- Thanks to Joel William De Jong for his conversation with David for his Emerging Future Podcast, recorded on April 6. 2018. They certainly covered a lot of ground – from the foundation of David’s work to his current view of humanity’s crises, the path to a future that works for all life, and his […]
David Korten prepared this paper for the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Aug 10-14, 2018, in Chicago. The theme of the Meeting is “Improving Lives”. (The PDF version of this paper is available for download HERE.)
We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when […]
Our future depends on bridging the partisan divide that elevates corporate interests above our personal well-being.
(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on July 23, 2018.)
We the people of the United States find ourselves in a political crisis and resurgent tribalism that pits left against right, hard-left against moderate-left, and extreme-right against everyone […]
Transformation begins with clarity on the nature of the choice that confronts our species.
Some ideas hit us in a way that is hard to shake. Last year that happened to me. I was in a public conversation with my friend and colleague, theologian Matthew Fox, when he made this observation: “Humans might be the first […]
This conversation was recorded on Feb. 25, 2018, at Eagle Harbor Book Company on Bainbridge Island, WA. Jeremy Lent is the author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning (Prometheus Books, 2017).
The video has been organized as a series of 13 short, 2- to […]
Presentation to the 11th John Cobb Common Good Award Ceremony & Annual Banquet at the 12th International Forum on Ecological Civilization, “Ecological Civilization and Symbiotic Development.” April 27, 2018.
We have gathered here from China, South Korea and the United States in search of a human pathway to an Ecological Civilization.
Humanity is awakening to a sobering […]
Current trade agreements are great at creating more billionaires, not so much at protecting the interests of workers.
(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on April 13, 2018.)
On Thursday, President Trump flipped his position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, suggesting the U.S. might want to rejoin the pact. His announcement […]
The civil rights icon saw economic issues to be intertwined with racial justice. Today’s globalized economy makes justice that much harder to achieve.
(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on April 6, 2018)
On April 3, 1968, the day before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. He […]