The 'WE' Part Hasn't Worked Because 'YOU' Are Making 'R'ational Decisions

I watched ‘The Colbert Report’ recently (see below video). He had this guy on named Jonah Lehrer who wrote the book “How We Decide”. Ohhhhh, we are so fooled by our own rational mind. You know, that tough guy part of us who thinks its in control when instead its his sister, the emotional/intuitive part of our brain, that is really running the show. “”Pure reason is a disease”, says Lehrer. Ha! It’s certainly done … Continue reading “The 'WE' Part Hasn't Worked Because 'YOU' Are Making 'R'ational Decisions”

Reconsidering the Meaning of "New" Technology

A critical piece to technological success in an emerging era of the green (or sustainable) design marketplace is to, not just create cool, cutting edge technologies, but to also define design itself differently so that technology’s underlying processes comply with the new principles of triple bottom line (sustainability) management. That is, we must redesign our underlying methods for designing technologies. To do this, we will have to take a much bigger look at how we … Continue reading “Reconsidering the Meaning of "New" Technology”

The Need For Communicating About Our Communication

Join Abhijit and I in this dialog about the evolution of “communication” … ————————- Dec 24, 2008 AM Vic, I’ve been in the business of mass communication and making efforts to ease the man-to-man communication process. Abhijit Banerjee, 54 Calcutta India ————————- Hello Abhijit, I am curious to learn more about your statement: ” efforts to ease the man-to-man communication “. Kindly, Vic D http://discoveryfuel.com ————————- Abhijit Banerjee Reply Message Hi Vic I was expecting … Continue reading “The Need For Communicating About Our Communication”

Ecological Design Principles

Principles of Ecology From the Center for Ecoliteracy (By Fritjof Capra) 1-Networks *Interdependence, Diversity, and Complexity* The members of an ecosystem are interconnected in a vast network of relationships in which all life processes are interdependent and achieve stability through a diversity of linkages. 2-Boundaries *Scale and Limits* At all scales of nature, we find living systems nesting within other living systems, each within its own boundary and limits. 3-Cycles *Recycling of Resources and Partnership* … Continue reading “Ecological Design Principles”

Triple Bottom Line Investing: A New Framework for Innovation

I have long awaited the day when business and technology would begin to use principles of sustainability as the foundation for how we create and pay for our products and services. Well, the future has arrived with the concept of “” and socially responsible investing, which holds a whole new framework for innovation to emerge. If you like to watch your money AND the planet grow green take a look below. Thank you Cliff for … Continue reading “Triple Bottom Line Investing: A New Framework for Innovation”

Vic on Sustainable Innovation

I have long awaited the day when business and technology begin to use principles of sustainability as the foundation for creating and using products and services. Well, the future has arrived and I’m all over it. Under concepts like ‘triple bottom line’ and ‘social responsibility’ the idea of innovation is showing up in new ways. Thus, I will be spending ample time discussing these kinds of concepts and looking at how their use in day-to-day … Continue reading “Vic on Sustainable Innovation”

Vic on Keepin' it Green – the Color of "Sustainable Innovation"

As most of you who clicked into this space: green is no longer a do-good concept. No, in fact it has become a manditory part of defining any business, any organization, any city … really anything that we humans have the ability to think about and create will forever be different because of the green movement and its identity with how we manage our home  – that big round house we call Earth and all … Continue reading “Vic on Keepin' it Green – the Color of "Sustainable Innovation"”

Vic on Creative Learning

Let’s set the stage for what will be discussed here: What does this subject have to do with anything outside of a school environment? Well allow me to elaborate … The world has changed. Noooo, the world is not ‘about’ to change, it HAS changed. And the way we learn no longer fits into the slot of go-to-school, get a degree, then go apply what we learned. No, learning has become a frequent set of … Continue reading “Vic on Creative Learning”

Aug 11th Webinar: Sustainable Innovation from the Amazon

Runa: Energy, Sustainability & Innovation from the Amazon A forefront conservation enterprise, Runa is partnered with native agronomists in the Ecuadorian Amazon to achieve market-driven restoration. The venture will be the first to market read-to-drink Wuayusa tea, a traditional beverage similar to Yerba Mate, that enhances mental clarity and personal energy. Tyler Gage, Runa CEO, will be holding a WebEx conference to discuss the sustainable model that has won Runa awards from Brown University and … Continue reading “Aug 11th Webinar: Sustainable Innovation from the Amazon”

Unbounded Particulates of Spirit

Unbounded (Particulates of) Spirit work to be integrated   see the world differently ——————————————————————————————-   ——————————————————– Value Density (gravitational lensing): All things manifest once a certain level of mass-density occurs; from galaxies, to planets, to organizations. This density can be realized physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually (we usually only consider ‘physical’ densities in our science). ‘Lensing’ then, is way to bring focus to something and is what makes it apparent (a parent). Awareness and attention … Continue reading “Unbounded Particulates of Spirit”