Episode 3

A few thoughts on (re)enchantment

Several people reacted to my last blog with the reasonable question of how we can maintain/retain the sensation of enchantment on the bleak, depressing days when everything seems to be wrong with the world (or at least our own bit of it). I have no easy answer to this (if there were one, it probably wouldn’t have been necessary to ask). So here are some […]

An Enchantment Tale

It was my birthday but that’s only relevant, because it’s one reason I was in a very relaxed mood and perhaps therefore more open to noticing than usual. That and the radically improved weather. In Amsterdam we have a lot of canals. Everyone knows that from the picture postcards but probably not that, outside of the old centre, some of them are used by some […]

Networks and Serendipity versus the Vested Interests

Let’s be clear. Sustainability is about a lot more than just environmental policy. Making our footprint on the planet bearable (for the planet) will only succeed on the basis of social equity and economic viability. And not everyone is delighted about that. All Your Natural Resources Are Belong To Us A few weeks ago I happened to turn on the radio during an interview with a […]

Red, Green and Personal

As I set off on my Sunday morning run, I said to myself “don’t think about your blog”. I’d been having trouble getting this blog to work. I wanted to write about the relationship between circular economy and other fundamental changes that people are trying to achieve – but it kept coming out abstract and, to be honest, boring. You might think running was exactly […]

Lawyers, Guns and Money

Last week I tweeted If corporations were socially responsible, we wouldn’t need a name for it. and was taken aback by how many retweets I got for it. It obviously struck a chord with a lot of folks. And, picking up on my previous post, it has everything to do with how vested interests respond to things that challenge their business model. Things like getting […]