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…


A “Letter To Young Philosophers” on why we need wise, not just smart, thinkers in an Intellectual Dark Web to make it through our social and ecological crises—and why our wisdom must be embodied to matter

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, work out big ideas, and heal my 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. The unprecedented and existential challenges of our Anthropocene era, the first geological time period named…


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to be in a major bifurcation point—crisis—that requires us to surface, challenge, and dissolve misguided ideas and outdated assumptions about spirituality that may be blocking our individual and collective evolution.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


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…


Understanding the archetypal blueprint and pathway for achieving lasting, positive change in yourself and the systems you participate in

In our methodology and philosophy for leading and living sustained, future-positive change, Bio-Transformation Theory & Practice, nothing is as important to grok as the Transformation Curve.

Although the process of transformation is utterly fluid and non-linear — from moment of awareness that something feels like mismatch right through to final delivery of a breakthrough solution into the world — there are key moments on the Transformation Curve that can be identified as discrete steps. By understanding these steps both cognitively and emotionally, you can better lead yourself, teams, organizations, and system to the next step; and beyond.


In 1999, at the height of the dot com boom, I was a 25-year old full of chutzpah (but little chochma, the Hebrew word for wisdom) at a buzzing roof-top party of the infamous “New Economy” magazine Industry Standard. Like Fast Company magazine, it was one of a number of media boosters of the technology bubble. Unlike Fast Company, it is no longer with us.

The party was jammed full of people who dreamed of building something amazing, something that would change the world, and something that they would be rewarded for with an industry sale or big IPO —…

Nick Seneca Jankel

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

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