It is actually pretty easy to see spot it and if you are paying attention – when and how it starts. But you do have to not keep muttering to yourself – it’s ok – that can’t happen here.

I am also reminded of my own twitter bio : “Power for the few will be assumed through the inaction of the many. “

In the hope that as you read this, your eyes and ears are on high alert.

The following is from Robert Reich via Stowe Boyd …  Continue reading

Visual Europe

A wonderful visual guide to that which is ‘Europe’tumblr_o8wzifUTNe1qaxovpo1_500

via Stowe Boyd

and reminding me of my position here, this also from Stowe Boyd – and exactly why the Brexit piece in this post resonated :

It comes down to an elemental choice: whether to restore the full self-government of this nation, or to continue living under a higher supranational regime, ruled by a European Council that we do not elect in any meaningful sense, and that the British people can never remove, even when it persists in error.


We are deciding whether to be guided by a Commission with quasi-executive powers that operates more like the priesthood of the 13th Century papacy than a modern civil service; and whether to submit to a European Court (ECJ) that claims sweeping supremacy, with no right of appeal.

Constructive Turbulence [UPDATED]

First published on Beyond Bridges on February 18th, 2016.

Updated February 19th, 2016
I read this today on Stowe's feed. I see a connection - how about you?


The outer layers tend to innovate faster and so pull along, or be stabilised by, the lower, slower layers. At the boundaries you get constructive turbulence, say between Uber and governance, or how the growth in video streaming requires Internet infrastructure to come along with it.

[ Source : Stewart Brand via Stowe Boyd ]