Back from Renaissance Weekend….

Aspen Meadows Resort

That’s the home of the Aspen Institute, yesterday morning after   the last panel session for Renaissance Weekend. I was incredibly impressed with the intelligence and kindness of my fellow attendees– the weekend was an invigorating way to mark the end of Summer.

My own synthesis of the weekend is that we (our society) face unprecedented changes ahead. How intelligently we manage those changes will, to a significant extent, determine our futures. And to get ourselves on a smart trajectory–it’s becoming increasingly clear that listening seriously to other points of view than one’s own will be critical.

A note on the photo: it was taken with an iPhone 4 without any filters or image processing. It’s both a tribute to the beauty of the Rocky Mountain skies and to the convergent technologies which are now embedded into our smartphones.