Discussing Food Security with a Community Development Group

Here I am being interviewed about sustainable community development and food. It was filmed a few years ago. There are three spots in the clip where I appear  - the first at 1:54. I remember having fun that day and meeting some great people working for the local NGOs and community. Really well done! Fresh [...]

Move to ‘Publicization’ of Private Assets becoming a Sustainable Community Initiative

The argument that public assets were always poorly managed because of the lack of market motivation is not really the case. Bureaucracy has a certain stagnation and thus lacks quick innovation and adaptability but it has a tenacious stability. This is an organizational development issue and has political and personal motivation and security factors attached [...]

By | 2017-04-26T09:49:28+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Blog, Community Development, Sustainability|0 Comments

Why Sustainable Communities are the Next Open Source Revolution

Dependency on systems that are exhaustible, inequitable and oppressive are hindering human development. We are currently using more resources than our planet provides which means not just people, but animals and plants – everything living has less to work with. Further, we throw our toxic waste into spaces that contaminate ecosystems, creating even more degradation. [...]

By | 2017-04-12T10:14:17+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Blog, Community Development, Sustainability|0 Comments

Defining Sustainability for Strategy

Sustainability is now the most important and ambiguous term in policy making. Most organizations and governments are simply reacting to crisis instead of developing resilience. Resilience is adaptation. Human impacts on the environment have a profound and systemic effect from human health to ecosystem services. What must be listed, examined and engineered are the human [...]

The Always ON Society – Mobile Technology Disruption on Work and Life

With the advent of the 'smart' phone (and I still stand by my opinion that it is only as smart as the user), the boundary between work and life has blurred and has a sort of permeability that leaks both confines into the other spheres. No longer are these domains separate and no longer can [...]

China sits on financial house of cards – OECD

China sits on financial house of cards - OECD https://www.rt.com/business/381608-china-economy-financial-risks/ “After decades of breath-taking expansion, the focus should be on making growth more resilient, sustainable and inclusive, and addressing risks to stability,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria. “Soaring property prices in the largest cities and leveraged investment in asset markets magnify vulnerability and the risk of [...]

By | 2017-03-21T16:39:14+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Development Policy, Sustainability|0 Comments

The IMF’s Work on Inequality: Bridging Research and Reality | iMFdirect – The IMF Blog

By Prakash Loungani and Jonathan D. Ostry Over the past three decades, income inequality has gone up in most advanced economies and in many developing ones as well. Why? Much of the research on ine… Source: The IMF’s Work on Inequality: Bridging Research and Reality | iMFdirect - The IMF Blog

By | 2017-02-22T18:01:37+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Development Policy, Sustainability|0 Comments

Technology, design and benefits of use – are we making progress?

Technology as a definition has been around since we studied mammals use of tools in the environment - something becomes a technology if it affords a use. Typically, good design indicates the use of technology such as a button or a type of interface. Sometimes affordances are undiscovered and innovative thinking can yield additional use [...]

Do We Determine Technology or Does Technology Determine Us? A Dystopic view of Utopia

Technological determinism is a theory about how tech influences our lives. Basically, does tech determine how we live or do we shape tech? This has implications for workplace learning and training. Theory informs practice and practice ratifies theory, thus, we must set out intentions correctly when employing technology and ask if it is ultimately for [...]

By | 2017-01-19T12:10:42+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Sustainability|0 Comments

The Power of the Spontaneous Intervention in Coaching

As a new member of the Toronto Organizational Development Network, I was privy to our end of year meeting in which we socialize, invite guest speakers and interact with others to assist them in solving or clarifying their challenges and opportunities. Upon hearing of our guests forthcoming strategies for tackling their next challenge in the [...]

By | 2016-11-27T10:03:36+00:00 November 27th, 2016|Sustainability|0 Comments