It is seldom that I come across a book that is packed full of insight, wisdom and real world applications.  I had the honor of conducting an interview with Rebecca Costa the author of ” The Watchman’s Rattle-Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction“, about her new groundbreaking book.

Rebecca states that many of our current world problems are due to the accelerating complexity which outpaces the rate at which the human brain can function and develop new capabilities.  If you feel that our world is moving at breakneck speed and you are not able to keep up with the pace, you are not alone.  In the “Watchman’s Rattle” Rebecca cites civilizations such as and Mayan, Khmer and Roman empires which fell and became extinct due to trying to find quick fixes to their problems.  Drought, food shortages, war, population growth as all factors that we face today, and will require that we think our way out of extinction.  Biological capabilities–the genetic features of each human organism–represent the only common denominator in every civilization and therefore, must necessarily play a role in every civilization’s outcome.  Evolution can not be left out of the conversation, ” The Watchman’s Rattle” the the book that allows for us to have this dialogue and understand our challenges, and hopefully come to a way out of extinction.

Rebecca cites what she refers to as supermemes which are beliefs that have transferred from generation to generation and are at the foundation of the challenges we are facing as a civilization today.  Everything from irrational opposition to extreme economics, Rebecca and I discuss these supermemes in our interview together.

If you are interested in learning more about Rebecca Costa and her fascinating viewpoint on our current state of the world, then I recommend you click here to be directed to her website.

She is also the host of “The Costa Report” which is a online radio show that she does weekly, you can click here to be directed to the show.   

I hope you enjoy the lively interview with Rebecca Costa author of “The Watchman’s Rattle”  Rebecca’s Facebook page, Twitter page

 

Hang on to your seats listeners, Vivienne Harr the Child Slavery Activists, Author, Philanthropists and Organic Product Creator is only 11 years old.

This new child’s book “Make A Stand” encourages kids to make a difference just like Vivienne did. “Anyone can do it” is her motto and believe me she is changing the awareness about child slavery.

Her story is truly phenomenal, from seeing a picture in an art gallery depicting two boys in child slavery carrying heavy slate stones on their backs, to raising over $100,000 to help end child slavery.

Her lemonade business has now turned into a full fledged operation called “Make A Stand” which bottles and ships lemonade to major grocery stores across the country. She was also approached by a movie producer and they made a movie about child slavery with Vivienne being highlighted in the movie. The title of the movie obviously is “Make A Stand

I hope you enjoy my interview with her father Eric Harr, Vivienne really has amazing parents, backing her all the way. If you want to learn more please click here to be directed to the Make A Stand website, or click here to go to their Facebook page.