Hinterland

Cities can’t exist without a hinterland – the ‘land behind’ and around them that supports the city, provides people, resources, a place for the products of the city – for good and bad – to flow out to, a place for the…

After the transaction

This post was lost in the Crocapocalypse – I’m reposting it with its original date. Ask yourself these questions about the transaction – the one you put so much groundwork into, pushed so hard to achieve, until finally, it happened. Ask yourself:…

World without ends

This post was lost in the Crocapocalypse – I’m reposting it with its original date. Yesterday I posted about beginning with the end in mind. Today’s question is: what if we never get to the end? Whether this is a good or…

The end in mind

This post was lost in the Crocapocalypse – I’m reposting it with its original date. Steven R. Covey’s first habit of highly effective people is to begin with the end in mind. Where do you want to go? What do you want to build?…

Education for the future: foundations (4)

This post was lost in the Crocapocalypse – I’m reposting it with its original date. The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, with a hat-tip to the…

Narrow channels and deep

This post was lost in the Crocapocalypse – I’m reposting it with its original date. We were at the beach today, trying to catch waves in a pool we’d made. You can move a lot of sand trying to get the water…

Education for the future: foundations (3)

This post was lost in the Crocapocalypse – I’m reposting it with its original date. Look at the nearest child. How will they know what’s important when there’s no-one around to make decisions for them? What will they live for? What will they…

Education for the future: foundations (2)

This post was lost in the Crocapocalypse – I’m reposting it with its original date. Education is empowering in a very literal sense, and most of the powers that we gain through it are easily weaponised. Driverlesscroc– Education for the future: foundations (1)…

Education for the future: foundations (1)

This post was lost in the Crocapocalypse – I’m reposting it with its original date. So the question becomes, how do we prepare our kids for a future that’s becoming less and less knowable as change accelerates? And I think the answer…

Fruit now

This post was lost in the Crocapocalypse – I’m reposting it with its original date. I had a reminder from a friend that our ‘long now’ still includes right now. We plant seeds, we grow to fruitfulness – and we enjoy the fruit…