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Ralf Schroeder
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Be here now. Be somewhere else later. Is that so difficult?
Be here now. Be somewhere else later. Is that so difficult?

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Our goals for the next 15 years
The current state of the world makes it sometimes hard to be very optimistic about our future. Climate crisis, terrorism, geopolitical tension and economic turmoil all seem to make our outlook dimmer rather than lighter. It is easy enough to either give up ...

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To engage or not to engage
[I have not been active on this blog for a while since I have started a new effort to support in the refugee crisis. It is called lale.help , go take a look at what we are up to...] With COP21 coming up in Paris this week, expectations of decisive and meani...

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Working now full steam on http://lale.help and looking forward to the next development sprint this week..

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Ever wondered what makes you truly happy? Richard Davidson explains this very well and challenges us all to work on getting over adversity quickly, our belief in innate goodness, practicing generosity and paying attention to the present moment. It's that easy ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPGJU7W0N0I

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Sustainism as a cultural direction
Thinking about sustainability can take many different forms. I mostly approach it as a purely scientific or technological exercise and try to find ways how existing processes can be transitioned into a more efficient and sustainable state. We can also view ...

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As it will be impossible (and meaningless) to retain our current path of growth-driven consumerism, we need to encourage us to look for alternatives. Tim Jackson has done an excellent job in this area and I highly recommend his writings...

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It takes a village to prosper
As I am immersing myself more into the concepts of a Collaborative Economy, I come across various attempts at defining and measuring how acting together rather than against each other increases our happiness and is more in tune with who we are as a species ...

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Some footage of the OuiShare conference last week.....

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OuiShare Fest coverage - day2
A rare occurence, I was interviewed along many other OuiShare attendees to share my thoughts on the conference in Paris. Everyone is trying to get from 'lost in transition' to the new model....
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