Magazine Issue: Sept/Oct 2012

Great! What’s Next?

By Editorial Team

Being an intelligent optimist is a discipline that invites us to live in possibility, says Ben Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and co-author of The Art of Possibility.

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  1. As a Dutch-born American I always have been proud about ODE, in its Dutch and American versions. Changing the magazine into The Intelligent Optimist (TIO) is an excellent move, because such person has the ability to practice the art of the possible by constantly looking at the glass half full.
    I think TIO may also consider doing more philosophical, visionary or perspective building articles besides emphasizing the art of the possible. It is so important for people to develop a perspective that is able to deal with social, ecological and economic upheavals of a world (dis)order that enriches the few, impoverishes the many and imperils the planet. I may point to an example of such perspective in the contextual sustainability perspective that underlies a proposal to deal with the climate crisis and sustainable communities development in the global North and South. It is described in chapter 6 in The Tierra Solution: Resolving the Climate Crisis through Monetary Transformation published Cosimo Books in New York of June of this year.

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