Author Archives: Bert Speelpenning

Earth Rise: the Overview Effect

At the end of 2018, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first journey around the moon by Apollo 8.  The astronauts took an unplanned picture of earth that has since become iconic, called Earth Rise.  Here is the picture: … Continue reading

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workshops presented at the Conference for Global Transformation

Session A4 of our course The Problem with Institutions deals with the state we may find ourselves in, where we’ve given up.  Not the act of giving up, but the state of already having given up.  The session is based … Continue reading

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On Institutions

When people hear the word institution they often first think of large old buildings with lots of marble.  Even in this limited meaning, we could say that much of our lives are lived in “in the shadow” of these  buildings, … Continue reading

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Who We Are

Carey Battle and Bert Speelpenning are both experienced at leading impactful courses by conference telephone calls, having done so since 2003. Both Carey and Bert have several successful careers behind them.  Between them, they’ve been a biologist, high-tech engineer, tax-accountant, … Continue reading

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