I’m the author of “Building Tomorrow: Averting Environmental Crisis With a New Economic System“, published in March 2023. ‘It’s been described as ‘a treasure-trove of ideas for practical world-changers’ by Rupert Read, and Prof Julia Steinberger is already using Building Tomorrow in her university teaching of ecological economics.

I am currently planning a series of essays on various aspects of positive societal transformation, to be published over the rest of the year.

Since 2015, I have been focused on understanding how we can redesign society to avert the looming environmental catastrophe and improve our quality of life. Before then, I lived a somewhat different life. First I earned a degree in mathematics at Cambridge University and qualified as an accountant at KPMG in London. Then I worked as a finance specialist in London for six months at a time, but I used my money to live in remote places, with people whose lives were drastically different from my own.

I have travelled with economic migrants, been taught to fish by rural Mozambicans, and lived with Hadza hunter-gatherers. I spent two months living with an indigenous tribe in the Amazon rainforest, then won a Royal Geographical Society Award to spend an entire year being taught by traditional wisdom-keepers from another jungle culture.

After this, in 2015, I paused my travels to concentrate on how we can improve our own society. I was based in the UK for most of this, but recently I have moved to a cooperative on the beautiful coast of British Columbia.

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