In that moment before something big happens; something that we look back on when studying history and can see the inevitability of what was to come; in that moment, are there people who are warning us about this thing? Asking us what are doing to prepare for it? Probing us to help us consider how things will be different when this thing happens?
I am not sure if my guest for this week, Andrew Macleod, would put himself up as a prophet or soothsayer, but he has some great insights into the geopolitical dynamics of our current context, and what this could mean for humans living over the next 20 – 100 years.
For example, it seems as if the era of Anglo/Christian domination is coming to an end, with countries like Russia and China establishing themselves as powerful equals at the very least. Andrew encourages us to think about what a change like this could mean for the way we live, to lift our eyes beyond our own time and culture to that of other eras and other ways of thinking.
Andrew has had a career that has taken him from post-conflict and natural disaster zones, to providing advice on corporate community interfaces. Author, speaker, businessman, board member and advisor: Andrew is compassionate, energetic and insightful, and I hope you enjoy listening.
If you liked listening to Andrew you may also enjoy listening to Gus Hervey on being intelligently optimistic about the future.