On Either Side of Memory

Anna-Marie AshtonArticles, Updates

by Ken Low Memory is a critically important part of adaptive intelligence. The function of memory is to record and store relevant aspects of experience and observation, providing the material out of which we construct the lessons that guide our actions and further learning. Some lessons come almost automatically, like not touching a hot stove, some require a mentor or … Read More

Inoculating Ourselves Against Ignorance

Anna-Marie AshtonArticles, Updates

Inoculating Ourselves Against Ignorance by Natalie Muyres We recently kicked off our ninth Human Venture Leadership Alumni Program. The Alumni Program provides us an opportunity to support each other’s learning, and work harder toinoculate ourselves against ignorance. Like our immune systems need exposure to viruses to create antibodies, our community requires ongoing exposure to a steady diet of significant life … Read More

The Mystery and Mastery of Strategic Thinking

Dana PenriceArticles, Updates

There is a show on Netflix called Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits. The reality show takes people from today and puts them through the Special Operatives Executive (SOE) training implemented by the British during WWII. Imagine pulling on your itchy wool socks and heavy felted uniform to master the art of using a hair pin to pick a lock, … Read More

Turning Everydayism on its Head

Dana PenriceArticles, Updates

It is 8:30 am when I roll my sleepy self out of bed. Sorry people, I have yet to figure out this whole waking up early part of adulting. I get in my grubby clothes, jump in the car and drive out to our farm just outside of town. Feed the chickens, look for eggs, look out in the field … Read More

Perspective: The Rise of Trump

Natalie MuyresArticles, Book Reviews, Updates

This past year, the Human Venture Institute has been exploring the rise of Donald Trump as the President of the United States. There have been a variety of opinions and there are many resources out there that attempt to explain how and why he became President. Few resources dig deep enough to understand the causal architectures, or the reasons that … Read More

Solstice Reflection

Anna-Marie AshtonArticles, Updates

by Ken LowHere we are at the solstice once again, the day when the sun stands still, or at least seems to. It is a time of deep significance because of the way it prompts reflections on what life is all about. Most of the time our minds are preoccupied with the habits and details of everyday life. The sun appears … Read More

Beyond Remembering

Anna-Marie AshtonArticles, Updates

by Ken Low Remembrance Day originated as a memorial to members of commonwealth forces who died in the line of duty in the bloodiest conflict to that point in history. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, so November the 11th was chosen as the annual date for the nation to honour … Read More