Category Archives: Changemaking

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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Five reasons why we need a broader set of voices to shape our energy transition

The electricity market is a unique complex beast. When we discuss how it must change, it is easy to get drawn into technical issues that rely on detailed knowledge of how the system works. Even inside the system, those across … Continue reading

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Who is leading our energy transition?

Today the ideas from my Churchill Fellowship had their first big outing – I was asked to speak at Adelaide’s Festival of Ideas. Here is the speech I prepared, slightly more polished than the one I gave. ———————- For years … Continue reading

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