The Future Beckons by Dale Hunter


Over New Year, I read a new book by Muhammad Yumus, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, inventor of microcredit, and founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh.  This book, “A World of Three Zeros: The new economics of zero poverty, zero unemployment, and zero carbon emissions”, started me on a learning journey, that led to “Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future”, by Paul Mason, and to several of Mason’s Youtube videos. I also watched several videos featuring the wonderfully articulate Jeremy Rifkin, academic and adviser to the European Union and Angela Merkel.  Rifkin's latest book is the “The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism.” Other discoveries included “Doughnut Economics” by Kate Raworth and "Talking to My Daughter about the Economy: A brief history of capitalism" by Yanis Varoufakis. ..

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Dale Hunter shares her recent reading and current thoughts.



World Cafe Facilitation


I was recently invited to facilitate a world cafe for the Big Sleep Out run by Lifewise Charity The Big Sleep Out has been going for 8 years and is run to generate awareness around Auckland's homeless people problem. This year, 120 participants, from various businesses and organisations, came together and experienced "sleeping on the streets".This years target was $350,000 (achieved) and the vision was to end youth homelessness. My task was to facilitate 60 participants in such a way that would generate greater will to contribute, in 80 minutes (reduced to 55 mins on the night), using the world cafe method. ..
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