Category Archives: Capacity

Emergent Cyclical Levels of Existence 

The Roots of Spiral Dynamics – Research by Clare W. Graves Your Capacity Meets Our Complex Life Conditions To Produce Your/Our Current Forms of Mind and our shared social structures.  Can you develop the capacity to deal with tomorrow’s conditions? Clare Graves on Levels of Development Clare Graves Additional References:… Read more »

Development’s Direction? – Inevitable Cultural Maturity or a Statistical Aberration?

GEN Gathering August 2016 Session Slides:       Development as Statistical Aberration References:            Development as Statistical Aberration References Session Handout:  Development as Statistical Aberration Handout Stephen Jay Gould  – Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_House:_The_Spread_of_Excellence_from_Plato_to_Darwin  Is Evolution Going Somewhere? Since… Read more »

Technologists vs. Humanists

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Technologists vs. Humanists At the cutting edge of innovation we see a split between the technologists, who envision a future driven by science and technology, and humanists who believe human minds and cultures must fundamentally evolve to cope with the demands of modern technology.  Technology extremists tell us we do… Read more »

Beyond Development to Unique Individuals Growing at Flow

Researchers now know that our current capacities are an individually unique combination of our biology (genes), our social/cultural support system (past and present), lifestyle choices, and our current psychological development.  Fifty years of intense Post-Modern research can’t support the “Blank Slate” concept that nurture is all.  The most accurate view… Read more »

Emerging Happiness & Success in a Post-Modern World

In his book, @F-L-O-W, Find, Design, Use Talent to Emerge Happiness & Success in a Post-Modern World, Mike R Jay, an executive coach for 25 years, will start you on a development journey by asking some questions most of us are reluctant to address. You know Limits to Growth and… Read more »