5 things I learnt in September

1. There is a cool network helping talented people have global impact before they are 30.  Cue Sandbox Network.  Great work, guys.

2. Jeff Vander Clute is still getting audiences to think about thriving.  See here for some of his April address ‘Thriving Communities Reconnect’ to Whidbey Institute.  Jeff is Executive Director of New Stories.

3. The Democratic National Convention is a place of theatre, not authenticity.  I did not connect with the speeches I saw (Michelle Obama and Barack Obama).  However, Bill Clinton’s contribution was widely acclaimed.

4. Integral Obama – Terry Patten and like-minded folk are making the case that Obama is the best bet for receptivity to integral political ideas.

5. Marianne Williamson is making a move into the political arena – at the intersection of consciousness and politics:  See her interview with friends Ed and Deb Shapiro here:  http://vividlife.me/ultimate/26295/marianne-williamson-discusses-her-new-project-sister-giant-the-coming-together-of-consciousness-and-politics/

About Jack Butler

Jack Butler is a social entrepreneur, coach, workshop leader and speaker. His latest venture provides full spectrum human development through coaching, programmes and other development resources for leaders and entrepreneurs. He founded Future Foundations (www.future-foundations.co.uk), a leading youth personal development training organization. He is a professional member of the International Enneagram Association and a former fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Jack was the IAB 2007 Young Entrepreneur of the Year runner-up and took a double first class degree in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge. Jack spends his time between London and Brighton in the UK and Boulder, CO and the Bay Area in the US. In his spare time, he enjoys physical challenges (3 Peaks Challenge 2010, Tresco Marathon 2006) and supporting The Simultaneous Policy Organisation (www.simpol.org.uk). He is a Partner in Passion and Purpose of the Grubb Guild, a voracious reader of personal, cultural and spiritual development, and likes to inquire, journal, travel and write.

One Response to 5 things I learnt in September

  1. Polly October 9, 2012 at 2:59 am #

    What a joy to find someone else who thinks this way.

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