10 design lenses for building regenerative technologies that repair our fragmented world—and why we need ‘embodied wisdom’ to wield them properly

N.B. There are topics within this piece that have many detailed discernments that this short-form medium does not afford the space to go into (I do in other pieces and books). Also, I am mildly dyslexic, work out big ideas, and heal my wounding through writing— so please expect, and excuse, typos and errors.

The Dream Of Technology-Driven Disruption For Mass Emancipation & Empowerment

It was early 1999 and the dot-com extravaganza was in full swing. My only interest in technology to date was my old Zx Spectrum and the Playstation (my main account at the ad agency I was then a strategist at). A colleague sent me a link…


Or “Why We Need Wise Not Just Smart Philosophers in Any Intellectual Dark Web”

Much has been spoken this year of the “Intellectual Dark Web”, a loose group of thinkers and philosophers who are bucking the recent trend to be Politically Correct (PC) and are speaking out on important topics without censoring themselves to fit into the niceties of Identity Politics or mainstream media cycles. These intellectuals — from nominally right-leaning Jordan Peterson to left-leaning Brett Weinstein — are harnessing the internet to share their ideas free from the fetters of the both conventional media industry (and the plutocrats who own it) and the academic establishment, which is reeling under the influence of aggressively…


Western Spirituality appears to be in a major bifurcation point—crisis—that requires us to surface, challenge, and dissolve misguided ideas and outdated assumptions about spirituality that may be blocking our individual and collective evolution.

***Trigger Warming*** This may be challenging to read for some. I attempt to be compassionate and nuanced whilst owning my own inevitable biases and judgements. There are topics within this essay, that have many important discernments that this short-form medium does not afford the space to go into. Deep dives into the possibilities and discontents of scientific ‘progress’, consumer-colonial capitalism, political power, technology, non-duality, vaccines, postmodernism, and much more can be found in my books, especially this one. I am also a tad dyslexic, so please expect and excuse typos and errors.

In 1517, legend tells it, theologian Martin Luther…


Only when our masculine strength, power, and rationality is in service of feminine softness, presence, and relationship—not the other way around—will we be able to resolve the deep causes of our Anthropocene Apocalypse

N.B. There are topics within this piece that have many detailed discernments that this short-form medium does not afford the space to go into (I do in other pieces and books). I am mildly dyslexic, and both learn and heal through writing, so please expect, and excuse, typos, and errors. I also return to essays and update them over time so do check back.

It’s A Man’s (Dying) World

Last week I read that the world is missing c.1 million midwives. Because it is a profession that is quintessentially focused on tending to relationships — ushering new life into the world and ensuring mothers that…


How to spot if you and other leaders, entrepreneurs,and change-agents are playing a subtle yet insidious game that has everyone lose

N.B. There are topics within this piece that have many detailed discernments that this short-form medium does not afford the space to go into (I do in other pieces and books). I am dyslexic — and work out ideas and heal my emotional wounds through writing—so please expect, and excuse, typos and errors

Many leaders, entrepreneurs, thinkers, and technologists, whether consciously or not, seem be playing the “Patriarchy Games”. Not all of them are older, whiter, maler people either.

Anyone, of any gender, race, neurodiversity, and more can be a player. Many emerging leaders/innovators/change-agents in Gen Y and Z still…


Why we need thinkers with high levels of embodied wisdom — who have united the rational and relational within — to resolve the social and ecological crises of modernity

N.B. There are topics within this piece that have many detailed discernments that this short-form medium does not afford the space to go into (I do in other pieces and books). I am mildly dyslexic—and work out big ideas and heal my emotional wounds—through writing so please expect, and excuse, typos and errors.

The Degeneration of Western Philosophy

Philosophy is in crisis. In fact, it is playing its own part in the mechanistic, rupture-not-rapture, alienation-driven degeneration of our society — and the inevitable crises that are flowing towards us at pace. In my work, I identify four crises of a potential Anthropocene Apocalypse: industrialization, illness…


How do we sense-make and decision-make appropriately and effectively—using honed rational and intuitive capabilities about whether to take new vaccines, and give them to our children?

***Trigger Warming*** This may be challenging for some so please do bear with me. I attempt to be compassionate and nuanced whilst owning my own inevitable biases and judgments. There are topics within this essay that have many important discernments that this short-form medium does not afford the space to go into. Much more can be found in my books, especially this one. I am also a tad dyslexic—and think new thoughts and embody new wisdom through writing articles like this—so please expect and excuse typos and errors.

In The Trenches

A few years ago, as an itinerant spiritual teacher (and also a…


“The spiritual methods are available, but we must make these acceptable to the mass who may not be spiritually inclined. Only if we can do that will these methods have the widest of effect.

This is important because science, technology, and material development cannot solve all our problems.

We need to combine our material development with the inner development of such human values as compassion, tolerance, forgiveness, contentment and self-discipline.”

The Dalai Lama

We are now called to knit together the schism in our hearts, minds, meaning-making systems, and public square — between spiritual intuitions and scientific evidence — we…


As we all deal with seemingly endless and rather relentless adversity, discover nine evidence-based methods—science-driven yet wisdom-wired—for generating the liquid ‘bounce-backness’ you need to flourish in our intense times.

Bamboo is a symbol of longevity because of its durability, strength, flexibility, and resilience. It survives in the harshest conditions, still standing tall and staying green year-round. When the storm comes, bamboo bends with the wind. When the storm ceases, it resumes its upright position.

There is a ‘perfect storm’ of crises brewing that will test our individual and collective resilience for years to come. Covid-19 is just the amuse bouche. As we live through the most challenging health crisis, socio-political crisis, and economic crisis in recent history, we must all invest real time, energy, and attention to building our…


The President-Elect faces a once-in-an-epoch necessity to transform a broken national ‘growth model’—but he must be able to transform himself to achieve it. By understanding the concept of a “Leadership Invitation”, we can all see how we must change ourselves to transform our organizations when they are under intense evolutionary pressures to adapt… or die

According to our methodology and philosophy of change, Bio-Transformation Theory & Practice®, every leader has a “Leadership Invitation” to respond to in any given moment. A Leadership Invitation sits within the lacuna — the gap — between who we are right now and who we need to become to solve the pressing transformational challenges of our organization as it deals with the relentless problems to solve thrown up by the evermore digital, disrupted, and damaged world.

As I write in Now Lead the Change: Repurpose Your Career, Future-Proof Your Organization, and Regenerate Our Crisis-Hit World by Mastering Transformational Leadership:

Every…

Nick Seneca Jankel

Professional Keynote Speaker, Author, Futurist, Transformation Coach, Embodied Wisdom Teacher—Architect of Bio-Transformation Theory & Practice

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