Our Core Conversations

The intent of our work is to stimulate more conversation about how we make conversation itself produce ambitious action that brings us closer to a World Game that works. We have asked people all over the globe what they thought enough is, and in each one, we had a frank conversation about war, conflict, and agreement.

Along the way we discovered some running themes. We call them the core conversations.

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The Hidden Question


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The Second Question

What are we going to do about it ?


Humanity has had a long war-related economic relationship with money that never really defined wealth and never included most of its citizens.

Buckminster Fuller described our ledger of wealth as "our standard of living X the number of days forward". We like to simplify that as "survival over time".

The question #IsThereEnough asks is how do we build that kind of wealth, inclusively and sustainably, but by agreement ?

If you are a fan of circular economies, this is a conversation for you.


There is no more enabling concept in our conversation than value vs position.

Our research shows that for people to collaborate at a higher level, which is how new wealth, justice and even power is produced, they have no easier path than making agreements of value, even when they differ on the political positions or social meanings of that value.


Our unique identities are so important to us that we reflexively respond to people with how we are different, than how we are the same. It might be what we are used to, but we are also used to war. We think playing the game of "sameness before differentness" has a much higher people potential.


The first agreement of conversation is understanding. In a conversation of agreement, we can disagree on everything else, but that. We give up nothing but time to understand each other and time used in curiosity can be an investment that pays lifelong returns.


About 80% of what we mean by human consciousness is based on our sense of categorization. This is how we have a world view, and even how we distinguish "us" from "them", which is either the basis of war or an opportunity to correlate.

When we examine our categorizations, we immediately change our consciousness, and quite permanently. In this #IsThereEnough conversation, we unleash the resources of our categories, our sense of what is #Enough and #NotEnough. These are enjoyed on both an individual and a global level at the same time.

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Philia Nikia

In the idea of sophia vs nikia, there are two basic motivations for our dialog: the love of wisdom (Philia sophia) and the love of victory (Philia nikia).

Are we conversing for real agreement, or for the win? Is it possible that war and conflict start with language ? (see war language conversation on this page, we think it does).

In a world where there is #NotEnough #Truth, is the pursuit of truth, no matter where it leads, the genuine opposite of war?

War Language

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A war game begins with words that draw lines of combat. A world game begins with words searching for agreement.


It is fair reported science to say we are currently living in a slow motion extinction event, that is getting faster each day. The lense question here is our second question, what are we going to do about that?

Most of our conversations with our well meaning friends and family in the climate movement that we actively support, inadvertently place the planet against the people.

We think there is a new conversation to be had. We want to talk about the sustainability of the human race as a starting point, an agreement we can make with each other, which we assert will make it easier to collaborate and rethink our individual, government and corporate habits to live more with less, and get to real work on the near impossible task it seems to clean up our planet . That is how we see The World Game.