I am a student of human agreements, exploring how we make them, why we don’t see most of them, and how to change them.
What I envision
Looking out thirty years, I believe a completely different set of agreements can exist among all peoples, agreements in which people can strive towards their own deeper potential. I believe that we will look back to 2016 as a time when the work of a few began to support the emergence of this new set of agreements, in critical, high-leverage ways, and that our work played a key role in that work. It will have been through the “naming” of the foundations of the new agreements, what we now call Ecosynomics, that people began to identify what they were learning and to connect with each other in support of the new agreements.
My recent professional work and key accomplishments
I serve as president of Vibrancy Ins., which brings together the worlds of research, publishing, consulting, and conferencing to support people in exploring new agreements and higher levels of impact resilience and engagement, in the ways that best suit them–whether they want to do it on their own, with process support, with others like them, or with researchers.
In the research part of this work, I am president of the Institute for Strategic Clarity. I have explored and documented the foundations of strategy, large-scale social change, and ecosynomics, as well as teaching graduate classes on strategic design and modeling. I also serve as Strategic Advisor for Agreement Structures in Health and Environment Systems in the Center for Health and the Global Environment in the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University.
For two decades I was a partner in a consultancy (SDSG then GEP), where I supported leaders in business, government, civil society, and global networks, in bringing greater strategic clarity to their large-scale social changes.