Our Inner Ecology—It's All About Shifting How We Think
A Conversation with Nora Bateson
Nora Bateson’s cinematic vision will help you to see the world in a different way. At the bottom of the climate crisis is the problem of how we think and how we encounter the world. In conversation with Gil Friend, they will have a conversation about new forms of leadership. In today’s complex world, the tools they are offering can be applied to problem solving the pressing dilemmas of our time. Join Friend and Bateson as they explore warm data, the patterns that connect, the dilemma of purpose and the ways our words shape the worlds we inhabit. It is about the possibilities we generate, in each other and in ourselves. As Gregory Bateson said, "The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think."
MLF: Business & Leadership
In partnership with Presidio Graduate School
April 2, 2019
The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium San Francisco, 94105 United States
Filmmaker; Writer; Educator; President, International Bateson Institute, Director and Producer, “An Ecology of Mind”; Author, Small Arcs of Larger Circles
In Conversation with Gil Friend
Expert in Residence, Presidio Graduate School; CEO, Natural Logic Inc.; CEO, Critical Path Capital; Former Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Palo Alto Gil Friend; Author, The Truth About Green Business
11:30 a.m. check-in noon program
1 p.m. book signing
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