I believe that a sustainable future depends on moving away from highly centralized systems to distributed systems based on the rules of natural networks. The internet itself is a model of such a system. I am writing a series of maybe 20 short books on this topic. I start with the central issue of Jobs and then will move onto Credit, Health and Education. I am trying to offer you a guide to a future that is here but maybe hidden by our habits and experience in the old system.
For part of my life I was a very conventional person. I attended very traditional English Schools and went into Investment Banking as a career.
But much of my early years were spent in nature. As a boy I lived in Ghana and spent most of my time on the beach. Most of my vacations were spent in rural New Brunswick. My teen years were spent in rural England. As a teenager I spent a year as a diamond prospector in Botswana. I lived and worked in the bush under canvas exposed to the majesty of how life must have been lived before civilization. The natural world had seeped into my core.
But I left all that behind and had a career. I was the typical institutional person. But in my 40’s I began to feel that something was wrong. Of course I felt that I was the one with the problem, not the system that I had spent my life in. But after much anguish, I woke up. For the last 20 years I have devoted my life to understanding the shift from machine to nature that we are living through. These booklets are a summary of all that I have learned.