Dave Pollard retired from paid work in 2010 after 35 years as an advisor to small enterprises. He is a long-time student of our culture and its systems, of history and of how the world really works. His books include Finding the Sweet Spot: The Natural Entrepreneur’s Guide to Responsible, Sustainable, Joyful Work, and Group Works: A Pattern Language for Bringing Life to Meetings and Other Gatherings. He is currently working on a collection of short stories about the world two millennia from now. He lives on Bowen Island, Canada.