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Gil Friend’s Blog

Video: Can we afford to have a future?

As Andrew Winston (co-author of Net Positive) wrote recently: "A banker approached me after a talk and told me that it would be great to invest in the clean economy and other sustainability priorities, but the numbers 'just don't pencil out'." His response: "Yes they...

Seeing Pattern • Between Worlds • Working Together

SEEING PATTERN Some of my friends just don't like data, even though they use cell phones and fly on planes that depend on data. (You know who you are! 😉 But data—especially when presented visually, and well—can disclose trends we might not otherwise perceive—can let...

Mystery Science Short Attention Span Theater

  Remember Mystery Science Theater 3000? Yeah, wacky times. In our house we invented a variant called "Short Attention Span Theater." It's wildly on display in modern life. Yeah, wacky times. One way: the inability (or unwillingness) of our mass mediators and...

Year in Review • BSAU • The Art of Change

THE ART OF CHANGE "I don't know very much about art but I know what I like," someone allegedly said 100+ years. ago. I like art that moves me, challenges me, alters my state and my mood, that shifts my view of the world and the opportunities before me. While we debate...

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