In loving memory of Hazel Henderson
Jean Hazel Henderson (27 March 1933 – 22 May 2022) was a tremendous intellectual force helping us make economic sense out of human connection and advocating for a green agenda to mitigate climate change long before many of us knew what these terms meant. Hazel was also a close friend and collaborator with our program’s co-host, Ervin Laszlo—in fact, she was our first guest on the show. She was also a contributor to Ervin Laszlo and Fred Tsao’s recent book which shares the same title as this podcast, Dawn of an Era of Well-Being.
Sadly, Hazel departed this world on May 22, 2022, though we can be assured that wherever she may be, the strength of her ideas will continue to drive this planet in the direction peace, love, and sustainability. Read more...
In today’s abbreviated episode, our moderator Alison Goldwyn speaks with Ervin as he reflects on Hazel Henderson’s legacy and their friendship.
Dawn of an Era of Well-Being
Season 1, Episode 2 – 109 min
Conversations with Hazel Henderson
Welcome to DAWN OF AN ERA OF WELL-BEING: the Podcast, a program that is dedicated to helping us find knowledge and comfort at a time when an atmosphere of confusion has become so pervasive.
In this episode, our hosts Ervin Laszlo and Fred Tsao, and moderator Alison Goldwyn have lengthy and in-depth conversations with Hazel Henderson covering a wide range of subjects including consciousness, science, economics, and the prospects for the human race’s survival on planet earth. | More info
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EPISODE N. 2 | CONVERSATION WITH HAZEL HENDERSON – In the first part of this program, Hazel speaks with Fred and Alison about her layer cake metaphor for the total productive system of an industrial society, the need for us to adapt a “love economy”, and comparisons between American and Chinese societies. She continues the conversation with Ervin (recorded separately), discussing such topics as sustainability and the prospects for the human race to adapt to a new paradigm as a matter of survival.
Hazel Henderson D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, founder of Ethical Markets Media, a Certified B Corporation. She is a world-renowned futurist, syndicated columnist, and author of award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006); Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age (2014) now in 800 libraries. Her earlier books are worldwide in 20 languages. Ethical Markets TV series distributed globally at www.films.com. She created the EthicMark® Awards, the Green Transition Scoreboard®, EthicMarkGEMS®.com and co-created Ethical Biomimicry Finance®. Henderson served as a science policy advisor to the US Office of Technology Assessment, the National Science Foundation and National Academy of Engineering, and she has many honorary degrees. Her articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, LeMonde Diplomatique, and journals in Japan, Venezuela, China, France, and Australia. An Honorary Member of the Club of Rome and a Fellow of The World Academy of Art & Science, she shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Nobelist A. Perez Esquivel. In 2007, she was elected a Fellow to Britain’s Royal Society of Arts. In 2012, she received the Reuters Award for Outstanding Contribution to ESG & Investing; was inducted into the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Hall of Fame in 2013, and in 2014 was again honored as a “Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America.
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His many awards and distinctions include the Peace Prize of Japan, the Goi Award (Tokyo 2002), the International Mandir of Peace Prize (Assisi 2005), and nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize (2004 and 2005).
Ervin Laszlo spent his childhood in Budapest, Hungary. He was a celebrated child prodigy on the piano, with public appearances from the age of nine. Receiving a Grand Prize at the inter- national music competition in Geneva, he was allowed to leave Hungary and begin an international concert career, first in Europe and then in America.
He is a member of numerous scientific bodies, including the Inter- national Academy of Science, the World Academy of Arts and Science, the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, and the International Medici Academy. He was elected member of the Hungarian Academy of Science in 2010.
Frederick Tsao is the fourth-generation leader of IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group, born in the East and educated in the West. He became chairman in 1995 and transformed the family business from a traditional shipping company to a multinational conglomerate. With more than 40 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, Fred has worked successfully with business partners and governments in multiple markets across diverse cultures. Not afraid to push boundaries, as Chairman of Intercargo, Fred repositioned the dry bulk industry from a shipper to one that plays a role within the global supply chain. Fred has published over 30 books in Chinese, concluding that we are amidst a major consciousness shift and at the dawn of a new era. He advocates that business should transform and reform our era. For this, he founded OCTAVE Institute, a comprehensive integrated life journey approach towards well-being. In 2019, Fred co-authored “Quantum Leadership, New Consciousness in Business” with Chris Laszlo, published by Stanford University Press. Fred also contributed a piece titled “Reconnecting to the Source in the Mirror of Chinese Culture” to the book by Ervin Laszlo titled “Reconnecting to the Source” published by St. Martin’s Press in 2020.
Alison Goldwyn is an Edutainment Producer & Climate Alchemist, engaging Media & the Creative Arts to help change the worldwide Emotional Climate – root of Climate Change and virtually all our global ills. Alison believes that the gaping hole in our global whole is due, in part, to a disconnect from Soul… and that Civilisation’s healthy maturation hinges on rekindling this timeless connection. In 2020 she co-produced the 4 day Source of Wonder online event featuring 80 Presenters & Artists from diverse global sectors. Alison is in her 34th year of party planning Synchronistory®; an interstellar, music- propelled, globally broadcast “B’earthday Party” for the Planet celebrating every living being! She is affiliated with Al Gore / The Climate Reality Project, Ervin Laszlo / The Club of Budapest, global governance platform Simpol (Simultaneous Policy) … and the Cosmos.
DAWN of AN ERA of WELL-BEING
Humankind is facing monumental challenges—the sustainability of our natural resources, climate change, wealth inequalities, breakdowns in social structures, the impact of artificial intelligence, and of course the threat of pandemics. What we need to understand is that with each of these challenges is an opportunity to create a better future for our Earth. But first we need to open our eyes and understand how the old “normal”—the conventions and assumptions about how our systems work—are no longer sustainable. Change is going to occur, and a “new normal” is not simply necessary; it is imminent.
The authors of Dawn of An Era of Well-Being offer a unique worldview called the “quantum paradigm” that is emerging in society. Their concepts and principles are drawn from theories of Western science and Eastern wisdom traditions of human spirituality. These compass points for navigating the uncharted waters we are entering will be of interest to all who want to find a path to a better world. In this critical work authors Ervin Laszlo and Frederick Tsao are joined by several contributors including Deepak Chopra, Jean Houston, Neale Donald Walsch, and other well-known thought leaders.