Peter Schulte

Peter Schulte is the Executive Director of Kindling. Peter is also Senior Digital Engagement Associate for the Pacific Institute and the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate, connecting businesses to sustainable water practices. Peter holds a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. in Sustainable Systems from Pinchot University. He lives in Bellingham, WA, USA with his wife, two sons, and cat. Learn more about Peter's store here.

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Genius

Genius is within us all, a core element of each human and even humanity itself. Genius is not what separates exceptional individuals from the rest. Genius is the capacity that unites us.

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Creativity

Unlike any other creature known to us, we are architects, artists, inventors, poets, visionaries.

Change agent archetypes

Change agent archetypes

Change is an ecosystem that relies on many disparate, often contrasting or even competing, actors each doing what they do best, each being who they really are, each balancing and complementing the other. 

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Meaning

Nearly every human today yearns for Meaning in their life. We are constantly either searching for or protecting some sense of significance to our existence.

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Water to a fish

Since those first days on the savannas, abstractions have become so pervasive and fundamental to the human experience that they might appear as water does to a fish. 

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Abstractions

With abstract thinking, we create and consider things that exist outside of our senses – ideas like “justice” or “happiness” or the color “purple.”

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Signs and symbols

Symbolic thinking is the ability to create and use symbols that represent real-life concepts. We draw a stick figure to represent a human. We draw a map in the dirt to represent the terrain. As children, we use a stick to “make believe” a sword.

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