Join social innovation consultant, Michael Pealow as he talks about systems thinking, shifting worldviews and asking "why?"
(1:00) Michael speaks about his career working in the north in economic and business development.
(1:40) Michael advises business owners to pay attention, accept and adapt.
(2:05) Michael comments on how he's adapting his business model -- a real challenge since his current business was based on participatory processes in shared physical spaces! To adapt, he's been researching innovative uses of technology and how he's ready to implement online participation processes.
(3:35) Michael comments on his own personal resistance to embracing technology as a solution to adapting his business model.
(4:30) Michael comments on his personal strategy for overcoming personal resistance through a process of discovery.
(5:20) Michael explains what social innovation is and its relationship to systems thinking using the example of indigenous language revitalization in the Yukon.
(9:40) Michael comments on the role of language in economic development and how language shapes our worldview.
(11:38) Michael reflects on challenging some of our existing models of economic development by asking "why?"
(13:15) Michael comments on opening yourself to experimentation to find your new "niche" as a business owner.
(14:05) Michael comments on quiet reflection, being with family and being on the land as part of his wellness practice.
(17:18) Michael comments on his "aha" moment over the past couple of weeks helping to set-up a volunteer-run phone line and understanding (and questioning) our purpose (so we can see our possibilities.)
(21:15) Michael's reading pick is Dmitry Orlov's book, "The Five Stages of Collapse" and how he's thinking about economic opportunity during this period of disruption.
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