Rob Abbott regularly writes and speaks on the intellectual underpinnings and practical applications of sustainability and strategy. His blog, The Strategist, has attracted a wide and devoted readership, and is home for many of Rob’s “of the moment” observations on how sustainability is exerting a growing influence on the economy (and finance), the environment, society at large, and cultural and spiritual practice. Subscribe to The Strategist here.

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In Praise of a Poet and Painter of Light

When the light is soft, you sense the volume of a place – Edward Burtynsky  Raffi Khatchadourian’s recent profile of Edward Burtynsky in The New Yorker shines a wondrous light on the Canadian photographer’s ongoing quest to chronicle in images our changing planet (http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/12/19/edward-burtynskys-epic-landscapes). We find ourselves at a hinge point of human history; all […]

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Moon Shots

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.  To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. Buckminster Fuller In their popular book, Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, Jim Collins and Jerry Poras made a persuasive argument in support of something they called the “big hairy audacious […]

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