Making My Mark on the New Economy Canvass

Tim MacDonald
"seeing the future through a stewardship lens"
Created 22 Nov 2020
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  • Seeing Bank of Nature as Place
    18 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    Photo of the Climate Research Center in Iceland, from Dezeen.com, reimagined as the World Headquarters for Bank of Nature What if we were to think about innovating a new financial institution as if it...
  • Choosing New Beginnings
    16 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    The symbol above is an ancient Nordic rune standing for cattle, wealth and new beginnings. Cattle served the same function as modern money in some pre-ziggurat societies. So, the modern meaning of thi...
  • Avoiding the Reckoning: A Proposed New Convention for Thinking Differently
    14 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Concept Puzzle: Rethinking the Connection Between Pensions and You Changing Our Relationship with Nature, and Each Other The Vision and Values of the Bank of Nature program within The Cape Cod Center ...
  • Challenging Conventional Thinking
    12 Sep 2021 • 9 min read
    In my previous post, we talked about sick institutions. If institutions get sick, what makes them sick? And how do we make them well again, and keep them healthy? To find the answers, I need to challe...
  • Keywords: Big Money. Sick. Cure?
    11 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/10/opinion/covid-science-trust-us.html “The real problem is simply that sick societies have sick institutions” Jay S Kaufman This quote is from an article that is locke...
  • A Dignified Retirement Requires Climate Security
    10 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Today I had a conversation with a consultant who specializes in organizational design, especially for not-for-profit enterprises. We talked about the important of values and culture in the design of e...
  • A New World Order
    06 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    The New Human Project of collaboratively co-creating and adaptively evolving a Safe Home for Humanity, for this generation and the next, both equally, forever from the Department of What if...? Just f...
  • Empowering Society to Pursue Sufficiency
    04 Sep 2021 • 13 min read
    This is important, so I want to take some time, and step through it rather slowly. In an opinion piece published in Scientific American on June 20, 2021, co-authors Chirag Dhara and Vandana Singh make...
  • Will You Become A Hero of Climate Security?
    02 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    KISS Keep It Simple, Stupid! That is a common piece of wisdom in business communications. But the story of Bank of Nature is not simple. So, we have to find a way to make it interesting, because of it...
  • Extractive Ecologies
    28 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    “Extractive Ecologies”, Kelley Carey MacDonald, 2021, acrylic on canvass 20x20 “It is minutes to midnight, we are told. Yet it is also business as usual.” Bad Information, Nicholas Guildhot, Boston Re...
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