How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World with Tyson Yunkaporta

Dawna Jones
2 min readAug 23, 2020
Tyson Yunkaporta-author, Sand Talk

Tyson Yunkaporta recently published Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World. Timely since companies need a new narrative to shift from exploiting natural and human resources to being a part of the vibrant living system. Oddly the world view and thinking of indigenous traditions are overlooked by business explorers. Tyson starts with a romp through the origins of capitalism, then explores the profound insights inherent to a unifying view. Particularly relevant in the thick of unpredictable conditions.

Threading an organic logic through experience, indigenous thinking unifies and collates perspectives in a true narrative fashion. Dawna’s and Tyson’s conversation riffs on complexity, patience, natural systems and more. You’ll hear what lies at the source of trauma, and the role of authority in uncertainty. Leaders will see the value of using interruptions as nature does, to innovate, move to a higher-order and be better designed for the times. Listen in on our conversation and see what sparks in your mind.

As usual, a segment includes decision making. Decision making must adapt to the awareness that you’re immersed in a complex system of interactions. Seeing systems is a compass in new territory and better than the stress and pressure of trying to make old thinking fit new conditions.

Dr. Yunkaporta is from the Apalech clan in Western Cape York, Northern Queensland. Sand Talks is available through online booksellers. More Inspirational Insights Podcasts are hosted on https://shows.acast.com/insight-to-action-inspirational-insights-podcast/

Contact Dawna to talk about online programs that sharpen awareness, and clarify assumptions. Steer your company out of COVID conditions to achieve greater performance.

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Dawna Jones

Collectively designing a better world through conscious decision-making leadership. Adaptive Decision-making, Strategic Insights, Inspirational Insights Podcast