguably our two most important currencies – on what most matters to us, or […]

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