The Human Flourishing Project

Onthelatest episode of Power Hour, I announce what I callTheHumanFlourishingProjectthefirst step of which isthenewHumanFlourishingPodcast. One of my advisors ontheprojectand my co-host onthepodcast is strategy guru Dan Sullivan, founder ofStrategic Coach. He joins me on Power Hour to discuss howtheprojectcame to be and what we hope to accomplish with it.

Bottom line: I expect thisprojectto both accelerate our impact ontheenergy debate and impact many other crucial debates, as well.

Listen hereand enter in your email atHumanFlourishingMovement.comto get updates aboutthenewproject. We’ll be launchingthenew podcast bythebeginning of February.

My favorite speech finally available — and it’s just 12 minutes

Related, back in October I gave a speech totheGenius Network annual event in Arizona. It was about freedom andhumanflourishing.Theevent was $10K a person to attend and until nowthefull recording was only available to Genius Network members who pay $25K a year. But now it’savailable on YouTube. It’s 12 minutes, maybethebest talk I’ve ever given. Please share it.

TheLatest from CIP

Animated Drawing ofTheMoral Case

CIP’s supporters include many talented individuals, such as contrarian artistMatthew Drake. Matthew graciously offered to create an animated drawing ofTheMoral Case for Fossil Fuels. Watch ithere:


Hearts and Minds

We constantly get messages from readers and viewers commenting on how our pro-human, full-context approach to thinking about issues has changed their way of thinking–and communicating. Here’s a recent one:

“I looked atthecourse in parts over a few weeks then repeatedtheparts I needed to clarify.

Thefirst conversation I had after finishing your course was not about energy but about another political topic which people are sensitive about in my country. During this I immediately noticed howtheperson I was speaking to was breaking a rule you set out (not focusing onthequestion).I would have never noticed this before your courseand would be led away from our first question.If I can at least master this skill your course will have given me a better view of one on one discussion.

I also observed thattheperson I was talking to, also began to be aware ofthewhole structure of our conversation. They themselves proposed a moral focus for our talk – ‘they just want people to live a better life’.

Thanks and hope to see you speak in China one day.

– Stewart, after completingHow to Talk to Anyone About Energy