Book Review: The Garden Awakening

The Garden Awakening: Designs to Nurture Our Land and Ourselves by Mary Reynolds is a book about designing gardens that are beautiful, radiant with life, bursting with energy, in harmony with the Earth.1 Mary Reynolds has discovered through her work as a garden and landscape designer that gardens can become very special if we invite […]

Masanobu Fukuoka in his own words

This post is a compilation of my tweets from reading of Masanobu Fukuoka’s two books The One-Straw Revolution and Sowing Seeds in the Desert. Masanobu Fukuoka (1913–2008) was a Japanese farmer and philosopher. He was an outspoken advocate of the value of observing nature’s principles. Introduction The One-Straw Revolution is Masanobu Fukuoka’s first book which became […]

Stuart Kauffman on emergence and life

Here is Closer To Truth‘s interview with Stuart Kauffman about “Is Emergence Fundamental?” Stuart Kauffman says among other things that (my emphasis in bold): Reason is an insufficient guide for living your life. It means we need reason, emotion, intuition, sensation, metaphor. … Life is much richer than we thought.1 The biosphere is creating its […]

Peter Pula on why hosting is harder than leading

Peter Pula is the Founder of Axiom News. Here is his post on Why Hosting Is Harder than Leading. He writes that: “We have become so remarkably accustomed to a form of leadership that comes from the top.” “Top down leadership seems easier in the short term, but I believe it takes its toll. Too […]

Glöm inte bort företagets ekologi

Lasse Ramquist och Mats Eriksson skriver i boken Manöverbarhet: Att [enbart] jobba med ett logiskt-rationellt och fragmenterat perspektiv … är liktydigt med att glömma företagets ekologi. Det innebär att man glömmer bort att alla företag är … komplexa levande system. Det innebär att man behandlar levande system som om de vore tekniska system …1 Fotnot: […]

Tamsin Woolley-Barker on deep patterns in life

Tamsin Woolley-Barker is an author and evolutionary biologist. She looks for the deep patterns in life. Here is an article1 where Tamsin Woolley-Barke writes: Organizations can’t keep growing the way we structure them today. There’s nothing inherently wrong with hierarchies. In fact, nature uses them all the time—to stop change from happening. … Hierarchies are […]