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Why Bother?

Friday, 25 August 2017

Why bother?

This is the question that has plagued every writer ever at one dark point or another. Why bother putting all these tens of thousands of words in an order, tormenting yourself wondering whether they're good enough before throwing them out into the big wide world to be read by Other People? It's a punishing process. If you're crowdfunding the publication of those words, your anguish over…

Positivity = Power

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Have you ever noticed that one of the first things that the folks in charge do is try to make their opponents despondent? Whether it's business owners saying that a minimum wage will destroy the economy, health insurance companies warning that universal healthcare will mean a decline in standards, or people excusing the sale of arms to antidemocratic regimes with a shrug of "well if we don't, someone…

I Thought We Had More Time

Friday, 20 January 2017

When I started writing RESET I thought we'd have more time before the extreme-right populism took hold. I thought we'd be able to stop it before it started by changing the way we talk to and about people. I thought we'd be able to heal the divisions in our societies before they opened up into gaping chasms in communities. 

I was wrong.

Today the United States of America is swearing in an unashamed…

Begin at the beginning

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

If you’ve come this far you will be aware of the fact that I have written a book, and that I will be spending the next three months or so hounding you for pledges and shares. I’m thrilled that Unbound have taken it on, as the principle of crowdfunding sits perfectly with the underlying message of RESET, and I’m grateful for them taking a chance on what is a bit of an out-there format.

The kernel…

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