We forget that we are one world now. That my sneeze, literally, is your contagion. My little sneeze might set in place a ripple that effects everyone. The global markets, travel, fear based politics, election cycles, manufacturing, industry…

To think, even for a nanosecond, that what I do, how I do it, and to whom, is inconsequential, is to deny that we are all actually connected, and six degrees or less apart. 

The linear world, the scientific rational world, doesn’t take into account natural law. Natural law keeps us on our toes. It takes unprecedented paths, zigging when we think it should zag. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a small, seemingly inconsequential virus, is created. 

And within week, fear prevails and whole human constructed systems begin to break down, a reflection of lack of resilience in its design.

These derangements in the environment, in biology, never able to be predicted, are likely to become more common as the Earth catches fever.

Our work as individual and collective humanity, is to do at least these things.

*Train ourselves to consider multiple perspectives prior to throwing a solution over a complex issue. Laziness will have us throw an obvious blanket over a complex issue, and in so doing exacerbate the original issue.

*Become anti-fragile. Able to adapt to change, to evolve. (Instead of resilience, which is to survive through.)

*Know that what we do as individuals, matters. Our sneeze can make it around the world.

Photo taken February 26th, 2020

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About Christine McDougall


As the Founder and Chief Steward of – Christine works with leaders and enterprises globally who have a commitment to being the pioneers of enterprise change. Christine has the ability to completely re-imagine business, its role in our world, and its potential for a future for all humans. She experiences a deeper level of truth than most through applying synergetics (Buckminster Fuller’s anticipatory design science) and the working laws of Universe to enterprise design and human co-ordination. She has a way of articulating this so others can see it as well. Christine questions the most basic assumptions that drive our complex systems and can map that back to what is needed today. She is committed to the creation of Syntropic enterprises as ubiquitous.

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P.S. Whenever you’re ready… here are 7 ways Christine and Team Syntropic might help you steward your enterprise for a world with a future.

1. Purchase the ebook, Speak the Truth for just $10. Our most important work is in human to human relationships. Often the greatest pain of our lives is when these relationships at home and in our work break down. This is a powerful tool that has restored the human connection in many of the most broken relationships. The 7 step process covered in Speak the Truth has been delivered to thousands around the world in The Dare to Care Workshop.

2. Masterclass – Syntropic Enterprise Design and Strategy. The masterclass seeds a new school of business and enterprise design for a world with a future. For more,

3. Enterprise Architecture Launchpad – a four day intensive experience for enterprise teams of up to twenty to shift towards becoming a Syntropic Enterprise. For more information,

4. Unplanning Obsolescence One Day Strategy Session – a team experience to consider a whole systems approach to strategy through becoming a Syntropic Enterprise. For more information,

5. Off-site retreats for Steward leaders in the process of deep change. Be this change personal, at the enterprise level, or both. Rather than a “health retreat/spa” step into a space that enables both self refection and other refection towards the fullest expression of your Pattern Integrity in the world.

6. Warm Data Labs – to consider a trans-contextual response to complex problems, evoking the collective brilliance available when we look at the whole system by design.

7. Dare to Care workshop – How to speak the radical truth with compassion. Delivered to thousands of people around the world, the Dare to Care workshop starts with the premise that I need to care more about you than what you think about me.

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