Tom Atlee: Inclusive Networks as Self-Governance?

nclusive networks are shaping our lives right now. Are they governance? These are not so much networks of individuals as networks of groups, organizations, and institutions. When they begin to weave together into multi-sector, multi-stakeholder, multi-scale (MS3) networks, they become increasingly inclusive, often by asking “Who else should be part of this work, this conversation?” …

Tom Atlee: The Complexity of Regenerative Culture

A Journey into the Juicy Complexity of Regenerative Culture Here are my two reviews of Daniel Christian Wahl’s Designing Regenerative Cultures.

Tom Atlee: New Book Participatory Sustainability

Participatory Sustainability: Notes for an Emerging Field of Civilizational Engagement “Participatory Sustainability introduces the idea that sustainability cannot be achieved merely through top-down government policy or economic activity. Sustainability requires the participation of all people and all parts of society, working with each other and with nature. The book provides dozens of approaches for doing …

Tom Atlee: Wisdom of the Fringes

Counterintuitively, the highest evolutionary wisdom lies on the fringes of business as usual. The fringes are fringes because they are different, dissident, dissonant with business-as-usual – both with the mainstream and even with our own personal or group business-as-usual. The challenges presented by the fringes can expand our view of what’s really going on and …