ON THE ARAB SPRING
“Revolutions do not cause change; they confirm the change which has already happened. Typically, this happens more to societies which are already changing, as the raised expectations put pressure on existing leaders and structures, like the geologic tectonic shifts that will cascade to the surface as earthquakes.”
Huffington Post, 2011.
ON LEVELING THE ASYMMETRY BETWEEN ISRAEL AND PALESTINE
“For the Political Map for Israel and Palestine to be successful, the “Palestinian Development Roadmap” must be first implemented.”
From “A Note to the White House”, January 15, 2008
ON RE-PHRASING GANDHI’S “BE THE CHANGE” IN SECOND TIER LANGUAGE
Being the change you want to see in the world defaults the action to each individual’s value system. Imagine we live in a world where George Bush or bin Laden were the change. Not a pleasant picture. I would re-frame the term in FUNCTIONAL language that takes it out of the subjective First Tier with a phrase like: “Do the change the world needs done”.
Annual Meeting of the Evolutionary Leaders, June 2012.
ON THE NEED FOR A BETTER DEVELOPMENT MODEL
“Herein lies the Global knot: The seemingly irreconcilable conflict between and among the haves, the have nots, the have a little but want more, and the have a lot but are never content. There must be a better way.”
Spiral Dynamics Training-Netherlands, 2009.
ON MODERN GLOBAL COMPLEXITY AND THE NEED FOR COOPERATION
“Chicken Little has the Bird Flu”