The Commons

Our air, our water, the oceans, these are obvious commons.

Pollution in one location translates to another. 

This is the globalism we must face.

To throw away from me is to throw to you, and while I might feel free of my burden, I have simply passed it to you. And to future generations.

To care for the Commons requires a global, transnational response, steeped in wisdom that holds our Commons as sacred to all life.

There are other less obvious Commons – like heritable wisdom. Do not eat that plant, it is poisonous. If you mix this plant with that one it heals this condition. I would even posit that the whole body of collective discovery to enable humans to flourish is a Commons. How to generate electricity, build a house, provide health care, formulate new medicines for disease.

Yet we enclose this Commons so that the few might profit through exploitation of the many. Our model of business says we must commodify everything – child care, health, education.

There is an awakening to the violence of this impulse. Just as we are now waking to the fragility of our future.

For humans to survive on Earth, we need to start with a consideration of our Universe, of all creatures, all of life.

Imagine if we built business and enterprise with this as the foundation?

Photo Taken February 4th, 2019

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About Dr Christine McDougall


For over twenty years, Dr. Christine McDougall has been the go-to confidant for hundreds of intensely driven, successful steward leaders who see the future of enterprise as self managed and developmental by design with a committed transparent social covenant. Their own leadership development is a non negotiable part of their company vision.

Special Offer available until February 18th 2019

One day strategy session to explore how you and your enterprise might respond to the problems you see in the world through your business, and do so in a way that enlivens and benefits all. This can be with you and/or your leadership team. Does not include travel and accommodation. Can be held anywhere in the world

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This is a two day off-site retreat for founders who are at the nexus of “What is next?” “Something needs to change.”

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*have profoundly truthful conversations that will enable the deep longing you have sensed to be brought to the surface

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*co-design the strategy for proceeding and staying aligned and coherent

*create space from the overwhelm

*get some fresh air and exercise

*enjoy excellent food and rest

Longing is the powerhouse of our being. It never breaks the unbreakable.

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