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On Values

July 11, 2019

On Values

Lately, I’ve been spending time imagining possibilities of how our present social, political, economic, and environmental crises play out. Think about it enough, and you’ll likely acknowledge some grim possible outcomes, and yet, I remain optimistic. While a growing number of Americans understand that overcoming these challenges is possible, it seems as though we are […]

January 15, 2019

What is a Free Society?

This essay is deeply influenced by my research over the past three years focusing on the articles, lectures, and books authored by Roberto Mangabeira Unger.  It is necessary to pay an intellectual debt to his theories and vision of the future as over the years they have been one of the primary drivers of my […]

November 5, 2018

Designing the Culture of Tomorrow

Technology and culture exist within a constant state of intertwined expansion. It’s easy to forget that the first iPhone was released in 2007, a mere eleven years ago. Today approximately three billion people [1] use smartphones, about 39% of our total population. Each one of these devices providing access to much of the world’s full […]

October 16, 2018

Reshaping Institutionalized Ethics

At the heart of the Progressive project is a change in direction from what is to what will be. Institutional arrangements have shaped the ethics and consciousness of a people throughout history – they define the very nature of our interactions with one another and the world around us. Present reality demands a more precise […]

May 15, 2018

The Real Reason Why Youth Don’t Vote

Recently I have been volunteering at my local High School to have discussions with students about the role of voting in our society. These discussions begin by talking about why people do not vote, making a list on the board.  Then we ask. “What would need to change for people to vote?” and make an […]

May 6, 2018

Becoming Your Purpose — A Visual Guide

If your goal is to live a purpose driven life you may be struggling with where to begin. The good news is that you’ve already started; you don’t know it yet. Even better news is the process is a lot more fun and easy than you may think. This visual guide is a quick and […]

May 5, 2018

Reduce Stress & Accomplish More with Strategic Planning

One of the biggest challenges that small business owners face is; what is the most effective way to take my big ideas and manifest them into reality? As a small business owner, I would often find myself stressed by the seemingly immense scope of the projects at hand and without a clear starting point or […]