Biography

Jim

Jim Ritchie-Dunham

Looking out thirty years, I believe a completely different set of agreements can exist among all peoples.  Agreements in which people can strive towards their own deeper potential.

I believe that we will look back to today as a time when the work of a few began to support the emergence of this new set of agreements, in critical, high-leverage ways, and that the Institute for Strategic Clarity played a key role in that work. It will have been through the “naming” of the foundations of the new agreements, what we now call Ecosynomics, that people began to identify what they were learning and to connect with each other in support of the new agreements.

I am a life-long student of human agreements. A scholar-entrepreneur, I build communities that are able to materialize their biggest potential. This work evolved out of my work as a researcher, educator, consultant, and practitioner with groups large and small in business, civil society, government, and global networks in over a dozen countries.

As a scholar, I am president of the Institute for Strategic Clarity, a non-profit 501(c)(3) research group, an adjunct researcher and lecturer at Harvard University, and an adjunct professor of strategy at the ITAM Business School in Mexico City. As a social entrepreneur, I helped to found Vibrancy Ins., a global network dedicated to supporting the shift of humanity to a higher level of vibrancy through its publishing, consulting, and conferencing products and services. Previously I was a managing partner of a strategy consultancy, a full-time professor, and a petroleum engineer. I have a PhD in Decision Sciences from UT Austin, two masters in international management from Thunderbird and ESADE, and a BSPE from the University of Tulsa. I live in western Massachusetts with my wife; my kids are now off during their thing in the world.

You can see more specifics in my bio or my blog.

Bettye Pruitt

Bettye assisted in the writing of the book Ecosynomics. She made it much more accessible to the reader.  A PhD in history, she is the author/co-author/editor of six books, including most recently Democratic Dialogue — A Handbook for Practitioners (2007) with Philip Thomas.