Rethinking Wealth and Progress—And Its Essential Relationship to Today’s Crisis of Purpose (A Cultural Maturity “Thought Exercise”)

[This new section in the Cultural Maturity blog briefly introduces a key theme or claim from one of my recent Creative Systems Theory–related works presented so as to provoke reflection. This post draws most specifically on Hope and the Future: … Read More

Transitional Absurdity: Contemporary Craziness and Its Antidote (Or How the Ludicrous Can Co-Exist With Hope)

Creative Systems Theory brings very big-picture, long-term perspective to the human condition. It addresses understanding as a whole, not just particular concerns, and it helps us make sense of the very different ways we have understood ourselves and our worlds … Read More

Making the World Great Again: Bringing Big-Picture Perspective to the 2016 American Presidential Election and the Critical Tasks of Leadership Going Forward.

[I’ve left this post on the site inspire of the fact that it might seem outdated at this point. But it remains pertinent to the tasks of leadership and and is prescient with regards to events that have taken place … Read More

The Crisis of Gun Violence: Mature, Big-Picture Perspective

The kind of big-picture/long-term vantage provided by culturally mature perspective stretches usual understanding in a couple of key ways. First, it commonly requires that we take into account multiple, interwoven causal factors (it challenges simple “silver bullet” solutions). Second, it … Read More