To put a stake in the ground. To declare. To focus.

A few years ago, emerging from a dark place, my self imposed condition of emergence was to put a stake in the ground and no longer try to fix the broken, rescue those who thrive on cycles of rescue and disaster, or convince anyone that economic growth accompanied by worsening social outcomes is not success, but a failure. (Jacinda Ardern)

To put a stake in the ground. To declare. To focus. To say yes to THIS and no to that. To spend days creating a world with a future, rather than getting caught in the mire of the broken.

It might seem risky, particularly when we are creating new maps, new mindsets, new models. As edge dwellers, we will be ridiculed.

But like the man in the arena, rather this than sit in the stalls and complain.

Photo taken July 24th, 2016

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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 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. To learn more visit

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