Encore Edition – Willful Blindness, Voluntary Simplicty and a Thought Leaders Perspective

September 27th, 2012

We are at work on a very special program. Like many projects, this one is taking a bit longer than we expected. Not to let you down, we bring you three of our favorite interviews. They span the topics of Willful Blindness, Voluntary Simplicity and a view on the qualities needed to create communities that work for everyone.

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Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, Chief Executive and author. She was born in Texas, raised in Holland and educated at Cambridge University. In 2004, Margaret published “The Naked Truth: A Working Woman’s Manifesto about Business and What Really Matters” and in 2007 she brought out “How She Does It: How Female Entrepreneurs are Changing the Rules for Business Success“. Her most recent book is Willful Blindness: Why we Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril.

She is Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Simmons College in Boston and Executive in Residence at Babson College. She sits on the Council of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the UK as well as one the boards of several private companies. Margaret blogs for the Huffington Post and writes for Fast Company, Real Business, MORE, and other magazines around the world.

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Duane Elgin is a social visionary who looks beneath the surface turbulence of our times to explore the deeper trends that are transforming our world. In 2006, Duane received the Japanese “Goi International Peace Award” in recognition of his contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.”

His books include: THE LIVING UNIVERSE: Where Are We? Who Are We? Where Are We Going? (2009); VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY: Toward a Way of Life that is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich (three editions: 2010, 1993, and 1981);PROMISE AHEAD: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity’s Future (2000); andAWAKENING EARTH: Exploring the Evolution of Human Culture and Consciousness (1993). With Joseph Campbell and other scholars he co-authored the book CHANGING IMAGES OF MAN (1982).

Over the past twenty twenty-five years, Duane has co-founded three non-partisan and non-profit organizations concerned with media accountability and empowered citizens.

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Margaret Wheatley is an speaker, writer and organizational consultant. She’s been a Peace Corps volunteer in Korea and a public school teacher in New York. She’s been Associate Professor of Management at the Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, and Cambridge College, Massachusetts. “Turning To One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future“, proposes that it is the simple, familiar act of conversation that offers the most hope for changing the world. This book is being widely used by communities, schools, religious organizations, and social change efforts.

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