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ROLLING BACK: THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFE TIME On 2 August 2017, Earth Overshoot Day, more than two years ago, I was in the middle of my final quest for at least a full year of ‘No Overshoot’ living. This after many years back in the 90’s being probably an April, or even March, ‘Gross Overshoot’, human!! (But … Continue reading "Rolling Back to get back ‘On Purpose’"
I thought I was ‘Joining a Team’ not going into a ‘Boxing Ring’!!!? As often happens in life, stuff pops up at just the right time: I was reading the London Times today and a quote from Roosevelt, although used a different context, connected with my soul: “The Man In The Arena” It is not … Continue reading "“The Man in The Arena”"
A Universal Human Belief In all my many travels and discussions with people all over this planet, there has been almost unanimous agreement that “We only have one Planet Earth, and WE have to live within Nature’s capacity to support all ‘US humans”. Yet today ‘we’ need a massive 1.7 planets of Nature’s ecological system … Continue reading "Truth to Power: Making ‘The Inconvenient Truths’, Convenient!"
This quote from Roosevelt, connected with my One Point Zero, activist journey: “The Man In The Arena” It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually … Continue reading "The Man in The Arena: Franklin Roosevelt"
Here we go: Straight from the heart: Since 2009, I haven’t been invested in the financial markets neither relying on them, nor investment in any business to create passive wealth, while I ‘just have fun’ on adventures. This over a period when those that just owned a house would have more than doubled their wealth. … Continue reading "Disinterest, and No Conflict of Interest: My Five Star Rating!"
This Facebook post was the first public launch of my ‘Quest for Venus‘ Adventure (15 June 2015) This evolved into One Point Zero one year later. Rare Alert Release from Howard! The Pope has now joined ‘My Project! Ha-ha! Now that’s a huge headline, surely worthy of a rare Facebook appearance! First some background so … Continue reading "June 2015: Launch of My ‘Quest for Venus’"
A very personal Email! 27 May 2017: This email below to a dear friend of mine, that doesn’t compromise him, yet shows the essence of ‘THE Problem’ we face, and then also the Spirit in which I took on the One Point Zero Challenge, and my Walk the Talk, self-appointed ‘Team Humanity’, (junior) Leadership Role! … Continue reading "A Long Overdue Chat! Trying to Recruit my Elite Friends!"
Howard Fairbank was born and brought up in South Africa. Having trained as a chemical engineer and gained an MBA, he rose to executive director level in charge of 2,500 people in a multi-national oil company. He became a ruthlessly competitive turn-around expert and corporate maverick, the youngest person ever to have held such high … Continue reading "Howard Fairbank Overview"
By the age of 39 I was hugely ‘successful’ in the ruthless corporate world, living what I believed to be the “good life”, and striving alongside everyone else to achieve the “high life”. I had all the material trappings that come with the Western definition of success, but it something didn’t feel right? Although I didn’t … Continue reading "My Grand Adventure to the Truths"
Some Inspiration: Without Nature WE are Nothing! Click on the link below for an e-book that shows a range of photos that try capture to Breadth and Depth of my Simply Adventure 12 Years, and the linkage between Freedom, Simplicity, Exploring, Nature, Belonging, our Identity, and finally a Grand Adventure! Click here NOTE: … Continue reading "The Photo Gallery: Simply Adventure: A Way of Life!"
A Sustainable Pacific / USA Adventure to Explore We (me, you, Society, and Mr Trump!) have been trumped by Nature, and I’m exploring solutions for my situation: To Fly or not to Fly? A three month extravaganza crossing the Pacific twice, and the USA from the big cities, to pre election tension, to pristine wilderness…… And … Continue reading "2016 Adventure: Trumped by Nature"
Read about the One Point Zero blast off in the June 2016 here