I am an internationally recognized author and speaker regarding our planetary transition. My books include: The Living Universe, Voluntary Simplicity, Promise Ahead, and Awakening Earth. With Joseph Campbell and other scholars, I co-authored Changing Images of Man. I have an MBA from the Wharton Business School and an MA from the University of Pennsylvania. I have done numerous studies of the long-range future since the early 1970s—first while working as a social scientist on a Presidential Commission on the American Future, and then with the futures group in the think-tank, SRI International. I received the Peace Prize of Japan, the Goi Award, in Tokyo in 2006 in recognition of my contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.” I am the Executive Director of a project bringing together more than a dozen “Great Transition Stories” that offer new ways of understanding our time of profound global change.