|30 Years of Newsmakers & Visionaries:
Classic OPEN EXCHANGES
In 1974 the magic and the meaning of the 60's were still fresh in our minds and hearts. That year we launched OPEN (Education) EXCHANGE with the express purpose of inspiring positive social change, as well as to create an institution which would generate income for teachers, therapists, artists, and consultants, many of whom had been hit hard by a war economy and the first "energy crisis." Well, it seems like everything old is new again. We're still dedicated to our ongoing mission, and OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE carries on!
In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, we'd like to share with you highlights from some of the most lively and controversial articles and interviews we've ever published. You'll also find longer versions of many of these posted on this site.
Consider this a living time capsule. Some of these passages will seem prophetic, while others may come off dated, almost quaint. Which are which? That's up to you to decide.
Many of us who came of age during the 1960's will always cherish "Camelot," "Woodstock," and the "Age of Aquarius" as defining moments in our lives. In the Bay Area, the psychedelic 60's was a time of hope and naiveté, when any stranger would become your new best friend, when residents shared their homes with runaways, when drugs were offered as sacrament, when all sex seemed safe, and when long hair was a political statement. San Francisco became a magnet for tens of thousands of alienated young people looking for paradise, or at least a place to "be" and breathe free. The challenge was how to keep the good times rolling: go out and change the world, or look inward and change yourself?
On a night in February, 1967, leaders of the psychedelic underground held a summit to discuss "the whole problem of whether to drop out or take over." They included Zen popularizer Alan Watts, beat poet Allen Ginsberg, LSD guru Timothy Leary, and mystic poet Gary Snyder. Their meeting was conducted on Watts' houseboat in Sausalito and recorded by Allen Cohen, one of the organizers of the "Summer of Love" and publisher of The San Francisco Oracle, the legendary Haight-Ashbury psychedelic newspaper. The Oracle was reprinted in an elegant hard-bound compilation by Regent Press, longtime OPEN EXCHANGE lister, currently offering publishing classes in our Writing category. This classic passage is from an excerpt reprinted in OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE's April-June 1991 edition:
In OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE's October-December 2001 issue we asked Ram Dass (Richard Alpert, another 60's survivor, about his own changes, growing older, and suffering a stroke. Despite their similar beginnings, he and Leary have walked quite different paths. Ram Dass's own opinions about drugs are much more nuanced:
Stanislav Grof is a pioneer in the development of transpersonal psychology, currently listed in OPEN EXCHANGE's Seminars category. Grof, once an LSD researcher in the 60's, developed Holotropic Breathwork as a non-chemical method of achieving altered states once LSD became illegal. Holotropic Breathwork utilizes chants, breathing techniques, music, and other techniques to induce non-ordinary states of mind, out-of-body experiences, and cosmic consciousness. From an article first published in OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE, January-February 1994:
In altered states of consciousness, transpersonal experiences such as these can be very profound, vivid, and graphic, lasting for only seconds or for hours. It is possible, for example, to become all the mothers of the world who have lost their children to wars, all the soldiers who ever died on battlefields, or all of human history's fugitives and outcasts. Although it may be difficult to imagine for a person who has never had these experiences, one can have under these circumstances an absolutely convincing feeling of becoming all those individuals at the same time. One becomes a single consciousness that contains hundreds or even millions of individuals.
Visionary experiences of this kind have been described again and again in sacred scriptures and the mystical literature of all ages. However, such experiences are not the exclusive privilege of the great figures of religious historynor are they, as skeptics sometimes allege, the fanciful inventions of scheming priesthoods seeking ways to manipulate gullible crowds. One of the most surprising revelations of modern consciousness research has been the discovery that under certain circumstances, such as extraordinary states of mind, such visionary experiences can become available to virtually every one of us. They are afforded us by the transpersonal potentials of human consciousness....
Imagine having to work only four hours a day to produce all the high quality goods and services you will ever need. Imagine beautiful, handmade products designed to last, not to be continually replaced and tossed away. Imagine a culture that celebrates art and community rather than material acquisition. Imagine solar power, community housing, ample public transportation, and no more commute hassles. Beyond Woodstock, more visionary than Star Trek, this is Ernest Callenbach's Ecotopia. From OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE, May-June 1994:
Robert Redford, actor, director, and environmental activist, was concerned that the 9/11 attacks would be used by industrialists to justify oil drilling in protected wilderness. Watch for this topic to resurface in 2005. From OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE's January-February 2002 edition:
With no energy crisis to scare us with, the administration and pro-oil senators are now promoting their "Drill the Arctic" plan under the guise of national security and energy independence. Don't buy it. It would take ten years to bring Arctic oil to market, and when it arrives it would never equal more than two percenta mere drop in the bucketof all the oil we consume each year... As The Atlanta Constitution put it: "Burning through our tiny oil supply faster will not make our country more secure." I'd go further: increasing our dependence on oil, whether that oil comes from the Persian Gulf or the Arctic Refuge, practically guarantees national insecurity. And we know that it will bring more habitat destruction, more oil spills, more air pollution, and more global warming. The public health implications will be devastating.
If our nation wants to declare energy independence, then we have no choice but to reduce our appetite for oil. There's no other way....
In this climate of national trauma and war, it is up to usthe peopleto ensure that reason prevails and our natural heritage survives intact. Those who would sell out this natural heritagethis spiritual heritagewould destroy a wellspring of American strength. What's worse, their rush to exploit the wildness that feeds our souls won't do a thing to solve our energy problems.
After reading my letter I hope you'll take action. Go to www.savebiogems.org. And please forward this message to your family and friends....
John Bradshaw's pioneering work on family dynamics has changed the course of psychotherapy and the self-help movement. As a therapist and trainer, John has popularized concepts such as the "inner child" and made them generally accessible. Moreover, Bradshaw personifies the best qualities of the self-help movement, warm, emotive, and with great integrity. From OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE, March-April 1996:
Carla Perez, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice and current OPEN EXCHANGE lister (see p. 00). For eight years Dr. Perez hosted a radio call-in show on KGO and then on KSRO. From OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE, November/December 1994:
The holidays should be a time of joy and celebration a chance to renew old friendships and make new relationships; to savor traditions from childhood and add on new meaningful ones; to assess the past year and plan for the next. But for too many people, 'tis the season for frantic rushing, overindulgences, and loneliness peppered with guilt, depression, and extra poundage.
Don't despair! You CAN enjoy this time of year and have the kind of holidays you want. Here are some suggestions:
1) Get clear about your priorities. What is important to you? Bringing out old holiday decorations? Getting together with special loved ones? Seeing or hearing from friends you're out of touch with the rest of the year? Caroling, skiing, going away to the country?
If you find you are caught up in social events where you feel frenzied, it's important to be more selective. Ask yourself if it is fun or duty? There may be visits that clearly lead to predictable unpleasantness. Are they necessary?
Be honest with yourself about financial resources. Give gifts of affection and tradition that don't lead to New Year debts.
You can't do it all. Don't rush to accomplish the impossible. Do what absolutely needs doing and let go of the rest. Some cards can remain unwritten. Not every kind of cookie has to be baked.
2) Don't forget to take care of yourself. Balance other peoples needs with time alone to relax, refuel, and reflect on the spirit of the holidays. When you feel overwhelmed, just say "No" or ask for support. Accept sadness and other feelings that may arise these are normal. Remember, being alone does not mean that you are a failure. If loved ones live far away, treat yourself to a phone call or the time to write a long card.
If you feel markedly depressed or immobilized, seek professional help. This is not a sign of weakness, but an opportunity to start to feel better.
3) If overindulging is a problem, carefully plan ahead before you enter any "mine fields". Think through exactly what you want to eat or drink. Be aware when you feel tired, overextended, angry or tense these are especially difficult times. But be realistic and don't go into a tailspin for slipping with your plans. The holidays are not the best time to lose weight.
If you are in recovery for alcohol, you know what is right for you. Don't play games one drink can spiral you into a whole tragic pattern again. You've come too far for that. Celebrate by taking good care of yourself in non-alcoholic ways.
4) Find healthy means to drain your tension. Get out of the house, walk, go to a movie, exercise, call a friend. Don't target loved ones with your frustrations. The holidays of today will become part of your family's history and the bedrock of your children's memories. Enjoy the time together.
5) Create your own traditions, mixing treasured ones from the past with the potentials of the present. Join others in surrogate families if yours is far away. Volunteer your time to help those who are less fortunate than you. Pause to savor the preciousness of life. This is the time of the year to be kind to one another and close and vulnerable to those we love.
John Robbins, one-time heir to the Baskin-Robbins ice cream conglomerate, laid out the scientific, social, economic, and spiritual reasons for going vegan in his groundbreaking book, Diet For A New America. Here is an excerpt from OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE's October-December 1990 issue:
Few of us are aware that the act of eating can be a powerful statement of commitment to our own well-being, and at the very same time to the creation of a healthier habitat....
When I declined to be a top cog in the Great American food Machine, and turned down the opportunity to live the American Dream, it was because I knew there was a deeper dream. I knew that with all the reasons that each of us has to despair and become cynical, there still beats in our common heart our deepest prayer for a better life and a more loving world.
Famed weight loss expert Geneen Roth, who frequently publicizes workshops through OPEN EXCHANGE, extols the virtues of a favorite vice. From When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair and excerpted in OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE, March-April 1998:
First, carry your favorite chocolate with you at all times. Don't depend on restaurants or other people's definitions of good chocolate. I have been shocked and dismayed at what even my best friends consider good chocolate. Devil's food cake with marshmallow filling and gooey icing. Milk chocolate with raisins and nuts. Treats with names like the Seven Dwarfs or Santa's Helpers. Hi-Hos. Ring-Dings. Yodels. If you want to make sure that you get the kind of chocolate you prefer, slip it in your pocket, your purse, your eyeglass case. Don't leave home without it.
Second, don't be ashamed to eat it in public; you never know where it might lead. A few months ago, a television producer asked to interview me for a show he was developing. We met for dinner, and at the end of our meal, I whipped out my purse, pulled out the bar of bittersweet chocolate, broke off a square, and offered him one. His mouth, which had been hanging open since the chocolate first appeared, closed in time to say yes, he would like a piece. We shared a silent moment of ecstasy as the chocolate melted on our tongues, then I put the bar back into my purse, and we proceeded with the meeting. A week later, he called and told me he would like me to appear on his show. "I liked you before you took out the chocolate," he said, "but that clinched it. Anyone who speaks about weight loss, eats chocolate every day, and stays thin knows something other people deserve to know...."
Dr. Andrew Weil is a leader in the field of integrative medicine, a new kind of medicine that is based on a model of health, not disease. Integrative medicine trains doctors to listen to patients; to value nutritional and other lifestyle influences on health and illness; to offer treatments in addition to drugs and surgery; and to understand the innate potential of the human organism for self-repair and healing. From OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE, October-December 2000:
OPEN EXCHANGE: Can we really eat the foods we like and still eat well? What advice would you give to those who dine out frequently?
In 1995 the major media hadn't yet heard about the controversy over genetically modified foods, but OPEN EXCHANGE readers were already well informed. Michael Phillips, author of Honest Business and The Seven Laws of Money, helped make the labeling of GM foods an important public policy issue:
It is no longer up to us to decide whether to eat gene-altered food. The FDA, which controls these matters, announced in April 1994 that no labeling is required on gene-spliced food for sale to consumers. No notification is required at all. Gene-spliced foods, in the US, are now indistinguishable from all other foods in the fresh food cases and in cans....
The FDA, Monsanto, and the leaders of the biotechnology industry say that gene-splicing presents no risk because it is the same as breeding.
However, the three largest organizations in America that have historically been concerned about consumer health issues publicly demanded that gene-spliced foods be labeled. All three organizations believe that gene-spliced food presents sufficient risk to consumers that they should be informed when eating gene-spliced food. The organizations in favor of labeling are Consumers Union, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. These organizations are on the consumers' side....
And the fight for labeling continues.
What if you could summarize the keys to good health in under 300 words? Dr. Haas has! Elson M. Haas, MD, heads a multi-disciplinary staff of caring physicians and health care experts at the Preventive Medical Center of Marin in San Rafael. (longtime OPEN EXCHANGE lister in our Health & Healing category). Dr. Haas is also the author of six popular health books, including The Staying Healthy Shopper's Guide and Vitamins for Dummies. From OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE, January-February 2000:
How we live is the key to long-term health, quality aging, and great vitality.
Wavy Gravy says, "It's never too late to have a happy childhood!" Wavy Gravy, Woodstock alumnus, funster, and peace activist, says that when removes his rainbow colored bridge and reveals six lonely stumps kids never forget to brush again! Wavy's Camp Winnarainbow is featured at least once a year in OPEN EXCHANGE. This from May-June 2002:
I often refer to myself as a temple of accumulated error.
As a teenaged beatnik, I gargled with Hoffman's black cherry soda and brushed my teeth with a Snicker's bar. Needless to say, I gnawed my way through the sixties with only six teeth left in my head....
Each tooth had its own terrible tale to tell. By the time we founded Camp Winnarainbow I had the rap down to a science. At the end of our camp orientation session, I would ask the stagehands to bring down all the stage lights, leaving us in total darkness. Then I would call for a tiny pin spot to illuminate only my mouth. The same mouth that is still busy telling my tawdry tale of toothy terror. This is followed up by actual example. That's when I remove the rainbow bridge and reveal my gaping gums and six slimy stumps.
The sound of the children at the sight of my lonesome molars has not varied by a decibel in the last fifteen years.
To which I reply, "Brush 'em if you got 'em."
Then up come the house lights and off go the campers in quest of their Crest and their floss. I get dozens of letters each year from bewildered parents:
Dear Mr. Gravy,
I don't know what you did to our little Billy but he has been home only a month and he has already worn out three brand new toothbrushes....
And it lasts, this teaching. Ten, fifteen years down the line. In fact, all the way into adulthood they are still brushing away. This is the temple of accumulated error in action. In the last fifteen years I'm sure I have reached over five thousand children personallyby word of mouth...
Anything is possible if we would only share our errors.
West African shaman Malidoma Somé wrote for OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE in July-September 2000 about returning to tribal wisdom in a manner reminiscent of, but more focused than, the 60's back-to-the-land movement:
There is a growing interest in the "old ways" of traditional cultures. This interest reflects a deep longing to connect meaningfully with one another through ritual, community and the sacred; experiences that are often all too shallow in our culture, or completely absent in many cases. At root, the value that these ancient cultures offer is one of inclusion, belonging to a sacred cosmos. It has become clear that many of the troubles we face in this culture stem from a feeling that we do not belong...
We cannot simply mimic another culture, cannot simply adopt their patterns of ritual to find our answers. We must create the new forms in order to heal the tears in the tissue of our land. We must become indigenous ourselves, come to know and love this place and learn its stories, moods, and myths. We must come to learn the rhythm of the rivers, hills, fox and salmon. We must gather together all that has been made not sacred. This is the challenge of the new millennium.
Father Matthew Fox is a former Dominican Priest with a progressive world view dubbed "Creation Spirituality." Creation Spirituality strives to incorporate the views of artists and native peoples, social transformers and scientists, psychologists, ecologists, and seekers of all religious backgrounds, to discover a new, relevant cosmology. From our conversation published in the July-September 1992 edition of OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE:
OPEN EXCHANGE: Is there the concept of original sin in Creation Spirituality?
Provocative, brilliant, and controversial, Neuro-Linguistic Programming creator Richard Bandler could grab your hopes and dreams, pull them out of your head and make them dance before your eyes. NLP has become one of the most popular techniques for effective communication in business and for personal growth. This is from OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE's July-September 1995 edition:
The advent of NLP was the study of how people use their minds to do things. People could do it in a deep trance and some people could do it in the waking state. There are, for example, people called civil engineers who hallucinate for a living. They see a road where there isn't one and measure it!
The most important thing, to me, is that you get people to change their beliefs in the beginning. That is the whole game. That's why they come to you. When people come into my office, the first thing I do is change their beliefs about what they're capable of. Even suicidals believe that they want to breathe for the next few minutes. Suicidals will say, "Well, I don't care about living." Answer, "Then hold your breath forever." There is a point where people gasp for air. Something inside them says, "Breathe!"
The Federal Food and Drug Administration has done one nice thing. They have tested every single drug in the United States against placebos. That means that we know more about placebos than anything. I decided to put out a product called "Placebo" because, as a graduate student, I had to find all of the studies that had been conducted using aspirin for headaches versus placebos. I discovered that 7 out of 8 times, the placebo will work as well as aspirin. I wanted to include a booklet that showed all the research and would say, "7 out of 8 times it works as well as aspirin. Take 9, just to be sure."
The Federal Food and Drug Administration decided that I should not put this product on the market, even though they were sugar tablets. They said it would only work if people were deceived. In other words, if you looked at it and said, "There's nothing in there," it wouldn't cure your headache. They actually worked quite well. People would say, "I took nine and it was gone." It isn't deceit that makes it work. It's belief.
Shakti Gawain is a pioneering force in the world consciousness movement. Since skyrocketing to prominence with the bestselling Creative Visualizations, Shakti's books have sold well over three million copies worldwide. OPEN EXCHANGE sponsored an exclusive Bay Area workshop with Shakti Gawain which was featured in our October-December 1995 issue, in which we also excerpted from her most recent book, The Path of Transformation:
It seems that what's keeping us from living our new philosophies is our old emotional patterns. For example, we may have had moments of spiritual clarity or breakthrough in which we really felt that there is a higher power taking care of us. We may understand that idea intellectually and be committed to living our lives accordingly, trusting our inner guidance to show us what we kneed to know. Yet we may repeatedly find ourselves wrestling with feelings of fear and terror, unable to let go of our old ways of controlling our lives.
This is a perfectly natural part of the process. Just because we've experienced something at the spiritual level, and we now understand it mentally, we haven't necessarily integrated it at the emotional level. To heal and transform ourselves at the emotional level of our being demands a whole different focus, requiring time, patience, and compassion for ourselves. And it usually requires a lot of help from other people as well.
The prestigious music industry magazine, Keyboard, proclaimed Steven Halpern "the first and definitive New Age keyboard artist." In OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE's July-August 1996 issue we interviewed Halpern in conjunction with a workshop we sponsored:
OPEN EXCHANGE: Please talk about what's come to be known, for want of a better term, as "new age" music, and your contribution to it. After all, you are widely credited as a modern founder of new age music and its first "superstar."
In May-June 1996 OPEN EXCHANGE sponsored an evening with the legendary Robert Anton Wilson, futurist, raconteur, and author of several books, including Cosmic Trigger Volume III, from which the following was excerpted. Think Orson Welles meets the X-Files:
To post-modernists, all art constitutes fake, or mask, in the Aristotelian sense of an imitation, or counterfeit of something else, and in a new non-Aristotelian sense we will explore. The post-modernists go beyond even the Feminists and the Multi-Culturalists, by casting relativistic doubts, not only on official Canons but on all alleged "eternal truths"-artistic, religious, philosophical, scientific, or whatever.
Worse yet, some of the Experts have identified me as a postmodernist. For instance, Post-Modern Fiction: a Bio-Bibliographical Guide by Larry McCaffrey includes me as a leading post-modern novelist, "in the tradition" of Pynchon, Burroughs, and Vonnegut. I have to recognize some truth in this accusation, since Pynchon, Burroughs, and Vonnegut certainly lead the list of My Favorite Contemporary Writers, and have therefore undoubtedly influenced me. (James Joyce and Orson Welles, my favorite artists of this whole century, look suspiciously like premature post-modernists.) Sociologist Alfonso Montuori also includes me among the post-modernists in his Evolutionary Competence, although he says I have less gloom and pessimism than other post-modern novelists, a distinction that I feel glad somebody has noticed. Despite that, to the extent that post-modern means "post-dogmatic," I do shamefacedly belong with this unsavory crowd. Only to the extent that post-modern has come to mean a new dogma do I part company from them....
Do some people possess extrasensory powers? Are psychic abilities real or illusion? Have you ever been troubled by ghosts, prophetic dreams, or an 'out of body' experience? Rather than blindly accepting or ridiculing the paranormal, OPEN EXCHANGE set out to shed light on this controversy. In our March-April 1995 issue OPEN EXCHANGE hosted an inquiry for truth-seekers, The Great ESP Debate, with parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach and skeptic Bob Steiner. Here are some highlights:
LOYD AUERBACH: As parapsychologists have learned over the decades, the incidence of reported ESP experiences is fairly evenly distributed across the population, making these experiences far from unusual or extraordinary in the course of human experience....
Robert Morris of Edinburgh University has used the phrase "communication anomalies" to describe these experiences, and Keith Harary and Darlene Moore of San Francisco's Institute for Advanced Psychology coined the phrase "extended perception" or "extended human abilities" to cover the process by which the mind somehow brings in information through space (and possibly time).
Has ESP been proven a real quality of human beings? Does good evidence exist for extended perception? Where is the physical root for ESP?
These are three different questions, and you will get very different answers depending on who you ask.
Acceptance of the existence of psi, which is a form of perception, has been held up for physical proof. How could it work, given what we know about the brain and mind and the physics of the Universe? The answer is: we don't know, yet. On the other hand, we also don't know much, from a physical standpoint, about how the mind works....
ROBERT STEINER: The burden of proof rests on the one making the claim.... It is not enough for the proponents of ESP to say that there are "anomalies." Or that "science cannot explain everything." Or that "there is something going on out there." Or that human beings do not use the full capacity of our brain power." Or that "there are a lot of unexplained experiences in life."
Even granting the correctness of all but one of the above, which I do grant, that does not prove the existence of ESP. (The oft-heard statement that "there is something going on out there" is too vague to even address whether it is correct.) Show us your evidence!
ESP does not work in the following four places:
One must wonder why it never works in those important places....
In OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE's April-June 1991 issue we conducted an extensive interview with Dr. Deepak Chopra, one of the foremost proponents of body-mind medicine. He was equally charming and disarming of skeptics:
OPEN EXCHANGE: The editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association says that he recognizes no link between mind and body in medical treatment.
Larry Dossey, former MASH doctor turned transformative healer, discussed the healing power of prayer in OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE, July-September and October-December 2002. It turns out that God doesn't discriminate on the basis of religion:
OPEN EXCHANGE: One study that showed that some belief in a higher powerno matter what the religion or faithled to a speedier recovery from illness.
Find something you love to do and practice! That's the advice of George Leonard, who had in 1994 discovered his own love was aikido. Former vice-president of Esalen Institute and LOOK Editorial Manager, Leonard is author of several transformative books, including Education and Ecstasy, and Mastery, from which the following passage was excerpted (OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE, May-June 1994):
When I was a boy, my father would let me go to his office with him on Saturday mornings. I don't think he had to go. He was simply drawn there; it was his place of practice. He was in the fire insurance business, and while he went through his mail, he would let me wander through the office, free to play with the marvelous mechanical contrivances of those daysthe stately upright typewriters, the hand-operated adding machines, the staplers and paper punches, and the old dictaphone on which I could record a thin facsimile of my voice....
I remember wondering even then, when I was not more than ten years old, if I would even have such a power of concentration or take such pleasure in my work. Certainly not at school, certainly not during my scattered, abortive attempts to do homework. My father's colleagues later told me that he was among the best in his field. Still, the public recognition he might have wished for never materialized, nor did the fame. But recognition is often unsatisfying and fame is like seawater for the thirsty. Love of your work, willingness to stay with it even in the absence of extrinsic reward, is good food and good drink.
Financial expert Suze Orman offered us "The Courage To Be Rich" in OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE, March-April 2000:
OPEN EXCHANGE: You take a unique approach to financial planning. Your books help people to articulate their own prioritiesthey're not just dry recipes. You write, "The less self-esteem you have, the more debt you create."
Michael and Justine Toms' nationally syndicated radio series, New Dimensions, has been described as "Bill Moyers on radio." We'd often wondered what it would be like to interview Michael Toms, who is renowned for making his radio guests comfortable and eliciting pearls of wisdom. Not surprisingly, he turned out to be a gem! From OPEN EXCHANGE MAGAZINE, March-April 2000:
OPEN EXCHANGE: Your latest book is called True Work. If you were president, what would you do to encourage more "True Work"?
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