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Moving Upstream in the World of International Development by Jonathan Dawson

Jonathan Dawson argues that we need to change the words we use to talk about international development if we want to offer our support
Holonomics at Schumacher College

Designing Flourishing Businesses with Soul by Simon Robinson

The Holonomics approach treats business organisations as authentic and coherent wholes, including radically new ways to envision strategy development and implementation, customer experience design and business model evolution. Financial results are seen from a systemic perspective as an important but not unique factor which enable an organisation to achieve long term sustainability, being the outcome of purpose-driven missions and visions.
Gut Bacteria

Partners in Gaia by Stephan Harding

Stephan Harding considers how new research on gut bacteria is making us re-evaluate our understanding of ecology and evolution.
water research on River Dart

What the Water Gave Me by Rafaela Graça Scheiffer

Alumnus Rafaela Graça Scheiffer talks about how her study of holistic science has informed her evolving research how she is exploring 'the new water paradigm'.
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Nature's Fragile Harmonies by Stephan Harding

How harmony can emerge from a delicate reconciliation between opposites.

Kickstarting Local Economic Transition - Jay Tompt suggests a four point framework

There's never been a better time to mobilise local communities to take control of their economic destiny writes Jay Tompt.
Tomatoes at a local market

The Local Entrepreneur Forum has the power to change our economy - Jay Tompt

The LEF is an opportunity to create space for a new story about how economic activity fits into the context of the kind of society and community we really want, including the roles we can all play.
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Let's be performers rather than bystanders in the new economy - Jonathan Dawson

We need to think of a new language to enable those engaged in the new emerging social economy to make sense of their experiences.
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Technology can set us free - but we need to re-think leadership first

We need to change outdated leadership and management models to help us address problems in our society says blockchain consultant Paul Bessems

What is the blockchain and why should you learn how it works?

Conceptually, a blockchain is a tool that allows users to store information and be assured it will remain intact without having to trust any particular individual or institution, such as a bank, to safeguard it. It works by financially incentivising anyone with an interest in keeping it secure and then trusting that, collectively, this group will not act against the shared group interest.