Gil Friend’s Blog

How do minds change? I have a few ideas…

All of us live in taken-for-granted-and-invisible assumptions about how minds change. And how they don't. About how behaviors change. And how they don't. We're obsessed—especially those of us concerned with climate change, regenerative business, polycrises, and things...

Natural Logic is 25 years old today!

It looks like good things come in fives! Natural Logic is 25 years old today! This milestone is nestled in the midst of a bunch of five-multiple anniversaries: I turned 75 in March. We celebrated 50 years of the Institute for Local Self-Self-Reliance two weeks ago. We...

Band on the run • Belonging & Mood • Request & Reward

BAND ON THE RUN? There are plenty of claims and commitments in corpland. Lip service and going along to get along. Lowest common denominator compromises…and common denominators that raise the bar. You know where I fall on that spectrum (bar-raising, for those of you...

Why COP28 Doesn’t Matter

Yes, I said that. COP28—the recently-concluded UN climate conference—doesn't matter! Well, of course it does (as well as doesn't). It may lack teeth ("May?!?!" I hear you saying!), but it does provide the frame in which corporate, investment, and policy conversations...