Innovate ~ Educate ~ Collaborate & More...

All Keynotes, e-Discussion Grouops, will address your particular needs and situations. With over forty years in the business of technology, philosophy, and education, Richard's life experience brings insights and know-how to the table: Where integral philosophy, technology, autonomous evolution, and life intersect.


Richard's trademark storytelling, insights & experiences, combined with humor, are sure to deliver the engaging presentation you seek, while his depth ensures the impact of meaningful and life-changing insights to bring about the greater good in life, and business.  


Storytelling is one of the most potent forms of communication, and Richard is a killer storyteller. He tells stories of life and inspiration all grounded in work a day world.


Richard frames his keynotes within the context of a "fire-side' chat.  The conversation revolves around an understanding of the greater good, what philosophers have called "Eudaimonia". We come to an understanding of how the Autonomous Revolution/Technologies become the most significant enabler for our time, and what it means for the greater good of society and our life, if we as humans come to understand the yin and the yang of the "Seamless Garment".


"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing."  ~ Aristotle




Richard is available for single-session talks, all-day or weekend workshops, business & organizational retreats, coaching, and keynote presentations. Richard will craft a presentation to meet your specific needs.

Keynotes: Live & Zoom


1. What happens when Humanity and Technology become a Seamless Garment in the Universe?

        ~What does it mean to be human in an era of autonomous technology?

       ~Will technology & science change our meaning of being a human being?  

       ~How should we think about autonomous technologies and social phase change?

       ~Understanding patterns in technology, human behavior, and society

       ~What is the relationship between autonomous technologies, our free will, privacy,

  cybersecurity, and the nature of work

~Why is it important to understand three phases of Order-Disorder-Reorder?

~How does a seamless garment of humanity and technology represent the greater good?


2. Re-Enchanting Society:  What can the study of Religion/Culture/Politics teach us about patterns, social change, and the meaning of life in the age of autonomous technologies?

~ A look at Autonomous Technologies and the role it plays in our life work and the search for meaning

   in our lives

~ How the Autonomous Technologies are giving meaning to the phrase "YOU are the Difference!"

~ Understanding Patterns in the Religion/Culture/Politics and the intersection of our lives both

   personal and work-related. A look at common threads.

~ Why Philosophy & Technology need to be viewed as one in the world of innovation, education, and


~ The needs to understand partnerships between self, family units, and the public state, in order to

  bring about the greater good: Eudaimonia.

~ A world of Artificial Intelligence and the nature of humans and the difference it makes and why?


3 Innovation~Education~Collaboration as another way to see Restorative Justice!   Understanding the greater good allows us to hear, become, and plan for the greater good in a world striving for social justice, ecology, and understanding our purpose as human beings. Our search for what it means to be "ME" and to join in the 'General Dance" as Thomas Merton described.  We strive as a community for the greater good.

All of these keynotes are a reflection from the perspective of a life lived as a technology zealot and industry strategist.


“The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” ~ Socrates


e-Reading & e-Discussion Groups:  


We start with great books—which leads us to great discussions—this is the heart of learning. Our discussion groups foster intellectual curiosity in our own education, from conversations around the "Zoom Table" our hope is what you learn you share with others in your community.  We start where all learning begins: With Curiosity and Puzzlement, maybe a little Bewilderment. Together we address the "warm fuzzies and the cold pricklies" trying to answer the question: "Why Bother? Does it make a difference?" So, as adults, is it worth your time, effort, and commitment to "KNOW" why you bother? One thing for sure, over the past forty years, I’ve learned the importance of "reductio ad absurdum."  


Our discussion groups we hope to inspire everyone to see the inner workings of some of history’s most brilliant philosophers, scientists, artists, writers, musicians and more, we strive to think deeply, innovate, discuss intensely, educate, and live boldly through collaboration. 


Reading & Discussion Group formats are online, and we use Zoom, participants do not have to sign up for Zoom accounts if they do not wish.  The format is open, and the topics and authors are chosen by the group usually based on common interest and those we find interesting, speaking to what is challenging to all of us, and in the discussion, we try to become people moving towards the greater good.  Time formats are flexible, and yes, we have had bookclubs & discussions in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings.



Reading & Discussion Group topics, This is a sample, we have found to be stimulating and purposeful:

  • Technology and Culture

  • Cybersecurity and the future of the Autonomous Technologies

  • The Difference OF Humans and the Difference IT makes

  • Marketing, Technology and the Customer Experience

  • Technology and the Industrial Revolution

  • Ecology, Laudato Si,

  • Mystics and Spirituality

  • Saving God from Religion:  A look at World Religions and meeting the Significant Other

  • Religions of the World

  • Why humans search for meaning in life?



Authors, we have found to be stimulating and purposeful for lively discussion:

  • Mortimer Adler

  • Geoffrey Moore

  • Adrian Slywotzky

  • William Davidow

  • Richard Rohr

  • Karl Rahner

  • Teilhard De Chardin

  • Thomas Merton

  • Thomas Keating

  • Ilia Delio

  • Robin R. Meyers

  • Tom Morris

  • Richard A Clarke

  • Viktor Frankl

  • C.S. Lewis

  • Tom Peters

  • Jim Wallis

  • Joseph Badaracco 

  • Eli Goldratt

  • The Great Books Series

  • Don Tapscott

  • John Shelby Spong

  • Walter Isaacson

  • Brandon Bernard Scott

  • Marcus Borg

  • Cyprian Davis

  • Dominic Crossan

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • Greek and Eastern Philosophers

  • Great Books of Civilization 

  • New and exciting authors are added throughout the year



"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”  

                                                                                                                               ~ Aristotle, Metaphysics



Most excellent workshop for our people.  Richard was our keynote and kick-off leader for a major new business initiative that involved all aspects of the company, globally.  It was the inspiration and leadership we needed to move forward.  We used him over and over again for coaching and consulting.”

                            - Nancy D. Reyda

       VP, Brand Development: Chevron

"Mr. Putz's lecture was very enlightening....see the trend of innovation to collaborative education."


                                                                                           - Hiroshi Nimura 

                                            Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

                                                                Mitsubishi International Corporation

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