About The Author
A little bit about me:
I am Giles Hutchins, living in England with my wife and two daughters. If you like, you can follow me here on Twitter
Around the age of seven I recall being perplexed at what seemed to me to be a rather unhealthy relationship between us and Nature. From what I could make out, our way of living seemed destined to run up against natural limits with many of our routine activities having scant regard for the natural world around us.
I recall thinking, for instance, if the sewage is pumped out to sea, how do the fish get along with it and how much can the sea put up with before it and the fish get sick? I recall smelling the fumes from vehicle exhausts and thinking how it does not simply disappear out of sight and mind.
Certain things grated deeply with me, like factory farming and animal testing. Were these really the hallmarks of being civilised? Others tried to assure me with the notion that such matters were beyond what a seven year old should be thinking about and that I need not take such things so seriously as all was being ‘taken care of’. I promised myself that when I became an adult I would find out how this seemingly unhealthy relationship was being ‘taken care of’.
I fast-forward to now having lived for over forty years on this planet. I am thankful for many things in life and still in complete awe of it. Rich life experiences have shown me the immense power of the human potential (to both solve problems and create them). And I have found out how this seemingly unhealthy relationship is supposedly being ‘taken care of’. In the process of this, I discovered what makes my heart sing.
This blog focuses on shifting our logic in business and beyond: a profound and fundamental shift from a mechanistic, control-based, egoic operating systems, toward a living-systems logic where our selves, our relations and our organizations become future-fit and life-supporting.
Understanding the wisdom of Life helps us solve the pressing challenges business and society face today.
Much of modern human-nature suffers from a dis-harmony, exacerbated within our consumerist society and economy. This dis-harmony is righted through a deep connection with, and love of, life: human and non-human.
This blog does not seek to provide answers (nor should it); it is hoped it catalyses exploration, learning and sharing. Guest blogs are welcome – you can contact me via the comments box at the end of each blog.
There is a Face Book community called ‘The Nature of Business’ which you can join here which I engage with regularly.