35: Book Launch (and speech transcript)

Posted in Book updates, Diary posts on August 6th, 2011 by Peter Baker

6 August 2011

The weekend following the start of my sabbatical, I began to rearrange my chess pieces and prepare for the book launch. Just as I was getting to grips with things, my colleagues in arms, Martin and Catherine Stone, whisked me out of London for some R&R at The Secret Garden Party festival.

It didn’t disappoint. In attendance were the cream of Britain’s youth. Everyone was beautiful, friendly, polite, well balanced and mad for it. What joy. We retreating to camp every night, only to charge off again at 1 a.m. for yet another four-hour party session. The experience reminded me how much I love living on this planet. Read more »

What is the Book About? – The Jolly Pilgrim, Video 9

Posted in Videos on July 27th, 2011 by Peter Baker

What is the book about?



What is the book about?

This book is about the fact that, even though life is very hard, this is the greatest golden age the world has ever seen by every parameter of human welfare that it is possible to measure, and there is every reason to believe that our species can look forward to ever more glorious ages of collective self actualisation and enlightenment.

And everyone alive gets to be part of that. So please, let’s embrace it.

A baby civilisation on an antique world

The proper study of man

 

Put Childish Things Aside – The Jolly Pilgrim, Video 8

Posted in Videos on July 26th, 2011 by Peter Baker

One of the extraordinary things about this age is that the way we experience the universe is being subjected to systematic study. Lots of insights are being thrown up. We, as citizens of planet Earth, should be assimilating those insights into our world views and attempting to understand what they mean for us.

That’s what I tried to do – explore the world as thoroughly as I could then, combining what I’ve experienced with what I’ve learned and using information available to anyone who can read, I’m going to suggest how we might interpret it.

Put childish things aside

34: One Chapter Ends, Another Begins

Posted in Diary posts on July 17th, 2011 by Peter Baker

17 July 2011

The day the first books were delivered it was rain, shine, rain, shine. Filled with emotion, I took the afternoon off and caught a train to Manor Park. I was on the edge of tears by the time the Olympic Stadium glided past. A vortex of nervous energy. A once-in-a-lifetime moment. Tingling. Read more »

Book-Creation Visuals

Posted in Book updates, Videos on July 17th, 2011 by Peter Baker

Some of the team from the HotHive were kind enough to head down to the factory where the first print run of books were created. Read more »