Three E’s and the New Decade of Awareness
January 25, 2010
Hosted by John D. Schmidt
Dr. Chris Martenson, author of Crash Course, fellow with Post Carbon Institute, and strategic advisor on realities of key world systems, joins ZOOM’D for continuing dialogue about economy, energy, and environment (3 E’s) in this new decade of awareness. Deeply understanding the 3 E’s and building widespread action in relation to them is central to realizing desired futures as well as dealing with a world in great transition. As we start 2010, Chris updates listeners about what is really going on with the financial system, energy, China, and the real reasons for conflict about climate change and attempts in Copenhagen to address it. This discussion with Chris continues to showcase the importance of connecting the dots on crucial issues and big systems, and it is timed to coincide with the just-completed meeting of all fellows of Post Carbon Institute, where further integration of leading-edge thought is being mobilized into clear and meaningful community action.
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John D. Schmidt
John D. Schmidt is the founder and CEO of Avastone Consulting, an international consultancy committed to the vitality and sustainability of client organizations and the larger global community. He serves as advisor to global corporations and nongovernmental enterprises, and is a thinker, designer, and practitioner in integral approaches to complex challenges and human development.
John’s expertise offers a rich foundation for ZOOM’D. He is a seasoned consultant with 30 years experience in getting to the heart of matters, discerning what is really going on, and framing appropriate actions. He focuses on deep understanding—listening for surface realities—and deeper truth. He makes sense of complexity, integrating the long view with the here-and-now.
John values the interiority of life and how the developmental nature of mindsets shapes the world we live in—across economic, social, and environmental arenas. He is dedicated to his own growth and contemplative practice, spending 25 days per year in retreat. He is creatively gifted in developing other leaders through deep immersion experiences.
John serves as guest faculty and contributor to learning institutes, universities, and community service organizations. He is a board member of the SHIFT Foundation (which develops young global leaders) and Kosmos Journal (a voice of global awakening). He passionately pursues active enjoyments of life—he is a road cyclist, skier, fly fisher—and lover of the ocean.