On Ender’s Game

I’ve looked to the Ender’s Game series for clarity about difficult topics, like character, psychology, ethics, leadership, and strategy. In this post I’ll tease out certain lessons I’ve found in Ender’s Game about the issues closest to my heart.

Harari on Humanism

Harari’s work has influenced Forall and the teachings at MAPLE in a number of ways. One of the major ways is Harari’s emphasis on stories or narratives as the coordination mechanism that has given Homo Sapiens its power. Another major influence from Harari has been his description of Humanism.

Education in a Time Between Worlds

Zachary Stein’s Education in a Time Between Worlds is an impressive feat of scholarship, activism, and education. The book’s guiding question is, “What should education look like in the twenty-first century?”

A Book on Dying Well

I can’t remember the last book I loved as much as Stephen Jenkinson’s Die Wise, and was so deeply impacted by. I would recommend it to anyone who has a loved one who has died, will die, or who will themselves die some day – which is to say, everyone.