I wrote a multi-award winner book called No More Feedback that Tom Peters (In Search of Excellence) says is in the top five management books of this century, so far. He notes how well research it is at showing how toxic feedbadk in is all forms. Especially give there is so much better an alternative. That is better for humans, business and democracy.


In 2002, Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel Prize in Economic Science for examining and effectively proving bias existed in human activity. The Nobel Committee said it this way. “For having integrated insights from psychological research into economic science, especially concerning human judgment and decision-making under uncertainty.”

In 1982 when I researched the bias of researchers for my dissertation, I could not get it accepted nor get it published. It was designated “theoretical” since it was about bias and “one can’t study inside the mind.” A very biased view of research before Kahneman did something similar. So I chose another subject…


To get caught up, start with part one of this series here.

Double-slit experiment with electrons, from Wikimedia Commons

Premise Six: Laser Focus to Nodal

It is likely clear by now that the educator role has had a seismic shift. I call it an Epistemological Shift. The epistemology becomes a non-expert one with self-directed discovery as the core guide to roles in the system. This is the heart of the new paradigm. The nodal idea. Learners are the teachers of themselves — in the context of a value-adding process they create or join that serves specific others. They bring themselves to it from an essence awareness. They make promises to serve in a…


To get caught up, start with part one of this series here.

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The Seven Premises of Regenerative Education Based on Living Systems

An attempt at articulating The Regenerative Paradigm for Education is offered here by comparing the older paradigm, to expose the errors, with the living systems view. It is illustrated through the 7 Premises that are intended to show the difference in what an education system and process looks like in each world.

Premise One: Engage with Wholes

Learning is best and deepest, i.e. tied to reality, when it is happening in the context of a Value Adding Process, not abstract courses by an arbitrary categorization of fragmented subjects. Key is developing learnings in…


To get caught up, start with part one of this series here.

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Premise Three: Realize Individual Potential

Most education is based on assignments to student organized by what the teacher thinks they need to know. The material is broken into lesson plans and taught in a linear flow with appropriate examples, experiences and evaluation to determine the progress. The first two premises have created the dismantling of the pre-formed curriculum, teaching methods and roles. But there is much more necessary to have the new century have systems and processes that prepare citizens as innovators; significant and meaningful is what matters. The design and conducting of…


This perspective paper is seeking to answer the question, “what is the purpose of education and how do you pursue and achieve that purpose?” The role of education is relevant to pursuing some purpose whether in K-12, Corporate Learning and Development, college and University settings, private or public education of adults, as well as homeschooling. This includes any setting or job title that considers the work is to bring knowledge, learning and development to another. And maybe other settings and audiences.

The standard answer to my question is most often stated as, “the role or purpose of education is to…


This piece is adapted from the show notes to Business Second Opinion Podcast episode #107. Use the embedded player below to listen now or subscribe to future episodes on the podcast platform of your choice.

Response to HBR Article: How to Handle a Disagreement on Your Team by Jeanne Brett & Stephen B Goldberg. Record: Nov 19, 2017. Uploads: Nov 30

Creating a Culture and Capability of External Considering

There are four levels of being considerate: Kindness, Empathy, Compassion, Caring, and there are effects of each.

Conflict and failure as the only way to success is a machine worldview where things cannot learn and change, much less…


A Framework for Architecting the Next Economy

By Carol Sanford and Ben Haggard (with the Regenerative Economy Collaborative)

To start from the beginning, find part one of this series here.

The problem with the global economy isn’t how we do it, it’s how we think about it. The dysfunction and destructiveness of the current economy is all the evidence one needs for how bad our economic thinking is. Yet human intelligence has the inherent potential to create an economy that activates life — for people and the planet — if we shift the paradigm from which we’re thinking.

This paper is for those who want to create…


A Framework for Architecting the Next Economy

By Carol Sanford and Ben Haggard (with the Regenerative Economy Collaborative)

To start from the beginning, find part one of this series here.

The problem with the global economy isn’t how we do it, it’s how we think about it. The dysfunction and destructiveness of the current economy is all the evidence one needs for how bad our economic thinking is. Yet human intelligence has the inherent potential to create an economy that activates life — for people and the planet — if we shift the paradigm from which we’re thinking.

This paper is for those who want to create…


A Framework for Architecting the Next Economy

By Carol Sanford and Ben Haggard (with the Regenerative Economy Collaborative)

This is the third part in a series. To get caught up, see parts one and two.

Photo by Joao Branco on Unsplash

The problem with the global economy isn’t how we do it, it’s how we think about it. The dysfunction and destructiveness of the current economy is all the evidence one needs for how bad our economic thinking is. Yet human intelligence has the inherent potential to create an economy that activates life — for people and the planet — if we shift the paradigm from which we’re thinking.

This paper is for…

Carol Sanford

Sr Fellow Social Innovation, Babson | Best Selling/Multi-Award Winning Author | Regenerative Paradigm Educator

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