2010: My Thoughts and Actions

This is the first full week of 2010.  As the New Year begins, I would like to extend best wishes for good health, an abundance of joy and prosperity to you all. I am excited about this new year – twenty ten!  I love saying it: twenty ten!  In March, twenty ten, my book will […]

Kolkata Cops Arresting Noise Pollution Virtually

I enjoyed reading the Times of India on the flight from Kathmandu to Delhi two days ago, November 23rd.  Getting a flavor of local color is a priority when you travel. An article, Red Light to Honking on Sundays by Krishnendu Bandyopadhyay, on page 2, I found particularly engaging at a number of levels. I […]

Online Hosts Required.

Our planning for the 2009 Appreciative Inquiry Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal has revved up with less than 8 weeks to go.  Conference dates are November 16 – 19, 2009. We are offering some great presentations and workshops online using iCohere collaborative platform and we are seeking a number of volunteer online hosts who will be […]

Passion Juice – Good Passion

More Good Passion Since this blog used to be called Pursuing Passions, I was keen to learn more about the dualistic nature of passion when I attended the First World Congress on Positive Psychology this past weekend in Philadelphia. That there is good passion and bad passion is not new.  But appreciating the psychological impacts […]

Let Passion be your Power

Life is what happens to us when we have other plans, is, I think, a paraphrase of John Lennon, the great lyricist of Beatles fame. Life Happens So when life happens, it can mean we are thrown off life's course as we have designed it.   Barriers and challenges get in the way of what we […]

Flourishing Destinies 1- The New News Media

So “flourishing” is forefront of my mind lately- see earlier post about our workshop at the recent 2009 BAWB Global Forum (Business as an Agent of World Benefit).  Therefore, it's not unusual that the reticular activating system (RAS) kicks in and “everything”, speaks to me of “flourishing”.  The antennae coming out of my temples are […]

Flourishing Destinies at Global Forum

Last few weeks I've been co-designing a workshop with 3 colleagues. It's an online workshop – an appreciative inquiry into the topic of “Flourishing Destinies:  Sustaining Continuity for Positive change.”  We will be facilitating this workshop virtually at the 2009 BAWB Global Forum, physically located at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH.  The Global Forum […]

Participatory Wisdom Tools… our Choice

New technologies and web-based tools that enable faster and broader participation and collaborations globally, are bursting into our market place daily.  Social Media is burgeoning.  We are able to connect, share ideas and knowledge, co-create, design, laugh, cry, rant and celebrate with more people over more issues than ever before.   Digital tools are enabling us […]