- The Techno-Utopians who are delighted to have their faith in Progress so strongly validated.
- The Techno-Dystopians who are suspicious of any perceived effort to sweep the excesses of the Industrial Age under rug.
- The Compassionate Core who deeply resonate with the positive solutions described in the book, but are rightly concerned with unintended consequences, collateral damage and overreaching as we try to get there.
If Abundance maps the exterior domains of technology, society and invention, then Flow states provide the complementary and essential fuel for the interior domains of creativity, culture and innovation.
Said another way: Flow makes sustainable Abundance possible.
We’re going to lay out the skeleton of the argument here and look forward to feedback, pushback and commments. Over time, we’ll flesh this out into a more mature essay; for now, we’re stoked to get the conversation going.
Big Idea: While the Future may indeed be better than we think, it will evolve faster and less predictably than anything we’ve ever experienced. Anyone “fighting the last war” and applying 20th century methods of predict and control management to their projects, products and organizations will be left behind. But those able to harness the fluidity and agility of the peak performance state will be poised to create and share more value than ever.