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Having the Courage to Speak Out Against a Deadbeat System

2017-10-20

There is something we always knew it existed, but we have shied away from addressing this because it feels more comfortable to do so, and because we are benefitting from this system.

 

What if everything became purposeless?

2017-10-05

It is a commonplace observation that contemporary consumption has globalised to an unprecedented scale, and, along with it, the rampant desire to participate in global indulgence labelled consumerism or consumer culture.

 

The truth of the misleading of authority in business

2017-09-29

We live in an era with enormous uncertainties: people are over-anxious, fearful of making mistakes or an irreversible wrong decision.

 

Culture of narcissistic leadership

2017-08-10

When we choose humble, unassuming people as our leaders, the world around us becomes a better place. Well, that is what we hope.

 

Is capitalism out of order?

2017-08-09

The reception in the US, and in other advanced economies, of Capital in the 21st. century attests to growing concern about rising global inequality.

 

Consumerism: the trap of the 21st century

2017-08-09

It is fair to say that many big ideas over the past centuries have fail to dominate the planet – from fascism, to communism, to democracy and to religion.

 

The purpose of being

2017-08-09

There is a great deal of misunderstanding about being ‘real’ and ‘authentic’ to oneself these days. What do we perceive as being ‘true’?

 

When capitalism only serves a few

2017-08-08

The reception in the US, and in other advanced economies, of Capital in the 21st. century attests to growing concern about rising global inequality.

 

Stepping out of the comfort zone

2017-04-11

We believe it brings comfort to follow within our social and corporate circles, but the more we follow such a path, the more this following turns out to be a severe illusion, and we are trapped in believing this is the normality of comfort.

 

The mystery of the desire to have things

2017-03-31

However, we make every attempt towards resistance, preventing us from comprehending all social systems, believing that under these circumstances our political, economic, social, and cultural structures continue to grow.

 

Authority: Refusing to bow down

2017-03-31

Is it possible that we submit to authority because we have this ingrained desire to feel “super-safe”?

 

Why do we hold onto traumatic events, rather than learn from problems?

2017-03-31

If we allow a problem to endure over a specific period of time, rather than rushing to solve and erase a problem, this ironically allows us to be fully free in the mind.

 

Why we should learn to be passionate leaders

2016-09-09

Passion that is not the result of any sort of commitment can only come into being when there is total self-abandonment. Perhaps we have never really experienced that sort of state of mind in which we feel total abandonment of everything (other than letting go of – totally abandoning – everything)!

 

The choice of better, higher and further - is questionable

2016-08-28

We live in a world of sensationalism, euphoria, frenzy and constant seeking for ‘better’, ‘higher’ and ‘further’. So we often don’t realise that we are no longer really ourselves, no longer mentally healthy. Seeking, in fact, is synonymous with helplessness, hopelessness and even disorientation.

 

Time to polish our current thinking

2016-08-25

Our lives are busy, brimming with daily obligations and endless thoughts – but why? Is it because the more we seek for, the more we think we get? But aren`t we experiencing less when we experience so much all at the same time?

 

How to deal in a world of confusion?

2016-08-24

Having a certain ‘attitude’ means that we arrive at final conclusions without considering others, but this often leads to superficial assumptions and conflicts and occasionally even violence. That is why the underlying assumption of an ‘attitude’ is resistance.

 

Why do we follow the global game?

2016-08-24

Why do we so passively accept the notion of following? Why do we follow another’s authority, another’s experience and then doubt what we are following – which culminates as a painful process for most?

 

The new modern consequences

2016-07-30

While a “run-away world” is emerging in an anarchic haphazard fashion, carried along by a mixture of economic, technological and cultural imperatives, - we live in a world where hazards created by ourselves – are us, or more, - threatening than anything else that comes from the outside.

 

The art of agility in the 21st century

2016-07-29

Whoever drinks salt water gets thirsty. And whoever is thirsty needs to drink. But please, not more salt water!

 

The fickle trap of dependency

2016-07-17

In today’s world, as we barely question the problem of our lack of inner security, we all follow this weird, mental social illness called dependency. It seems we have all collectively gone a bit psychotic, chasing this dependency which we believe will give us a deep inner security.

 

The age of political conditioning

2016-07-09

Is it possible that we are immune, that we condition others while simultaneously allowing ourselves to succumb to conditioning by people, by organisations, by communities, by societies, by states and by policy makers?

 

The perception about belief and reality

2016-06-30

Belief is not reality,  but perhaps the the result of our background, our business environment, our country, our tradition, our values our origins our ethnicity and our traditionsand as well of our constant fears what we are constantly carrying with us.

 

What has been left unsaid?

2016-06-12

At the end of the day we must question our global cultural thinking, accepting that we are lacking of tolerance and demonstrate a lack of possibilities of existence.

 

If more suddenly no longer works

2016-05-21

If ‘more’ no longer works, and ‘less’ does not accept a change of perspective, perhaps becoming ‘mindful’ can help. Whosoever drinks saltwater gets thirsty! And whosoever are thirsty needs to drink to quench this thirst. But please, anything but more saltwater! Obviously this is based on the body’s metabolism.

 

Narcissists - the last species in the 21st century

2016-05-14

In times of global complexity, continuing comparison, unethical competition and endless expectations, senior management and their boards of directors show – far too often – how much some committees only acknowledge an unreal reality with the explicit purpose of protecting their ego, insisting that they are all looking in the same right direction, always highlighting their self-recognition, self-achievement, self-importance – essentially, their self.

 

The competitive advantage of not seeking

2016-05-12

We live in a world of sensationalism, euphoria, frenzy and constant seeking for ‘better’, ‘higher’ and ‘further’. So we often don’t realise that we are no longer really ourselves, no longer mentally healthy. Seeking, in fact, is synonymous with helplessness, hopelessness and even disorientation.