Lengthy jargon filled reports mean nothing to anyone outside the small academic sphere. A group of academics is working to overcome this. How? By conducting and presenting their research in video format. All the principles of academic rigour are maintained, but the end product can be accessed at the click of a mouse and understood easily because of its clear, multi-dimensional format.
Ancient cultures used to govern themselves by a fundamental guiding princiciple, “no law, no action, shall be made that harms the children”…the Children’s Fire (a small flame or fire) was placed at the centre of their meetings as a reminder of this principle.
Mark Drewell, the Chief Executive of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative tells the story of the development of globally responsible leadership in a retrospective set in the year 2111. The video explores global responsibility and globally responsible leadership from a time in the future when it is a norm.
Professor Jem Bendell from the Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise argues that we need to uncover our hidden assumptions in order to develop new insights into the strategic implications of our current crises. He describes how the current debate about the merits of economic growth is illustrative of how the wrong assumptions lead to meaningless and unresolvable debates.