Category Archives: Changemaking

My PhD – redesigning the electricity grid

Almost a year has flown by and I haven’t announced my PhD formally. That’s because its taken me a long time to wrap my head around what I’m doing and which parts of it are going to provide the ‘original … Continue reading

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Change starts from within

Change starts from within …but mustn’t end there My first real blog was about change. And when I reflected on opportunities that have resonated with me I wrote, “My core question: How can we solve the world’s problems?…. together?…. by … Continue reading

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A hopeful vision of new politics

What an excellent piece of work by George Monbiot! This book adds a number of important layers to our understanding of what it will take to change our path. Monbiot’s key message is that the story we tell needs to … Continue reading

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The Power of Onlyness

The power of Onlyness – make your wild ideas mighty enough to dent the world…. The denting the world stuff is a very attractive concept to me. I enjoyed the Breaking Out book for the same reasons and tried to … Continue reading

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Why I’m joining Tempus Energy

This article first appeared on my LinkedIn blog I’m joining Tempus Energy to develop their business in one of the most interesting electricity markets in the world – South Australia. Many of you know me as a climate change policy … Continue reading

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Alternative currencies leverage new value – lets build one for SA

I’m slow to the game on this one. Alternative currencies have been experimented with for many years. Many communities are looking for local value to be the first stop for shoppers. Michael Schuman is not convinced and left it out … Continue reading

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Governance and organisational structure

For a long time now I’ve been interested in self-organising ways of getting things done. Clay Shirky provides the metaphor of exploring the desert. The existing institution doesn’t need to explore the desert unless it is in crisis mode. The … Continue reading

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