For astronaut Ron Garan, living on the International Space Station was transformative. If fifteen nations (some of them former enemies) can work together to create and run the most complex structure ever built in space, why can’t we work together to solve our problems on earth? Ron shows how we can all gain this “orbital perspective” to guide and inspire our efforts to build a better world.
The Orbital Perspective LiveStream| Kate Robertson & Ella Robertson McKay
My guests this episode are “One Young World” leaders, Kate Robertson and Ella Robertson McKay
We discuss a wide array of important topics including how we can bring the world together to solve our shared challenges.
Please join the conversation live on May 26th at 10AM PT (1pm ET) and bring your questions & comments.
Kate Robertson is the co-founder of One Young World, the global forum for young leaders. Inspired by her love for the Olympic movement and its values, One Young World gives young leaders a chance to meet their counterparts from every country in the world and resolve to make the world a better place. Kate also served as Chairman of the Havas group from 2006 to 2015 and as Global President from 2013. Havas is a multinational advertising and public relations company, headquartered in Paris, France.
Ella Robertson McKay is the Managing Director of One Young World. Ella oversees the annual One Young World Summit which has taken place in nine different cities across the world, from Bangkok to Bogota. The Summit is attended each year by over 2,000 delegates from 196 countries - more than any youth event other than the Olympics. Ella is the co-author of How To Make A Difference - the authoritative handbook on activism; she has also written for various magazines and periodicals including Glamour Magazine and The Telegraph.
The Orbital Perspective Podcast | Andy Weir, Best Selling Author
My guest this week will be NYT Best Selling Author of, “The Martian”, Andy Weir.
We will discuss a wide array of important topics including his just-released book “Project: Hail Mary”.
The Orbital Perspective - Floating In Darkness Live Event Series: Episode 4
Starting Conditions - How Transcending the "Matrix" is the Key to Overcoming Challenges & Conflicts
“We cannot succeed by denying what exists. The acceptance of reality is the only place from which change can begin.” - Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Every day, people have heated, emotional arguments simply because each has a different perspective. It has become so severe that when facts don’t agree with our perceived reality, we change the facts rather than change our opinion. “Alternative facts” are simply tools used to keep an inaccurate perceived reality intact. Sometimes the common ground that is missing is a common starting condition. When we dolly zoom to the starting condition that the orbital perspective provides, people naturally are drawn together into a more aligned vantage point. In this episode Ron discusses how zooming out to the point where we consider the implications of our decisions and opinions over the widest feasible geographic area and over the longest feasible time frame, things become clearer and we can make better decisions.
The Orbital Perspective - Floating In Darkness Live Event Series: Episode 3
Home - How the Definition of What We call "Home" Changes Everything
Broadening our definition of the word “home” does not come with a requirement to abandon where we came from or our national, religious, or cultural affiliations. It simply means seeing those things in the context of the bigger picture. The definition of home has profound implications for how we problem-solve, treat our planet, and treat each other. If we could find a way to see the things that we’ve identified with, in the context of the bigger picture—that is, in the context of our planetary community—this would provide a true foundation to solve the world’s problems and challenges. In this episode Ron will discuss what his experience returning to Earth taught him about the place we call home.
The Orbital Perspective - Floating In Darkness Live Event Series: Episode 2
On the news today, you will not see many, if any, stories that illustrate humanity’s evolution toward a more unified existence. Instead, the news bombards us with examples pointing to humanity’s devolution to more primitive forms. It shows a rampant divisiveness fracturing our species along national, parochial, partisan, racial, and religious lines. The news doesn’t reflect the complete reality of the story. An awakening consciousness, a blossoming unity, could help us overcome the divisive darkness. In this episode Ron will discuss what his experience in combat taught him about our potential as a species.
The Orbital Perspective - Floating In Darkness Live Event Series: Episode 1
Episode 1: The Red Shift of an Expanding Universe - What we can learn about our future from where we've been.
At present humanity and all life on Earth is facing a crisis that threatens the very survival of life here. A crisis that humans must overcome. A crisis that requires a giant leap in humanity’s evolutionary process. In today's episode, Ron will discuss how we can overcome this crisis and thrive as a species. Ron will outline how we can apply keys to progress in our lives.