Worldview & Systems Thinking Publications
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Transcending Barriers to Plan Implementation at World Heritage Sites Depends on New Mindset. (July 2010). Chapter in Tourism Planning at Major World Heritage Archaeological Sites, published by UNESCO.
Making Home. Communities Magazine (Fall 2009). Issue on Communities in Hard Times.
Putting the Ecotourism Guide Back Into Context: Training Guides with Systems Thinking. Chapter in Quality Assurance & Certification in Ecotourism published by CABI Publishing in 2007. Copyright owned by publisher. See official description.
Holistic Training: Putting Trainees Back into Context (PDF). Reflections (July 2007). Journal, Society for Organizational Learning.Second piece published here.
Converting Unseen and Unexpected Barriers to Park Plan Implementation into Manageable and Expected Challenges. IUCN’s PARKS (April 2006). In the “Planning for the Unexpected” theme, this article investigates barriers to park planning in mental models and how to circumvent those barriers. Abstract and PDF of paper.
Mental Models that Block Strategic Plan Implementation. Reflections (May 2006). Journal, Society for Organizational Learning.
Systems Thinkers Must Go Down the Rabbits Hole. (May 2005). The Systems Thinker. Viewpoint essay. Systems thinkers must consider worldviews in changing global systems. Also published as “Down the Rabbit Hole: Embarking on a Mission to Change Our Worldview” in Dartmouth College’s The Green Magazine (spring 2003).
Links of a Chain: Waves of Global Volunteers seek high impact in needy communities. Worldview Magazine (Spring 2008). Profile of Global Volunteers, magazine of the National Peace Corps Association.
“Adventures of a Water Molecule.” (2005). Project Learning Tree. Part of PLT’s most recent curriculum guide on water. This flash fiction story tells the cyclical story of a water molecule. The story can be found on the Internet as a companion to the hard copy guide. See below “Resources” on their page.
“Human Race Against Nature. (October 2003). Keynote addess for the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education. It was a multi-media essay (PowerPoint slides and an improv bass player) discussing why it is necessary to discard the term nature.
“Emberá Ecotourism: Keeping Civilization at Arms Length. Native Peoples (September/October 2003). How the Emberá Indians of Panamá try to preserve their culture from the pressure of civilization. Reprinted in Motion Sickness Magazine (August 2004).
Can Dartmouth Keep Up with Global Change? The Green Magazine (May 2005). Is Dartmouth taking appropriate measures to prepare for a rapidly changing world?
“The Most Important Story in History: And Interpreters Positioned to Tell It.” Legacy (July/August 2003). The worldview story that underlies our civilization should motivate interpreters to take up the conservation and sustainability mission. Three-part series Interpreters and the Big Story. See also Part 2 and Part 3.
“Down the Rabbits Hole: The Greatest Mission of All Time.” Song-of-the-Siren.net (June 2003), www.ishcon.org, and The Green Magazine (Spring 2003). Descibes my 2003 transformation as a writer and thinker to a worldview and systems perspective.
“Writing Down to the Roots. Foxboro Reporter (July 2002). I write about my own quest to go deeper in my writing. See “Down the Rabbits Hole to learn about the initial results of this quest.
“Beyond the Limits.Dartmouth Alumni Magazine (Summer 1992). A book review of the book by Donella Meadows. This book is the sequel to Limits to Growth (20 years earlier) and discusses getting to sustainability.
“Economy: Canabalizing Monster or Ecologically Sustainable?La Cadena (November 1994). An introduction to ecological economics thinking.
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March 27, 2012