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The Next Ten Years – Breakdown, Breakthrough and Breakaway

Aired 21 May 2019 – 5:00 PM EDT

Interview with Writer, Speaker, and Optimist Harvey Stone

“We live on a shrinking planet that could definitely use a good shrink.” — Swami Beyondananda


Back in my teaching days, I had a hilarious colleague who loved to channel Mel Brooks’ 2000-year-old man character, who naturally — or unnaturally — spoke with a Yiddish accent. I knew my friend was considering changing schools so when I ran into him, I asked him “So, what are you doing next year?”

And he answered in that perfect Yiddish inflection, “Oh? They’re having ANOTHER ONE?”

Apparently we are too — years, that is. And given how stressful years have been in recent years, looking into the future feels a bit like watching previews for the next dystopian epic. From a higher perspective of course, we recognize that chaos is a necessary phase of evolution.

This week’s guest, Harvey Stone — a corporate trainer, sustainability expert, and self-proclaimed optimist — has a coherent and compelling take on where we might be headed over the next decade, and has some surprising insights to help us anticipate and navigate the changes, which he calls “Disruption, Democratization, Demonetization, and Depolarization.” …  Read more here